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June 21st, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ After a split vote from the Whitley County Planning Commission members, the County Commissionerâ€™s suggested changes to the proposed Wind Energy Ordinance were rejected Wednesday.
The motion was made to approve the County Commissionerâ€™s recommended changes, but it did not carry since a majority of five votes was needed.
Dave Schilling made an abstention. Voting for the approval of the motion was Brandon Forrester, Paula Reimers, George Schrumpf and Doug Wright. Voting against the motion was Dave Addison, Bill Auer, John Johnson and Kenny Kerch.
Tuesday, June 26
Poor Jack Amusements Midway 5-11 p.m.
Woodlands Senior Center
W. C. Council on Aging breakfast 8 a.m.
Euchre 9 a.m.
Carry-in Lunch 11:30 a.m.
Travel Show 2:30 p.m.
Bingo 4 p.m.
Brats & Burgers 5 p.m.
Melvin Mullins 6 p.m.
W. C. Historical Museum
Open tours & Quilt Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Legion Tent on Midway
American Legion Bingo 5-11 p.m.
Eagleâ€™s Nest Event Center
OSD Past Presidents Dinner 6 p.m.
OSD Horseshoe Tournament 7 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A death at a residence on Ind. 205, originally believed to be suspicious by police, was ruled a suicide after further investigation.
Kathy Gregory, 47, was found dead at 1920 S. Ind. 205 Tuesday night after medics and firemen were called to the scene of a fall.
First responders found Gregory unresponsive with a gunshot wound.
The case was investigated by Whitley County Coroner Scott Smith, Sheriffâ€™s Detective Chuck Vogely and Crime Scene Investigator Randy Dellinger.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” College Choice 529 is the name of the state of Indianaâ€™s plan to help parents and students prepare for the high costs of a college education.
Jodi Golden, executive director of the Indiana Education Savings Authority (ESA), was the speaker at the latest Rotary Club meeting.
She was introduced by Rotarian Dick Buchanan, who is a member of ESAâ€™s board of directors.
Goldenâ€™s main focus was to inform the group of the benefits of the College Choice 529 program.
She started off by giving the current statistics of the realities of a college education in todayâ€™s numbers.
â€˘ FOOD, CRAFT, AND MERCHANT VENDORS; RIDES, GAMES, AND CONCESSIONS until 10 p.m., at the park
â€˘ OPENING CEREMONY, entertainment stage
â€˘ ROYALTY INTRODUCTIONS, entertainment stage
â€˘ JUNIOR KARAOKE COMPETITION, entertainment stage
â€˘ DOOR PRIZE DRAWING, entertainment stage
â€˘ ADULT KARAOKE COMPETITION, until 10 p.m., entertainment stage
â€˘ RAFFLE DRAWING (must be present), entertainment stage
PIERCETON â€” The Whitko Community School Corporation school board met Monday night to hear a host of requests to approve various personnel changes.
Included in those requests was the motion to approve the resignation of Rob Irwin as the athletic director effective July 1, which the board did grant.
In other personnel changes, the board approved the transfer of Stephanie Campbell from Pierceton Elementary School, where she was previously an office assistant, to the position of art assistant for both Pierceton and South Whitley Elementary Schools.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ With a campaign appreciation breakfast Tuesday, the United Way discussed upcoming changes and encouraged agencies to meet the new executive director of the United Way of Whitley County (UWWC), Cindy Baker.
Baker has only been on the job for two and a half weeks, and while she admits there is much for her to learn, she believes her compassionate nature will lead the way.
â€śI donâ€™t have to be an expert on the United Way, I have to be passionate about the United Way, and I have to be passionate about the people in this community that we serve,â€ť said Baker.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Due to dry conditions and a lack of rain, Columbia City recently issued a burn ban, but the County Commissioners said it is unlikely the county will see a similar ban.
Amber said in a situation such as this, the commissioners leave the decision up to the nine fire chiefs in the county to make the determination. Amber said he spoke to the president of the Whitley County Fire Association before the meeting, and he did not want a ban.
â€śThatâ€™s not to say there still arenâ€™t dangers out there,â€ť said Amber.
COLUMBIA CITY â€”Â Police are investigating a suspicious death at the residence of 1920 S. Ind. 205 Tuesday evening.
"We're still trying to figure on what went on inside the house," Hodges said.
The victim is a female in her mid-30s.
According to the police, there was an indication of a gunshot wound, but it has not been determined that the wound was the cause of death.
An autopsy is being conducted this morning (Wednesday).