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County to spend $13,000 to improve police radio signals

December 8, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — A new system was approved by the Whitley County Commissioners Monday that will help emergency crews in South Whitley communicate better with the county’s new 800 MHz radios.
Scott Jones, Whitley County’s 911 Director presented a proposal to the commissioners Monday for a Dispatch Voter System to be used to enhance signal in South Whitley, which has traditionally had reception issues because of what Jones described as low elevation.

County updates workplace data

December 8, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Commissioners updated a resolution declaring the county’s office as a “drug-free” workplace.
The resolution was presented to the commissioners by Matt Showalter, community development director for Region III-A of the Economic Development District & Regional Planning Commission.
Region III-A worked with the county to update the resolution as part of a grant application with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

Remembering the men and women over there

December 8, 2010

The Leatherneck Coffee Club, comprised of U.S. Marine veterans of Whitley County were busy Tuesday packing care packages for local troops serving overseas. The bulk of donations came from the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Central office staff, according to Grant and Linda Loy, organizers. The boxes will be sent to Adam Neireiter, Jeff Daniel and Preston Lewis from Whitley County who are all serving in Afghanistan, as well as others from northeastern Indiana. The addresses were acquired from the Mothers of Marines organization for Northeast Indiana.

Technology growth requires more space

December 8, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Technology Director Anne Plunkett presented the school district’s new technology plan to the Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Board of School Trustees Monday night.
During her presentation, Plunkett told the board that information technology grows in importance with each passing year, making a technology plan in the school system vital.
“It’s important for the staff and students that the technology is there,” said Plunkett.

December 7th

Delightful Christmas trees

December 7, 2010

The second weekend of the Clugston’s first Christmas Walk was well received according to director Tammy Nicholson. “I think the community is thankful for this.”
The event in the lobby of the Clugston features several artificial trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. Each tree will be raffled off to one lucky person who voted for that particular tree, with decorations included.

S.W. woman opens door to find suspicious salesman

December 7, 2010

SOUTH WHITLEY — A rural South Whitley woman opened her door Friday afternoon to a man claiming to be selling cleaning chemicals to households in the area, instead the man placed the bottle next to her nose making her feel instantly nauseous and dizzy.
The victim told police she immediately shut the door and locked it and the men left.

Celebration will end years of service by Ari church

December 7, 2010

CHURUBUSCO — After 135 years of serving the community, the Ari Church of God is closing its doors.
The church will officially close with a service of celebration planned for 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Anyone is welcome to attend. Former pastors, members and friends are invited to share pictures and memories during a fellowship time following the service.

'11 projects planned in 'Busco

December 7, 2010

CHURUBUSCO — Water, sewer and street projects were discussed by the Churubusco Town Council at its Nov. 17 meeting. The list of projects to complete for 2010-2011, besides maintenance projects at the government building, town hall, fire department and water plant, includes 12 water projects, such as looping Greenwood Circles, replacing the water main at Washington between South and West streets, looping West Pleasant Street at NAPA to link with Anderson Road, which will put a 10-inch water main in position for Keistler’s Addition.

City enlists help for tree removal plan

December 7, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — An Ohio company with an office in Fort Wayne has agreed to assist Columbia City in prioritizing the removal of approximately 200 ash trees from the city’s street right of way.
Davey Resource Group of Kent, Ohio sent a letter agreeing to help the town with the issue to Mayor Jim Fleck Nov. 24.
The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety agreed to the company’s involvement with the project at the regular meeting on Friday.

Road boring put on hold

December 7, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety is delaying approval of a change in process to boring under Radio Road in order to run sewer lines under the road and railroad tracks.
According to the city’s Outside Operations Manager Jeff Walker, a traditional method of boring under the road wasn’t working due to soil conditions.
Walker said a technique known as jack and bore was tried but that problems arose with soil. He explained that a pit, known as a launch pit is dug on one side of where the boring will begin.

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