Archive - Aug 15, 2013 - News Article
FORT WAYNE â€” Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana recently hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner to honor the recipients of the agencyâ€™s 2012 Volunteers of the Year awards.
Approximately 425 guests attended the dinner and ceremony at Fort Wayne Hotel to join in the celebration and honor volunteerism throughout Northeast Indiana and Southern Michigan.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Intense rainfall has been a concern for residents across the county this summer, but when heavy rains create flooding at the newly constructed wastewater treatment plant in South Whitley, town leaders start to get heated.
After the $3 million project was completed, a storm that came through the town Aug. 2 came with such intensity that it blew off two manhole covers, spilling water overflow into the Eel River.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Seven years ago today, Tammy Gross, a Whitley County native, heard the words, â€śyou have breast cancer.â€ť
With cancer fought and beaten, Gross now celebrates her recovery as an advocate for the American Cancer Society and finding a cure for breast cancer.
â€śI never thought this would be the path I would find myself on,â€ť Gross said. â€śI am not a public speaker â€” I am rather shy in front of crowds. However, I find myself in front of more people now more than ever. If it gives me a chance to encourage someone else fighting cancer, then so be it.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The process has begun to place a school resource officer (SRO) at Whitley County Consolidated Schools.
At Tuesdayâ€™s Columbia City Board of Works meeting, Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said heâ€™s been working with WCCSâ€™s Superentindent, Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor, to come up with a plan for an SRO.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A pool of ideas for a new aquatics facility for Columbia City has funneled into three concepts, which were presented at a public forum Wednesday night.
Representatives from Counsilman-Hunsaker and MartinRiley have been working with a task force of community members to develop options to replace the aging Burnworth Memorial Pool, set to close in 2014.