Archive - Jul 13, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â At Tuesdayâs meeting, Columbia City Common Council member Ben Romine said he talked to a couple business owners downtown, and they wondered if the city would ever consider moving Old Settlers Days out of downtown.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said this is not the first time he has heard this, as some downtown business owners have strong opinions on the subject.
âThere have been discussions Iâm sure through many many years about that,â said Daniel. âObviously, itâs a decision as to the placement of Old Settlers that is up to the Old Settlers committee.â
CHURUBUSCO â Encourager, gracious, positive, hard worker, giver, community and childrenâs advocate, husband, father, grandfather, manager and gardener. These are just some adjectives describing one of the hardest working educators in Whitley County.
Ralph Bailey retired from being a superintendent at Whitley County Consolidated Schools in 1991 after 23 years of service, but hasnât stopped working since.
Bailey, 84, was selected as interim superintendent at Smith-Green Community Schools for the second time July 2, after a surprise resignation from Steve Darnell, whoâs last day was June 29.
COLUMBIA CITY â Business and community leaders in Whitley County who were âlocked upâ Tuesday at Paigeâs Crossing to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, exceeded their goal.
âThe event goal was to raise $25,000 as a community, and the event ended up totaling just nearly $35,000,â said Fundraising Coordinator Alison Eckert. âThis is amazing and a job very well done.â
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Common Council approved an ordinance amending Chapter 99 of the Tree Plan.
âThere was a letter from the Tree Board that came last meeting, and it had some changes in there,â said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
âThey were mainly administrative changes in regards as to who is holding the tree plan and who is basically the individual in charge of the trees.â
The amendment called for the person authorized to exercise powers to read âTree Board Presidentâ instead of âDirector of Community Development.â