Archive - Jan 9, 2014 - News Article
WHITLEY COUNTY â Whitley County Emergency Management, Whitley County Sherriff and Whitley County Highway Departments have issued the following statement concerning travel within our county.
âAdvisory Travel Levelâ has been issued as of 5pm until further notice.
Roadways are snow covered and slick throughout the county at this time. Caution should be taken when traveling throughout the county. Citizens should be aware of the impending weather conditions and take the necessary precautions when traveling on county roads.
CHURUBUSCO â Smith-Green Community Schoolsâ Business Manager Todd Fleetwood was recently awarded a trip to a conference in Boston.
Fleetwood traveled to Boston for the International ASBO (Association of School Business Officers) Conference, which was held in October 2013.
He was awarded a Bridges to the Future Scholarship to attend the conference by MetLife, which gave 20 such scholarships nationwide.
Fleetwood said the experience was beneficial.
COLUMBIA CITYâ A woman accused of felony neglect of a dependent in connection with a local sex abuse case pleaded guilty this week in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Joy D. Hughes, 38, of Kendallville, was to stand trial next week, but pleaded guilty to child neglect by abandonment, a Class C felony.
Hughes will be sentenced Feb. 3. Her attorney is Brad Baber.
According to a representative from the Whitley County Prosecutorâs Office, Hughes agreed to a plea arrangement which gives her a fixed period of incarceration of five years.
â˘ War veterans - 10 a.m.
The Korean War Veterans Association IN Chapter One will meet Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Eagles #248, 4940 Bluffton Rd. in Fort Wayne.
Lunch will be served after the meeting. Friends and spouses are always welcome and urged to come.
â˘ Patriots meeting - 7 p.m.
An informative meeting is planned to help the community sort out health care options.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Area elected officials are anxiously waiting to hear how legislators at the Indiana Statehouse will respond to Gov. Mike Penceâs plan to eliminate a certain tax.
Extinguishing Indianaâs Business Personal Property Tax (BPPT) is one item on the agenda for lawmakers this session. The tax is placed on business equipment and machinery, and generates more than $3 million each year across the county and more than $1 billion annually for the state.
From the county
COLUMBIA CITY â While Columbia City High School has flooded several times in the past five years due to rain, the school flooded again Wednesday, but this time for a different reason.
A six-inch water main broke, partially flooding the basement of CCHS Wednesday morning.
Though school was closed due to poor road conditions from Sundayâs snow storm, custodial staff were still at the school, and Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Pat OâConnor said personnel caught the problem.