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CCHS’s Brommer earns trip to nationals: Col. City junior competed, won against best in Indiana

March 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Lyndsey Brommer, a 16-year-old junior at Columbia City High School, competed and won a chance to go to FCCLA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Nationals in San Antonio, Texas the week of July 6-10 to be a representative from Indiana and compete for the Leadership Title.

She was judged and selected from numerous other FCCLA students across Indiana the weekend of March 6-8 in Indianapolis.

She prepared a 40-page portfolio on her teen leadership role in Whitley County.

Local DAR welcomes new members

March 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In 2013, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) set a record for accepting new member applications.

In 2013, DAR approved 13, 906 applications, which is more than any other year in the Society's 123 year history. DAR membership has been growing continuously since 2007 and the past three years have all ranked in the top five for years with the most applications approved.

IN COURT: 61-yr-old sentenced for prescription drug deal

March 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man was involved in a prescription drug deal last summer received an eight-year sentence to the Whitley County Jail Monday.

Frank O. Hibbs, 61, pleaded guilty in February to one charge of dealing a Schedule I, II or III controlled-substance. He will serve six years of his sentence incarcerated, with the other two years of the sentence suspended.

Hibbs’ attorney, Al Anzini, said mitigating circumstances in favor of his client included his age and minimal criminal history.

WHITLEY COUNTY: EDC brings American Dream to 2014 outlook

March 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Having residents, not boards, as bosses was the theme of the Whitley County 2014 Outlook Meeting Monday.

Business leaders, elected officials and other stakeholders gathered to help the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) note its achievements for the previous 12 months and recognize businesses that have invested significantly in the community.

GOV'T BUILDING PARTIALLY CLOSED: Crews still work to repair basement after flooding

March 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s file management office, located in the basement of the County Government Center, is closed until further notice.
Recent flooding, along with mold growth, has caused the need for the office’s closure.

Those in need of assistance should call the Clerk’s office at 248-3102.
Clean-up efforts are currently underway.

County leaders were not certain when the damage, which could cost as much as $2,500, will be cleaned up, but optimistically hoped for later this week.

Distinguished Hoosier

March 18, 2014

Whitley County Economic Development Corporation President Alan Tio was honored as a Distinguished Hoosier by State Rep. Kathy Heuer Monday.

 

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