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September 6th, 2013
Autumn Arts Festival
The 12th Annual Whitley County Autumn Arts Festival will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Courthouse lawn.
The event will feature a childrenâ€™s tent, face painting, a sidewalk chalk drawing attraction, silent auction and student art show. Admission is free.
Visit www.wcaaf.org for more information.
Whitley County Farmers Market will intermingle with the arts festival Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Local vendors will have fruits, vegetables and plants for sale, along with numerous crafts and homemade items.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Growth seems to be a consistent theme in Whitley County when it comes to industry and the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
Alan Tio, president of the EDC, was at both the Whitley County Commissioners and the Whitley County Council meetings to request tax abatements and incentives for an expanding company.
â€śWeâ€™ve been working with this company to help them expand,â€ť Tio said.
â€śThis is another great example of positive motion for Whitley County.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Returning for its 16th year, the Distinguished Young Woman program, formerly Junior Miss, will highlight 10 Whitley County high school senior girls.
The program will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Columbia City High School.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students kindergarten through 12th grade.
Each of the participants will be scored in several categories. A panel interview, which will take place before the nightâ€™s program, is a 10-minute discussion with judges.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With outdated computer software, the ability for Whitley County dispatchers to communicate with the public safety officials in the field is soon to fail.
According to Ted Hurley, of J&K Communications, the Windows operating system currently used by the department is no longer supported by Microsoft.
That means, should there be a computer malfunction, repairs wo-uld be virtually impossible.
LOGANSPORT â€” Farmers, landowners, bankers and farm managers can benefit from attending the Purdue Extensionâ€™s upcoming program, â€śFinding Balance in Farmland Lease Contracts.â€ť
Many times there is confusion in determining a fair value for land rents and which lease option matches the expectations for landowners and tenants.
The Purdue Land Lease Team has developed this program, along with several publications, that address the many questions concerning land leases.
Several aspiring cheerleaders attended Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s Mini Cheerleading Camp this summer.
Northern Heights Elementary School students have been discussing the importance of reading on a daily basis.
By signing a â€śReaderâ€™s Workshop Contractâ€ť (pictured above) they have promised to read each day, follow procedures and do their personal best.
Pictured from left, students in Teri Harmonâ€™s fourth-grade class: Samantha Harris, Rachel Cotterman and Cameron Craig, sign their pledge in class.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Passages, Inc. is in a season of several changes.
Its operations on Towerview Drive will soon relocate to the former Lehmberg Building, Columbia City, where education and creative learning will expand with the change.
As preparations fall in place for the move, another shift is taking place at the helm of the nonprofit. Long-time leader Tom Oâ€™Neill has stepped down from his role as president and CEO to make way for newly- named president, Jason Meyer.
CHURUBUSCO â€” With only one council member in support of the proposed garage sale ordinance for Churubusco, the change was not passed at Wednesdayâ€™s Town Council meeting.
A public hearing held for the ordinance in August opened the floor to several town residents who had complaints against the proposal.
After having a chance to discuss some of the concerns, Councilman Mark Pepple offered his opinion on the ordinance before the vote.
â€śI have a few issues with the ordinance. There are some items I think we need to take a look at,â€ť Pepple said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will launch a new phase of its entrepreneurial program later this month.
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, which will be an aspect of the EDCâ€™s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative (SBEI), is a combination of online and in-person sessions focused on fundamental concepts of turning ideas into businesses.