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May 4th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Pet waste, especially dog waste, can mean trouble for the water quality in Columbia City.
Gene Haskins with Whitley County Soil and Water said this is usually not a problem with cats.
â€śCats use liter, which is disposed of in the trash,â€ť said Haskins, â€śThatâ€™s no problem because it goes to the landfill.â€ť
For dogs, Haskins said the problem is twofold when owners walk their dogs and do not clean up after them, and when the dogs are fenced in a yard.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Public complaints and comments took priority at the Churubusco Town Council meeting Wednesday.
No old or new business was on the agenda but the public comment took precedence.
Wayne Yager, Churubusco citizen, spoke about the lack of enforcement on the junk car ordinance.
â€śItâ€™s my understanding that a car that is unable to move under its own power is the meaning of a junk car in Churubusco,â€ť said Yager.
â€śWhat would it take to get the junk car ordinance from the bottom of the priority list to the top?â€ť he asked.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The local farmers market will kick off its season with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday at 8 a.m.
This year the market will host 48 vendors featuring locally made crafts, jewelry, baked goods, vegetables, plants and more.
The farmers market will be open each Saturday until Oct. 31. at the courthouse square from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Entertainment will be open to those who wish to perform for tips.
COESSE â€” A routine traffic stop for speeding Thursday morning led Indiana State Police to a drug bust in Columbia City.
David Allen Potter, 18, from Columbia City and Morgan Richard Willingham, 20, from Philadelphia, were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and reckless possession of paraphernalia. They were booked into the Whitley County Jail.
J.R. Ford puts bolts in the mural of The Blind Manâ€™s Popcorn Stand owned by Clarence and Fern Brumbaugh. The historic mural was placed on the Lucky Lady building Monday morning. Helping Ford are Pete Allen and Frank Kessler, both members of the Main Street Project in Churubusco. The next mural planned is of the Standard Station.
Whitley County Farmerâ€™s Market starts Saturday
The Whitley County Farmerâ€™s Market will start Saturday and end Oct. 13.
Meeting time will be every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at TSC.
The event will be located at the Courthouse Lawn on Saturdays and Tractor Supply on Wednesdays
The Farmerâ€™s Market will provide an assortment of fresh produce, lush plants for your garden and home items.
All items can be found each week.
It will be a bustling place filled with music and friends.
Car show and benefit Saturday
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Finally, South Whitley is showing signs of spring.
This means it is time for Spring Clean-Up Day slated for Saturday.
â€śItems must be curbside no later than 6 a.m. on (Saturday),â€ť Clerk-Treasurer Bob Gould said.
According to Gould, there will be fees for larger items such as electronics, appliances, tires and batteries.
After spending two weeks in Belgium, Shriner Lake resident Gail Morris, returned home, bringing with her more information about her family as well as fond memories about the trip.
â€śIt was a trip that I donâ€™t know if you could repeat, and what I liked most about it was family,â€ť said Morris. â€śIâ€™ve traveled all over the world as a tourist, but when you can travel and be with family, itâ€™s just so special.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ It's summertime weather and motorists are traveling â€“ and, you guessed it, gas prices spiked to $4 in Whitley County late Wednesday and overnight.
An exception was Valero in Columbia City, which was still pumping regular at $3.75 early Thursday.
Several stations in northwest Indiana are selling a gallon of unleaded well above $4. The highest is $4.29 in Highland and Merrillville.
The lowest unleaded gas in Indiana is $3.58 in Crawfordsville.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The National Day of Prayer will be observed by the Whitley County Ministerial Association on Thursday with a prayer vigil at the Whitley County Courthouse Gazebo, on the northwest corner of the square in downtown Columbia City, from noon to 1 p.m.
Pastors from around the county will participate in leading in prayer for our country, elected officials and local agencies.
The public is invited to share in this important time of prayer and fellowship. For more information, call Harold Polk, WCMA secretary, at 248-2032.