COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After some confusion and much discussion, the proposed Wind Energy Ordinance is currently on its way to become law July 19, with the changes to the setbacks (2,640 feet) included.
David Sewell, with the Columbia City/Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Department, came to the Whitley County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday to clear up the results of the last plan commission meeting held in June.
COLUMBIA CITY ¬≠‚ÄĒ Local resident and Columbia City Joint High School (CCJHS) graduate Mick Long was awarded the Anthony Award June 24 for Outstanding Leading Male Performance in a Musical for his role as Edna Turnblad in ‚ÄúHairspray.‚ÄĚ
‚Äú‚ÄėHairspray‚Äô is now my favorite (show). The character of Edna was both the biggest challenge and most fun I‚Äôve ever had with a role. And the show was so well received by the audiences,‚ÄĚ said Long.
Long received the award for his theater contributions offered during the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre‚Äôs 2011-12 season.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With downed trees and damaged roofs as a reminder of Friday‚Äôs powerful storm, Whitley County officials thanked everyone who responded and addressed certain problematic issues as departments tried to do their jobs effectively.
County Commissioner Don Amber said one of the biggest issues occurred when the Emergency Management Agency, EMA, called him to tell him the Emergency Operations Center was activated and he was told the internet was down.
Sheriff Mark Hodges said the issue is currently being addressed.