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May 6th, 2011

Summer road work subject of meeting

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Highway Department will host a public meeting in order to discuss planned road work for the summer and an ongoing dust control program for county residents living on gravel roads.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioner/council chambers of the Whitley County Government Center.
At the meeting, residents will be able to find out which roads are scheduled for work, what will be done and when it’s scheduled.
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Horse show designed for fun, to highlight program

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — In these economic times, the loss of a job may be a cause for alarm and uncertainty.
When Pam Castle lost her job, an idea came into her head.
“God was saying, ‘This is what I want you to do,’” said Castle. With that nudge Riding With Faith was on its way to becoming reality.
Castle takes in young people who may not be heading in the right direction, needing a little guidance to rein them back to the right path.

May 5th

County keeps Parkview as EMS provider

May 5, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Paramedic and County Commissioner Don Amber said he could see the writing on the wall.
His eyesight was as keen as his passion for the county’s Emergency Medical Service — a passion that compelled him to engage in a campaign that, if successful, would cost him his livelihood.
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County paying back money owed

May 5, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Council received an update on LOIT, or Local Option Income Tax from Todd Samuelson of Umbaugh & Associates during the board’s regular meeting Tuesday morning.
According to Samuelson, the state has reported that local units of government were overpaid in 2009, 2010 and will be in 2011.
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May 4th

County raises questions about EMS proposal

May 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A proposal to change gears with the Whitley County Emergency Medical Service received its second audience in as many days Tuesday and will have its fate possibly decided before the end of the week.
Jim Freeman, president of Ambulance Billing Services, Inc. of Elkhart, presented a plan to the Whitley County Council that would create a new EMS service under complete county control.
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Daniel wins Republican nomination for mayor

May 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Ryan Daniel will represent the Republican Party in the November general election for mayor of Columbia City.
Daniel, 26, received 575 votes in Tuesday’s Primary Election to defeat Gary Parrett and Don Sexton.
Daniel will face Democrat Cathy Heritier who advanced unopposed to the Nov. 8 election for Columbia City’s highest elected office.
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May 3rd

Republicans nominate Daniel

May 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Republicans in Columbia City chose Ryan Daniel as their candidate for mayor during Tuesday's primary election.
Daniel won the three-man race with nearly 49 percent (575 votes) of the vote. Gary Parrett finished behind Daniel with 32 percent (378) and Don Sexton collected 19 percent (227) of the vote.
Daniel will face Democrat challenger Cathy Heritier in November.
See Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail for candidate comments and more election coverage.

Voter turnout steady in Columbia City

May 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — by 11 a.m. today, Whitley County Clerk of Courts Debbie Beers described voter turnout as steady throughout nine precincts tallied in four voting locations.
"The absentee voting was very, very light," she said, reporting 185 votes in through mail-in and walk-in absentee voting.
Columbia City residents are voting for the Republican candidate for mayor between Don Sexton, Ryan Daniel and Gary Parrett.
The winner of the election today will square off against unopposed Democrat Cathy Heritier in November.
Polls close at 6 p.m.

May 2nd

Double vision X 2

May 2, 2011

Veterinarians at the Conley & Koontz Equine Hospital may be thinking about having the water tested, as the rare birthing of twin foals has happened again. Wednesday around 10 p.m., a mare named “Hooker,” owned by the Herbster family of Middlebury, delivered a colt and a filly.

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EMS plan comes to county

May 2, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — An alternative plan to the current Whitley County Emergency Medical Service program was scheduled for discussion today by the Whitley County Board of Commissioners and Tuesday at the regular meeting of the county council.
According to Commissioner Don Amber, Consultant Jim Freeman will provide data and specifications for an EMS service that would become 100 percent under the county’s control.
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