Archive - Feb 2013 - News Article
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) â€” Fort Wayne is launching its first comprehensive study of the city's three downtown rivers as part of an effort to spur development along the waterways.
Mayor Tom Henry said Tuesday the study will examine environmental issues, flooding, navigation and recreation uses along the St. Joseph, St. Marys and Maumee rivers. The northeastern Indiana city was founded as a military fort in 1794 along the confluence of those three rivers.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” To commemorate February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel read a proclamation to students at Columbia City High School Tuesday.
Whitley Countyâ€™s Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) spearheaded the event and joined with other local organizations such as the Columbia City Police Department, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Leadership Whitley County Youth and Columbia City Youth Council to impress on high school students the seriousness of dating violence.
Construction is still underway at Churubusco schools. Part of the renovation includes a new cafeteria, newly designed front entrance, as well as asbestos removal in the auditorium.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” In recent monthly meetings, the South Whitley Town Council has entertained several comments from the public regarding tree concerns.
However, the council has continued to be rooted on the issue â€“ trees are the responsibility of the property owners.
Tuesday nightâ€™s meeting was no different. Concerns over two possible dead trees were up for discussion, and the board agreed that once again, it should be the concern of the property owner.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel will give a State of the City address Friday at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
The event will be a luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the address.
Daniel will discuss his first year in office and will also allow time for questions.
Attendance at the event is expected to be robust. Doug Brown, executive director of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, estimates 50 people have already made reservations.
Northeastern REMC is hosting their annual Valentineâ€™s Day Blood Drive today from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
The American Red Cross will be at Northeastern REMC's office at 4901 E. Park 30 Drive in Columbia City. Those that wish to donate can call Deanna at 625-3700 or 244-6111, extension 412, to schedule a donation appointment.
Everyone donating blood will be entered into a region-wide drawing for a NCAA Sweet 16 package from the American Red Cross!
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” â€śWhitley County LIFE: Learning, Living & Lots of Funâ€ť is a series of special sections to be published in The Post & Mail in mid-March that will focus on quality of life issues.
The series of special sections will be published on consecutive days in The Post & Mail. The sections will be exciting, graphic-oriented compilations by the newspaperâ€™s award-winning news-editorial staff examining criteria for Whitley County concerning livability.
FORT WAYNE â€” Five Indian Springs Middle School students were honored with Gold Key Awards for their art submitted in a scholastic contest. Seventeen out of 85 pieces were chosen to be put on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art from Feb. 10 through April 7.
ISMS art teacher, Mary Hilger, accompanied the students at the Scholastic Art Ceremony Sunday at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne.
Megan Jagger won three Gold Key Awards along with Abigail Schrader and Hailey Hackworth for their photos. Hackworth picked up her second award with her drawing.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A request was made to evaluate a suspectâ€™s mental health condition in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Brad Voelz, attorney for Charles Norris, requested a confidential hearing with an expert to evaluate the status of Norrisâ€™ mental health.
Norris has been charged with attempted escape, a Class B felony, and intimidation with a deadly weapon, a Class C felony.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Three Whitley County students recently spent a day in Indianapolis with Indiana Senator Jim Banks as part of the Statehouse Page Program.
Students were able to see what activities go on at the Statehouse, tour the historic building, meet the Senator and watch debates.
â€śI visited the state building for a field trip in fourth grade and I really wanted to go back to learn more,â€ť said Indian Springs Middle School sixth grader Mykaela Crowell. â€śI think someday I might run for Congress.â€ť