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October 1st, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â Power outages have peppered the town of South Whitley in recent weeks.
Two outages back-to-back Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 left many residents without electricity for hours.
At a recent town council meeting, town leaders heard from Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) representatives as to the issues with the townâs power.
âThese outages were not IMPAâs issue, but Duke Energyâs outage,â said Eric Burch, manager of member services for IMPA.
WASHINGTON â The U.S. government was poised to partially shut down for the first time in 17 years late on Monday, as House Republicans clung tenaciously to their demand that any agreement to fund federal agencies must also undermine President Barack Obamaâs 2010 health care law.
With a midnight deadline fast approaching, the House voted 228 to 201 to approve the third GOP proposal in two weeks to fund the government â a plan that would delay enforcement of the âindividual mandate,â a cornerstone of the legislation that requires all Americans to obtain health coverage in 2014.
COLUMBIA CITY â With his trial less than a week away, a man admitted his guilt to attempted murder and several other charges.
Dakota Kimbler, 18, of Rome City, had a trial scheduled for today and Wednesday.
After his final pretrial conference Sept. 23 in Whitley County Circuit Court, Kimbler pleaded guilty later that week.
In addition to attempted murder, Kimbler also pleaded guilty to attempted carjacking, possession of stolen property and possession of a handgun without a license.
COLUMBIA CITY â Local law enforcement and school administrators are joining forces to provide a safer environment for Whitley County's students.
Whitley County Probation, Columbia City Police, Indiana State Police, The Bowen Center, Whitley County Department of Child Services, Churubusco Police and the Whitley County Sheriff's Department were all represented at a school safety meeting Friday, which included officials from all three of Whitley County's school districts.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City's Common Council is ready to take the next steps in placing a blanket Economic Revitalization Area within the city limits, just as the Whitley County Council has done in the county.
Several council members at last week's meeting agreed the designation "makes sense."
Currently, there are several small ERAs throughout the city, and every time a company wants to apply for a tax abatement, a process of public hearings and council appearances have to take place before the company can even apply for the abatement.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Itâs not double trouble, but twice blessed for Whitko High Schoolâs football team.
Caleb and Logan Busz, 14-year-old identical twins, have spent the last eight seasons on the sideline for the Wildcatsâ football team.
After several seasons as water boys, the Busz brothers are now on their third year as the squadâs ball boys.
The boys began helping the team because their father, Joey Busz, is an assistant coach for the Wildcats.
With two older brothers, both boys agreed thereâs a lot of football in the Busz household.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City High School football player who suffered a severe injury in the first game of the season has finally returned home, reports say.
Sam Dailey, senior captain running back for Columbia City, received a brain injury in the Eaglesâ season opener at Warsaw Aug. 23, and was in serious condition after a blood clot formed on his brain. He underwent several surgeries to reduce the swelling.
After being hospitalized for about 10 days, Dailey was moved to a rehabilitation center.
Whitko High School hosted its homecoming game Friday night against Northfield.
Pictured from left are the 2013 Homecoming Royalty: Prince Lane Wolf, Princess Taylor Trump, Queen Taylor Zwick and King Chris Baker.
Editorâs note: The following is the second part in a two-part series on alternative education.
COLUMBIA CITY â Eagle Opportunity to Success, a new alternative education program, is now offered to middle and high school students within the Whitley County Consolidated Schools district.
Educating students who need something not offered in a traditional classroom is now handled in-house, as opposed to utilizing an outside agency such as T.R.O.Y. Center, located in Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY â Two weeks ago, Columbia City's Common Council discussed an amendment to the city's fireworks ordinance.
At Tuesday night's council meeting, the amendment passed, adding additional days for residents to shoot off commercial fireworks.