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March 16th, 2012

PASSAGES: Clients display their art

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. With that being said, just imagine a world without art. That certainly isn’t the case with any client at Passages, for their clients can be involved in Passages’ Artistry Program. And there is art literally everywhere at Towerview Industries.

FCCLA: Students heading to Florida

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — When students are passionate about a project, they excel.

Eight Columbia City High School young women have been highly motivated and are now reaping the rewards by going to the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) national finals in Orlando, Fla., this summer.

TORNADO AFTERMATH CONTINUES: Students pitching in

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Buckets are being filled at Northern Heights Elementary School with coins, cash and checks. The children and staff are raising funds for Henryville Elementary School.The West Clark Community Schools in southern Indiana endured a catastrophic disaster with tornados destroying its schools March 2.

Northern Heights’ Monica Raulston, second grade teacher, organized the events after Principal Bob Hoke sent out a school-wide e-mail regarding the situation.

“We’ve heard from the staff at West Clark Community Schools and they really need money the most,” said Raulston.

EYES ON NEW ROOF: Eagles looking at new project

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A roof “for the community” is the goal. Belinda Griffin, a 20-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1906 and treasurer for the Eagle Riders, pointed to panels of The Eagles’ damaged ceiling.

The sinking panels and brown spots, caused by water seeping through the building’s roof, continues to be a growing problem. “This is a place for people to go, and we are just trying to keep it for the community,” said Griffin.

PHASE II CONTINUES: Sewer project in South Whitley ongoing

March 16, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — Phase II of South Whitley’s waste water treatment facility renovation continues as Project Manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink presented the first change order to town council members Tuesday evening.

Providing a wide-range of municipal services, Fleis and Vandenbrink is the town’s engineering consultant.

With three bids received, Gerig-Ottenweller Construction was awarded the Phase II project with a bid of $3,087,000 for the main project and an alternate bid of $27,000 for material revisions.

TAX TROUBLE?: South Whitley Clerk-Treasurer seeks to fix problem

March 16, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — On Tuesday evening, South Whitley’s Clerk-Treasurer Bob Gould reported to town council members on financial and record keeping duties, which continues to be ongoing in the clerk’s office.

GRAND OPENING: Iotron snips ribbon on beam accelorator facility

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The doors officially opened at the new 54,000 square-foot Iotron Industries, USA facility in Whitley County Thursday at an open house hosted by the company. In 2010, following an extensive 16 month search, the company decided to locate its e-beam sterilization and materials modification facility in Indiana.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Kindergarten round-up underway for WCCS

March 16, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Kindergarten Round-up dates have been established in March for Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS).
School, roundup dates and office phone numbers are:
•Coesse Elementary, Thursday, March 15. Call for an appointment 244-3351.
•Northern Heights Elementary, Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21. Call for an appointment 691-2371.
•Mary Raber Elementary, Thursday, March 22. Call for an appointment 244-5857.
•Little Turtle Elementary, Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28. Call 244-3343.

Passages presents ‘Paintings,
Pickles & Patrick March 16

March 15th

MAYOR'S RIDE RETURNING TO CITY: Preparations nearly complete

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — In addition to the sound of the summer breeze, this June will hear the sound of several thousand engines powering motorcycles through the city for the Mayor’s Ride.

ABATE of Indiana, which stands for American Bikers Aimed Toward Education, chose Columbia City for this year’s event. In the past, the city hosted the ride at the Shrine Horse Grounds, holding the event for 18 years.

Mayor Ryan Daniel said he spoke with the Downtown Business Association (DBA), who was very much in favor of the ride.

PREPPING AHEAD OF TIME: S. Whitley preparing for fall festivities

March 16, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — The planning of two popular events scheduled this fall in South Whitley took a step in the right direction Tuesday evening with the town council’s approval of street closures in the downtown area.

Resident Ronda Sroufe, who organizes the annual car show, was in attendance and has requested street closure on Sept. 16 beginning at Columbia Street and continuing north on State Street to the railroad tracks for the car show. Car enthusiasts from the surrounding area participate in the annual event with approximately 110 entries last year.

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