Archive - Jul 2, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs 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, ‚Äúthe 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.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ County Commissioners approved a motion to extend Whitley County‚Äôs burn ban based on the recommendations by the Whitley County Fire Chief‚Äôs Association.
The burn ban was originally set by the commissioners to last until Monday‚Äôs meeting so they could re-asses their decision for the following week.
‚ÄúThe fire chief‚Äôs association took a vote, and the vote was eight to keep the burn ban, including fireworks, and one opposed,‚ÄĚ said County Commissioner Don Amber. ‚ÄúSo we will continue the burn ban including fireworks.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ 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‚Äô intentions to close down the day care service.
‚ÄúThey decided after 13 years of day care, they are closing,‚ÄĚ said Claxton.
‚ÄúThey basically said July 27 is the last day.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs Board of Commissioners is scheduled to address two major issues today in its regular meeting ‚ÄĒ the county‚Äôs wind energy ordinance and the burn ban.
After the Whitley County Plan Commission‚Äôs 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.