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April 18th, 2015
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COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Whitley County man was killed by a large tractor Friday afternoon.
Emergency personnel were called to the 1800 block of West Keiser Road around noon Friday. Robert Laux, 71, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger, Laux was working on the tractor. When the tractor was turned on, it ran him over.
His unmanned tractor was on the loose, driving in circles in the field for several hours until it ran out of gas.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ One of the main priorities of Columbia City‚Äôs Comprehensive Plan is its people.
There are four areas of the plan that involve people: playing, learning, supporting and acting.
This article will feature the ‚Äúplay‚ÄĚ category.
In the ‚Äúplay‚ÄĚ category, officials discussed topics such as: community facilities, sports, clubs, shopping, eating and entertainment.
Currently, much of the city‚Äôs retail shopping is located along U.S. 30 and a small portion is downtown.
The pond at Morsches Park was stocked with 400 rainbow trout for Saturday‚Äôs fishing derby.
The derby is coordinated by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and is intended to encourage fishing for the community‚Äôs youth.
Anglers do not need a fishing license for the free event. Prizes will be awarded to the youth with the biggest fish. A limit of five fish can be taken home.
The event runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. DNR Biologist Jed Pearson expects shoulder-to-shoulder fishing at the pond. Bait and fishing supplies will be available for use.
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 City‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ For decades, the Whitley County 4-H Bike Club has been offering free bike repairs.
What many don‚Äôt 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 ‚ÄĒ 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 Indiana‚Äôs 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‚Äôs College Boot Camp.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ City officials are looking for the public‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄĘPeople: Playing, supporting, learning and acting.
‚ÄĘPlaces: Living, experiencing, moving and growing.
‚ÄĘThings: Work, serve, preserve and share.
The document also includes maps, summaries, visions and goals.