May 19th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â A Whitley County native and 1996 Columbia City High School graduate is returning to Whitley County to serve as Northern Heights Elementary Schoolâs principal.
Wesley Mullett, son of the late Dan and Susan Mullett (Riecke), and brother of Eagle Tech Academy Principal Brady Mullett, will join NHES next year.
SOUTH WHITLEY â The town council members in South Whitley are still dealing with the headaches of an under-constructed wastewater treatment facility.
The council met May 18 with Steve Grass, senior engineer at Donohue and Associates, to discuss how to deal with the problems moving forward.
Tanner Hughes, Whitko senior, signed a letter of intent to play football at Defiance College. Front, from left: Todd Hughes, father; Tanner Hughes; and Robin Hughes, mother. Back: Whitko Head Football Coach Josh Mohr and Whitko Athletic Director Casey Stouffer.
COLUMBIA CITY â Local farmers who have suffered loss from the bird flu are protected under federal law.
Two weeks ago, state animal health officials reported that the bird flu was present in Whitley County.
ZIONSVILLE â Columbia Cityâs golf team placed third in the prestigious Dave Sollman Invitational at Zionsville, downing ranked teams in the process.
The Eagles, ranked No. 15 in the latest coachesâ poll shot a 312, behind only No. 3-ranked Westfieldâs 297, and No. 1-ranked Center Grove which shot a 302. The Eagles placed ahead of No. 2-Ranked Carmelâs 318 and No. 6-ranked Zionsville in the 17-team tournament.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting âHistoric Survival Skills,â a disaster preparedness event on Saturday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event consists of various speakers on survival topics such as: fire, shelter, first aid, self defense, firearms safety and hunting,
Columbia City High Schoolâs show choir held its final performance of the season Sunday afternoon. The annual Fantacular was titled, âGender Royale.â Seniors Ashley Kendall and CariAnn Freed (right) sing their final songs as CCHS show choir members.
ANGOLA â Churubuscoâs boys track team traveled to Angola and came home with the Northeast Corner Conference crown.
The boys blew away their opponents, scoring 28.5 more points than the second-best team, Fairfield, to take the win.
COLUMBIA CITY â The intersection of Harrison St. and Elm St. will be closed starting Monday 5/18 for most of the week for manhole work.
COLUMBIA CITY â No news may not be bad news for the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission.
On Tuesday, the RDC held a meeting regarding cityâs lot, northwest of the intersection of Van Buren and Line streets.
The city is seeking proposals from developers. Those proposals are due in early June.
None were in attendance of Tuesdayâs meeting, but city officials say thatâs not necessarily a bad sign.
âWe have answered some questions through phone calls,â said Councilman Ben Romine.