Archive - Aug 2012 - News Article
Editor‚Äôs 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.
Editor‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ Today is the deadline for organizations to RSVP for a formal demonstration of the city‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúThe Commercial Load Profiler enables businesses and industries to evaluate their energy usage and look for areas of improvement,‚ÄĚ said AEI Sales Manager Erick Rheam, in a press release.
Poll respondents on the home page of www.thepostandmail.com have predicted Churubusco High School's football team "to have the best won-loss record" in the county by the end of the football season. Churubusco received 55% of the votes, Columbia City High School 35% and Whitko High School 10%.
Be sure to participate in this week's poll, located on the right side of the home page of www.thepostandmail.com
Editor‚Äôs note: This is the first of a four-part series that will explain school funding cuts against decisions to maintain, renovate and grow schools in Whitley County.
School has started for Whitley County‚Äôs three school districts ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Smith-Green Community Schools and Whitko Community Schools. As the battle for the best deal on back-to-school items plays out for parents in retail establishments, school administrators are waging war each day to fight for education dollars.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Drug Task Force made a presentation at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday on the dangers of methamphetamine, its origins, how it is made and why it has become a big problem.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ An amendment was passed on first reading in regards to city golf cart permits at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday. It will be moved to a second reading at the next meeting Sept. 11.
With the county recently adopting an ordinance, Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said the city‚Äôs regulations state that those who operate golf carts in the city must have a city permit.
‚ÄúI thought the golf carts could have some kind of a placard or decal that the permit holders could attach to the golf cart,‚ÄĚ said Longenbaugh.
The Post in Pierceton will host Gunslinger Live Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. For reservations contact 574-594-3010.
The Post is located at 134 N. First St., #6 in Pierceton.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Mayor Ryan Daniel recently announced a new citizen engagement component for Columbia City, making it easy for citizens to stay connected to information concerning the city.
‚ÄúWe are one of the few communities in the state to have something like this,‚ÄĚ said Daniel.
‚ÄúRight now the (computer application) is only for the iPhone and iPad, but the Droid may be an option in the future as we see how this pans out.‚ÄĚ
According to a press release, the computer application, also known as an ‚Äúapp,‚ÄĚ was recently designed by Austin Drummond, a Huntington University student.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The authority to grant Columbia City residents permission to shoot off fireworks in the city was transferred from one governing body to another this week.
An amendment was passed on second reading concerning the city‚Äôs Fireworks Ordinance at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said the ordinance had strict standards as to only allowing citizens to use fireworks on specific days in the year.
‚ÄúThis ordinance, first of all allows the Board of Works to set forth any additional dates, like this year when we had the burn ban,‚ÄĚ said Daniel.