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11 Indiana food banks receive $1 million in funding

From reports  Lt. Gov. Crouch and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) announced today that 11 food banks serving Indiana will receive a combined total of $1 million dollars, through the General Assembly, to support their efforts in feeding food insecure Hoosiers…. Continue Reading →

Culvert repair closes part of 250 West this week

(Talk of the Town photo by JoAnn Roby-Pullen) Culvert work has a busy thoroughfare to northern Whitley County closed down for awhile. CR 250 West is closed for a culvert repair between Sheckler Road and CR 400 North. The road… Continue Reading →

Miss Whitley County & Her Court

The 2021 Miss Whitley County contestants included: Jaylyn Burns Cali Christman Amanda Heck Melanie Gilbert Delaney Stahl Sophia Gebhart Kassidy Porter Dalila Geiger Jaidyn Gilbert Emily Johnson

Crowns and sashes: Pageant was a shining night for all

The following contestants competed in the Little Miss Whitley County portion of the pageant: Lindsey Kelley Hazel McSorley Abigail Maddox Gracelynn Gentry Ensley Grube Jules Tucker Faith Cormany Kendall Beard The following contestants competed in the Junior Miss Whitley County… Continue Reading →

Deadline approaching for project development proposals

Article provided Friday, July 16 is the final deadline to submit project and program proposals to be included in the regional development plan for Indiana’s Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) Program. Northeast Indiana RDA Board President Gene Donaghy… Continue Reading →

Robinson, Beier join NIIC’s executive committee

From reports The NIIC has announced two new appointments to the Board Executive Committee. The NIIC Executive Committee, with The Board’s support, added existing board members Dr. Eric Beier and Dr. Andrea Robinson to the Executive Committee. “We are delighted… Continue Reading →

Whitley County Assessor’s office staff working throughout the county

From reports Representatives of the Whitley County Assessor’s office are out working across Whitley County assessing properties currently. According to reports from the Whitley County Sheriff’s office, the assessor’s personnel will be wearing vests and carrying ID badges.

Columbia City’s trash collection days slated to change in August

From reports The City of Columbia City recently announced a change in the weekly trash pickup schedule for customers. Beginning the week of August 2, 2021, trash pickup will occur on two days. The city will be divided in half… Continue Reading →

Japanese beetles are emerging across the area

By John Woodmansee, Whitley County Purdue Extension educator This time of year, it is common to receive calls in the Purdue Extension office in Whitley County regarding Japanese beetles. I suspect the same is true in many northern Indiana counties…. Continue Reading →

INDOT: project planned for US 33

From reports The Indiana Department of Transportation announces road construction work on U.S. 33 in Allen County. Crews will replace a ditch box culvert between Johnson Road and O Day Road. Drivers should watch out for several restrictions in the… Continue Reading →

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