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September 28th, 2010

Regional planning bodies to collaborate as part of Vision 2020 goal

September 28, 2010

FORT WAYNE — The general public probably has little awareness of the Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) and Region III-A. And yet, the work of NIRCC and Region III-A surrounds everyone. From the roads we drive on, the trails we bike on, the air we breathe, and in some instances the broadband we access and community facilities we enjoy, these two organizations do the behind-the-scenes work to make northeast Indiana a livable region.

A field day for fifth graders

September 28, 2010

Homecoming royalty

September 28, 2010

Teacher’s history program recognized

September 28, 2010

When Indiana fifth graders study history, one of the points of emphasis set forth by state standards is the American Revolution and the founding of the Republic.
One teacher, Columbia City resident Mark Parker, is bringing that time period to life, immersing his students in the sights, sounds, ideas and events of the American Revolution.
Parker has been a teacher at Wolcott Mills Elementary in LaGrange County for nearly 25 years.
His method of teaching his students about one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history has earned Parker an ING Unsung Hero award.

September 27th

Training for decontaminating

September 27, 2010

On Saturday, local emergency services personnel got a taste of how to set up for how to decontaminate people or rescuers after some sort of chemical event. From left to right, in the foreground, Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Randy Waldeck, Richland Township Fire Department Chief Steve Yann, safety officer Joe Marker and Whitley County HAZMAT team member Kim Reiff.

Jefferson Township FD celebrates 60 years

September 27, 2010

Lutheran Air made a stop Saturday at Jefferson Township Fire Department’s 60th anniversary event at the fire department. The all-afternoon event included child fingerprinting and ID cards offered by New York Life, a display of several fire trucks, a full buffet and an up-close look at Lutheran Hospital rescue helicopter.

City gets more brownfield cleanup money

September 27, 2010

     Columbia City received another boost in its efforts to restore the property of the former CF Gomma plant.
     The city learned last week that it received an additional $110,004 grant for its work with the approved firm that will handle the cleanup work at Gomma.
     “We had started out thinking it was going to be considerably less than that,” said Jeff Walker, outside operations manager for Columbia City.

September 24th

Local photographer’s work valued by Smithsonian

September 25, 2010

   The National Air and Space Museum in  the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. has an interest in Whitley County native William E. Jones. In fact, $42,000 worth of interest.
   Jones has compiled a scrapbook of photos and memorabilia from his career as an Army Air Corps aerial photographer/gunner from World War II.

Second candidate files for council

September 25, 2010

   A second candidate has decided to run for county council.
   Matt Boyd submitted his formal declaration Friday to be a candidate in the upcoming caucus to fill the Whitley County Council At-Large seat being vacated by Councilman Jim Banks on Nov. 2.
   “I have been interested in government since my freshman year in college and believe the Council At-Large seat is the perfect opportunity for me to serve my county,” Boyd said.  

Not ready to give up hope

September 25, 2010

   A visit to her daughter, Gretchen, and son-in-law, Brandon, began when Lois Pelz and her long-time boyfriend, Randy Knach, arrived in Las Vegas at 3:15 p.m. on June 4, 2009. They were due home a week later when Lois and Randy would be back at work in Indiana.

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