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March 9th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City City Hall played host to the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) and the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) for a public field hearing Thursday regarding the proposed water rate increase for the city.
A public field hearing is a formal, legal proceeding. Administrative Law Judge Angela Weber presided over the meeting and Commissioner Larry Landis was on hand for IURC.
Wednesday was Nurse Sandy Kohutâ€™s birthday but that didnâ€™t stop her from working. Kohut, center (and with a crown) is a registered nurse at Columbia City High School and still takes Eric Shepherdâ€™s, right, temperature as Brice Aldrich, left, assists. She was queen for a day, but didnâ€™t reveal how old she turned.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Residents of Whitley County who are registered to vote in their district of residence may begin absentee voting April 9. According to Jessica Hockemeyer of the Whitley County Clerkâ€™s Office, the Election Office is now accepting applications. Ballots will be mailed out beginning on March 23.
Absentee voting will take place at the Whitley County Clerkâ€™s Office in the courthouse at 101 W. Van Buren Street in Columbia City. The clerkâ€™s office is located on the second floor, room 18.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While many voters will be heading to familiar polling locations in May for the primary elections, some will be venturing toward unfamiliar scenery to do their voting.
The Whitley County Election Office is making some changes this year to reduce the number of locations and workers available to the public. Several polling locations will be combined, including in South Whitley, Cleveland Township and Smith Township.
â€śWeâ€™re very excited about this,â€ť said Clerk of Courts Debbie Beers. â€śWeâ€™re going to save the county some money while making things better for the voters.â€ť
Fluffy the cat cautiously looks out from the side of a barn before jumping down to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather Tuesday afternoon.
CHURUBUSCO â€” There is a new police officer in Churubusco. Mike Engle was approved to replace former Town Marshall John Hart, who retires from police work March 19. The Churubusco Town Council unanimously approved Engle to begin full-time duties March 19.
In new business, the council approved a new Churubusco FaĂ§ade Grant Program. â€śThis is a program connected with the Main Street Project,â€ť said Frank Kessler, council president. With the grant a total of $25,000 is available for Churubusco businesses to apply for grants.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Council addressed several fiscal concerns at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, including those involving county employees.
The Assessorâ€™s Office requested budgeting to hire a new employee to join the office staff. The move comes on the heels of County Assessor Angie Heathâ€™s news that she would be taking a leave of absence from May through October of this year.
Turtle Days Fish Fry
set for Friday
CHURUBUSCO â€” A Turtle Days Fish Fry fund raiser will be held March 9 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 157.
All you can eat is $8, dinner is $7 and sandwiches are $5. Carry-out is available. All proceeds will benefit the Turtle Days Festival.
to host fry
ALBION â€“ Cornerstone Christian School, located at 4304 S. Oak St. in Albion, will hold a Tenderloin and Fish Fry Saturday, March 10 from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Smoke rolled across the serene landscape; Laurel Stockamp wandered around the charred timber, inspecting the extensive damage and remembering the tall, long structure as it was more than a week ago. Barrels of hay and ash remain untouched for inspection after a morning fire engulfed Stockamp Ranchâ€™s main bank barn before spreading to the exercise barn and finally the loafing barn.
Shaking her head in disbelief at the sight, Laurel said, â€śEveryone will remember the big fire here.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śIf she was in the gym, she was happy.â€ť
Columbia City coaching legend Wayne Kreiger wasnâ€™t talking about a former player. He wasnâ€™t speaking of his wife, daughter or granddaughters.
The Indiana Hall of Fame coach was reminiscing on his mother, Helen Kreiger-Ziegler, of Huntington, the woman who has followed him throughout his entire basketball career.