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September 12th, 2012

S.W. BOARD: Town’s problems inherited

September 12, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — The leadership of South Whitley is making no bones about the need for improvement in the town — and the reasons the town is in its current shape.
“This is cleaning up a lot of stuff that has occurred for a lot of years,” said South Whitley Town Council President Tony Starkey at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.
The board heard complaints from residents regarding fluctuating utility bills, which board members Starkey, Steve Smith and Bill Boggs all agree was a result of what they call an ill-advised contract entered into with Duke Energy.

September 11th

ART FESTIVAL

September 11, 2012

LARWILL GUN INCIDENT: Guilty plea entered

September 11, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Michael Frankhart, 30, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday on four counts relating to an incident that occurred at the Larwill Deli in May.
According to a Whitley County Sheriff Department case report, Dispatch received a 911 call May 6 from the attendant at the Larwill Deli, located at 207 N. Center St. in Larwill.

September 10th

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: More talk slated for S.W.

September 10, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — More discussion of a comprehensive plan is on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the South Whitley Town Council, which is scheduled to meet at 6:30 P.M. in City Hall.
The town’s leadership has recently been looking into the need for such a plan, as well as what it would take to have one done.
Lori Shipman, an economic development consultant, has been working with several members of South Whitley government from both the town council and the town’s planning commission.
She said last week she started meeting with South Whitley officials earlier in the summer.

SECOND POOL FORUM: Keeps ideas churning

September 10, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Members of the community attended a forum Saturday, held at the Peabody Pubic Library, to fill out surveys and continue voicing opinions on the future of the Burnworth Memorial Pool.
“What we really want more than anything is your opinions and your ideas and feelings about where aquatics should go here in Columbia City,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel. “Based on the last forum, we had about 50 percent of individuals here were from the city and 50 percent from the county.”

DYW: CCHS senior garners title

September 10, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Corinne Kauffman, Col-umbia City High School senior, was named the 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of Whitley County Saturday night.
“I am so overwhelmed,” said Corinne. “I am so thankful to be here with all these girls. I’ve had a wonderful experience. This has been an experience of a life time.”
Corinne is the daughter of John and Sue Kauffman.
Also returning to relinquish her position as the current Distinguished Young Woman (DYW), Michaela Thomas, last year’s DYW passed out the awards.

FACE ART

September 10, 2012

September 8th

ONE BORING BUG: ‘Busco saves 13 trees from hungry ash borers

September 8, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — It wasn’t a trip to the local immunization clinic, but it was close.
The town of Churubusco, like other Indiana municipalities, had some sick trees. After giving some of them a shot, the town announced most have made a startling recovery.
In 2005, the Emerald Ash Borer, an inch-long green beetle native to Asia, became a growing problem in Churubusco and other regions, spreading through the state as it killed ash trees. Recently, the Churubusco town council approved monies to save some of the most vital trees in the park.

DYW: Distinguished Young Women take the stage tonight

September 8, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Tonight twelve young women from Whitley County will establish themselves as part of Distinguished Young Women history.
The annual program will begin at 7 p.m. at Columbia City High School’s Newell Rice Auditorium and will feature individual talent acts as well as a group fitness routine.

EMPTY: Local food pantry revamps its ministry to families

September 8, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Grace Lutheran Church has had a food pantry ministry for a number of decades, but a dwindling amount of donations is causing the church to come up with a different way to help people.
Church officials said there has been a reduction in funds and donations to the amount of 75 percent, compared to last year.
The church could have opted to close its doors completely, but an alternative will soon be offered. A voucher system, made in part by the Community Harvest Food Bank in Fort Wayne, is the church’s answer to the growing need to feed the hungry.

 

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