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November 17th, 2010
The Whitley County Plan Commission will meet tonight for the first time since tabling a decision last month to pass an ordinance designed to regulate windmills.
On Oct. 20, the commission heard a proposed directive called the Whitley County Wind Ordinance.
The document was created in response to some interest in Whitley County by companies specializing in wind powerplants.
Last monthâs meeting drew a packed room of concerned citizens who want to see windmills in the county banned, as well as some who are in favor of the alternative energy.
âThank you, thank you, thank you,â said Mayor Fleck to the veterans in the standing-room-only crowd at the Peabody Library Sunday afternoon.
The Salute to Veterans this year, with a theme of âThe Places Iâve Seenâ was held at the libraryâs new stage area in the basement.
âFreedom isnât free,â said Fleck, âVeterans are the ones who paid the price.â
Janet Scank, director of the library, acted as emcee, introducing the all-local talent at this yearâs event.
Three churches will open their doors to host Thanksgiving services next week. The public is invited to attend any of the services.
Two groups are also planning Thanksgiving dinners for those who have nowhere to go or are unable to afford Thanksgiving dinner
Author of âMistaken Identity,â Newell Cerak, will be the headliner for the Whitley County Youth For Christ (YFC) â2010 Piece Rallyâ at the Eagleâs Nest Event Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with coffee and dessert available.
Cerak is the father of Whitney Cerak, a Taylor University student who survived a tragic automobile accident in 2006, but was mistakenly identified as another student.
Coesse Elementary School students have been taught well about the importance our veterans have played in the American freedoms we enjoy.
Thursday, they presented a Veterans Day program under the direction of Becky Walter, choir director, honoring veterans from their community, many with direct descendants in the school.
Called âAmerica, the land of Heroesâ the program guide stated âPatriotism is little hands holding little flags.â Throughout the various patriotic songs, that is just what the students did, making the bleachers a sea of waving red, white and blue.
LARWILL â The property located at 202 N. Center Street was evacuated last spring due to several violations of the Larwillâs unsafe building ordinance per Chief Inspector Craig Wagner with the Whitley County Planning and Building Department.
Owner of the unsafe structure is Ralph Fitch, who was represented by Katrina Osterman last spring.
At that time, Osterman agreed with the council to make repairs to the property by Nov. 1, with updates reported every two months to council members.
Columbia Cityâs Brownfields Committee was formed earlier this year with the express purpose of assessing what can be done to make good use of city business properties that have potential benefit to the town.
And the seven-person panel hopes to get some help from the community in doing so.
Lori Shipman serves as a consultant for the committee. She said a public forum will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.
A Brownfield is described as real estate that is either abandoned or inactive and which might not be serving its potential.
Officials in charge of Columbia Cityâs ever-growing Veteranâs Marathon arenât worried about parking issues for the raceâs second annual event Saturday.
Tuesday, during the regular meeting of the Columbia City Common Council, Mayor Jim Fleck questioned whether or not there should be parking set up at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds with shuttle service for participants in any of the three races.
Aside from the 26.2 mile marathon, there will also be a half marathon and five kilometer race.
Who knew paying your phone bill was a monthly social event when United Telephone had its offices on Chauncey Street?
The post office was right across the street, so folks would pick up their mail, walk across the street, and line up around the block to pay their phone bill.
The post office is still right across the street but the telephone companyâs storefront hasnât existed for a long time.
This is the first of a series of articles on the Community Conversaton meeting held Thursday at the Peabody Library.
How many of you have your high school diploma? I do. Walked across the stage and received it back in 1989. That was a proud day for my parents and me. I went on to get my B.A. and proudly received that diploma.