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June 28th, 2012

Churubusco hires new wastewater head

June 28, 2012

CHURUBUSCO —The Churubusco Town Council voted to hire Todd M. Sattison of Garrett as the town’s new wastewater treatment supervisor.
Sattison, who currently works in Auburn, will begin July 9 at the rate of $1,440 per month.
He replaces Bob Hyatt, who was terminated by the town earlier in the month.
In other news the council adopted the Sidewalk Enhancement Project as presented by Madalyn Sade-Bartl, clerk/treasurer and Jeremy Hart, town supervisor.
By approving this project the town can apply for grants for the Save Routes to School program.

WELCOME RELIEF: Cooling station implemented at OSD

June 28, 2012

The Whitley County Department of Emergency Management/Department of Homeland Security announced today it has opened a cooling station at the corner of Van Buren and Chauncey streets on the courthouse lawn of Columbia City.
The decision to open the station was made in order to accommodate residents and visitors to the Old Settlers Days festival. There are chairs and fans at the station with water coolers inside the tent.

BURNWORTH MEMORIAL POOL: City to ask for community input

June 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The future of the Burnworth Memorial Pool was a topic of discussion at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
Mark Green, the park director, said the park board had a meeting Monday night, and a report was given on the pool and the cost to maintain it.
“I guess all and all to summarize the report, they figure they want the pool to last another — it’s not really guaranteed — but another four or five years, it would take $1.1 million dollars to put into the facility,” said Green.

NEPOTISM: City Council passes policy

June 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A resolution on a policy prohibiting nepotism was passed on an emergency basis at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
At the council’s last meeting, Attorney Marcia McNagny brought the information to the board, informing them the resolution would need to be passed as soon as possible to meet the July 1 deadline.

REMEMBER WHEN?: OSD timeline provides look into the past

June 28, 2012

• 1910 — The parade was the talk of the town when 64 of the county’s 174 automobiles were in the procession.
• 1912 — The first plane to land in Columbia City gave many their first look at the flying machine. Flown by DeLoyd Thompson and James D. Adams the “Curtis Wright” was the big feature at the fair.
• Aug. 20, 1919 — the parade featured the survivors of the Civil War, The Spanish American War and World War I.
• 1925 — The Black Horse Troupe, from Culver Military Academy, was the highlight of the parade. King, the educated horse, performed on the bandstand.

TRADITION: Old Settlers Days grows from one-day business meeting to festive celebration of today

June 28, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — As the cotton candy is consumed and kids take spin after spin on such rides as the “Gravitron,” Old Settlers Days are celebrated with much fanfare. But why does downtown Columbia City transform into a veritable smorgasbord of food and fun each June?
Many who part take in the festivities hardly know the founding reasons for the four-day hoopla.
The first Old Settlers Day was officially held Sept. 17, 1904. In its early stages, the event was more like a business meeting than a carnival. The beginning years of Old Settlers Day was truly just a day.

WATER WOES: S. Whitley council hears wave of concerns

June 28, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — With the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) requiring all downspouts, roof drains, sump pumps and floor drains prohibited by July 1, South State Street resident Mike Renschler continued to voice his concerns on IDEM’s regulation at Tuesday evenings town council meeting.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

June 28, 2012

Mobile Mammography

June 27th

OLD SETTLERS EVENTS

June 27, 2012

Wednesday, June 27
Downtown Midway
Poor Jack Amusements Midway 5-11 p.m.
Woodlands Senior Center
W. C. Council on Aging breakfast 8:30 a.m.
W. C. Historical Museum
Open tours & Quilt Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Legion Tent on Midway
American Legion Bingo 5-11 p.m.
Burnworth Memorial Pool
Free Pool Day 4-6 p.m.
Courthouse Stage
“BackWater Band” – Country 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 28
Downtown Midway
Poor Jack Amusements Midway 1-11 p.m.
Wrist Band Discounts 1-5 p.m.
W. C. Historical Museum

DELAYED: Col. City fireworks postponed

June 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Due to the city’s current burn ban, Fire Chief Thomas LaRue said the fireworks, which were previously scheduled to take place July 3 at Morsches, are now postponed.
The announcement was made at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
“We decided it was best,” said LaRue. “I don’t want to have grass fires. I don’t want to have fires at all.”
LaRue said he believes the city is more than eight inches behind in rain since April 1 of this year.
“That is a significant amount of rain,” said LaRue. “It’s going to take us a while to catch up, I believe.”

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