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January 5th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â Solstice Medical, LLC announced in a statement today the company is locating its operations at a new, state-of-the-art facility in Park 30 Business Center.
The company anticipates adding 10 to 15 new jobs by the middle of 2013.
The new facility will position Solstice Medical, which manufactures and installs radio frequency identification technology (RFID) and software systems globally for medical device manufacturers, distributors and hospitals, to meet growing product and service demands from across the country.
Thursday's sunrise over Whitley County was visually enchanting, bouncing rays off unusually spectacular cloud formations.
COLUMBIA CITY â At least two attempted telephone scam reports were made to local law enforcement officials Wednesday concerning a phone solicitor seeking personal information to issue âa new Medicare card.â
According to information supplied to The Post & Mail, the male phone caller informed his target that âhe was going to send out a new Medicare cardâ and needed to confirm personal information. Included was a solicitation of personal banking information.
COLUMBIA CITY â In addition to their regular duties as Whitley County Commissioners, Don Amber, Tom Rethlake and George Shrumpf will continue to serve on several committees and boards throughout the county in 2012.
All three will serve on the Board of Finance, responsible for determining how to invest monies for the year.
The trio will also be members of the Solid Waste Board.
COLUMBIA CITY â Having sworn-in Sunday and with the lay-over passed, Mayor Ryan Daniel spent the first day at his new office job Tuesday, wearing different hats throughout the day.
After rising while streets were still lit only by streetlights, the Mayor hosted a breakfast at the Eagle Nest Event Center for all city employees from 7 to 8:30 a.m.
Once finished, Daniel went to his office at City Hall to familiarize himself with his new surroundings and attend to mayoral duties.
At 5:15 p.m., Daniel had his first official meeting as Mayor, specifically with the Board of Works.
COLUMBIA CITY â As the final common council meeting of 2011 wound down, former Mayor Jim Fleck and several council members took the opportunity to reflect on their terms.
Fleck talked about the work public officials do aside from attending regular meetings. He said they take a lot of calls and have to deal with a lot of disagreements.
âThere is a lot of homework and a lot of preparation that goes into the decisions that are made,â Fleck said.
Fleck said that running a city takes hundreds of people, and the end result is Columbia City is a great community.
Strong winds will accompany the coldest air of the season so far.
Hold on to your trash cans and recycling bins, Mother Nature and Old Man Winter are teaming up for a special treat. Spent Christmas trees put out at the curb may find their way into the middle of the road, thanks to gusty winds.
As is often the case with some of the coldest outbreaks of the winter, strong winds will add to the shock of the dramatic change in weather during the first few days of the new year.
Wind gusts of 30, 40 and even 50 mph will blast from the Midwest to the Atlantic Seaboard over the next couple of days.
December 30th, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Electric Department put the finishing touch on a nearly two-year project Friday.
The department, doing most of the work in its spare time, has successfully changed out over 4,500 electric meters, the device that measures the amount of electric energy consumed by a residence, business, or electronically powered device.
Two years ago the city was contacted to gauge interest in purchasing an over-stock of meters at a discount price.
âWe got them for a very inexpensive price,â said Electric Department Superintendent Larry Whetstone.
Mark your calendar for these Whitley County events and activities:
Patriots will host
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Patriots will host State Sen. Jim Banks and State Rep. Kathy Heuer at their next meeting, open to the public, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. at The Church of the Nazarene, 506 N. Main St.
The discussion will center on give-and-take about the upcoming legislative session. Also, Brendon Boudreau will attend to discuss Right to Work.
Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food items for local charitable food pantries.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City resident Gary Fouts and his siblings did as many children do around the holidays while growing up in the 1960s: They wrote letters.
Theirs, however, were not to Santa Claus.
Gary, then 13, his brother Melvin, 14, sisters Jane Ann, 12 and Bonnie, 5, instead sent their holiday greetings to the White House; more specifically, to the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson.
âWe sent them every year when we were kids,â said Fouts.