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November 6th, 2012
According to Clerk of Circuit Court Debbie Beers, final absentee numbers will be released and available tonight at 6 p.m. on the countyâ€™s website at whitleygov.com.
As of last week, absentee voter numbers for this yearâ€™s 2012 general election have already surpassed that of the 2008 general election by an increase of 25 percent.
According to Clerk of Circuit Court, Debbie Beers, some of the poll workers in Whitley County have called her office to let her know they've had long lines.
"Thatâ€™s a good thing, that means people are coming out to cast their votes," said Beers.
Beers said there have been no major problems, as everything has been running smoothly today.
"Weâ€™re doing good so far," said Beers. "We've had a lot of voters calling to see where they need to go vote."
WHITLEY COUNTY â€“ Polling stations have opened across Whitley County and most of Indiana as Election Day begins following months of candidate debates and barrages of campaign advertisements.
Polling sites opened to voters at 6 a.m. EST Tuesday in 80 of Indiana's 92 counties. Voting sites open an hour later in 12 counties in northwestern and southwestern Indiana that are on Central Standard Time. All of Indiana's polling sites will close at 6 p.m. local time.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The payment deadline for the fall installment of property taxes is Nov. 13.
In addition to tax bills being paid, Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire also encourages county residents to turn in Homestead Verification sheets to receive homestead deductions on property taxes.
McGuire said this is the third year the auditorâ€™s office has asked property owners to verify their homestead, and approximately 1,724 homesteads have yet to be verified in Whitley County.
Benefits of homestead verification
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śItâ€™s personal.â€ť That is the recurring thought between numerous cast members of Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s fall production of â€śOnce Upon a Town.â€ť
The playâ€™s plot centers around a small town initiative to feed, encourage and applaud World War II soldiers passing through North Platte, Neb.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Street Departmentâ€™s goal is for leaf pick up trucks to service the city each week.
According to Columbia City Street Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh, even with the rain earlier this week, the street department is getting the job done.
â€śIn the past, there have been weeks where itâ€™s all we can do to get through the city in a week. We then go back through it the next week,â€ť said Cearbaugh. â€śWe have two machines, one for each side of the city, and if one side gets done before the end of the week, they try to help the other side.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The streets of Columbia City will once again play host to the Veterans Marathon, set to take place Saturday, Nov. 10.
This year the race will focus particularly on the U.S. Air Force. Four to five vintage military aircraft will start off the marathon events. The aircraft will meet at the Huntington airport Friday in preparation for the annual event.
The vintage aircraft club has members flying from Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Huntington.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City Marathon has been canceled.
His statement Friday came after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race.
With people in storm-ravaged areas still shivering without electricity and the death toll in New York City at more than 40, many New Yorkers recoiled at the prospect of police officers being assigned to protect a marathon on Sunday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Leadership Whitley County (LWC) sipped and savored wines, beers, desserts and hors dâ€™oeuvres Thursday night in an effort to raise money for the organization.
Kelley Sheiss, program director for LWC, has worked to develop LWC so business men and women as well as community leaders will be able to make a difference.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Selected from a pool of more than 250 applications, Whitko High School senior Tiffany Schuman, 18, was chosen as the only Indiana student to take the stage at the 85th National FFA Convention and Expo, using her soprano voice to sing as a National FFA Chorus member. Approximately 55,000 FFA members and guests attend the convention each year as they come together â€śto learn about careers in the agriculture industry, compete for scholarships, volunteer in the community and shape the future of the National FFA Organization.â€ť