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September 6th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Vince Buchanan, executive director of the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana, spoke recently with the Columbia City Rotary Club.
The regional chamber is a membership-based organization that acts as a resource for all of the Chamber of Commerce offices in Northeast Indiana.
Ten counties in the corner of the state are represented by this regional office. Their central office is located on the southwest side of Ft. Wayne, on Pointe Inverness Way.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Peabody Public Library will present Project Teen Runway beginning in October. Sign ups for this new program are now open.
Sessions begin Tuesday, Oct. 1 and run every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. during October.
Anyone in Whitley County in grades 6 through 12 may sign up, regardless of whether they have a library card. There is a limit of 30 participants, so sign up soon.
The weekly sessions are as follows:
â€˘Week 1, Tuesday, Oct. 1 â€” Easy and quick hairstyles and professional makeup in 15 minutes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Elks Lodge is doing big things to help local youth. Elks invest in the nationâ€™s future by helping deserving students attend the colleges of their dreams.
This year, the Elks National Foundation will fund nearly $3.74 million in college scholarships through its three scholarship programs.
The Elks National Foundationâ€™s Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest launched Sept. 1 and will lessen the cost of college tuition for 500 deserving students.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The H.A.N.D.S. Foundation, made up of 15 students from the three Whitley County school corporations, received a grant of $18,500 from the Dekko Foundation for use during the 2013-14 school year.
This is the 19th consecutive year the Dekko Foundation has funded H.A.N.D.S.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A familiar face throughout the county recently became the newest face in downtown Columbia City.
Rhoades Automotive has consolidated its two previous locations â€” one on South Line Street and the other on U.S. 30 in Larwill â€” to one spot on West Van Buren Street, Columbia City. Lamonte Rhoades, president, said having a location downtown was important to the company.
â€śWe wanted to be part of downtown, if possible,â€ť he said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ More employment opportunities are possible for Whitley County residents due to an expanding business.
Breyden Products, Inc. is planning to move out of a leased building to take occupancy of a vacant building in Park 30, east of Columbia City on U.S. 30.
Mike Zuber, director of sales for the business, was accompanied by Whitley County Economic Development Executive Director Alan Tio at Wednesdayâ€™s County Council meeting.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After the release a smartphone application (app) for Apple one year ago, residents who use Android will have the opportunity to keep up with the latest information in Columbia City.
Communication Director Terry Wherry said an app is expected to publish soon for Android users. Wherry said the Android app will be very similar to the one for Apple.
â€śThe mayor wants the community to be able to communicate whether they use Apple or Android,â€ť Wherry said.
Wherry said some parts of the app come from the cityâ€™s web page.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Abandoned vehicles, overgrown grass and junk piles at the property of Thomas Ebetino, motivated Bob Sutton to petition the county for an intervention.
Sutton and Ebetino both own property on CR 400 South. Sutton was present at the County Commissioners meeting Tuesday to voice his concern with the neglected property.
â€śThe first complaint was filed in 2006,â€ť Sutton said. â€śIt was fine for awhile, but then its back to the same thing again. Itâ€™s an ongoing problem, but now its worse.â€ť
Concerning the Columbia City Park Board's decision to ban golf carts from Blue River Trail:
â€˘I have no opinion on this.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Revitalizing the appearance of Churubuscoâ€™s downtown has been the focus of the townâ€™s Main Street Committee.
Lucas Konger, of Vintage Archonics, the architectural firm working with the committee, presented a streetscape study at the Churubusco Town Council meeting Wednesday. Concepts to beautify the downtown area included sidewalk enhancements, decorative lights and a center piece to place at the corner of U.S. 33 and Line Street.