Archive - Feb 2013 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â Who should be in charge?
That is the question asked by the Indiana Conference of Mayors (ICOM). ICOM has begun a campaign known as Trust Local.
The message has been spread at the Indiana Statehouse this year, with the principle being that control should be in the hands of city and local government as much as possible, rather than with the state or federal government.
âSometimes the state broad brushes an issue,â said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel.
CLAYPOOL â A Columbia City man is behind bars after allegedly molesting a 3-year-old Claypool girl.
Zachary Robert Roderick Walsh allegedly confessed to the Kosciusko County Sheriffâs Department that he touched a young girl inappropriately.
He was preliminarily charged with child molesting and is currently being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
According to a press release by the Kosciusko Sheriffâs Department, KCSD deputies responded to a Claypool residence Monday at approximately 11:30 p.m. in regards to a possible molestation incident.
PIERCETON â With a looming roof project hovering at $700,000, Whitko Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees voted to sell off some of the districtâs bonds in order to generate money for the project at Mondayâs meeting.
Whitko High School is in need of roof repairs, but budget strains caused the project to be pushed off. With the boardâs approval to sell the bonds, Business Manager Tom McFarland will move ahead and update the board with the financial progress at March meeting.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees unanimously approved the continuation of the dean of students position at Columbia City High School Monday.
WCCS Superintendent Dr. Pat OâConnor requested the board approve the position for an additional year.
âBased on ongoing needs of Columbia City High School, it is necessary to continue the position full-time,â she said. âHe supports safety and discipline and assists with a myriad of duties and responsibilities. He is critical in supervision of all activities.â
Editorâs note: The following is a two-part series on the radio program at Columbia City High School.
COLUMBIA CITY â Friday, members of the community gathered to hear Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel deliver his State of the City address.
Among the business leaders and city officials in the crowd, a group of students from Columbia City High School were present to broadcast the address over the radio waves.
COLUMBIA CITY â Two Whitley County men had their first court appearance after they were arrested last week for a pair of alleged drug deals that occurred in Columbia City.
Editorâs note: During the next few weeks, The Post & Mail will be highlighting several graduates from Whitley County who were once deemed âLeaders of Tomorrowâ in a 2007 special publication.
COLUMBIA CITY â Leading is not always done from a corner office. Sometimes the most influential leader acts out of a servantâs posture.
Jeremy Gipe, 24, of Columbia City, was once touted as a Leader of Tomorrow in 2007 for missions work in his church, in the community and even in other countries.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley Countyâs Commissioners discussed a road project at Mondayâs meeting.
Due to a high accident rate, it has been proposed to change the intersection of Liberty Mills Road in Allen County and CR 900 S. in Whitley County. The plan is to have Liberty Mills Road cross directly to CR 900 S. Now, drivers going west have to turn right followed by a left turn to get to CR 900 S., rather than going straight across.
CHURUBUSCO â Construction is expected to be completed July 26 on the Smith-Green Community Schools elementary, junior and senior high school buildings.
The current building project has been ongoing since September 2012.
While significant renovations continue to happen inside the school, one outdoor project yet to be done is replacing the schoolâs utility lines.
Large tile to be used in the project still sits in the elementary school playground.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Two men were arrested for stealing from Steel Dynamics Incorporated after an investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Joel Lemmon.
Christopher Sines and Daniel Yarnell were booked in the Whitley County Jail after they were caught with stolen copper wiring.
Lemmon pulled over the pair at the intersection of Butt and Washington Center Roads, and found SDIâs copper wire, along with marijuana. Lemmon said the investigation is ongoing.
Both men are from Ohio and are currently charged with receiving stolen property.