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January 27th, 2012

FIRE: Friday morning fire battled in Larwill

January 28, 2012

Cleveland Township firemen respond to the scene of a house fire in Larwill Friday morning.

BLUE: Columbia City boys basketball hosts prostate cancer night.

January 28, 2012

Columbia City's student section was colored blue Friday night for the boys basketball team's prostate cancer awareness night.

DORIS BOGGS: Serving up more than just cookies

January 27, 2012

Doris Boggs had to wait awhile for her interview. Illness, a crazy start to the New Year, and a death in my family kept postponing our time together.
In typical Doris fashion, when I called to reschedule…again…she said, “I was just praying and thinking about your family and the funeral ALL DAY during that awful weather.”
It felt wonderful to know Doris had been praying…but I was not surprised.
Doris was gracious, as usual, as she ushered me past her husband, Bob, and into the dining room area of her home. Bob and Doris have hung around together for a long time—65 years to be exact.

TRIP BACK IN TIME: Hoosier re-enactor adds authenticity to lessons

January 27, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — History came alive for fifth-grade students at South Whitley Elementary School earlier this week.
Kevin Stonerock gave the students a living history lesson.
Stonerock hails from central Indiana and has given more than 3,000 presentations since 1978.
Dressed in authentic period clothing, he had a high degree of historic authenticity with attention to detail and dialect.
The students studied the mid-1700s in their history classes.

ELECTRIC RATE HIKE: South Whitley residents prepare for increase

January 27, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Residents of South Whitley should brace themselves for yet another electrical price increase which has been on the town council agenda recently.
Effective with March billing, consumers will notice an increase of .0022839 per kilowatt-hour in the electrical portion of their billing, which calculates to $1.42 per 500 kilowatts used.

LIGHTNING STRIKES: Board of Works reflects on outtages

January 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Having not met since Jan. 3, the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety conducted business Tuesday, hearing from department heads and addressing public issues.

All departments signed off on, and the board approved, the permit for the Annual Autumn Art Festival. The event will be held Sept. 8, and will be a one-day event. This will be the festival’s 11th year.

Chauncey Street between Market and Van Buren streets will be closed.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Deadline Monday for Wednesday's Chamber economic breakfast

January 27, 2012

CHAMBER ECONOMIC FORECAST
COMING FEBRUARY 1
COLUMBIA CITY – A popular favorite with the Whitley County Chamber, Jim O’Donnell joins the organization again this year to take a good look at what the economy has done and what the “forecast” will be.

January 26th

SCHOOLS: Northern Heights update

January 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — In an ongoing series of presentations given to the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees, known as “Celebrate Success,” teachers and administrators provide updates and outlines of how a particular school is doing.

Last week, Northern Heights Elementary School Principal Robert Hoke spoke of several programs and activities the school uses to help ensure success for both students and staff.

NEW ADMINISTRATION: Parks Dept. installs officers for ’12

January 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A new slate of officers was installed for the new year at Monday’s Columbia City Parks Board meeting. Officers include Mark Ellis, president; Terry Baker, vice-president; Mauri Bordner, secretary; and Dennis Warnick and Keith Nickolson (replacing Kelley Sheiss), members. Mark Green is the park director.
First order of business for the new year was discussion on a membership-based dog park in Patriotic Park as a committee was formed in November including Barbara Miller, Deb Lawrence, Mary Ann McClusky and Dr. Colleen Quinn, D.V.M. of the Columbia City Veterinary Hospital.

STAGNATION: S. Whitley addresses unused buildings

January 26, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Every small town has a few unoccupied buildings, but buildings in the South Whitley downtown area which are empty or utilized as a warehouse have town council members concerned. One building in particular is owned by Mavis Whitehead which appears to be a warehouse inside and a potential fire waiting to ignite, according to town officials.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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