COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the County Commissioners giving the Whitley County Notification System a go ahead at Mondayâ€™s meeting, subscribed Whitley County residents will be able to receive instant community info after Nov. 1.
Daniel Weigold, city councilman, explained to the commissioners how the service will work through Nixle Community Information Service, a notification service for law enforcement and government agencies.
â€śThe best thing about this is itâ€™s free with no cost to anybody, and itâ€™s also not mandated,â€ť said Weigold. â€śIf we have a missing child or something like a road closure that might be something that somebody might need to know.â€ť
Weigold said many departments are involved in the alerts including the Whitley County Emergency Management and the County Highway Department as well as dispatchers.
â€śItâ€™s been a countywide effort and the cooperation has been incredible,â€ť said Weigold.
According to a press release, Whitley County residents can register online at www.nixle.com and decide which local agencies they want to receive information from, as well as how they want to receive that information through either email, text message or via the web.