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April 13th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Paul and Carol Burkett of Columbia City can vividly remember Elmer Zimmermanâ€™s talk about his mother surviving the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
The presentation was held Oct. 3, 1996 at the Whitley County Historical Societyâ€™s fall banquet at Eagle Glen Golf Course. Carol knew Elmer since her cousin, Helen (Miller) Zimmerman, married him. The Zimmermans lived in Rochester.
Although Elmer is no longer around to tell the story, Paul said he was a very good public speaker. Elmerâ€™s mother was Bertha (Lehman) Zimmerman, born March 31, 1895, in Lotziel, Switzerland.
Smith-Green Community School Corporation is taking steps to map the right courses for its students.
During Monday nightâ€™s board meeting, Shellie Miller, the Churubusco Elementary School principal, and Austin Couch, the Churubusco Junior Senior High School principal, explained the mapping process for each grade level and course in the â€śtechnical areasâ€ť of arts, agriculture, family and consumer science, business-technology and information technology, Project Lead the Way/engineering and technology education.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A local bowler made history Wednesday night; personal history, Main Bowl history and United States Bowling Congress history.
Randy Bockelman rolled 11 straight strikes. On his twelfth and final heave of his first game, he left three pins standing, giving him a final score of 297 out of a possible 300.
Though it would be difficult to say a 297 is something to be unhappy about, the score remained on Bockelmanâ€™s mind.
â€śI was nervous during the first game more than anything,â€ť Bockelman said. â€śI was worried I wouldnâ€™t get another chance to bowl a 300 this year.â€ť
LARWILL â€” With numerous repairs at the ball diamond lift station site, a 14.3 percent sewer rate increase will soon be imposed on Larwill residents. Feminine hygiene products, baby-wipes, personal wipes and Q-tips continue to be flushed down the system by the ball diamond, accounting for the increase.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Phase II of South Whitleyâ€™s wastewater treatment facility renovation continues to forge ahead as Project Manager David Harvey â€” with Fleis and Vandenbrink â€” presented the latest bulletin to South Whitley Town Council members Tuesday evening.
Providing a wide-range of municipal services, Fleis and Vandenbrink is the townâ€™s engineering consultant.
With three bids received, Gerig-Ottenweller Construction was awarded the Phase II state-mandated renovation with a bid of $3,087,000 for the main project with an alternate bid of $27,000 for material revisions.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” In compliance with the townâ€™s unsafe building ordinance, the exposed south wall of the Green Parrot was repaired last June, but the vacant lot where the now-demolished Hicks and Deaton building shared a common wall continues to be an â€śeye soreâ€ť in South Whitley.
Currently, blue barrels are barricading the vacant lot which is owned by Betty Deaton.
Last year, previous town council members advised Utilities Manager Dennis Eberhart and Tim Moyer Excavating to have the lot filled in and leveled.
County museumâ€™s Titanic party April 14
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The results are in, and based on the 77 votes received in The Post & Mail's online poll, Indiana's longtime Sentator Richard Lugar could be enjoying his last term in the U.S. Senate.
The results of the poll showed Lugar receiving only 32 percent of the votes while challenger Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock garnered 47 percent.
Nine percent of poll takers were undecided.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Originally planning a paid hiatus from May to October, Whitley County Assessor Angie Heath now says she will resign on July 7.
Heath was planning a trip to help her husband, a Larwill resident, run a resort he owns in Canada. The resort does not have any employees. â€śItâ€™s the two of us, we do it all ourselves,â€ť Heath said in March.
Now in her 13th year with the Assessorâ€™s Office and in the second year of her third term, originally planned to return after October and remain in office until Rita Sauders, deputy assessor, was fully trained at the position.
For the past six years, the product of women artists from Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman's Celebration of Hoosier Women Artists competition has graced her office. At the end of March, she recognized the 11 winners of the 2012 competition during a statehouse ceremony.
Congratulations to the following women:
Jeanne Amsler, Evansville, The Ross Theatre
Amanda Fruits, Brownsburg, Hostas and Coneflowers
Sarah Hackney, Indianapolis, Amazing Maize
Brenda Jalaie, Zionsville, Super Charged Super Cars
Savreen Kaur, Bloomington, Colors of Griffy Lake