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NEW ASSESSOR COMING: County GOP schedules caucus

July 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Republican Party announced Monday it would hold a caucus July 10 to fill the vacancy in the Whitley County Assessor elected position.
County Assessor Angie Heath announced her resignation earlier this year, which goes into effect Saturday.
According to a county GOP press release, “the political party occupying that office has 30 days from the date of the resignation to hold a caucus and elect a new elected official, in this case county assessor.”

EXTENDED: Commissioners continue burn ban

July 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — County Commissioners approved a motion to extend Whitley County’s burn ban based on the recommendations by the Whitley County Fire Chief’s Association.
The burn ban was originally set by the commissioners to last until Monday’s meeting so they could re-asses their decision for the following week.
“The fire chief’s association took a vote, and the vote was eight to keep the burn ban, including fireworks, and one opposed,” said County Commissioner Don Amber. “So we will continue the burn ban including fireworks.”

CLOSING DOORS: Stepping Stones day care announces shut down

July 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Julie Claxton, a Columbia City resident who sends her two kids to the Stepping Stones Day Care at the First Church of God, said she received a letter in her mailbox on Friday stating Stepping Stones’ intentions to close down the day care service.
“They decided after 13 years of day care, they are closing,” said Claxton.
“They basically said July 27 is the last day.”

HIGHLAND GAMES

July 2, 2012

WIND, FIRE: On tap at BOC mtg

July 2, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Board of Commissioners is scheduled to address two major issues today in its regular meeting — the county’s wind energy ordinance and the burn ban.
After the Whitley County Plan Commission’s motion to approve changes did not carry with a majority vote at its last meeting, the proposed changes were not approved, with no motion made to reject them.
The changes go back to the commissioners to decide whether or not they want to make changes to the ordinance.

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