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September 17th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The WCCS board and administrators met at the Eagles Nest Event Center Friday for a brainstorming work session to discuss the corporationâ€™s vision and mission statements.
â€śWe basically want to talk about our core values,â€ť said Oâ€™Connor. â€śWhat do we value, and what do we really feel is important in our district?â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Organizations and representatives of various local companies will all come together Tuesday for the annual United Way Day of Caring, which begins at 7 a.m. with a breakfast at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds.
â€śThe United Way partners with other groups and corporations to go out in the community and do service projects that various service organizations might need,â€ť said Cindy Baker, UWWCâ€™s executive director.
â€śSome of these groups have various areas of expertise that can help these organizations.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Whitley County Woman was arrested early Saturday morning after a crash near Tri-Lakes.
Susan R. Janes, 45, was booked on driving while intoxicated after she crashed her car on Willow Avenue in the Shriner Lake area at approximately 3:25 a.m.
Janesâ€™ passenger, Michael Grim, 47, also of Whitley County, suffered a broken neck and was taken to Parkview Whitley Hospital.
According to a press release from the Indiana State Police, Janesâ€™ vehicle crossed the center line, went over a curb and hit a parked car in a yard.
The Whitley County Board of Commissioners announced that they are seeking a county resident that is interested in serving on the Whitley County Planning Commission.
The member must reside in or own property within the unincorporated area of the county.
A political party affiliation is not a requirement for this position.
The main qualification is an awareness of and interest in the development of the county.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City is discussing the possibility of a proposed water bond so the water department can start rolling on its upcoming projects.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City advanced a proposed Salary Range Ordinance on first reading, moving it to second reading at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
According to the ordinance, Indiana Code requires the mayor to fix the compensation of each appointive officer, deputy and other employees of the city departments, excluding police officers and firefighters, prior to Nov. 1 for the subsequent budget year upon the approval of the council.
â€śI think itâ€™s an appropriate range,â€ť said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 2013 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Budget was approved by the Columbia City Common Council at its meeting Tuesday.
The budget included money for communications, curb/sidewalk, the park and pool, street, unplanned projects and WCEDC.
For the park and pool, $90,000 was approved by the CIP committee for the Morsches Park bathroom facility.