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January 6th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â Despite July 2011âs ban on synthetic marijuana, commonly known as âspiceâ, is still prevalent in Whitley County and much of Indiana.
Though the marijuana-like drug canât be found on shelves at local businesses, Whitley County Drug Task Force Leader and Sheriffâs Detective Bill Brice said people are going to Fort Wayne or buying the substance on the internet.
âThe ordinance has helped keep the illegal stuff off the shelves, but itâs still out there,â Brice said.
Employees at Coupled Products, a business on CR 600 E near U.S. 30, have been on strike for nearly seven months. Above, Gerri and Bill Wickliffe protest behind the groupâs sign, âRight 2 work for less.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Sworn in at the earlier Board of Works meeting, the department heads returned to give their reports.
Park Director Mark Green reported that tickets for the departmentâs annual Father-Daughter Dance are now on sale at the Park Office and City Hall.
The dance will be held Feb. 3 at First Church of God in Columbia City and begins at 6 p.m.
Cost is $25 for a father-daughter combination, and $10 for an additional daughter.
Sacred music concert at West Etna Community Church Jan. 13
LARWILL â The Moody Chorale, conducted by Dr. Xiangtang Hong of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, will be performing Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at West Etna Community Church near Larwill.
West Etna Community Church is located at 6552W-750N in northwest Whitley County.
Founded in 1946, the Moody Chorale has long been established as one of the leading collegiate choral organizations in the United States, specializing in sacred music.
4-H Open House Jan. 26
COLUMBIA CITY â Production machining company Impact CNC, LLC, announced plans late Wednesday to invest $12.8 million to purchase and equip a new facility at Gateway Park in Whitley County.
The facility, a 30,000 square-foot building, is expected to be operational as early as February and create up to 106 jobs in Columbia City by 2014.
Whitley County Economic Development Corporation President Alan Tio said Jerry Busche, founder and president of Impact CNC, has been looking to get the project off the ground for approximately nine months.
COLUMBIA CITY â Solstice Medical, LLC announced in a statement today the company is locating its operations at a new, state-of-the-art facility in Park 30 Business Center.
The company anticipates adding 10 to 15 new jobs by the middle of 2013.
The new facility will position Solstice Medical, which manufactures and installs radio frequency identification technology (RFID) and software systems globally for medical device manufacturers, distributors and hospitals, to meet growing product and service demands from across the country.
Thursday's sunrise over Whitley County was visually enchanting, bouncing rays off unusually spectacular cloud formations.
COLUMBIA CITY â At least two attempted telephone scam reports were made to local law enforcement officials Wednesday concerning a phone solicitor seeking personal information to issue âa new Medicare card.â
According to information supplied to The Post & Mail, the male phone caller informed his target that âhe was going to send out a new Medicare cardâ and needed to confirm personal information. Included was a solicitation of personal banking information.
COLUMBIA CITY â In addition to their regular duties as Whitley County Commissioners, Don Amber, Tom Rethlake and George Shrumpf will continue to serve on several committees and boards throughout the county in 2012.
All three will serve on the Board of Finance, responsible for determining how to invest monies for the year.
The trio will also be members of the Solid Waste Board.