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May 19th, 2015

MULLETT HIRED: NHES gets a new principal

May 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County native and 1996 Columbia City High School graduate is returning to Whitley County to serve as Northern Heights Elementary School’s principal.

Wesley Mullett, son of the late Dan and Susan Mullett (Riecke), and brother of Eagle Tech Academy Principal Brady Mullett, will join NHES next year.

May 18th

S. WHITLEY OFFICIALS: Still dealing with sewage plant issues

May 18, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — The town council members in South Whitley are still dealing with the headaches of an under-constructed wastewater treatment facility.

The council met May 18 with Steve Grass, senior engineer at Donohue and Associates, to discuss how to deal with the problems moving forward.

LETTER OF INTENT: Hughes signs with Defiance College

May 18, 2015

Tanner Hughes, Whitko senior, signed a letter of intent to play football at Defiance College. Front, from left: Todd Hughes, father; Tanner Hughes; and Robin Hughes, mother. Back: Whitko Head Football Coach Josh Mohr and Whitko Athletic Director Casey Stouffer.

NO ADDITIONAL BIRDS INFECTED: Law to cover loss from bird flu

May 18, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Local farmers who have suffered loss from the bird flu are protected under federal law.

Two weeks ago, state animal health officials reported that the bird flu was present in Whitley County.

SURVIVAL SKILLS: Museum event to outline preparedness throughout history

May 18, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting “Historic Survival Skills,” a disaster preparedness event on Saturday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event consists of various speakers on survival topics such as: fire, shelter, first aid, self defense, firearms safety and hunting,


May 18, 2015

Columbia City High School’s show choir held its final performance of the season Sunday afternoon. The annual Fantacular was titled, “Gender Royale.” Seniors Ashley Kendall and CariAnn Freed (right) sing their final songs as CCHS show choir members.

ADVISORY: Road Closures

May 18, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The intersection of Harrison St. and Elm St. will be closed starting Monday 5/18 for most of the week for manhole work.

May 17th

NO NEWS, GOOD NEWS?:None attend RDC project meeting

May 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — No news may not be bad news for the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission.

On Tuesday, the RDC held a meeting regarding city’s lot, northwest of the intersection of Van Buren and Line streets.

The city is seeking proposals from developers. Those proposals are due in early June.

None were in attendance of Tuesday’s meeting, but city officials say that’s not necessarily a bad sign.

“We have answered some questions through phone calls,” said Councilman Ben Romine.


May 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is looking to add a handful of deputies to its reserve program.

Reserve deputies have similar duties to full-time law enforcement officers, but work on a volunteer basis.

WCSD Detective Bill Brice said the reserve program is a great way to build a resume when applying to be a full-time deputy.

“Most of our command staff and several of our deputies were reserve officers before we were hired,” Brice said. “The reserve program is a great feeder program.

May 16th

ARMED FORCES DAY: ‘Uncle Sam’ buried in Merriam?

May 16, 2015

MERRIAM — One of the most iconic figures in United States military history is not that of a soldier, but rather that of a bearded man, too old to actually serve, exhorting others to do their part.

The figure of Uncle Sam is one of the world’s most recognizable, and in its original poster form, one most closely associated with the U.S. armed forces.

The iconic “I Want You” poster was originally published as cover art for Leslie’s Weekly in 1916. Originally published with the caption “What Are You Doing for Preparedness?”

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