May 11th, 2015
CHURUBUSCO â€” Saturdayâ€™s doubleheader against New Haven resulted in two losses for Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team. On its home field, the Eagles fell short of the Bulldogs 12-1 and 10-3.
New Haven came out swinging in the first game, scoring two runs in the first inning while holding â€™Busco scoreless until the third.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Following statements from a number of YMCA supporters, the Whitley County Council approved a motion to provide $25,000 of CEDIT funds to fulfill a commitment to the YMCAâ€™s Armstrong Early Learning Center.
The motion to approve this funding had been presented at two previous Whitley County Council meetings and died for lack of a second each time.
ROANOKE, IN â€“ Congressman Marlin Stutzman officially announced his candidacy for Indianaâ€™s U.S Senate seat Saturday.
In front of a crowd of more than 500 friends, family and supporters, Marlin formally announced his candidacy saying, "We need tested proven conservative leadership to get our country back on track, that is why today I am announcing my candidacy for the United States Senate."
Marlin spoke of the need for new leadership, "Right now, in this moment, we need that same brand of Hoosier leadership in Washington to finish the job. â€ť
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Whitley County Board of Commissioners voted to enter into an inter-local agreement with Allen County for repairs on a bridge on County Line Road in its May 4 meeting.
Brandon Forrester, Whitley County engineer, came before the commissioners to apprise them of a situation concerning bridge No. 76, located on County Line Road near CR 900 South.
Forrester explained that it is one of the bridges that must be inspected on a yearly basis, and that the inspection revealed problems that required the posting of a nine-ton limit for traffic on the bridge.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Whitley County Consolidated Schools is again forced to raise school lunch prices.
The national school lunch program says schools must provide lunches to children who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, but funding isnâ€™t provided to the schools to fully compensate for the lunches.
Because of this, WCCS has to make up for the cost in paid lunches, tacking on a 10-cent increase for next yearâ€™s lunch and breakfast fees.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A 20-year debt has finally been paid off.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools has paid off the bond for Indian Springs Middle School, freeing up funds to work toward elementary-school bonds.
A second bond was taken out to build Northern Heights and Little Turtle elementary schools, and also make improvements on Mary Raber and Coesse.
The same cash flow that was being used to pay for ISMS will now be directed toward paying off the other bond sooner.
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Many people participated in the National Day of Prayer event around the Whitley County Courthouse Square Thursday evening.
After a service at Community of Hope Church, attendees walked from the church to the Courthouse, where they had a moment of prayer.
CHURUBUSCO â€“ An estimated $2 million project focused on improving school facilities and technology is in the early stages for the Smith-Green Community School Corporation.
School board members agreed to move forward with the plan at the April 23 meeting when Business Manager Todd Fleetwood presented the Capital Projects Fund for 2015.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A draft of Columbia Cityâ€™s Comprehensive Plan addresses the cityâ€™s downtown parking issues.
The draft states that Columbia City doesnâ€™t have an efficient parking policy, with nearly all parking spaces marked as â€ś2-hour.â€ť