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April 13th, 2012

PHASE II CONTINUES: Council approves more work

April 13, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — Phase II of South Whitley’s wastewater treatment facility renovation continues to forge ahead as Project Manager David Harvey — with Fleis and Vandenbrink — presented the latest bulletin to South Whitley Town Council members Tuesday evening.

Providing a wide-range of municipal services, Fleis and Vandenbrink is the town’s engineering consultant.

With three bids received, Gerig-Ottenweller Construction was awarded the Phase II state-mandated renovation with a bid of $3,087,000 for the main project with an alternate bid of $27,000 for material revisions.

VACANCY FILLED WITH DISCUSSION: South Whitley still talking vacant lot

April 13, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — In compliance with the town’s unsafe building ordinance, the exposed south wall of the Green Parrot was repaired last June, but the vacant lot where the now-demolished Hicks and Deaton building shared a common wall continues to be an “eye sore” in South Whitley.

Currently, blue barrels are barricading the vacant lot which is owned by Betty Deaton.

Last year, previous town council members advised Utilities Manager Dennis Eberhart and Tim Moyer Excavating to have the lot filled in and leveled.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

April 13, 2012

County museum’s Titanic party April 14

POLL TAKERS PICK A SENATOR: Post & Mail online poll results

April 13, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The results are in, and based on the 77 votes received in The Post & Mail's online poll, Indiana's longtime Sentator Richard Lugar could be enjoying his last term in the U.S. Senate.
The results of the poll showed Lugar receiving only 32 percent of the votes while challenger Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock garnered 47 percent.
Nine percent of poll takers were undecided.

Columbia City golf comes up short against Norwell

April 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s golf team fell to 1-2 Thursday night after losing to Norwell, 171-179.

The Knights had two linksters who shot a 41 on the par 36 course, and another with a 43. “You have to give them credit to come in here and shoot two 41s and a 43,” Columbia City Head Golf Coach Andrew Thompson said. “They played a good road match.”

Though the Eagles moved into a losing record after facing a loss Tuesday against Churubusco, their score showed improvement. Tuesday, Columbia City posted a 186, seven strokes worse than Thursday’s score.

Columbia City stays undefeated on the diamond, beats Wawasee

April 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s baseball team remains undefeated after four games. The Eagles defeated Wawasee Thursday night, 6-1.

Though Columbia City posted a win, Columbia City Head Coach Zac Byerly said he’d hoped for more. Perhaps the reason the team is undefeated.

“I wish we had gotten some more offense,” said Columbia City Boys Baseball Head Coach Zac Byerly.

Pitcher Austin Clark, who got the win, pitched a complete game with six hits, one run, one earned, one walk and two strike-outs. The Warriors were not as fortunate. Seven of nine Columbia City batters got a hit.

Whitko track out-runs Rochester

April 13, 2012


ROCHESTER — Whitko’s boys track team beat Rochester Thursday, 88-44.
The Wildcats won 13 out of 16 events.

Brandon Nettrouer took first in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes and Jordan Sims swept both hurdle events.Whitko took both throwing events, with Derek Snep winning the shot put and Joe Haywood taking the discus.

Alec Wilkinson remains undefeated in the pole vault.

Also taking first was Connor Stouder in the 400-meter dash, Jude Stieglitz in the 800 run and Trapper Mize in the mile run (4:44.1). The ’Cats take a break before going to the Goshen Relays April 21.

LEAVING OFFICE EARLY: Assessor stepping down in July

April 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Originally planning a paid hiatus from May to October, Whitley County Assessor Angie Heath now says she will resign on July 7.

Heath was planning a trip to help her husband, a Larwill resident, run a resort he owns in Canada. The resort does not have any employees. “It’s the two of us, we do it all ourselves,” Heath said in March.

Now in her 13th year with the Assessor’s Office and in the second year of her third term, originally planned to return after October and remain in office until Rita Sauders, deputy assessor, was fully trained at the position.

HOOSIER WOMEN'S ARTIST COMPETITION: Lt. Governor picks winners

April 13, 2012

For the past six years, the product of women artists from Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman's Celebration of Hoosier Women Artists competition has graced her office. At the end of March, she recognized the 11 winners of the 2012 competition during a statehouse ceremony.

Congratulations to the following women:

Jeanne Amsler, Evansville, The Ross Theatre
Amanda Fruits, Brownsburg, Hostas and Coneflowers
Sarah Hackney, Indianapolis, Amazing Maize
Brenda Jalaie, Zionsville, Super Charged Super Cars
Savreen Kaur, Bloomington, Colors of Griffy Lake

RAISE THE CURTAINS: CCHS putting on first full play in years

April 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The 15-20 theater actors at Columbia City High School will present the first full play they have performed in years. The play, entitled “The Miracle Worker,” is directed by Play Director Shane Barkley with the help of his assistant director, Keith Gilbert.

Barkley said the reason he choose this story was to stretch the students’ acting abilities.

“This is the first play we’ve done in a while, and I told them we’re going to do something that’s going to stretch them a little bit,” said Barkley. “They really have to rely on their acting abilities.”

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