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September 11th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Funding school safety has been an ongoing topic of conversation among municipalities in Whitley County.
Whitko Middle School Principal Parrish Kruger spoke on behalf of the district and petitioned the South Whitley Town Council to consider a $10,000 contribution in order for the district to hire a school resource officer (SRO).
â€śWe have the opportunity to get a grant with matching funds,â€ť Kruger said. â€śThe district can show a $30,000 investment. However, if South Whitley can put in $10,000 and Pierceton can do the same, we can get $50,000 in matching funds.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” This Labor Day, questions were raised at a Columbia City Board of Works meeting regarding the use of consumer, or personal, fireworks.
According to Columbia Cityâ€™s ordinance, fireworks are only allowed to be used on Labor Day and the Sunday before, but not the rest of the holiday weekend.
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel received a call from a resident who requested that citizens be allowed to shoot off fireworks all weekend, sparking a temporary exception to the ordinance by the Board of Works for the 2013 Labor Day weekend.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Redevelopment Commission made the decision to make an offer on the Eagles Lodge building in downtown Columbia City Aug. 20.
This week, the Eagles Lodge accepted the $165,000 offer, and the city is moving forward on the purchasing process, Columbia City Councilman Ben Romine told the council Tuesday.
Romine said Columbia Cityâ€™s Redevelopment Commission (RDC) is working with a title company to complete the final steps to buy the building, located at the corner of Van Buren and Line Streets, 306 W. Van Buren.
(Sept. 10, 2013) U.S. President Barack Obama offered his opinion on the apparent chemical attack in Syria Aug. 21.
After viewing countless videos and photographic images along with medical reports, President Obama, in a television address, said his recommendation was to make a military strike against Syria.
However, he did agree to hold off on the strike until more discussion could be held with other United Nation leaders. President Obama did make it clear that should a military strike be the nation's response, he would not send troops to Syria.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ A special section recognizing local public safety personnel and first responders will be inserted in The Post & Mail newspaper's print edition on Wednesday, Sept. 11, Patriot Day and the national day of remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the United States homeland.
The special section, made possible by community-minded businesses, will recognize those who keep Whitley County safe.
For subscribers, watch for it in Wednesday's newspaper. Non-subscribers can pick it up at newsstands throughout Whitley County.
Whitley Countyâ€™s Autumn Art Festival was held around the Courthouse Saturday.
The event was sponsored by the Whitley County Humane Society and featured local artists and crafts.
Pictured, Pam Hively, of the Peabody Public Library, keeps track of entries in the sidewalk chalk drawing contest.
Artwork decorated the sidewalk in front of City Hall, Columbia City.
Mary Raber Elementary School recently celebrated its August Shining Stars. Students were recognized for using their life skills, treating people right, and doing the right thing.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Strip malls in Columbia City are now required to post addresses on rear-entry doors.
According to Indiana Fire Code, buildings with more than three lessees must have an address posted on all doors in the back of the building.
Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue said the addresses are beneficial to many agencies, but especially emergency crews who may need to make rear entry on a building.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel is opening the doors of the city for residents to explore the works of their government.
â€śThe open house will give citizens an opportunity to see and physically touch their tax dollars at work,â€ť Daniel said. â€śWe see this as a great way to showcase how we are trying to keep up with our citizen growth, while stretching the dollar a little farther.â€ť
The open house will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at all facilities, which are located throughout the city.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Shelter dogs were the guests of honor at the Whitley County Autumn Arts Festival Saturday.
The event was coordinated by Whitley County Humane Society board members and helped to raise funds and awareness for the countyâ€™s animal shelter.
Several of the shelterâ€™s four-legged residents attended the festival donned with an â€śadopt meâ€ť vest.
The featured canines were greeted by festival-goers who lavished the dogs with affection.