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August 16th, 2012

COESSE: Public hearing tonight

August 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A public hearing is scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. in the Coesse Elementary School regarding a utilities study that will provide residents and property owners in that area with several options on extending water and sewer services to the community. “It will also have anticipated costs along with that,” said Jeff Walker, community development director of Columbia City at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.

S. WHITLEY: Clerk getting new computers

August 16, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — South Whitley’s town clerk’s office will soon have new computers installed with a price tag of $18,847.97.
Town council members reviewed proposals from Preferred IT Group, A Plus Computers and Ricoh-USA and unanimously accepted the lowest quote from Ricoh-USA at Tuesday evening’s council meeting.

August 15th

FALL FESTIVAL: To become two-day event

August 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Fall Festival, originally planned to take place Sept. 22 has expanded into a two-day event.
“It has grown to be a bigger event than what we originally planned, which is great,” said Park Director Mark Green at the Columbia City Common Council meeting. “I think it will be really neat.”
Mayor Ryan Daniel said several people who were involved in the Fall Festival sat down last week and talked about turning it into a two day event.

‘BUSCO TEEN: Taiwan-bound

August 15, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Katy Hockerman’s nomadic lifestyle all began when she was just a little girl and wanted an Irish accent.
“My dad told me that if I wanted that accent I would have to go to Ireland and live there for a while,” said Hockerman, 18, and a recent graduate of Churubusco Junior Senior High School.
After spending a year in Denmark in 2010-11, this young woman is taking a gap year from college and going to Taiwan for the 2012-13 academic year.
Hockerman has just been awarded one of 600 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarships.

NEW PRINCIPAL: Looking forward to school year

August 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — School begins Tuesday for Whitley County Consolidated Schools, and it’s a toss-up who is more excited at Northern Heights Elementary School, the new principal or his three children.
Jake Hoag, 38, was born and raised in Columbia City. Now he is excited to be principal of Northern Heights Elementary School.
“All three of my children are students here, and they are as excited as I am. Not many people can say they work with their own children, but I can. I am so blessed,” said Hoag.

FIREWORKS ORDINANCE: City works to make amendment

August 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — With the Fall Festival approaching in September, an amendment was passed on first reading concerning the city’s Fireworks Ordinance at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
According to the City Fire Chief Tom LaRue, there were two issues being addressed in the amendment.
“There are two things. One portion of it is a clarification that we do not regulate anything other than consumer grade fireworks,” said LaRue.
Public displays of fireworks are governed by Indiana Code, according to the ordinance.

NEW FACES: New school year brings fresh regime to Whitko

August 15, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko High School (WHS) will start the 2012-13 school year with numerous new faces. Five new teachers, out of a staff of 31, as well as a new athletic director and assistant principal, will be under the leadership of former Assistant Principal Dave Parker, who now sits in the seat of principal.
“We are going to stumble a bit early on, but it’s going to work out,”said Parker. “It’s nice to have new perspectives and ideas that come with new staff.”

August 14th

TAKING OFF

August 14, 2012

LOCAL ACTRESS: ’Busco born actress gets her break in show biz

August 14, 2012

LOS ANGELES­ — Churubusco native, Kayla Crance, isn’t just gushing over “McDreamy,” she’s acting with him. Crance will appear on the upcoming season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy, an ABC prime-time medical drama, starring Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, also known as “McDreamy.”
Since graduating in 2011 from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), she’s been working in some background acting and was fortunate enough to appear as a featured background actor in the Sept. 27 episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

BURNWORTH POOL: Repairs could top $1 million

August 14, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The verdict is in on the Burnworth Pool, and a detailed assessment revealed it would take more than $1 million to make the repairs necessary to keep the facility operational.
City officials have planned meetings to discuss the issue.
“The park board has decided to host two Community Forums to hear from the citizens of Columbia City,” said Parks Department Director Mark Green in a press release.
“Mayor (Ryan) Daniel will be facilitating these forums that are scheduled to be held at the Peabody Library.”

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