Archive - May 24, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Monday evening the Whitley County Consolidated School Board of School Trustees hosted a reception recognizing employees with collectively more than 412 years of service to Whitley County Schools who are retiring at the end of this school year.
The 17 retiring employees include seven classroom teachers who, as a group, have accumulated over 226 total years in the classroom, averaging over 32 years of service apiece.
The honorees included food service, custodial workers, an administrator as well as the classroom teachers.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco Junior Senior High School Principal Austin Couch tendered his resignation at Mondayâ€™s Smith-Green Community School board meeting.
â€śWe are sorry to see Austin leave our school but he has accepted a position within Fort Wayne Community Schools. We appreciate all heâ€™s done for our school,â€ť said Superintendent Steve Darnell.
The board accepted his resignation and Board President Cathy Petrie thanked him for his service as well.
Couch began his career at SGCS in the middle school and worked to become an administrator.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Common Council approved Tuesday night, the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the sale of park lands owned by the city.
Mayor Ryan Daniel read a letter from the park board describing the intention to sell or vacate three properties including North Street Garden, Mayorâ€™s Park and Langeloh Park.
Although the park board said the locations only cost them $20 a week, or $600 a year, to mow, there are also other maintenance expenses as well that add up.
A juvenile raccoon spent Thursday morning near the curb of Connexion Way in Columbia City, munching on the contents of a discarded fast food restaurant bag. The little guy wasnâ€™t thrilled about the intrusion, but hunger was a bigger priority as he made quick work of the bagâ€™s main ingredient, a stale biscuit. The encounter raised a curious question. If a nocturnal animal is out during the day, is he working third shift?
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Common Council moved to pass an ordinance establishing rates for the waterworks at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting. A public hearing was held, but after no one came forward, the council passed the ordinance.
The rate adjustment, shown above 33 percent, will not affect electric, wastewater, sewer or storm water.
In the councilâ€™s last meeting Mayor Ryan Daniel said the increase is mainly due to the fact that water utility has been running in the negative for a little while, due to a decrease of usage.
Top students from Columbia City High School were honored Monday night at the schoolâ€™s annual honors convocation. Pictured above are, left to right, Kara Jackson, Alissa Sturtevant and Lacey Jahn, recipients of the Bob Brittain Memorial Scholarship.
Complete convo results are available in the Wednesday edition of The Post & Mail. Photos of the event are available for purchase and can be seen on our Facebook page.