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June 7th, 2012

MOVING FORWARD: Commissioners approve project

June 7, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Amy Lybarger, district conservationist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service in Columbia City, came before the commissioners Monday, requesting the approval of a project concerning the highway.
The area Lybarger is concerned about is CR 600 N., approximately a mile and a half west of Ind. 109. After investigation, Lybarger said they realized there was a tile blow hole.
“We are very nervous over this situation,” said Lybarger. “We want to get it fixed and repaired as fast as possible. It would be a very easy repair, and quick repair.”

June 6th

SHINING BRIGHT

June 6, 2012


The moon shines bright in the sky Saturday evening.

WCCS: Board ok's computer lease

June 6, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School (WCCS) board approved a computer lease proposal at their work session Monday.
Anne Plunkett, technology director, said while the schools usually buy computers, there are other ways to obtain the equipment needed.
“We are hoping that leasing may be a viable alternative for that,” said Plunkett.
Due to state requirements for online testing, the amount of equipment needed to meet those requirements has significantly increased.
WCCS’ current laptops are four years old.

ROAD SEALING: Highway gives updates on programs

June 6, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — At Monday’s County Council meeting, Michael Barton, highway department superintendent, gave an update on the department’s sealing program that started Tuesday.
“Johnson Road will be the first road we start on,” said Barton. “We’ll actually get primed in the morning and start sealing.”
Barton said the department would also go down to 800 S., 700 E. and a few other roads in the area.
The department is working to go back over all the roads they double sealed in 2009-10.
As far as working on single seals, Barton said there are about 70 miles of road.

LEGACY: Two families receive Masonic Lewis Awards

June 6, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Masonic jurisdictions have recognized the sons of Masons who join the fraternity by giving them the title of Lewis.
Strangely, this is a custom that has remained unpracticed in the United States. This year marks a change in the Masons, or at least in Indiana and in Columbia City.
Two families have bestowed the Lewis Award on their sons.
Recently, the Jerry Yagel and Cliff Schlatter families presented the Lewis Award to their sons.
Jerry’s son, Bob, presented the Lewis Award to his son Justin Yagel. Witnessing the event was Tim Yagel, cousin, and Jesse, uncle.

NEW DIRECTOR: Brown to head up county chamber

June 6, 2012

Brown to serve as Whitley County Chamber of Commerce executive director

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce announced today the selection of Doug Brown to serve as the organization’s new executive director.
“Former general manager of a local printing company and previous publisher of The Post & Mail newspaper, Brown brings great business experience and community connectivity to the position,” said the county chamber in a press release.

June 4th

CRUSHED — R.V. flattened; man airlifted

June 5, 2012

A mangled up pile of rubble was all that was left after an RV flipped off the road near Collamer Monday night.

The Winnebago, that was driven by a local man, according to police, rolled on its top, nearly crushing the driver, on River Road near CR 950 W.

The driver was pinned with thousands of pounds of rubble above him. A tow truck was expedited and the man was extricated within minutes According to witnesses, the driver was speaking after the accident, though occasionally lost consciousness. He was airlifted to Fort Wayne.

VIP VISIT: Coats, Mourdock visit C&A Tool

June 4, 2012

U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, left, and U.S. Sen. Dan Coats,right, stopped paid a visit to C&A Tool Engineering in Churubusco Friday morning. They were greeted by company president Dick Conrow.
The senator and senatorial candidate were there, according to a company press release, to discuss the healthcare reform package proposed by President Barack Obama.

WHITKO ARTISTS SHINE: Students garner art awards

June 4, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — For 28 years Whitko High School has celebrated budding artists.
Under the tutelage of Walt Malicki, students have been awarded many championships and honors.
This year was no different.
Competing against high school artists in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, Rebekah Brenneman won the American Vision Award. Danielle Graves won Gold Portfolio.
Competing in the State Resolution contest, held at the Indiana State House, was Keaton Irwin and Ivory West. They received the Republic of China Awards.

MAYOR'S RIDE

June 4, 2012

Motorcycles made their way from Fort Wayne to downtown Columbia City for the 2012 Mayor’s Ride on Sunday. The town square hosted vendors and motorcycle enthusiasts all to welcome the collective riders. Event organizers timed the ride to coincide with motorcycle safety month.

Money was raised for Leadership Whitley County through a sand volleyball tournament at DeVol Field...
Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...

 

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