Archive - Aug 31, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â Green scum blankets Phil and Dorothy Stevens pond. A particularly manicured lawn stands as evidence that the Stevens take care of their property, located just off Old Trail Rd. in Columbia City. The green film covering the face of their pond, isnât due to neglect, but to blooming blue-green algae.
âWe donât know what is causing it,â said Dorothy.
Editorâs note: This is the third of a four-part series that will explain school funding cuts against decisions to maintain, renovate and grow schools in Whitley County.
Tug of war. That is the game school administrations are playing with the state. No area has been affected more than in the category of transportation. In recent years, fuel costs have skyrocketed and left schools with little-to-no way of covering the added expense.
Editorâs note: This is the second of a four-part series that will explain school funding cuts against decisions to maintain, renovate and grow schools in Whitley County.
Cuts, reduction in force, layoffs â no matter how it is said, the results are the same. Schools are minimizing the number of staff on the payroll. Why? In 2010, after the state decided to cover staff salaries, the money stopped coming in.
COLUMBIA CITY â Today is the deadline for organizations to RSVP for a formal demonstration of the cityâs new web-based load profiling service.
The service is intended to help businesses conserve energy costs with a program that allows them to analyze electric consumption through hard data.
âThe Commercial Load Profiler enables businesses and industries to evaluate their energy usage and look for areas of improvement,â said AEI Sales Manager Erick Rheam, in a press release.