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January 8th, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” As winter weather warnings and watches caused a number of cancellations, the countyâ€™s recycling service was also impacted.
Wednesdayâ€™s recycling service is postponed until tomorrow.
Recycling pick up for Monday and Tuesday was canceled with no way of rescheduling the service.
PIERCETON â€” Whitko school officials gathered Tuesday night to make leadership changes for two of its boards. Even though the district canceled school for the day, board members and administrators did not let potentially dicey road conditions delay the executive session and a special meeting.
Whitko Community School Corporation Board of Trustees designated new positions for its members.For the 2014 year, Deb Collier will take over as the boardâ€™s president.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the second installment of a four-part series on the impact of the BPPT elimination.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Lawmakers began the 2014 legislative session Tuesday afternoon after extreme weather delayed its start. One of the key issues on the agenda is Gov. Mike Penceâ€™s plan to eliminate the Business Personal Property Tax (BPPT).
Whitley County residents used the extreme winter weather to try their hand at photographing the snowâ€™s effects. Jolene Kessieâ€™s nephew Jerod Stanton, from Geneva, enjoys the abundance of snow that made for ideal sledding conditions on the hill at DeVol Field.
Whitley County Council members were unable to meet Tuesday at 8 a.m.
The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday Jan. 14 at 8 a.m.
Whitley County Board of Commissioners was unable to meet Monday at 1 p.m.
County officials have rescheduled the meeting for Monday Jan.13 at 1 p.m.
Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees rescheduled its executive session that was previously set for Monday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ The Post & Mail successfully published its Monday and Tuesday editions, but due to the government-imposed travel restrictions from the winter storm and blizzard, delivery of the newspaper was substantially curtailed.
An all-out effort to deliver Wednesday, Tuesday and Monday editions to Post & Mail subscribers resumes today.However, because of the continuing treacherous roadways, subscribers can expect delay in delivery.
WHITLEY COUNTY -- All three of Whitley County's school districts will be closed Wednesday.
For a third day, Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Whitko Community Schools and Smith-Green Community Schools will be closed.
WHITLEY COUNTY -- Due to the extreme weather conditions, the schedule for Week A for recycling has been adjusted to the following:
No collection for Wednesday
Wednesday's recycling will be picked up Thursday
Thursday's recycling will be picked up Friday
Friday's recycling will be picked up Saturday
Those who would've had recycling picked up Monday and Tuesday, the weather prevented crews for getting out. Recycling will take place as scheduled, which means customers who did not have recycling picked up will not be serviced until the next scheduled pick up date.
COLUMBIA CITY -- Trash pickup is delayed due to the extreme weather. Here is the revised schedule according to city officials:
Monday's normal pickup will be Wednesday
Tuesday's normal pickup will be Thursday
Wednesday's normal pickup will be Friday
Friday's normal pickup will be Saturday
WHITLEY COUNTY -- Whitley County Commissioners, Columbia City Mayor, Whitley County Emergency Management and Whitley County Sheriff's Department have issued the following statement concerning travel within our county.
A â€śWATCH Level 2 Travel Advisoryâ€ť has been issued at 5 p.m. until further notice.
A Watch level advisory may be declared when conditions threatening to the safety of the public.