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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Mayor Jim Fleck told the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday that the recent Veteranâ€™s Marathon, in its second year, should grow even more next year.
â€śThe third year (2011) is the break out year,â€ť said Fleck.
â€śAn evaluation is being done to evaluate the prospect of another race. It was a valuable event. It is new, it is exciting.â€ť
Fleck told the board that runners who returned from the first marathon race, which also include a half-marathon (13.1 miles) and a five kilometer run, were very positive about not only the event itself, but the hospitality of the local residents and businesses.
â€śThe results were very positive,â€ť Fleck said.
In other business of the council, member Walter Crowder announced that Doug Fahl has resigned from the Whitley County Redevelopment Commission. Crowder said a replacement is being sought.