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WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Chris Redman - Working successfully in a ‘man’s world’

October 25, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the third of a four-part series highlighting women in businesses throughout Whitley County.

COLUMBIA CITY — If a patron happens to meet Chris Redman while visiting Redman Plumbing and Heating, Inc. in downtown Columbia City, that customer has not only found a business owner, they’ve found a friend.

“You have to have patience and always be nice to people” Chris said. “People don’t remember if you were nice to them, but they never forget if you were mean.”

ISMS spellers only N. Ind. team going to state

October 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Spelling words like diluvial, propinquity and ungulate, the Indian Springs Middle School Spell Bowl team came in first place among seven Class 1 schools Tuesday at the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl Junior Division area contest held at Indian Springs.

A total of 18 schools competed in three different classes.

This area contest was one of 18 held throughout the state Tuesday night.

Eight rounds of nine words each are held for a total of 72 possible words in competition.

NO TRICKS, JUST TREATS: County, state officials want to ensure safe Halloween

October 25, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — With Halloween events beginning this weekend, county and state officials want to ensure the safety of each and every “ghoul and gobblin.”

County commissioners offered a word of warning at their meeting Monday.

“Keep a close eye on those little ones,” Commissioner Amber said. “We want a safe Halloween, so we need to be mindful of kids out trick-or-treating.”

According to the Indiana State Police, a few reminders can help parents observe a safer Halloween holiday.

Costume tips

•Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.

HAVE A SEAT: Board vacancies mean opportunity for residents

October 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County residents have two opportunities to have a hand in the decisions made for the area.

Whitley County Commissioners recently announced a vacant position on the Whitley County Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals board.

A second seat is open on the South Whitley Plan Commission.

Both spots require that the Whitley County Commissioners appoint an individual. However, interested parties may submit their information for consideration.

INDUSTRIAL TECH: Upgraded machine sculpts sharper minds

October 25, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Offering students the chance to gain real-world trade skills is a mission of Jay Ocken, a vocational instructor for Whitko High School’s Industrial Technology program.

A new machine, donated by a local manufacturing company, will take Ocken one step closer to his goal.

“We are helping students become work ready,” said Ocken at a May school board meeting. “A lot of these students will have earned credit to help them further their education in college. Some of them will have learned enough here that they can start working right after to school and make a decent wage.”

MAYOR'S RAISE: Council desires more dollars for Daniel

October 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— The title “mayor” can mean a variety of roles and responsibilities, dependent on who sits behind the desk and what city that desk is in.

Several of Columbia City’s Councilmen agreed that the city’s mayor’s position is worth more than its current salary — $56,600.

“I want to come up with a plan to pay our mayor more,” Councilman Dan Weigold said. “When you look at what all Columbia City’s mayor is responsible for, it’s quite extensive — he’s running a multi-million dollar operation.”

 

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