June 11th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Area contractors generously donated their time last Saturday to participate in Contractors Day at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Several local contractors and electricians worked in the 4-H Center to repair wiring and other problems within the building.
Passages Profiles ‚Äô15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the programs of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ There‚Äôs no business like show business, and a new program at Passages, Inc. aims to allow clients to experience the performing arts up close.
In the past, Passages clients such as Than Boutelle and Jon Morris, have shown their talents in the area of visual arts.
Columbia City‚Äôs girls tennis team recenty held its banquet and awards ceremony. From left: Macie Hinen, Most Wins, Most Valuable Player and 1st-Team All-Conference doubles; Cassie Bosselman, 2nd-Team All-Conference doubles; Bayley Smith, Team Captain and 2nd-Team All-Conference doubles; Aubrey Wright Most Improved, Most Valuable Player and 1st-Team All-Conference doubles; Rachel Flauding, Mental Attitude; and Hannah Clark, Coaches‚Äô Award.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Thousands of miles were walked on the Indian Springs Middle School track Saturday and Sunday for the annual Whitley County Relay for Life.
The event raised $25,910 and funds will continue to come in through August.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Heflin has tendered his resignation to Whitley County‚Äôs Board of Commissioners.
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, Columbia City‚Äôs representative on the Emergency Management Agency advisory board, said that while Heflin felt that he had made significant progress in Whitley County‚Äôs emergency management, that a factor in his decision to resign was a desire to be with his family, who lives in southern Indiana.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A local resident asked Columbia City‚Äôs Common Council to review the city‚Äôs ordinance in regards to the Whitley County 4-H Fair‚Äôs pig wrestling contest.
City ordinance states that there is to be no ‚Äúcombat‚ÄĚ between animals and humans.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Members of the 4-H Fair Board announced the most recent plans for birdless poultry members during this year‚Äôs county fair.
Last month, the State Board of Animal Health banned bird shows across the state in hopes of preventing the spread of the bird flu virus. A West Coast strain of the virus was detected in Whitley County in early May and has been the only confirmed case in Indiana.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ When local officials were told there wouldn‚Äôt be any changes to U.S. 30 in the near future, they were shocked when maps of proposals were handed to them a month ago.
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and Whitley County Commissioner George Schrumpf received the early stages of new plans for U.S. 30 last month, with no knowledge that the highway was up for discussion.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys golf team takes the next step on the road to the IHSAA state finals tournament on Thursday when the Eagles travel to Warsaw‚Äôs Stonehenge Golf Club for regional competition.
The Eagles qualified for regional play with a 303-305 win over Plymouth that gave Columbia City the sectional crown. Warsaw was the third team to qualify from the sectional. The Tigers posted a 315 score.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A petition of 28 signatures was presented to Columbia City‚Äôs Common Council Tuesday, prompting a lengthy discussion by the council with members of the community.
Danny Rumple, at 202 S. Walnut St., in Columbia City, has constructed his own BMX set up, equipped with ramps and a half-pipe that stands 6 feet, 9 inches tall.