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March 22nd, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â Government officials in charge of drafting up the rule book for windmills in Whitley County decided early this morning to take time to sift through all the input given during Wednesday nightâs meeting of the Whitley County Plan Commission.
Following the lengthy public hearing to discuss changes to a zoning ordinance, specifically related to wind turbines, the Whitley County Plan Commission decided in favor of tabling its vote on a recommendation. The commission ruled it had taken in too much information and needed time to process what it had heard.
HONOLULU (AP) â It got personal for a judge in Honolulu when he put a man in a chokehold for jumping onto his bench and breaking a flagpole bearing the state flag, authorities said.
District Judge Lono Lee knocked down Steven Michael Hauge and restrained him Monday after the man caused a ruckus in Lee's courtroom, Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Toni Schwartz told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Hauge had been going from courtroom to courtroom in the Honolulu District Court building screaming, State Sheriff Shawn Tsuha said. "He was quite upset about something," Tsuha said.
COLUMBIA CITY â Authorities say anyone in possession of synthetic drugs outlawed when Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a new law into effect last week can dispose of them in at any Indiana State Police post through Sunday.
While Whitley County has had a ban on synthetic drugs since last year, Gov. Mitch Daniels recently signed a new law outlawing the drugs from the state of Indiana.
In lieu of the ban, the Indiana State Police is allowing people to dispose of synthetic drugs at any police post through Sunday.
PIERCETON â Positive and encouraging news from the state legislature was reported by Whitko Community School Corporation Superintendent Steve Clason regarding the multiple Average Daily Membership (ADM) count, increased appropriation amount for full-day kindergarten and online courses for high school students.
COLUMBIA CITY â At last monthâs meeting of the Whitley County Plan Commission, President Brandon Forrester stated very matter-of-factly regarding the ongoing wind issue, âOur recommendation to the commissioners will not make everyone happy; there is no way to do that with a topic of this magnitude.â
Tonight, both happy and unhappy parties alike will get an opportunity to speak their mind at the public hearing being held during the commissionâs meeting, set for a special time and place of 6 p.m. at the 4-H Center.
COLUMBIA CITY â An informative presentation of Theodore Rooseveltâs presidency entertained those present at the Whitley County Historical Societyâs annual meeting, as Gib Young portrayed the 26th President of the United States. The event was held Monday at The Brownstone, located at 105 S. State St. in South Whitley.
Young walked around the room full of people, introducing himself as Theodore Roosevelt before sitting down to a meal. Afterward, he impersonated Roosevelt, speaking about the presidency for nearly 40 minutes.
PIERCETON â Several leadership changes and retirements will take place in Whitko Community School Corporation according to Superintendent Steve Clason. The transitions will become effective beginning with the 2012-13 school year.
âThis is one of those times as a superintendent which is an exciting time and scary time as well,â Clason said at the Board of School Trustees regular monthly meeting Monday evening. âWe (WCSC) have a number of people changing positions, changing roles, and doing things differently.â
Columbia City Police Officers Jeff Chapman and Shane Caudill investigate the scene of a personal injury accident Monday evening at the intersection of U.S. 30 and W. Lincolnway. At approximately 6:37 p.m., two passenger vehicles and moped collided, injuring two people. Both were transported by EMS to the hospital, according to the CCPD. The accident remains under investigation.
COLUMBIA CITY â While Iotron Industries, USA may have been celebrating its grand opening, it was also playing host for the first time, with the guest of honor being the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and itâs annual meeting.
This yearâs meeting was titled âOutlook 2012â.
EDC President Alan Tio began by speaking about last yearâs meeting and how at the time, the EDC was just welcoming Iotron into the Whitley County fold.
Tio said it was only fitting a year later, the company was hosting the same event while also cutting the ribbon to open its doors.
COLUMBIA CITY â Clients of Passages in Whitley County surrounded 150 pieces of art as they walked through the display held at the Peabody Public Library Auditorium Friday.
The event, "Paintings, Pickles and Patrick," was a fundraiser for Passages dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities or challenges to thrive in the community, as well as in their home life.
Photography, water color, coloring pencil, ceramics, acrylic, jewelry and furniture were among the many items being bid on and observed at the show.