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September 10th, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY â More discussion of a comprehensive plan is on the agenda for Tuesdayâs meeting of the South Whitley Town Council, which is scheduled to meet at 6:30 P.M. in City Hall.
The townâs leadership has recently been looking into the need for such a plan, as well as what it would take to have one done.
Lori Shipman, an economic development consultant, has been working with several members of South Whitley government from both the town council and the townâs planning commission.
She said last week she started meeting with South Whitley officials earlier in the summer.
COLUMBIA CITY â Members of the community attended a forum Saturday, held at the Peabody Pubic Library, to fill out surveys and continue voicing opinions on the future of the Burnworth Memorial Pool.
âWhat we really want more than anything is your opinions and your ideas and feelings about where aquatics should go here in Columbia City,â said Mayor Ryan Daniel. âBased on the last forum, we had about 50 percent of individuals here were from the city and 50 percent from the county.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Corinne Kauffman, Col-umbia City High School senior, was named the 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of Whitley County Saturday night.
âI am so overwhelmed,â said Corinne. âI am so thankful to be here with all these girls. Iâve had a wonderful experience. This has been an experience of a life time.â
Corinne is the daughter of John and Sue Kauffman.
Also returning to relinquish her position as the current Distinguished Young Woman (DYW), Michaela Thomas, last yearâs DYW passed out the awards.
CHURUBUSCO â It wasnât a trip to the local immunization clinic, but it was close.
The town of Churubusco, like other Indiana municipalities, had some sick trees. After giving some of them a shot, the town announced most have made a startling recovery.
In 2005, the Emerald Ash Borer, an inch-long green beetle native to Asia, became a growing problem in Churubusco and other regions, spreading through the state as it killed ash trees. Recently, the Churubusco town council approved monies to save some of the most vital trees in the park.
COLUMBIA CITY â Tonight twelve young women from Whitley County will establish themselves as part of Distinguished Young Women history.
The annual program will begin at 7 p.m. at Columbia City High Schoolâs Newell Rice Auditorium and will feature individual talent acts as well as a group fitness routine.
COLUMBIA CITY â Grace Lutheran Church has had a food pantry ministry for a number of decades, but a dwindling amount of donations is causing the church to come up with a different way to help people.
Church officials said there has been a reduction in funds and donations to the amount of 75 percent, compared to last year.
The church could have opted to close its doors completely, but an alternative will soon be offered. A voucher system, made in part by the Community Harvest Food Bank in Fort Wayne, is the churchâs answer to the growing need to feed the hungry.
SOUTH WHITLEY â South Whitley is planning on making a plan.
What started as rumblings by several residents earlier in the summer is shaping up to become what some hope is a road map to making the Southwestern Whitley County town a true success story.
âThis summer I met with leaders from the town of South Whitley in my capacity as the community development person from the EDC (Whitley County Economic Development Corporation,â said Lori Shipman, one of the countyâs foremost experts on grant writing and economic development.
COLUMBIA CITY â The second forum regarding the future of Burnworth Memorial Pool will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Peabody Public Library, 1160 E. Ind. 205 in Columbia City.
Concerns about the condition of the pool prompted the first forum, held Aug. 22, where members of the community who attended the meeting shared opinions to members of the cityâs park board as well as Mayor Ryan Daniel.
With pool attendance slowly dwindling, the public discussed the pros and cons of several different options, keeping aquatics at the center point for the future of the city.
COLUMBIA CITY â Art of all kinds will be displayed on the courthouse lawn Saturday. The 11th Annual Juried Whitley County Autumn Art Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free.
The local Boy Scouts Troop #94 will start the morning off with an opening celebration. The rest of the day will feature other local acts performing under the gazebo and around the courthouse.
For the art lover, an array of juried artists will sell their wares. Items to be displayed include everything from woodworking, pottery and gourd art to jewelry, metal work and photography.