Archive - Feb 7, 2013 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Council approved a tax abatement for a potential business expansion Tuesday.
80/20, of Columbia City, was awarded the tax abatement for a potential building project. The abatement will apply for real estate ($5.5 million) and personal property ($1.3 million) and will span 10 years, if the company goes forward with the project.
By approving the tax abatement, 80/20 will receive certain tax breaks that would make the expansion more feasible for the company.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man is hoping to turn a hobby into something much more.
Jeremiah Geiger was a participant for years in the Whitley County 4-H Fair. He is still involved, but now on a different side.
â€śThat was my passion, showing hogs at fair,â€ť he said. â€śI showed hogs for 10 years.â€ť
Currently, Geiger raises animals and sells them to students wishing to participate in the fair. The operation is small so far, but is not without its struggles.
â€śNothing went right this fall,â€ť Geiger said. â€śI couldnâ€™t get (my animals) bred.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Crooked Lakeâ€™s nature preserve has recently added two additional tracts of land.
Indianaâ€™s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commission voted Jan. 15 to bring in the 69.5 acres, named the Crooked Lake Addition Nature Preserve, to the original Crooked Lake Nature Preserve. The area now has a total of 215 acres.
The two parcels of land were added with assistance from the Indiana Heritage Trust and the Crooked Lake Property Ownersâ€™ Association.
Here are the headlines in Thursday's issue:
80/20 considers expansion, 25 new jobs
Crooked Lake preserve adds land
4-H: From hobby to career
Man found guilty in Fort Wayne ambulance attack