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November 30, 2012

November 29th

BURNWORTH: Park board plans to cease operation of pool, look into new facility

November 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — November 30, 2014, is the final date for Burnworth Pool, the community swimming pool in Columbia City.

After weighing all options and viewing several surveys, the city plans to cease operations and maintenance of Burnworth Pool — shutting down the 52-year-old facility.

“We’ll start looking into a new facility,” said Columbia City Park Director Mark Green. “If everything comes together like we hope, there won’t be a gap without a pool. That’s the goal.”

GIVING BACK: Motorsports retailer brings recreational vehicles to at-risk kids

November 29, 2012


Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the mission-minded efforts of Rob and Beth Arms.

COLUMBIA CITY — Rob and Beth Arms, of Columbia City, might be best known for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and motorcycles.

As the owners of R&D Motorsports, a four-wheeler or golf cart is as common as office furniture to the recreational vehicle retailer. But to certain children in Grundy, Va., four-wheelers and ATVs are a foreign luxury.

That is why Rob’s visit to the Mountain Mission School was such a “treat” for these children.

TRAIL PROJECT: Park board asks citizens to keep away from trail, bridge until next spring

November 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — While the Blue River Trail project is still progressing, the city asks local residents to keep away from the bridge and trail until next spring.

“The project looks very nice, and I’ve received several calls from people who are interested in it,” said Columbia City Park Director Mark Green. “But we’ve also had a lot of people walking on the trail.”

During the Columbia City Park Board meeting Monday, the board discussed its thoughts about people using the trail before it is completed.

2013 SALARY: City looking to pass ordinance with no raises

November 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council is moving to pass an ordinance fixing annual salaries of all city elected officials for next year. The ordinance will not allow for any raises.

“We have already passed the salaries for employees, but we have not yet passed the salaries for elected officials,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel at Tuesday’s council meeting. “We need to get moving on this in order to make sure it gets passed for first reading and second reading before the end of the year.”

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

November 29, 2012

Friday

•Toy collection — 6:15 p.m.
The Marines will be present at the Columbia City boys basketball game at 6:15 p.m. on Friday. The Marines will collect new, unwrapped toys for needy children in the community.

Saturday

• Cookie, candy sale — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

November 28th

$500 MILLION: Locals dream of winnings

November 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The $500 million dollar jackpot is Powerball’s largest prize in its history.

No doubt, winning such a substantial amount of money would be life-changing. What would a person do with that amount of money?

The Post & Mail asked Facebook followers that question. Of course the plan would include suddenly becoming debt free, but Krista Eber said she would invest in the community.

“I would have Burnsworth Pool upgraded and enclosed for the school system to use. I’d by new band uniforms,” said Eber. “I would donate to getting a community theater started.”

COMMUNITY TRADITION: Courthouse to play stage

November 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY – As the holiday approaches, the Whitley County Courthouse continues to transform into a Christmas wonderland.

The Community Christmas Celebration is a tradition spanning 28 years and will promote the holiday theme both outside and inside the Courthouse.

On Dec. 7-8 from 6 to 8 p.m., seven stations will take visitors on the Christmas story journey. Area churches volunteer to make up live nativity scenes. Narrators complete the picture as they tell the traditional Christmas story.

ADA TRANSITION: City adopts plan to meet access needs

November 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — To avoid discrimination against its citizens who have disabilities, and to comply with federal law, Columbia City adopted an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.

Through this plan, the city will identify barriers to streets, sidewalks or buildings, addressing complaints and meeting access needs to transform the city into a more ADA friendly community.

The resolution was passed Tuesday at the City of Columbia City’s Board of Works and Safety meeting.

PROMISES, PROMISES: Park Board offered help but no money for the moment

November 28, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — Katie Till, park board member, and several other board representatives attended the South Whitley Town Council meeting Tuesday looking for answers to their funding questions.

The board originally thought its park account had some $14,000 available for spending yet this year. However, at the last council meeting, the board was told that was not the case. Overspending in some categories due to a $160,000 error meant the board was forced to give up its appropriations.

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