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March 22nd, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A crushed pipe, resulting in more than $1,500 in repair work, was deemed to not be the responsibility of the town by the South Whitley Town Council last week.
When a resident brought the concern to the townâ€™s council, President Tony Starkey asked for more information.
After bills were submitted to Town Manager Dave Wilkinson and more questions were answered, the council members decided there was no liability on the townâ€™s part to cover the repair costs.
See Saturday's Post & Mail for an updated review of Whitley County unemployment numbers.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Bringing home a national award is cause for celebration for any team, squad or group.
But for Vanessa Bills and the Whitley County Dazzlers, winning a cheerleading national title is somewhat shocking.
â€śI didnâ€™t even realize we would be competing like that,â€ť said Bills who is the Dazzlerâ€™s coach.
The special needs cheerleading squad is open to any age and gender in Whitley County who has a disability.
Last week, the squad took its first cross-country trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to compete in Cheer Ltd.â€™s national competition.
Although March 20 was the first day of spring, snow storms are currently being tracked for northeast Indiana.
Meteorologist with the National Weather Service are showing the potential for significant snow Sunday, March 24 and Monday, March 25. Snow fall may start as early as Saturday night, March 23.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco Junior-Senior High School Athletic/Activities Director Andrew Wagner will resign following the 2012-13 school year.
The SGCS Board of School Trustees approved Wagnerâ€™s resignation at its March meeting Monday.
Wagner is in his second year in the position. He had served three years as athletic director at Indian Springs Middle School, in Columbia City, immediately prior to his tenure with SGCS.
In the meeting, Board President Cathy Petrie read a portion of a letter from Wagner.
Editorâ€™s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and have been highlighted during the last week. Connor Stouder was The Post & Mailâ€™s top pick in the Leaders of Tomorrow search.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” â€śNever take a day off.â€ť Thatâ€™s the advice Connor Stouder, a senior at Whitko High School, would give to students just starting their high school career.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to turn a fish hatchery property back over to the state of Indiana Monday.
The commissioners also discussed the Camp Samaritan property, which had been in the countyâ€™s control since 2010. Camp Whitley was interested in purchasing the land. The stipulation of the contract was if the county did nothing to make Camp Samaritan into a public park, then it would revert back to the DNR.
COLUMBIA CITY â€”ÂÂ Megan Jagger, an 8th-grade student at Indian Springs Middle School, won several regional honors in the Scholastic Art Awards competition for her photographs.
However, in a ceremony held at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Jagger was awarded a National Silver Medal for a photograph of an old tractor entitled, â€śAntiquity on the Farm.â€ť
Mary Hilger is Jaggerâ€™s art teacher at ISMS and was elated to see one of her students receive the artistic honor.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Tri-Lakes residents could possibly see an increase in their sewer bills starting in June.
Expensive sewer repairs and rising maintenance costs have led the Tri-Lakes Sewer District to visit the idea of increasing rates .97 cents.
According to the District Administrator Carol Martin the average sewer bill will increase from $37.88 to $38.85 for Phase I customers. Phase II customers, on average, will see a new amount of $51.40.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Chuck Zumbrun has been farming off and on for nearly 40 years. He recently swapped farming notes with a visiting farmer from Australia.
As a fourth-generation farmer, Zumbrun connected through social media with Bryan Granshaw, a third-generation farmer from Queensland, Australia.
The two were able to come together to share ideas about soil sustainability and management through the concept of companion cropping.