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October 22nd, 2014
Columbia City Water Department gave a tour of the cityâ€™s Water Treatment Plant Saturday during the cityâ€™s open house. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel opened the doors to all city facilities for local residents to take tours and ask questions.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Current and prospective part-time employees for the county may be facing new changes in the form of hiring and benefits. In a bid to reduce cost and increase efficiency, the county would use Peoplelink as the personnel agency in regards to the hiring and payroll of current and part-time employees.
Editorâ€™s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerceâ€™s annual awards banquet.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Numerix, a precision CNC machining company, was honored by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year. Jeff Johnsonâ€™s former employer, Micropulse, was the chamberâ€™s Large Business of the Year winner at Tuesday nightâ€™s annual banquet.
This is National Women in Business Week and, starting with Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail, four local businesswomen will be featured during the next four days.
The annual popular feature is "a must read" and can be found on page 2 of Wednesday's, Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's editions of your local Whitley County newspaper.
Find out who is featured by picking up your copy of The Post & Mail on newsstands throughout Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After months of discussion, the City of Columbia City is in the process of drafting an ordinance for increasing the sewer rate for its utility users. Several meetings ago, officials agreed that the rate would be increased in steps over the next three years. In 2015, there will be a $7 increase. In 2016, there will be a $6 increase, and in 2017, there will be a $5 hike.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Anyone curious about a new career or feeling stuck in a job is likely searching for opportunities to advance.
Whether undecided about going back to school or looking to earn a working certificate to improve your job skills, everyone is invited to WhitleyForward, in conjunction with Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast and Huntington University, for a free career path testing and counseling service.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Youth Council has spent the last several weeks planning the cityâ€™s inaugural Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, which will be held downtown Nov. 1. The Saturday, Nov. 1 parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and will travel east on Van Buren Street and south on Chauncey Street before coming to an end at the blacktop on the west side of the Whitley County Courthouse lawn.
The Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds were flooded with festival-goers Saturday morning for the clubâ€™s Fall Harvest Festival. The festival included a car show (pictured), art show, food and games for children. The 4-H Club is continuing the fall fun this weekend with the 4-H Spooktacular Event Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H Center.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow may not last long this season, officials say. Carrie Tauscher, of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, on Monday said the recent cool, rainy and windy weather will likely put a damper on the autumn colors.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” By unanimous vote Monday evening, Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees elected to move forward with its proposed $2 million technology project. The project will address the districtâ€™s technology needs, from infrastructure to eventually putting devices in the hands of every student in the district.