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October 17th, 2013
CHURUBUSCO â A new ordinance was introduced at Churubuscoâs Town Council meeting Wednesday night.
After the town tried to pass a new policy on garage sales this summer, residents created a stir over the proposed permit fee and the limitations placed on the number of sales allowed during a calendar year.
Because the debate was thick, town leaders agreed to scrap the proposal and go back to the drawing board.
Wednesdayâs meeting offered signs that the town may be on the right track.
WOLF LAKE â A church worked to generate a rather hefty donation for children.
The Whitley County Engineerâs office, who spearheads an annual collection of pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, received a donation of 149 pounds of tabs from the Living Waters Lutheran Church in Wolf Lake.
Darlene Hagen, a church member, said that members and guests have been collecting aluminum tabs for several years.
The people at the church wanted to donate the tabs, but couldnât move them. County engineer office employees used their vehicle and personal time to pick up the tabs.
COLUMBIA CITY â âItâs a grand night for singing,â as the popular Broadway tune says.
A special evening is being planned for elementary school students who might be interested in singing with Whitley Community Childrenâs Choir (WCCC).
Thursday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., children and parents can visit the choir at Northern Heights Elementary School, north of Columbia City.
Those attending should enter the school through door three.
This is a no-obligation opportunity to participate with the choir, the night is just to âtry it and see if there is an interest in joining.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Purple ribbons may be decorating downtown Columbia City commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but the color purple held a different meaning Tuesday night.
Relay for Life of Whitley County began assembling its committee for the 24-hour walk in June.
Purple is the eventâs color and the shade worn by cancer survivors at the relay.
It may seem premature to begin generating to-do lists and plans for a fundraiser more than seven months away, but there is much work to be done.
COLUMBIA CITY â While many view court-ordered community service as punishment, more positives than negatives come from the work crew, according to its leader Thor Hodges.
Many have seen the yellow community service van around Whitley County, at the schools, working in the streets and parks, but Hodges said there are misconceptions about the people working on those crews.
âTheyâre not bad people,â Hodges said. âTheyâre people who have made a mistake and were ordered to do community service for it.â
COLUMBIA CITY â A man convicted for using drugs at a local bar in Columbia City received the maximum prison sentence Monday.
Chadwick L. Sweet, 36, was sentenced to three years to the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC), for maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.
Sweet was ordered by Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer to serve the entire time behind bars.
The maximum sentence for a Class D felony is three years.
Sweet was originally arrested in April, when he was caught using drugs in the restroom at Duffâs in Columbia City.
Friday, Oct. 18
âą Radio theater - 7 p.m.
Radio Theater will be Friday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Peabody Public Library auditorium. The two shows will include spine-tingling and rib-tickling productions of âThe Hitchhikerâ and âHalloween with Baby Snooks.â
Wednesday, Oct. 23
âą Trick-or-Trunk - 6:30 p.m.
Smith Green Community Schoolsâ Trick-or-Trunk will be Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 28
âą Harvest party - 4:30 p.m.
CHURUBUSCO â The combined show choirs of Churubusco Junior-Senior High Schoolâs New Era and Columbia City High Schoolâs City Lights and City Heat will be singing to raise money for the Whitley County Literacy Council.
Join this musical extravaganza Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the CJSHS auditorium located at 1 Eagle Dr., Churubusco.
The doors open at 6 p.m. so participants can bid on the silent auction items and enjoy light refreshments. A $5 fee will be charged at the door.
CHURUBUSCO â If at first you donât succeed, try again â that seems to be the mantra for Churubuscoâs Town Council and the garage sale ordinance that has left many residents upset.
In September, the ordinance fell flat when community members spoke out against the fees and language in the proposed policy.
COLUMBIA CITYâ Sights will be set on a familiar face in Columbia City.
Dr. Andrew Hogue purchased the practice of Dr. Westrick at Westrick Family Eye Care, which is located on North Line Street in Columbia City.
Hogue, a Whitley County native, purchased the practice this past summer. He said returning to his hometown has been a blessing.
âI am enjoying being back in Columbia City with the many patients I already know. I am reconnecting with a lot of memories from being a kid,â he said.