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April 26th, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY â With a monthly savings of $2,700, South Whitley town council members voted to change health insurance coverage for town employees, effective May 1.
âI met with town employees on this Physicians Health Plan (PHP) which is a less expensive plan and it will save the town some money until the wages and benefits comes around in November,â said Council President Tony Starkey in Tuesday eveningâs monthly meeting. âNew health insurance online submittal applications need to be done by each employee by May 1 and new (PHP) rates will hold until then.â
COLUMBIA CITY â The council approved additional appropriation of funds to the countyâs Economic Development Corporationâs 2012 budget proposal during Tuesday nightâs meeting.
Alan Tio, president of EDC, presented this request to the board as he explained the importance of EDC and its goal, including sustainability, leadership, innovation and connectedness.
âOur mission is also to attain and attract new employment in the community,â said Tio. âWe want to be seen as the organization to go to for business in Whitley County.â
EDC is a nonprofit organization established in 1992.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City Park Board members will soon address the vacating of Mayor Park, North Side Garden and Langeloh Park in Columbia City with Park Director Mark Green to compose a letter to City Council members.
âI think you (park board) have to basically suggest to the city council that you would like to vacate those three parks or put them up for sale,â Mayor Ryan Daniel said in Monday evenings park board meeting. âAnd, your suggestion being those proceeds of those (parks and garden) going back into the general fund for Columbia City Parks.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Two ordinances were approved on second reading concerning city cemetery and park hours at Tuesdayâs Common Council City meeting.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said the reason the city established the ordinances was to give the police department the ability to remove people from any cemetery or park maintained by the city after hours.
âFrankly, weâve been having trouble with a segment of our youth population in the cemetery being in there after hours, â said Daniel.
The hours established for individuals to be in the cemeteries are from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â Jeremiah is typically known as a Biblical prophet. But to Brandon and Elizabeth Bauer, Jeremiah is a different servant of God.
Elizabeth and the Bauerâs three children were saved by who they call, an âangelâ, Tuesday afternoon when their house caught ablaze.
A man only known as âJeremiahâ was driving by the Bauer residence when he saw smoke coming out of the side of the house.
COLUMBIA CITY â In Tuesdayâs meeting, the Columbia City Common Council recommended back to the Animal Ordinance Committee that they would not like to see a chicken ordinance.
The discussion was brought up after Robin Lahrman made a presentation at the councilâs last meeting April 10, suggesting there be a change to the cityâs ordinance to allow chickens (hens) in city limits.
Mayor Ryan Daniel addressed the council in Tuesdayâs meeting asking them to talk about the feedback they received as well as their own concerns.
CHURUBUSCO â The silver is polished, Prince Charmingâs castle is sparkling and the glass slippers are ready to be placed on Cinderellaâs tiny feet.
The Churubusco Junior Senior High Schoolâs fine arts department present Rodgers & Hammersteinâs âCinderellaâ Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
This enchanting musical has 15 cast members and an orchestra. Each have practiced for months for this special event.
Playing the title role is Maranda Partin and playing Prince Charming is Cullen Fisher.
The musical is directed by Elizabeth K. Piercy.
CHURUBUSCO â History is being recreated for the Churubusco Main Street Project in the form of a Popcorn Stand Mural that is now finished by students of Churubusco High School.
Art students Gretchen Meinzen, Morgan Beverly, Kayleen Mitchell, Gabby Jones, Savannah LeFever and Sydney Hunsberger worked for over a month on the black and white mural of Clarence and Fern Brumbaughâs popcorn stand that sat on the corner of Main and Whitley streets in Churubusco from 1929 to 1942.
COLUMBIA CITY â After a 103-year absence, furniture believed to have belonged to Vice President Thomas R. Marshall has returned home to Whitley County.
Marshall was the 28th vice president of the United States, serving two terms under President Woodrow Wilson from 1913 to 1921.
âIt just really makes the room to have this back here,â said Barb Jones, a volunteer for the museum.
NOBLESVILLE â The Churubusco High School Destination Imagination (DI) team won the state title Saturday, and now it is going global.
CHS took two teams to the state finals in DI at Noblesville High School. Both were focused, but only one team will compete in the global finals in Knoxville, Tenn., May 23-26.