Archive - 2014 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â After a decade of sitting empty, an idea was presented to Columbia Cityâs Plan Commission Monday night that may revitalize the former Blue Bell factory. Kevin McDonell was at the plan commission meeting with Commonwealth Development Corporationâs proposal to turn the old factory into senior apartments. McDonell was seeking the plan commissionâs approval to change the area from industrial zoning to high-density residential.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Peabody Public Library will hold a free workshop to learn how to better interview for a new job with resume and interview tips.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitko High Schoolâs parent and teacher conferences will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. The set-up will be slightly different than in years past. Rather than meeting with teachers in the commons or gymnasium, parents will have the opportunity to meet with teachers in their childâs classrooms. As parents enter the building, they will register and receive their childâs current progress reports and a map of the building with information pertaining to where each teacher is located. All parents of Whitko High School students are encouraged to attend.
NOBLE COUNTY â Indiana Conservation Officers cited three Indiana men for the illegal taking of wood ducks during closed season on Saturday on Knepper Marsh located on the Tri County Fish and Wildlife Area. Ryan Stork, 25, of Goshen; Russell Brown II, 27, of South Bend and Taylor Vervidh, 24, of Elkhart were each issued a summons for the offense.
Saturday began the early migratory waterfowl duck season for teal only. The season for wood ducks in the Tri County area begins Oct. 18.
Stepping Stones Preschool, located in Columbia Cityâs First Church of God, began its 45th year of early childhood Christian education Wednesday. Four and five-year-old students in Rita Pittman and Nora Mudrackâs class pretend to sell apples at a farmers market.
COLUMBIA CITY â A first-of-its-kind sale was held to benefit B.A.B.E. of Whitley County and its resale shop Stages. A consignment event allowed residents to sell their items and make a profit, while benefiting B.A.B.E.More than $15,000 worth of inventory was offered by 58 registered consignors.
COLUMBIA CITY â In its 50th year, nine high school girls graced the stage at Columbia City High School Saturday night for the Distinguished Young Women of Whitley County program with an underlying Beatles theme, considering 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the historic musical sensation.
WHITLEY COUNTY â For almost a decade, Laurie Butts has been âmommaâ to scores of butterflies.
Her passion for the flying beauties is focused on the monarch, which when it is in its caterpillar state feeds off of milkweed plants.
The monarch butterfly depends on the help of humans to survive each year.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Proper fuel allocation was once again a topic of discussion during a meeting of the Whitley County Commissioners Tuesday.
The issue was raised by District 3 Commissioner Don Amber whose concerns were raised when a silver colored SUV was seen adjacent to a fuel pump at the Whitley County Fueling Facility located the 700 block of South Line Street.