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PRIMARY ELECTION PREVIEW: Several county races hotly contested

April 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — With the 2012 primary election less than two weeks away and the Republican nod for president all but a formality, local eyes are on a few contest for U.S. Congress and races for Whitley County Council and county treasurer.
County Treasurer
Three Republican hopefuls are vying for the treasurer slot being vacated by Lisa Richmond.
With no Democrat candidate, the winner of the position in the November general election will be either Cindy (Greer) Doolittle, Laurell E. Hodges or Tami R. Plew.
Board of Commissioners

DUST CONTROL: County highway department announces calcium chloride program

April 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Despite a reduction of $650,000 in its annual budget, the Whitley County Highway Department is announcing the continuation of a dust control measure conducted with the nod of the Whitley County Board of Commissioners.
“We will again, by contract, have calcium chloride applied at each residence for dust control,” said Mike Barton, highway department superintendent.
“The commissioners would like to do what (they) can,” said Barton in a press release.

INSURANCE IN SOUTH WHITLEY?: Town board considers changing coverage for town employees

April 26, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — With a monthly savings of $2,700, South Whitley town council members voted to change health insurance coverage for town employees, effective May 1.
“I met with town employees on this Physicians Health Plan (PHP) which is a less expensive plan and it will save the town some money until the wages and benefits comes around in November,” said Council President Tony Starkey in Tuesday evening’s monthly meeting. “New health insurance online submittal applications need to be done by each employee by May 1 and new (PHP) rates will hold until then.”

City OKs more appropriations to EDC

April 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The council approved additional appropriation of funds to the county’s Economic Development Corporation’s 2012 budget proposal during Tuesday night’s meeting.
Alan Tio, president of EDC, presented this request to the board as he explained the importance of EDC and its goal, including sustainability, leadership, innovation and connectedness.
“Our mission is also to attain and attract new employment in the community,” said Tio. “We want to be seen as the organization to go to for business in Whitley County.”
EDC is a nonprofit organization established in 1992.

SOON TO BE FORMER PARKS: Col. City could vacate 3 properties

April 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Park Board members will soon address the vacating of Mayor Park, North Side Garden and Langeloh Park in Columbia City with Park Director Mark Green to compose a letter to City Council members.
“I think you (park board) have to basically suggest to the city council that you would like to vacate those three parks or put them up for sale,” Mayor Ryan Daniel said in Monday evenings park board meeting. “And, your suggestion being those proceeds of those (parks and garden) going back into the general fund for Columbia City Parks.”

PARK, CEMETERY CRACKDOWN: City establishes fines for violations of cemetery, park hours

April 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Two ordinances were approved on second reading concerning city cemetery and park hours at Tuesday’s Common Council City meeting.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said the reason the city established the ordinances was to give the police department the ability to remove people from any cemetery or park maintained by the city after hours.
“Frankly, we’ve been having trouble with a segment of our youth population in the cemetery being in there after hours, “ said Daniel.
The hours established for individuals to be in the cemeteries are from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

JEREMIAH THE ANGEL?

April 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Jeremiah is typically known as a Biblical prophet. But to Brandon and Elizabeth Bauer, Jeremiah is a different servant of God.

Elizabeth and the Bauer’s three children were saved by who they call, an “angel”, Tuesday afternoon when their house caught ablaze.

A man only known as “Jeremiah” was driving by the Bauer residence when he saw smoke coming out of the side of the house.

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