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According to eyewitnesses, young drivers âdoing donutsâ in the Towne & Country Center parking lot, directly in front of Dunhamâs Sports in Columbia City, got out of hand Monday and the recklessness resulted in a trip down the embankment separating the parking lot from U.S. 30. There were believed to be no injuries. Details were not available from police.
WHITLEY COUNTY â A routine organizational renewal between the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce and Whitley County Government faced opposition Monday during a meeting of the countyâs commissioners.
The disagreement came about from remarks made by Commissioners Tom Rethlake and Don Amber regarding Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Director Doug Brownâs $607 request for the Whitley Countyâs chamber membership renewal.
COLUMBIA CITY â A key component in the planning process for any agency that serves the public is input from those being served.
Mark Green, Columbia City Parks and Recreation superintendent, along with Aimee Shimasaki, a representative of Martin Riley Architects and Engineers, hosted a meeting Monday afternoon at City Hall to provide the public with an opportunity for input on the 5-year Comprehensive Plan being developed for the Columbia City Parks.
âWe are meeting to get input,âsaid Green, âNot to present finished plans.â
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees met Monday evening at the Marshall Community Center. By a unanimous vote, the Board voted to extend the contract of WCCS Superintendent Dr. Patricia OâConnor for a year. OâConnor has two years remaining on her current contract.
Board President Don Armstrong said, âGiving her a one-year extension will give her essentially a three-year contract.â
WHITLEY COUNTY â Representatives from DLZ, an Indianapolis-based architectural firm, gave a preliminary presentation to the Whitley County Commissioners Monday.
The presentationâs topic â the aging and over crowded Whitley County Jail and Corrections facility. Due to the countyâs correctional issues, as well as recent changes in Indianaâs legislature, the commissioners found it necessary to have a report commissioned by DLZ in October.
INDIANAPOLIS â State Senator-elect Amanda Banks took the oath of office Tuesday morning to temporarily fill the Indiana State Senate seat held by her husband, Jim, while heâs deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy. The Bankses reside in Columbia City.
Amanda Banks was elected on December 4 by a caucus of precinct committeemen to represent District 17.
SOUTH WHITLEY â The Whitko School Corporation Transportation Department used the week of October 20-24, National School Bus Safety Week, to instruct the students on bus evacuation drills in case a school bus caught on fire.
The program consisted of a short video on how to complete an organized evacuation. The students also participated in hands-on training in the bus.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced Monday the EDCâs Small Business and Enrepreneuership Initiative (SBEI) is preparing for the second part of the Growth Ventures business accelerator program, which will begin Jan. 12, 2015.
The EDC will accept applications through Friday, Dec. 19 to this program. To receive an application, or for more information, contact Steve Franks at email@example.com or call 260 244-5506.
Columbia Cityâs High Schoolâs all-girl show choir, City Lights, performs during the schoolâs annual Holiday Concert in the Newell Rice Auditorium Monday night. The event featured the schoolâs various bands and choirs for a festive ensemble.