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July 9th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Itâ€™s a leave of absence from his job as an Indiana State Senator and as the ever-present father to his family in Columbia City. State Sen. Jim Banks (R), Columbia City, is set to be deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy in the fall.
COLUMBIA CITY (July 8, 2014) -- Sen. Jim Banks expects to be deployed to Afghanistan in the fall with the U.S. Navy Reserve. His projected return date is May 2015.
Banks (R-Columbia City) will be taking a leave of absence during the deployment, despite the fact that he is not required to, in order to ensure that the people of his district are represented in his absence.
A caucus of Republican precinct committeemen will select a temporary replacement for Banks during his leave of absence and he will re-assume his seat upon his return.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley County Highway Department Director Michael Barton wants to remind property owners that the area alongside county roads belongs to the property owner and therefore, the maintaining of that ground falls on the owner.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Property assessments are underway for some Whitley County properties. Indiana state officials have mandated that property assessments be ongoing, tackling 25 percent of the county at a time.
CHICAGO â€“ President Barack Obama's hometown, led by his former chief of staff Mayor Rahm Emanuel â€“ and home to some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation â€“ turned into a veritable war zone during the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The death toll in Chicago was 14 dead and 82 wounded.
Each night of the long holiday weekend, at least a dozen people were shot in the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After a traffic nightmare last Wednesday when U.S. 30 was restricted to one lane east and west in Columbia City, officials released an update that construction will resume on the project Friday.
The photograph was submitted by Chuck Mathieu, a Churubusco resident and Churubusco historian. The photo depicts a street fair in 1906 in downtown Churubusco.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Sequined gowns and poised stage presence was abundant at the 2014 Miss Whitley County Scholarship Program Monday night at the First Church of God in Columbia City. Taking the crown and sash as the new queen was Brooke Laux, the daughter of Randy and Debra Laux.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A special publication will be inserted in today's (July 8, 2014) paper that will feature a list of Whitley County 4-H Fair events and activities.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A request to rezone a parcel of land in order to accommodate a possible truck stop was approved at Mondayâ€™s Whitley County Commissioners meeting. Mondayâ€™s meeting was attended by concerned parties both in favor of and against the truck stop proposed for the rezoned intersection.