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April 17th, 2015
TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.
One of Columbia Cityâs newest police officers recently graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and is now on patrol in the city. Scott Valentik (left) is pictured with CCPD Chief Tim Longenbaugh on his graduation day in Plainfield. Currently, the cityâs other new hire, Rae Carpenter, is training at the state level. The police academy is 16 weeks long. The city is in the process of hiring more police officers to offset upcoming retirements.
COLUMBIA CITY â For decades, the Whitley County 4-H Bike Club has been offering free bike repairs.
What many donât know, is that those bike repairs are also free to the public.
Bike repair day is a community service project by 4-H Leader Eric Blank and the Bike Club. The event is scheduled for May 2.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Township firefighters and Whitley County Sheriff's deputies are working to wrangle a tractor on the loose after its driver fell off and was run over and killed Friday afternoon.
Crews were called to the area of a tree nursery on Keiser Road in southwest Whitley County at 12:15 p.m.
The driver, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Whitley County coroner has been called to investigate.
Police scanner traffic indicated that the tractor was going around in circles with no driver aboard.
Juniors from Whitko, Churubusco and Columbia City high schools gathered at Peabody Public Library in Columbia City Thursday for College Boot Camp. As a part of Indianaâs College Success Coalition, students visited with representatives Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Saint Francis to learn about college, career paths, goal setting and future networking opportunities. Above, Joyce Baker with the Career Services Department at Ivy Tech, talks to students about the challenge of choosing a major in college at Thursdayâs College Boot Camp.
COLUMBIA CITY â City officials are looking for the publicâs input before making a final decision on its comprehensive plan.
The 159-page draft of the plan is published online and includes three main categories, broken down into subcategories.
The three categories include: People, Places and Things.
â˘People: Playing, supporting, learning and acting.
â˘Places: Living, experiencing, moving and growing.
â˘Things: Work, serve, preserve and share.
The document also includes maps, summaries, visions and goals.
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COLUMBIA CITY â The City of Columbia City is taking a stance against drug and alcohol abuse by its employees.
âWeâre trying to get as close to âzero toleranceâ as we can,â said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel. âOur intent isnât to intrude into our employeesâ private lives, but as employees of the city we canât have someone impaired.â
Daniel noted that many city employees are operating expensive equipment, paid for by taxpayers, and public safety employees can face life-or-death situations.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Students of Whitko High School will perform their rendition of âAnnieâ in the school auditorium Friday at 7 p.m.
Annie, played by Jasmine Gregory, begins in a rundown orphanage that is operated by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan, played by Amie Fortman. Annie works and cleans from day to day with hopes that someday her family will come for her.
Tickets for the show are $6 for adults and $5 for students, available at the door.
COLUMBIA CITY â John Bollinger, a former Indiana Department of Health milk inspector and life-long Whitley County resident, has been honored for his outstanding contributions to the dairy industry in Indiana.
Bollinger received the Steve Atkisson Lifetime Achievement Award at the Indiana Milk Quality Professionalsâ annual conference.