August 12th, 2013
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ An economic shot in the arm has boosted Churubusco‚Äôs small town status and created an economic swing in the town‚Äôs favor.
Whitley County has been touted for its ability to make a strong comeback from the economic slump seen across the state in recent years, according to Indiana Economic Development reports.
Churubusco is another extension of the county‚Äôs growth.
Recently, Town Council President Frank Kessler shared his perspective on the town‚Äôs success with The Post & Mail.
Morsches Park, in Columbia City, played host to the 18th Annual Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow over the weekend.
Gates opened Friday at 5 p.m., and events carried through Sunday evening. Food vendors served fry breat, buffalo burgers and buffalo tacos.
Pictured, people who attended the Pow Wow enjoyed the Grand Entry Dance Saturday evening.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ As part of a large grant, Whitley County‚Äôs fire departments are in the process of installing a new radio system.
In an effort to improve communications with dispatchers and between townships, six repeaters are being installed throughout the county in ‚Äúdead spots‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ where radio transmissions are frequently broken.
Repeaters take a weak signal and retransmit it at a higher capacity ‚ÄĒ helping communications reach a longer distance but maintain clarity.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A woman allegedly involved in a mobile meth lab busted in June had a pretrial conference in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Braidon Hall, 19, was arrested in June and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of two or more meth precursors, along with other drug-related charges.
She pleaded not guilty in June and hired Greggory Hockemeyer as her attorney.
Hockemeyer asked for a two-week continuance to Hall‚Äôs pretrial conference, as he needs to review discovery information.
Tracy Wade holds her 1-year-old son Andrew at the Morsches Park Splash Pad, while her 4-year-old daughter Samantha looks on.
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ For years, area school districts have been investing in professional development for their boards and administrators.
However, this training comes with a price, and it is an essential piece every year the budget pie is sliced.
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COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ Indiana‚Äôs Department of Transportation (INDOT) will be vacating a stretch of road and a railroad crossing in Whitley County.
In order to accomplish that, the county must close the southern approach to the railroad crossing, which is located on CR 700 East.
According to Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester, INDOT wishes to take the railroad equipment at that crossing and use it on a busier intersection.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Traffic could possibly be rerouted from U.S. 33, north of Churubusco, for those vehicles traveling to C&A Tool Engineering and BRC Rubber and Plastics, two large manufacturing facilities on the outskirts of town.
At Wednesday‚Äôs Churubusco Town Council meeting, a plan to construct a new road at the edge of town would create an alternative traffic pattern, lessening the back up of vehicles that occurs in town at certain times of day.
Bill Crouch, right, works to set up a fence with his grandson, Benjamin Hunter, left. The two are setting up, along with Bill‚Äôs wife and Benjamin‚Äôs grandmother, Jane, for the Mihsihkinaahkwa PowWow, which will be held at Morsches Park this weekend.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ According to the Indiana State Board of Health, seven pools of water have tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Whitley County.
Environmental Health Specialist Scott Wagner said the pools were located at Columbia City‚Äôs Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Tests were conducted July 26 and the State Board of Health made the confirmation official Friday.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a good reminder for people to take care of standing water on their property,‚ÄĚ Wagner said. ‚ÄúAny faulty septic systems should be dealt with as well.‚ÄĚ