Archive - 2014 - News Article
Health officials confirmed that the Norovirus was the cause of more than 40 patrons becoming ill after eating at Los Tequilas, a Columbia City restaurant.
Mary Ann McClusky, Whitley Countyâs environmental health food specialist, issued the order to close the establishment April 21 after receiving a number of complaints of illness of patrons who had eaten at Los Tequilas April 17 through April 19.
âThe Norovirus is very contagious,â said McClusky. âDuring that time there were five out of nine employees who were sick and were working.â
Whitley County Commissioners and Council members were updated on a unique initiative to help launch new businesses in the area.
Alan Tio, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation president, was on-hand at a recent meeting to share the vision behind the Growth Venture Accelerator Program.
The new accelerator program provides funding, coaching and mentorship to help high value startups and expansions begin in Whitley County.
Applications for the first session of the program are due Thursday and can be requested by visiting the EDC online at www.whitleyedc.com.
Mothers throughout Whitley County will be treated to handmade cards, flowers and breakfast in bed.
Sunday is Motherâs Day, and students at Northern Heights Elementary School took time to write what makes their moms so special.
âMoms do many things for us,â said Summer. âThey take care of us and love us. So, give your mom your love because you only have one mom.â
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Columbia Cityâs United States Postal Service carriers will participate in The National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hung Food Drive Saturday, along with communities across the nation, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
It is the 22nd anniversary of Americaâs largest single day of giving.
According to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, 49 million Americans, 1 in 6, are unsure where their next meal is coming from, 16 million children suffer from hungerâs impacts, and nearly 5 million seniors age 60 and over are food insecure.
Bikers beware. A $10 charge will appear on annual registrations beginning in 2015.
Whitley County Council members were updated on new legislation that allows the county to capture a surcharge when registering motorcycles and motor-driven cycles.
A unique birthday present gave a mushroom enthusiast a âshock.â
Rose Hurd, of Whitley County, calls herself âthe mushroom lady.â
Sheâs sold mushrooms for 26 years and is a supplier to four retailers, but she said she âhas never seen anything like this before.â
âI got a package shipped from Nevada from my supplier,â said Hurd, who celebrated her 87th birthday Tuesday.
For the first time in Columbia City High Schoolâs history, two valedictorians have been named.
They may have different personalities and different academic motivation, but the end result was the same â Sarah Wise and Kiersten Thomas are at the top of the CCHS Class of 2014.
Neither Wise nor Thomas set out to be the valedictorians of their class when they started high school.
âIt was less about being at the top of my class and more about keeping up with my sister,â Thomas said.
Thomasâ sister, Michaela, was salutatorian of the Class of 2012.