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March 5th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Department of Natural Resources in Indiana stocked 31.9 million fish in 70 counties in the year 2014. This is up from the normal stocking numbers of between 22 and 24 million per year.
Due to a near-record number of walleye eggs found by DNR biologists with a higher-than-normal survival rate, about 10 million more walleye fry were stocked than previous years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After big success at last fallâ€™s sale, B.A.B.E of Whitley County is hosting another consignment sale next weekend.
Stages, a used clothing store thatâ€™s part of B.A.B.E., is hosting the sale. Proceeds from the event will be used to help pregnant women and families in need.
Passages Profiles â€™15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Nathaniel â€śThanâ€ť Boutelle is at Passagesâ€™ Creative Learning Center three days a week, but the rest of his week is filled with Passages-sponsored activities that have brought him so very far.
Boutelle has been working with Passages since 2006 when his mother passed away.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Alan Tio, president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation, came before the Whitley County Council in its March meeting seeking approval for tax abatements for two Whitley County businesses.
The companies were looking to purchase new machinery to expand their business operations in Whitley County.
One of the companies requesting an abatement was 80/20, at 1701 S. CR 400 E.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Indianaâ€™s First Lady Karen Pence visited Whitko High School Wednesday to congratulate 16 art students who received international recognition for their creative work.
Students of the Whitko Art Department submitted works of art to compete in the 45th World School Childrenâ€™s Art Exhibition in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan).
Over 30,000 entries from more than 50 countries were submitted to the exhibition.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Indianaâ€™s College Readiness Report released by the Commission for Higher Education indicates that more of the stateâ€™s high school graduates are prepared for college-level courses.
The yearly report was released on Monday and included 2013 graduates who entered college immediately after high school.
The improvement could in part be related to high schoolâ€™s dual credit and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Those courses are offered at all three Whitley County high schools.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Youth Council took its experience to the state level with a trip to the Indiana Statehouse last month.
The youth council, comprised of high school students, was formed by Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and has grown in its involvement in the community throughout the past several years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ A high-speed police chase started in Columbia City and ended t in Fort Wayne early Tuesday morning.
Columbia City police were alerted to a possible gas station drive-off at approximately 12:45 a.m. when someone apparently did not pay for fuel. A pursuit ensued and officers ended up following a red vehicle east on U.S. 30 towards Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” February in 2015 may not have had as much snowfall as 2014, but it was colder overall, data shows.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), it hasnâ€™t been this cold in February since the 1970s.
Last month was the third coldest February on record in Northeast Indiana, with an average daily temperature of 15.7 degrees, according to NWS meteorologists.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” As the economy rebounds from the recent recession, Northeast Indiana in general, and Whitley County in particular are looking to the manufacturing sector to fuel the recovery.