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December 22nd

Boilers purchased for Marshall building

December 22, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees agreed Monday night to turn up the heat.
Corporation Business Manager Anthony Zickgraf asked the board to approve the purchase of a new heating system for the Marshall Community Building to replace the facility’s nearly deceased boiler system.
“We’ve been talking to you for about 18 months for the need of new boilers for the Marshall Building,” Zickgraf told the board.
“One of the two has already given out and the other is 45 years old,” he added.

December 20th

Remembering Kaylin: Victim described as 'wholesome'

December 20, 2010

RIDINGER LAKE — The Doggendorfs, Jason and Linbeth draw on daughters Tiana, 12, and Dreama, 10 for strength.
They are also buoyed by the support of their inner circle of friends and family as they struggle each day to honor the life of their murdered daughter while awaiting, with dread, the trial of her accused killer.
Jason and Linbeth were surrounded by friends in March when police told them the dreaded news — their eldest daughter, 14-year-old Kaylin, was found murdered across the county line in Kosciusko County.

Anderson man arrested for child molesting

December 20, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — An Anderson man was arrested over the weekend by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and was charged with two counts of child molesting.
Terry R. Campbell, 64, was booked into the Whitley County Jail at 5:20 p.m. on Sunday.
He was scheduled to appear in Whitley Circuit Court Monday morning.
He was being held in the jail on a $100,000 surety bond.

'Our worst nightmare' Every parent’s biggest fear becomes horrible reality for Whitley County family

December 20, 2010

Part two
of a series:

This is the second of a three- part series on crimes against children.
In part one, law enforcement officials from Whitley County as well as from state and federal agencies discussed the ongoing challenge of keeping America’s youth safe from the ever-present threat of child predators.
In parts two and three, The Post & Mail talks to the heartbroken parents of a murdered girl whose life was taken earlier this year.

December 17th

Police, parents, schools combat child predators

December 17, 2010

Part one
of a series:
This is the first of a three-part series on crimes against children.
In part one, law enforcement officials from Whitley County as well as from state and federal agencies discuss the ongoing challenge of keeping America’s youth safe from the ever-present threat of child predators.
In parts two and three, The Post & Mail talks to the heartbroken parents of a murdered girl whose life was taken earlier this year.

COLUMBIA CITY — They have the effortless ability to finger paint a smile on the most despondent adult face using nothing more than a giggle.

Church opens door to services for special needs

December 17, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — St. John’s Lutheran Church, located south of town at 2465 W. Keiser Road, began a unique ministry about three months ago when they started traditional Lutheran services for people with intellectual and development disabilities.
The church has members who are personally touched by such challenges, either themselves or with loved ones. They recognized, firsthand, the need for a comfortable place where folks would be welcomed, not feeling like they made others uncomfortable, and wouldn’t feel like people would stare at them.

The music of Christmas

December 17, 2010

Resident discusses drainage issue with S. Whitley council

December 17, 2010

SOUTH WHITLEY — Resident Ed Ruckman was in attendance at Tuesday’s South Whitley Town Council meeting to voice his concerns on a continuous drainage problem in his front lawn located at 212 Collamer Road.
“Basically, since the streets have gotten redone there was originally an overflow for what it was intended for. Now that banking comes directly into my front yard,” Ruckman said. “It is pretty much destroying my yard and I’m getting all the street trash. I have picked up glass, paper and all kinds of debris that has come down from that drain.”

Council fills board appointments

December 17, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council made several board appointments Tuesday night at its regular meeting.
The board approved the appointment of Marquis Jones to the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals.
The council also tabbed Don Sexton to be the council’s representative on the City/County Joint Planning and Building Department Advisory Board.
For the Whitley County Economic Development Commission, the board recommended Councilman Roger Seymoure.
Seymoure will have to be approved by the commission for that appointment.

Pollutant limits change to keep city in compliance

December 17, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council made some tweaks to its sewage pollutant concentration regulations with an amendment to its current sewage ordinance.
The amendment was heard in its first reading at the council’s regular meeting Tuesday night.
Water Pollution Control Facility Superintendent Mike Cook told the board the amendments were necessary to keep the city in compliance with Indiana Department of Environmental Management regulations.
“We added one limit and the rest was just a matter of changing verbiage,” said Cook.

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