Archive - Nov 15, 2013 - News Article
SOUTH WHITELY â€” Whether it be rising wastewater at the treatment plant, flooding in certain parts of the town, or its quality, water is a reoccurring topic at South Whitley Town Council meetings.
When public comment was solicited at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting, several attendees questioned the town on water issues.
Mark Brooks, an out-of-town utility representative, asked about the appraisals submitted to the town in regards to the sale of the utility to American Water.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Christmas tree is a traditional item to mark the December holiday. However, trees become more than decoration when they are part of The Clugstonâ€™s Annual Walk of Trees.
In its fourth year, The Walk of Trees will open for tours Friday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. and will continue Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 8 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 14.
The event is free and allows area businesses and organizations a chance to sponsor and decorate a tree. More than 20 trees are expected to be a part of this yearâ€™s walk.
LORANE â€” Whitley County is peppered with towns that once existed on their own, but have since been incorporated into larger municipalities.
Although time may have diminished small townsâ€™ independence, the legacy and history behind places such as Peabody and Tunker still live on.
Never has that sentiment been more true than for the little town that once was â€” Lorane.
Located off of West Lincolnway, near the County Road 350 West intersection, the town was founded in 1850.
In 1851, a post office was established in a small country general store which burned in 1855.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” Plumbing upgrades to older fixtures at the Whitley County Jail have have come at a cost to the county.
County Commissioner George Schrumpf said valves have been failing, and the expense to change them out is high.
â€śWe have been replacing them little-by-little,â€ť he said.
The $1,400 upgrade will provide more efficient control of the faucets, as well as lavatories in the jail.
The valves are specifically designed so they cannot be torn apart and used to make a weapon by an inmate.