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August 17th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â Renovations are being made at the Water Pollution Control Facility. Work which began on the installation of a wet well pump in June for the new Recycle Station is estimated to take a few more weeks to become operational, according to Mike Cook, the superintendent of the Water Pollution Control Facility.
COLUMBIA CITY â Pam Loe, of Columbia City, has been diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer.
A car wash will be held today at Carriage House Flowers, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to help raise money to cover some of her treatment expenses. The benefit will accept free will donations in exchange for the wash.
Loe currently works at the Whitley County YMCA.
Brandi Kreps, Loeâs daughter, said, âShe greets everyone at the Y with a smile. Sheâs a sweet person.â
The car wash was the idea of Brandiâs son, Jaegar.
CHURUBUSCO â The event was a corporation meeting for the staff of Smith-Green Community Schools.
But with school beginning next week all over Whitley County, the advice that educational expert Ralph Bailey gave could help any educator.
Bailey, 85, SGCSâs interim superintendent, spoke to the many teachers, aides, administrators, maintenance and cafeteria staff Wednesday.
His topic was âGrowing Together.â
He gave each person in attendance a packet of sunflower seeds and a can with a label which read âI Can!â
COLUMBIA CITY â After an assessment was made on the Burnworth Memorial Pool, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said there are many tough decisions ahead for the park board concerning this issue, as two upcoming forums will be held to allow members of the public a chance to give their opinions.
âWeâre hoping the public forums will give a pretty good feeling for what the community wants, and furthermore, if they want something, how they want to pay for that something,â said Daniel. âThat will be a very good and interesting discussion.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs mayor addressed the use of sirens at Tuesdayâs meeting of the Board of Works and Safety. He said the issue had received numerous inquires from local residents.
âThe whole reason I put it on the agenda was because there were a lot of questions from the public as to why the tornado sirens were not put off when the big wind storm came through during Old Settlers Days,â said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
CHURUBUSCO â There is a new town marshal in Churubusco and his name is Mike Engle.
Long-time Whitley County sheriffâs deputy and recent Churubusco deputy town marshal, Engle was unanimously voted the town marshal at the town council meeting Wednesday.
The council had to find a new town marshal after Chad Fulkerson took a full-time position of school resource officer at Smith-Green Community Schools. Fulkerson tendered his resignation just moments before Engle was voted on.
Frank Kessler, council president, said the council interviewed three internal candidates.
COLUMBIA CITY â With the county adopting a golf cart ordinance,Columbia City is in the process of reviewing and making changes to its ordinance governing the alternative vehicles.
âThe rules and regulations, as far as the way the ordinance reads, are very similar to the county as far as the equipment and regulations over the passing years,â said Police Chief Timothy Longenbaugh at the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety meeting Tuesday.
Longenbaugh said the department has received several calls about people asking questions on the city and county permits.
COLUMBIA CITY â 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. âIt will also have anticipated costs along with that,â said Jeff Walker, community development director of Columbia City at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
SOUTH WHITLEY â South Whitleyâs town clerkâs 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 eveningâs council meeting.