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April 15th, 2011

Heuer announces good news for Indiana schools

April 15, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Details are still sketchy, but Indiana Rep. Kathy Heuer, R-Columbia City announced late this morning that recent belt-tightening at the Statehouse by Indiana legislators and Gov. Mitch Daniels has freed up an as-yet undisclosed amount of money that she says will be returned to Indiana schools.
According to Heuer, the windfall will be used to help schools fund full-day kindergarten. She said she doesn't know yet how much money has been freed up, but said she knows it's in the millions of dollars.

April 14th

Fairgrounds wall to come tumbling down

April 14, 2011

Looking ahead to the 4-H Fair, the Whitley County Fairboard met Tuesday for the monthly meeting ready to make decisions.
The first work day earlier this month was deemed a success as board president Bill Leeuw said the section of unsafe bleachers came down in just two and a half hours thanks in part to Joe and Lee Bowser from National Wreck Systems who came ready with torches. They will return on the next work day to help put up the new bleachers.

Works board to get early start

April 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — An Indianapolis meeting regarding the upcoming state Route 205 Project was going to make it necessary for the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety to meet earlier this week.
The meeting didn’t materialize, however, the board will still meet at 7 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. Friday to afford Mayor Jim Fleck the ability to make another meeting at the state capital.
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WCCS teachers take one for team in new deal

April 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees took less than five minutes for a special meeting Tuesday to ratify a new deal with the local teachers union.
The board met in special session Tuesday, less than one week before what may be a pivotal meeting pertaining to the budget.
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Tax filing deadline is Monday

April 14, 2011

According to the IRS website, taxpayers will have until Monday, April 18, to file their 2010 tax returns and pay any tax due because Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Friday, April 15. By law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have three extra days to file this year.

April 13th

South Whitley man pleads guilty to meth-making

April 13, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A former South Whitley man arrested Feb. 28 on drug charges has pleaded guilty to several of the charges in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Isaiah A. Neer, 28, appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court before Judge James Heuer on Monday.

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Video shows cutter's work

April 13, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council watched a video at its regular meeting Tuesday night.
The five-person panel watched while Street Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh showed a slasher film of sorts, video of a root cutter cleaning the inside of a sewer pipe.
“It de-scales the inside of the pipe without hurting the pipe,” said Cearbaugh as he directed the video from the podium of the City Hall council chambers.

County, hospital discuss EMS contract

April 13, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The table in the Whitley County Government Center’s board room was full Tuesday morning in a rare joint meeting of the Whitley County Council and county Board of Commissioners.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the local Emergency Medical Service, which is a joint venture of both the county and Parkview Whitley Hospital.
The county, which helps subsidize the hospital’s operation of the EMS, is investigating several options for the upcoming years.

Whitley GOP to Host Republican Mayoral Candidate Forum at Saturday’s Breakfast

April 13, 2011

Columbia City – The Whitley County Republican Party will host a Republican Mayoral Candidate Forum at its monthly breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at CC Deli in downtown Columbia City. Three candidates have filed for Mayor in the Primary Election on May 3 — Don Sexton, Ryan Daniel and Gary Parrett. All three candidates will be on hand to answer questions from the audience and discuss their platform for the position. Cost is $5 per person and includes coffee and breakfast. For more information, please contact Jim Banks at 260-579-5828.

April 12th

Property taxes due soon

April 12, 2011

The deadline to pay the spring installment of property taxes is May 10, according to Whitley County Treasurer Lisa Richmond.
Tax statements were mailed late last week and property owners should be receiving them soon, if they have not already.
Property tax payments can be made at the treasurer’s office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, by mail or placed in the drop-box located on the north side of the Whitley County Government Center.
The treasurer’s office is located on the second floor of the Government Center.

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