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April 13th, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Phase II of South Whitleyâ€™s wastewater treatment facility renovation continues to forge ahead as Project Manager David Harvey â€” with Fleis and Vandenbrink â€” presented the latest bulletin to South Whitley Town Council members Tuesday evening.
Providing a wide-range of municipal services, Fleis and Vandenbrink is the townâ€™s engineering consultant.
With three bids received, Gerig-Ottenweller Construction was awarded the Phase II state-mandated renovation with a bid of $3,087,000 for the main project with an alternate bid of $27,000 for material revisions.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” In compliance with the townâ€™s unsafe building ordinance, the exposed south wall of the Green Parrot was repaired last June, but the vacant lot where the now-demolished Hicks and Deaton building shared a common wall continues to be an â€śeye soreâ€ť in South Whitley.
Currently, blue barrels are barricading the vacant lot which is owned by Betty Deaton.
Last year, previous town council members advised Utilities Manager Dennis Eberhart and Tim Moyer Excavating to have the lot filled in and leveled.
County museumâ€™s Titanic party April 14
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The results are in, and based on the 77 votes received in The Post & Mail's online poll, Indiana's longtime Sentator Richard Lugar could be enjoying his last term in the U.S. Senate.
The results of the poll showed Lugar receiving only 32 percent of the votes while challenger Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock garnered 47 percent.
Nine percent of poll takers were undecided.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Originally planning a paid hiatus from May to October, Whitley County Assessor Angie Heath now says she will resign on July 7.
Heath was planning a trip to help her husband, a Larwill resident, run a resort he owns in Canada. The resort does not have any employees. â€śItâ€™s the two of us, we do it all ourselves,â€ť Heath said in March.
Now in her 13th year with the Assessorâ€™s Office and in the second year of her third term, originally planned to return after October and remain in office until Rita Sauders, deputy assessor, was fully trained at the position.
For the past six years, the product of women artists from Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman's Celebration of Hoosier Women Artists competition has graced her office. At the end of March, she recognized the 11 winners of the 2012 competition during a statehouse ceremony.
Congratulations to the following women:
Jeanne Amsler, Evansville, The Ross Theatre
Amanda Fruits, Brownsburg, Hostas and Coneflowers
Sarah Hackney, Indianapolis, Amazing Maize
Brenda Jalaie, Zionsville, Super Charged Super Cars
Savreen Kaur, Bloomington, Colors of Griffy Lake
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 15-20 theater actors at Columbia City High School will present the first full play they have performed in years. The play, entitled â€śThe Miracle Worker,â€ť is directed by Play Director Shane Barkley with the help of his assistant director, Keith Gilbert.
Barkley said the reason he choose this story was to stretch the studentsâ€™ acting abilities.
â€śThis is the first play weâ€™ve done in a while, and I told them weâ€™re going to do something thatâ€™s going to stretch them a little bit,â€ť said Barkley. â€śThey really have to rely on their acting abilities.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” On May 11, the Columbia City Fire Department is welcoming the Fire and Life Safety Dog, Kasey.
Kasey, a black Labrador Retriever, and firefighter Jeff Owens, as part of Koorsen Fire and Security, travel the country performing â€śan exciting educational program that teaches children fire and life safety skills.â€ť
â€śWe have the opportunity to have the fire dog come in and do fire prevention for kids,â€ť said Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue.
A springtime sun sets over silhouetted silos and outbuildings on a Whitley County farm in the area of CR 550 E and CR 150 N.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council is taking a hard look at the accident issue occurring at the intersection of U.S. 30 and W. Lincolnway in Columbia City.
Councilman Bill Simpson raised the topic and reported having received several recent complaints about the intersection.
â€śSeveral people have come to talk to me and they feel it is dangerous crossing the intersection coming onto U.S. 30,â€ť Simpson said.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said he grew up near the intersection and was familiar with the sound of â€ścrashing metal.â€ť