September 12th, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The leadership of South Whitley is making no bones about the need for improvement in the town â€” and the reasons the town is in its current shape.
â€śThis is cleaning up a lot of stuff that has occurred for a lot of years,â€ť said South Whitley Town Council President Tony Starkey at Tuesday nightâ€™s regular meeting.
The board heard complaints from residents regarding fluctuating utility bills, which board members Starkey, Steve Smith and Bill Boggs all agree was a result of what they call an ill-advised contract entered into with Duke Energy.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Michael Frankhart, 30, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday on four counts relating to an incident that occurred at the Larwill Deli in May.
According to a Whitley County Sheriff Department case report, Dispatch received a 911 call May 6 from the attendant at the Larwill Deli, located at 207 N. Center St. in Larwill.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” More discussion of a comprehensive plan is on the agenda for Tuesdayâ€™s meeting of the South Whitley Town Council, which is scheduled to meet at 6:30 P.M. in City Hall.
The townâ€™s leadership has recently been looking into the need for such a plan, as well as what it would take to have one done.
Lori Shipman, an economic development consultant, has been working with several members of South Whitley government from both the town council and the townâ€™s planning commission.
She said last week she started meeting with South Whitley officials earlier in the summer.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Members of the community attended a forum Saturday, held at the Peabody Pubic Library, to fill out surveys and continue voicing opinions on the future of the Burnworth Memorial Pool.
â€śWhat we really want more than anything is your opinions and your ideas and feelings about where aquatics should go here in Columbia City,â€ť said Mayor Ryan Daniel. â€śBased on the last forum, we had about 50 percent of individuals here were from the city and 50 percent from the county.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Corinne Kauffman, Col-umbia City High School senior, was named the 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of Whitley County Saturday night.
â€śI am so overwhelmed,â€ť said Corinne. â€śI am so thankful to be here with all these girls. Iâ€™ve had a wonderful experience. This has been an experience of a life time.â€ť
Corinne is the daughter of John and Sue Kauffman.
Also returning to relinquish her position as the current Distinguished Young Woman (DYW), Michaela Thomas, last yearâ€™s DYW passed out the awards.
KENDALVILLE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team traveled to Noble Hawk Golf Course in Kendalville Saturday to take on the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
The Lady Eagles finished sixth out of eight teams, as East Noble blew away the NHC, firing a 358.
Jessica Klemm was Columbia Cityâ€™s No. 1 Saturday, shooting a 95. Jackie Leeuw scored a 98. Sydney Ford finished with a 104, Mckenzie Lane had a 107 and Allison Yoder scored a 108.
AKRON â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls cross country team won the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational Saturday, beating 10 teams with 65 points. The second closest team, West Noble, had 77 points.
â€śThe girls bettered their times considerable from Marion last week,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl.
Samantha Roush placed second out of 95 runners with a time of 19:40.
Whitkoâ€™s girls cross country team placed seventh out of 10 teams.
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys were led by Evan Harney, who placed fourth with a time of 16:39. The boys placed fifth out of 11 teams.
Gene Maynard Haskins passed away Sept. 7, 2012.
He is survived by his wife Lyn; his son, Garrick (Kylie) Haskins; granddaughter, Kinsey; daughter, Nicole (Tim) Rische; daughter, Sarah (Matt) Swaim; granddaughter, Grier and grandson, Lance.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org.