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March 1st, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Meeting the potential of every student.
That is the goal of Coesse Elementary School. Coesse Principal Laura McDermott gave a presentation at the last meeting of the Whitley County Consolidated School board on progress toward that goal.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Water Department has finished some project work and is looking ahead to more as the weather gets warmer.
There have been problems with water mains and low pressure in Eagle Glen and surrounding areas for some time. There is a two-step process for the solution.
The first project is placing anodes into the soil. Since the soil is corrosive, Water Superintendent Mike Dear said the hope is that the soil eats at the anodes and not the pipes.
The second step is looping a water line near County Line 100 South to Eagle Glen to give a second source of water.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man accused of stealing from a local church had his initial court appearance Monday.
Cody Miller, 21, was accused of burglary and theft after he allegedly stole priceless artifacts from Saint Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in Columbia City.
A church relic, a gold metal container and a set of brass keys, along with a small amount of money and checks were taken from the church.
The relic, a metal cross containing a small bone fragment of Saint Paul of the Cross, had been broke open to determine its value for scrap, police said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While Fort Wayne has been dealing with an abundance of bank robberies, Whitley County has stayed under the radar â€” for the most part.
Police received a call Tuesday morning of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a bank in South Whitley.
According to police scanner traffic, bank employees may have seen a man wearing a ski mask parked outside of the bank.
According to the scanner, the vehicle took off before police arrived, and traveled southbound out of town.
Police in the area have been paying special attention to banks and credit unions.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Some ideas are finding their way to fruition in South Whitley.
After several brainstorming sessions, Whitley on The Move (WOTM) formed a handful of committees to take community suggestions and begin working on action plans to bring those ideas to life.
Now, two committees have the opportunity to move out of the brainstorming stage and into a planning progression.
Julia Robinson, WOTMâ€™s organizer, gave town council members an update at Tuesday nightâ€™s meeting.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed his first piece of legislation since taking office.
The bill prevents an estimated $57 million property tax increase on Hoosier farmers by delaying the use of new soil productivity factors in farmland assessment.
Legislators want the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) and the Purdue University College of Agriculture to complete a study on the process.
Indiana Representative Kathy Heuer was in Columbia City Saturday to convey the importance of this bill to local farmers.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Parking problems have been an issue for Columbia City for some time, and the Common Council approved an ordinance Tuesday in an effort to provide a solution.
The new ordinance, which unanimously passed by the council, now allows for parking in the North Chauncey Street Municipal Parking Lot near the post office. There will be two handicapped spots, three two-hour spaces and the remainder will have a 24-hour limit on the time a vehicle can remain in any one spot.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Eagle Tech Academy students presented community leaders with their suggestions of a sister city for Columbia City.
Having a sister city would allow Columbia City to partner with a foreign city and glean from its cultural differences and economic strengths as well as learn from its unique way of living. At the same time, Columbia City would be able to offer its knowledge, support and insight.
Displaying a multimedia presentation, students shared common characteristics between Columbia City and their Spanish-speaking city of choice.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” New vehicles for the city were approved for purchase by the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety Tuesday.
The board approved the purchase of a Ford Escape for the electric department at $23,620.29; a new dump truck for the electric department at $34,069.21; a Ford F550 for the water department, which will be $36,679.46 and a new vehicle for the street department, which will cost $31,542. All costs include trade-in from previous vehicles where applicable.