Archive - Sep 25, 2013 - News Article
Outside of the Haunted Jail, in Columbia City, a dying tree was transformed into a ghoulish figure by its owner, Paul Harrington.
The Haunted Jail opens for a âfriends and familyâ weekend to serve as the attractionâs dress rehearsal.
The Halloween-themed affair will begin its season in the following weekends.
LARWILL â A community health fair is slated for Saturday at Whitko Middle School from 8 a.m. to noon.
Sara St. Clair, Whitko Community School Corporation nurse, is coordinating the event, and said the fair is intended to take a âfunâ approach to health.
âWe wanted to do something to give parents a way to meet their health needs,â St. Clair said. âThe fair will put information in their hands about preventative care as well as present health care concerns, and itâs all under one roof.â
More than 40 health care vendors will be set up to offer aid in social, mental and physical care.
A beekeeper, Mike Lewis, spoke on how to raise honey bees at a new series of monthly workshops hosted by the Whole Health Wellness Center, Inc., a nonprofit community garden and education center.
The event was held at the Whitley County YMCA Tuesday night and gave participants information on making their own honey.
Next month, the workshop is slated for Oct. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Y, and will feature Joy Gilraine, of Columbia City, as the guest speaker. She will be offering her tips on how to can and freeze vegetables. Workshops are free and open to the public.
CHURUBUSCO (Sept. 25, 2013) â A Churubusco business caught fire this afternoon. Fire crews fought a fire on the roof afternoon after an employee thought he smelled something burning and discovered a fire in the attic.
According to Jim Horne, Captain of the Smith Township Fire Department, crews were called out to the fire at Precision Sharpening and Engine, located at 8435 U.S. 33, at around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
Horne said one of the workers thought he smelled burning wires and then discovered smoke and flames in the attic.
COLUMBIA CITY â A $400 per year purchase is going a long way for several department heads in Columbia City.
This year, the city decided to go with a new weather service, WeatherSentry by Schneider Electric, and Communications Director Terry Wherry said the service has been very beneficial.
âThe $400 extra is nothing for the information weâre getting from this service,â Wherry said.
The communications, electric and parks department are splitting the cost of the weather service, which Wherry said provides more than weather radar.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Making sense out of South Whitleyâs dollars has been an ongoing mission for town council members and Clerk-Treasurer Bob Gould.
South Whitley Town Council President Tony Starkey has spent several months working in conjunction with Gould, an outside accounting firm and the State of Indiana Board of Accounts to ensure the town comes into compliance with certain regulations.
At Tuesdayâs town council meeting, an audit was reviewed that gave specific areas of weakness in the managing and accounting of the townâs money.