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September 5th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Holzinger Seed Service, located west of Columbia City, played host Thursday for a luncheon that was the first of its kind. Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) recently announced its expanding services would reach into the agribusiness sector.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” After a review by Whitley County Attorney Dan Sigler, a proposed ordinance regarding the cleanup and inspection of locations associated with methamphetamine use and manufacturing was approved for public hearing by the Whitley County Commissioners this week. An ordinance titled Clandestine Drug Lab Locations, allows the Health Department a greater degree of control for locations in which methamphetamine precursors have been found, the drug has been manufactured or smoked.
Joan Rivers, 81, Has Passed
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After Wednesday nightâ€™s Republican Caucus, 23-year-old Jana Schinbeckler will be the Whitley County Auditor until Dec. 31.
The Auditor position needed filled after Jennifer McGuire resigned from the office in August. Precinct Committeemen gathered to vote for a replacement to complete McGuireâ€™s term, and from three candidates, Schinbeckler won with an overwhelming majority, 20 out of 25 votes.
â€śIâ€™m excited to take office,â€ť said Schinbeckler. â€śI am ready to make the necessary changes to policy and procedures.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As of Friday, State Sen. Jim Banksâ€™ role will shift from state leader to officer, as he reports for duty with the U.S. Navy. At a reception held in his honor Wednesday night, Banks addressed Whitley County leaders and supporters. â€śI am proud to do what I am about to do,â€ť said Banks.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Columbia City resident Kevin Pulley, alongside Dr. Z. A. Hashmi, of Indianapolis, made history Wednesday with a revolutionary new heart procedure. Performed for the first time in Indiana, Dr. Hashmi implanted a miniature medical device inside Pulley in order to combat Pulleyâ€™s viral cardiomyopathy, according to area media.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Raising awareness and support of a new treatment for post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) and traumatic brain injury (PTI) for veterans is a Whitley County resident and veteran Bill Hicks. Hicks, most commonly seen chair caning at the Whitley County Farmers Market Saturdayâ€™s in Columbia City, was seeking a county resolution in support of a new medical procedure that makes use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat injuries.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Fort Wayne man serving time for burglary in Whitley County is now facing escape charges. Christopher Anderson, 36, was serving his time for burglary at the Whitley County Work Release Center.
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COLUMBIA CITY (Sept. 3, 2014) -- A Republican caucus was held tonight to determine who would fill the Whitley County Auditor office. With 20 out of 25 votes, 23-year-old Jana Schinbeckler was elected to the position.
Read more coverage of the caucus in Thursday's Post & Mail.