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March 6th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â Due to Tuesdayâs snowstorm and unsafe road conditions, Republic Services/National Serv-All has suspended all trash and recycling collections for today.
Collections for the rest of the week will be performed one day later than usual.
Wednesdayâs work will be performed Thursday, Thursdayâs pick up will be Friday and Fridayâs collection will be Saturday.
For more information call 260-747-4117.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City man pleaded guilty to charges of dealing methamphetamine and will be sentenced at a later date.
Michael Raber, 27, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to two counts of dealing methamphetamine. Both are Class B felonies.
Raber was arrested in January for dealing meth at the Budget Inn. Raber and his girlfriend sold hypodermic needles and a white powdery substance to an undercover officer.
Four other counts against Raber were dismissed. He will be sentenced on April 15.
COLUMBIA CITY â WJHS, Columbia City High Schoolâs radio station, is presenting new programming starting Thursday that focuses on the Columbia City community.
CC Connections will begin by featuring Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, with a monthly segment entitled, âCoffee with the Mayor.â Marchâs topic will center around the storm water utility.
Mayor Daniel will broadcast live with WJHS from at Richardâs Restaurant, Columbia City, at 11 a.m. on the first Thursday of every month.
COLUMBIA CITY â A first in nearly 30 years could occur.
The Whitley County Council approved a motion Tuesday to raise the rate on the Cumulative Capital Fund (CCF), pending a public hearing on the increase.
The fund is used for a variety of county expenses, including bridge repairs and replacement.
The proposed rate is .03. Currently it is at .0162. This will be the first increase in 28 years. The measure unanimously passed.
COLUMBIA CITY â A 2010 Columbia City High School graduate was killed in a snowmobile accident early Wednesday morning.
Justin Hinen, 21, of Columbia City, was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 1:30 a.m. after he allegedly drove his snowmobile into a fence.
Indiana conservation officer Darren Reed said Hinen left the roadway, crashing into a wire fence that enclosed a livestock pasture.
Hinen was traveling on County Road 200 North between County Roads 150 West and 250 West, when he intentionally left the road to head across a field.
FROM THE NEWSROOM (Wednesday): Schools in Whitley County are closed due to the weather. Reports are coming in that snow plows are out tackling main roads first and then county roads. Newsroom staff report their drive to work was manageable once in town and on main roads. However, county roads still were hazardous with drifting in some places. Be careful as you commute to work this morning!
COLUMBIA CITY - The City of Columbia City has announced that Republic Services/National Serv-All hauling division has agreed to stop all trash and recycling collections for Wednesday, March 6, due to severe weather and unsafe road conditions.
All collections for the rest of the week will be performed one day later than usual.
Wednesday work will be performed on Thursday. Thursday work on Friday and Friday work on Saturday.
The Macbeth Road Landfill will be open for all customers who bring their materials to the Macbeth Road site.
FORT WAYNE â The National Weather Service has declared a Winter Storm Warning for much of northern and eastern Indiana, with the heaviest snowfall predicted in a line from Lake Michigan to East Central Indiana.
Where the storm is expected to lead off with snow and ice, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) crews have already been treating roadways in preparation for the storm. Trucks also have begun pre-treating bridges, ramps and roadways with salt brine, an anti-icing solution.
Projected snow accumulation, according to The National Weather Service is 5 to 7 inches.
However, warmer weather will arrive Thursday into the weekend. This will allow for snow to melt possibly creating flood conditions and hazards.
COLUMBIA CITY â Cassie Gareiss, of Columbia City, is a 21 year old facing several changes in a short period of time. She is engaged to Colton Streeter and the couple is planning a wedding later this summer.
The couple will also be relocating to Indianapolis.
These events will follow Gareissâ graduation from Grace College where she has earned a degree in graphic design and a minor in photography.
âI know it is a lot of change in a short amount of time, but we are excited,â Gareiss said.