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April 17th, 2015

•VIDEO ALERT• TIME Releases Most Influential People List

April 17, 2015

TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.


April 17, 2015

One of Columbia City’s 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 city’s 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.

FREE: 4-H club provides bike repair day

April 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — For decades, the Whitley County 4-H Bike Club has been offering free bike repairs.

What many don’t 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.

RUN OVER BY TRACTOR: Officals work to wrangle run-away tractor

April 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.


April 17, 2015

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 Indiana’s 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 Thursday’s College Boot Camp.

FOR THE FUTURE: City seeking public input

April 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — City officials are looking for the public’s 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.

•People: Playing, supporting, learning and acting.
•Places: Living, experiencing, moving and growing.
•Things: Work, serve, preserve and share.

The document also includes maps, summaries, visions and goals.

April 16th

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April 16, 2015

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CITY: No tolerance for drugs and alcohol

April 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The City of Columbia City is taking a stance against drug and alcohol abuse by its employees.

“We’re trying to get as close to ‘zero tolerance’ as we can,” said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel. “Our intent isn’t to intrude into our employees’ private lives, but as employees of the city we can’t have someone impaired.”

Daniel noted that many city employees are operating expensive equipment, paid for by taxpayers, and public safety employees can face life-or-death situations.

FRIDAY: Whitko to perform ‘Annie’

April 16, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Students of Whitko High School will perform their rendition of “Annie” 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.

AWARDED: Bollinger receives state honors

April 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 Professionals’ annual conference.

COLUMBIA CITY — A slow start by Columbia City’s Lady Eagle softball team and patience at the plate...
LIGONIER — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle softball team banged out 13 hits and used a six-run second...
AKRON — Whitko’s girls tennis team picked up a conference win at Tippecanoe Valley High School...


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