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March 13th, 2012
The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety has scheduled a special meeting for Friday at 7 a.m. in the conference room at City Hall. The complete agenda can be viewed by clicking on the file below.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Courthouseâ€™s exterior is getting a spring cleaning. Talks began while maintenance employees were prepping for a heating and cooling project to the courthouse, but brought the new project to the Commissionersâ€™ attention, sensing urgency.
â€śBoth Mark and I feel that this project is probably more important,â€ť said Denny Fenker, courthouse maintenance.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” There was some serious fun during a fundraiser at Columbia City High School Friday night. Ryan Romanowski was crowned 2012 Mr. CCHS and appeared to enjoy the title.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śPernicious,â€ť â€śfilibuster,â€ť â€śschottischeâ€ť and â€ścorpuscleâ€ť are just a few words that Jaeden Roussey spelled correctly at the Regional Finals of the 58th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee at Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.
Roussey, 10, a fifth-grade student at Coesse Elementary School took second place at the regional finals Saturday morning. Roussey went 35 rounds until he misspelled â€śfatality.â€ť
Roussey will serve as alternate and will be able to go to Washington, D.C., if for any reason winner Kaelyn Bender canâ€™t go.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An ordinance amendment changing fees involved with Sheriff Sales of real property has been adopted by the Whitley County Commissioners and should take effect beginning in April. The fees are typically paid by the attorneyâ€™s office representing the interest of the mortgage company that holds the lien on the foreclosed property.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A project recently being looked at to replace the boiler and cooler system in the Whitley County Courthouse is being put on the back-burner in favor of more pressing maintenance to the exterior of the building. Mark Sturtevant, courthouse maintenance, said they were already aware of issues with the cooling tower outside of the courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At the Whitley County Republican Partyâ€™s monthly breakfast Saturday, March 10, keynote speaker and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett, outlined several issues concerning schools today. The breakfast took place at CC Deli in Columbia City.
Among the topics addressed were financial decisions, paid performance, third grade reading level and technology.
LONDONâ€”In July of 2011, 16-year-old Columbia City High School student Jade Shopell attended a UCA (Universal Cheerleaders Association) cheer camp and was selected as an All American.
This awarded her the opportunity to fly with All Americans from all over the United States to London, England on an eight-day trip, culminating in their appearance in Londonâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Day Parade.
The All Americans were divided into three groups. Each group was sent a DVD of a dance mix they were to learn and perform along the parade route.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Recorders Office is continuing to update its record keeping system for the digital world, giving the public easier, more efficient access to its records.
Currently, the officeâ€™s more recent records are searchable and viewable on a program called Laredo, a product of Fidlar Technologies, a powerful land records conversion and search system.
The company provides services which scan, convert, enhance and import land records into the system which is accessible to the public both online or in the Recorderâ€™s Office.
LARWILL â€” A 14.3 percent sewer rate increase is looming on the horizon for Larwill residents as town council members voted unanimously to pursue in Thursday evenings meeting. It has been seven years since the town has experienced a sewer increase.
According to Clerk-Treasurer Renee Sills, the 2012 sewer budget is $60,420 compared to $68,411.96 in 2011.
â€śWe spent $58,270.30 in 2011 which is a $10,141.66 overflow of cash,â€ť Sills said. â€śWith the 2012 budget at $60,420, we only have a cash flow left over of $2,537.79 and that is if we spend like we did last year.â€ť