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June 11th, 2015

Local contractors help Whitley 4-H

June 11, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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: Passages offers clients chance to perform

June 11, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 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 — There’s 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.

AWARDS: Col. City girls tennis

June 11, 2015

Columbia City’s 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’ Award.

RELAY FOR LIFE: 30 survivors honored

June 11, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

June 10th

EMA: County director resigns

June 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Heflin has tendered his resignation to Whitley County’s Board of Commissioners.

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, Columbia City’s representative on the Emergency Management Agency advisory board, said that while Heflin felt that he had made significant progress in Whitley County’s emergency management, that a factor in his decision to resign was a desire to be with his family, who lives in southern Indiana.

COUNCIL: Pig wrestling not against city ordinance

June 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A local resident asked Columbia City’s Common Council to review the city’s ordinance in regards to the Whitley County 4-H Fair’s pig wrestling contest.

City ordinance states that there is to be no “combat” between animals and humans.

POULTRY: 4-H to use poultry photos in show

June 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Members of the 4-H Fair Board announced the most recent plans for birdless poultry members during this year’s 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.

BLINDSIDED: ‘At no point were we consulted at all’

June 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — When local officials were told there wouldn’t 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.

GOLF: Col. City takes to the links for regional

June 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys golf team takes the next step on the road to the IHSAA state finals tournament on Thursday when the Eagles travel to Warsaw’s 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.

PETITION PRESENTED: Neighbors flip about BMX ramp

June 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A petition of 28 signatures was presented to Columbia City’s 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.

 

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