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September 6th, 2013

JUNK JARGON: Council entertains complaints on neglected property

September 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Abandoned vehicles, overgrown grass and junk piles at the property of Thomas Ebetino, motivated Bob Sutton to petition the county for an intervention.

Sutton and Ebetino both own property on CR 400 South. Sutton was present at the County Commissioners meeting Tuesday to voice his concern with the neglected property.

“The first complaint was filed in 2006,” Sutton said. “It was fine for awhile, but then its back to the same thing again. It’s an ongoing problem, but now its worse.”

ONLINE POLL RESUTS

September 6, 2013

Concerning the Columbia City Park Board's decision to ban golf carts from Blue River Trail:

•Good decision.
•Bad decision.
•I have no opinion on this.

MAIN STREET: Streetscape concepts stand to beautify ’Busco

September 6, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Revitalizing the appearance of Churubusco’s downtown has been the focus of the town’s Main Street Committee.

Lucas Konger, of Vintage Archonics, the architectural firm working with the committee, presented a streetscape study at the Churubusco Town Council meeting Wednesday. Concepts to beautify the downtown area included sidewalk enhancements, decorative lights and a center piece to place at the corner of U.S. 33 and Line Street.

IN COURT: Six-year sentence given for Hartman’s drug deal

September 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City woman received a six-year jail sentence for aiding in a drug deal.

Savannah Hartman, 20, was arrested in June for aiding or causing the dealing of a Schedule II controlled substance.

Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer gave her a six-year sentence to the Whitley County Jail Monday, with the entire time to be served.

“You will be transferred to work release as soon as possible,” Heuer said. “If you do well at work release, you may have your sentence modified in the future.”

WHITLEY COUNTY WEEKEND

September 6, 2013

Autumn Arts Festival

The 12th Annual Whitley County Autumn Arts Festival will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Courthouse lawn.
The event will feature a children’s tent, face painting, a sidewalk chalk drawing attraction, silent auction and student art show. Admission is free.
Visit www.wcaaf.org for more information.

Farmers Market

Whitley County Farmers Market will intermingle with the arts festival Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Local vendors will have fruits, vegetables and plants for sale, along with numerous crafts and homemade items.

GROWTH INDUSTRY: Sound Ideas to build new facility in Whitley County

September 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Growth seems to be a consistent theme in Whitley County when it comes to industry and the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

Alan Tio, president of the EDC, was at both the Whitley County Commissioners and the Whitley County Council meetings to request tax abatements and incentives for an expanding company.

“We’ve been working with this company to help them expand,” Tio said.
“This is another great example of positive motion for Whitley County.”

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN: 10 teens to take the stage Saturday

September 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Returning for its 16th year, the Distinguished Young Woman program, formerly Junior Miss, will highlight 10 Whitley County high school senior girls.

The program will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Columbia City High School.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students kindergarten through 12th grade.

Each of the participants will be scored in several categories. A panel interview, which will take place before the night’s program, is a 10-minute discussion with judges.

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: Communication upgrades a necessary expense for county

September 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With outdated computer software, the ability for Whitley County dispatchers to communicate with the public safety officials in the field is soon to fail.

According to Ted Hurley, of J&K Communications, the Windows operating system currently used by the department is no longer supported by Microsoft.

That means, should there be a computer malfunction, repairs wo-uld be virtually impossible.

September 5th

Purdue Extension offers farmland lease program

September 5, 2013

LOGANSPORT — Farmers, landowners, bankers and farm managers can benefit from attending the Purdue Extension’s upcoming program, “Finding Balance in Farmland Lease Contracts.”

Many times there is confusion in determining a fair value for land rents and which lease option matches the expectations for landowners and tenants.

The Purdue Land Lease Team has developed this program, along with several publications, that address the many questions concerning land leases.

2013 Columbia City High School Cheerleading Camp

September 5, 2013

Several aspiring cheerleaders attended Columbia City High School’s Mini Cheerleading Camp this summer.

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...

 

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