April 14th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Republicans gathered for a candidate forum Saturday at Columbia Cityâs Church of the Nazarene.
A packed fellowship hall was a reflection of Republican Party leader Matt Boydâs description of the upcoming primary election Ââ crucial.
âThis is a great turnout,â Boyd said. âI am pleased to see so many Republicans here to learn about those vying for the election.â
Primary election day is May 6 and will offer Republicans several contested races.
WHITLEY COUNTY (April 14, 2014) -- As a cold front moves through this morning,there will be some rain showers and the chance for a rumble of thunder.
Rain will become more scattered throughout the morning before becoming more hit-and-miss this afternoon. Temperatures are going to fall this afternoon from upper 60s to mid 40s. Temperatures will continue to fall this evening and overnight.
COLUMBIA CITY â Colorful eggs are set to blanket the fields at Morsches Park for the annual Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the Columbia City Rotary Club.
Youngsters are welcome to bring their baskets to search out the âeggâcellent treats distributed throughout the park.
The hunt will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday.
COLUMBIA CITY â A local coffee shopâs request for a drive-up window sparked long discussions from Columbia Cityâs Board of Works.
While city officials like the idea of the business proposal, they are working to figure out the logistics of it.
Brewha, a coffee shop located on North Main Street, between Van Buren and Jackson Streets, requested to use the cityâs alley for a drive-thru.
CHURUBUSCO â This summer, the Churubusco Public Library will celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Part of the festivities will include a contest, where patrons can design a library of the future. This will allow individuals to envision what a library may look like in the year 2114.
While the next century holds unknowns for the library, the previous century has been marked by service, moves and harrowing escapes from destruction.
Currently located on Mulberry Street in Churubusco, the library has had several homes in its lifetime.
COLUMBIA CITY â Itâs the beginning of the end for Burnworth Memorial Pool in Columbia City.
Last year, officials announced that 2014 is expected to be the final summer for the pool, which has been part of the community for decades.
While Park Director Mark Green hates to see the summer fun spot go, repairs and upkeep on the pool have been more than the cityâs budget can manage.
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COLUMBIA CITY â Cost and quality have been the topic of discussion for Columbia City officials at several Board of Works meetings this year.
Currently, nearly all of Columbia Cityâs water pipes are ductal iron.
Per the cityâs ordinance, new housing additions are required to have ductal iron pipes installed, and some developers are trying to get that changed so PVC pipe can be used as well.
âFrom our standpoint, using PVC would be a considerable cost savings,â said Don Langeloh, a local developer.
However, city officials are hesitant to make the switch without through research.
COLUMBIA CITY â Friendly competition turned food into dollars at The Center for Whitley County Youthâs annual Cookoff Thursday at First Church of God in Columbia City.
Four teams each assembled a menu that consisted of appetizers, entrees and desserts for cook-off patrons to vote on.
After collecting the ballots, taste-testers deemed Team Live United as having the best overall meal as well as presentation.
COLUMBIA CITY â âWhat you have here is wonderful,â said Shae Kmicikewycz during her visit to Columbia Cityâs downtown Thursday.
She was in the city to present the Columbia City Main Street Association (CCMSA) with an official certificate signifying its accomplishment in meeting the stateâs requirements for joining the Indiana Main Street (IMS) Program.
Kmicikewycz is the program manager for the IMS, and represents Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann.
âYour downtown is unique,â Kmicikewycz said. âItâs what you have in the heart of your city that makes you so great.â