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August 30th, 2012
Editor‚Äôs note: This is the first of a four-part series that will explain school funding cuts against decisions to maintain, renovate and grow schools in Whitley County.
School has started for Whitley County‚Äôs three school districts ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Smith-Green Community Schools and Whitko Community Schools. As the battle for the best deal on back-to-school items plays out for parents in retail establishments, school administrators are waging war each day to fight for education dollars.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Drug Task Force made a presentation at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday on the dangers of methamphetamine, its origins, how it is made and why it has become a big problem.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ An amendment was passed on first reading in regards to city golf cart permits at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday. It will be moved to a second reading at the next meeting Sept. 11.
With the county recently adopting an ordinance, Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said the city‚Äôs regulations state that those who operate golf carts in the city must have a city permit.
‚ÄúI thought the golf carts could have some kind of a placard or decal that the permit holders could attach to the golf cart,‚ÄĚ said Longenbaugh.
The Post in Pierceton will host Gunslinger Live Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. For reservations contact 574-594-3010.
The Post is located at 134 N. First St., #6 in Pierceton.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Mayor Ryan Daniel recently announced a new citizen engagement component for Columbia City, making it easy for citizens to stay connected to information concerning the city.
‚ÄúWe are one of the few communities in the state to have something like this,‚ÄĚ said Daniel.
‚ÄúRight now the (computer application) is only for the iPhone and iPad, but the Droid may be an option in the future as we see how this pans out.‚ÄĚ
According to a press release, the computer application, also known as an ‚Äúapp,‚ÄĚ was recently designed by Austin Drummond, a Huntington University student.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The authority to grant Columbia City residents permission to shoot off fireworks in the city was transferred from one governing body to another this week.
An amendment was passed on second reading concerning the city‚Äôs Fireworks Ordinance at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said the ordinance had strict standards as to only allowing citizens to use fireworks on specific days in the year.
‚ÄúThis ordinance, first of all allows the Board of Works to set forth any additional dates, like this year when we had the burn ban,‚ÄĚ said Daniel.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A drug sting in Churubusco has resulted in the arrest of four Indianapolis residents, three on drug and gun charges and one for promoting prostitution, according to the Whitley County Sheriff‚Äôs Department.
Three of the four were in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for initial hearings.
‚ÄĘSue Kellems, 21, charged with dealing in a schedule II controlled substance, a Class B felony, possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony and carrying a handgun without a license, a Class A misdemeanor.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Every nut, bolt, fender, wire, spark plug, motor and rim have been polished, replaced and the car is brand new. But yet it is still a 1955 Chevy.
With more than 2,000 man hours chalked on it Mike Herzog, 64, of Churubusco, considers it a ‚Äúlabor of love‚ÄĚ to put the Chevy back together.
Bob Green, 67, of Ege, purchased the ‚Äė55 Chevy from his brother-in-law‚Äôs (Kerry Boggs) grandmother.
‚ÄúIt had 55,000 original miles on it,‚ÄĚ said Green.
He purchased the car for his then 15-year old son, Rick, to drive but it just sat in the garage.
Enter Mike Herzog.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Warsaw man admitted guilt in Whitley County court Monday on charges related to a rolling methamphetamine lab that went out of control near Larwill in April.
Trever Hanlon, 36, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court to included manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, possession of two or more ‚Äúprecursors,‚ÄĚ or ingredients used to make the drug, a Class D felony and maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.
LARWILL ‚ÄĒ This past weekend marked the 158th year for Squawbuck Days in Larwill.
According to organizer Hal Trump everything was well attended.
‚ÄúFor the little village of Larwill, 24 cars turned out for the car show,‚ÄĚ said Trump. ‚ÄúI think that is very good.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe pony pull was pretty good and a lot of people attended it,‚ÄĚ said Trump.
The tenderloin dinner, Bingo, breakfast, ham and bean dinner and the concert featuring Larry and The Boys were all well attended.
Larry Secrist helped Trump organize Squawbuck Days.