Archive - Sep 7, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â The second forum regarding the future of Burnworth Memorial Pool will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Peabody Public Library, 1160 E. Ind. 205 in Columbia City.
Concerns about the condition of the pool prompted the first forum, held Aug. 22, where members of the community who attended the meeting shared opinions to members of the cityâs park board as well as Mayor Ryan Daniel.
With pool attendance slowly dwindling, the public discussed the pros and cons of several different options, keeping aquatics at the center point for the future of the city.
COLUMBIA CITY â Art of all kinds will be displayed on the courthouse lawn Saturday. The 11th Annual Juried Whitley County Autumn Art Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free.
The local Boy Scouts Troop #94 will start the morning off with an opening celebration. The rest of the day will feature other local acts performing under the gazebo and around the courthouse.
For the art lover, an array of juried artists will sell their wares. Items to be displayed include everything from woodworking, pottery and gourd art to jewelry, metal work and photography.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Council approved $22,911 for an electric light project at Columbia Cityâs courthouse and annex building at its meeting Wednesday.
âItâs something weâre going to have to do soon,â said Mark Sturtevant with the courthouseâs maintenance department.
âThe only advantage of trying to do it yet this year is to get the rebates.â
Sturtevant said if the council did not move the project forward now, it would have to take place the next year, and the rebates would no longer be offered.
âWeâll be forced to do it then,â said Sturtevant.