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April 22nd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A local governing board examined variances with its finances in light of a recent audit and is hoping to have found the solution.
As is the case with every governing body, the Whitley County Solid Waste Management District (WCSWMD) was audited by the State Board of Accounts.
WCSWMDâ€™s report was released Jan. 31. The board of accounts noted on the audit some faults with the district. However, one of those problems could be the solution.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Andrea White, of Columbia City, has literally been around the world.
She wants to go back to the other side of the planet, but first, she is going to live in a cardboard box.
In a project called â€śHope for the Philippines,â€ť White and a few friends will stay in a cardboard box shelter they will set up on the lawn of Columbia Cityâ€™s City Hall for 24 hours.
The purpose of the project is to demonstrate the conditions some people are living in at a squatter village in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School Athletic Director Geoff Penrod is the only AD who has seen the Northeast Hoosier Conference from start to finish.
Penrod was involved in the formation of the NHC after the Northeastern Indiana Athletic Conference dissolved. The new conference, NHC, was nearly identical to the NIAC, minus Angola, South Adams and Bluffton.
The NHC took Homestead, DeKalb, East Noble, Bellmont, New Haven and Columbia City from the NIAC and added Carroll and Norwell.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Once more, Columbia City has been named a Tree City USA.
This honor is given to cities across the United States by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. There are four core requirements communities must meet to receive this designation.
Columbia City, in part due to the hard work of its tree board, met these requirements.
Ken Lundquist with the Columbia City Tree Board said receiving the Tree City USA title meant a little more work this past year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An historic honor was bestowed Thursday night.
For the first time in the history of Leadership Whitley County, a member of the graduating class received the award for Excellence in Servant Leadership. Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh was nominated by one of his classmates for this honor, and was given it at the Leadership Whitley County Celebration for the Class of 2012-13.
Park Director Mark Green has closed Morsches Park due to severe flooding. The park and ball fields will remain closed until Monday.
In the meantime, for safety reasons, Green asks that everyone stay out of the park.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Individuals who were out driving Thursday evening or Friday morning likely noticed the effects of recent heavy rains in Whitley County.
Spotters reported to the National Weather Service that 3.51 inches had fallen by 1 p.m. Thursday. An additional report said 2.3 inches had accumulated by 4:30 a.m. Friday.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools closed for Friday. Whitko and Smith-Green Community Schools were both on two-hour delays. WCCS Superintendent Pat Oâ€™Connor said poor road conditions influenced the decision.
Whitley County has been placed under a tornado watch until 5 p.m. by the National Weather Service.
Weather conditions today include strong winds, showers and potentially strong thunderstorms that will become less widespread around late afternoon.
COLUMBIA CITY (April 18, 2013) â€” The Northeast Hoosier Conference will cease existence in the summer of 2015.
According to NHC President and Norwell High School Principal Mark A. Misch, all eight member schools will leave the athletic conference in two years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ (WCCS) meeting of the Board of School Trustees Monday, April 8, a new high school was publicly discussed for the first time in several years.
At that meeting, WCCS Superintendent Pat Oâ€™Connor said public input would be important to the district.
The Post & Mail sought feedback from its Facebook followers last week and found public opinion on several sides of the spectrum.
Some felt the new high school was needed as soon as possible, regardless of the price tag.