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April 22nd, 2015

YO2GO: Downtown shop opens today

April 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — In the past month, local residents have seen a colorful change to the corner of Van Buren and Chauncey streets in downtown Columbia City.

The building at the northeast corner has taken on new life, with a brightly colored interior and a painted facade on the 125-year-old brick building. Yo2Go, a new frozen yogurt shop, is opening for business today.

The shop, owned by city resident Billy Reffit, offers thousands of options to customers — 15 flavors of frozen yogurt and more than 30 options for toppings.

The shop opens at noon today.

April 21st

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: Plan seeks to create support system

April 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The right programs can nurture a community into its full potential.
A draft of the Columbia City Comprehensive Plan offers ideas to support community growth through local programs.

One of those suggested programs is the creation of a “Keep Columbia City Beautiful” program.
The group would support community pride through appearance and cleanliness of the city’s neighborhoods.

SPRING INTO SPRING

April 21, 2015

April is a busy month of prep sports in Whitley County. Pictured, Heath Atkins lands an attempt in the long jump where he finished fifth at the North Side Relays Saturday.

LIBRARY BOARD: WCCS appoints Chris Bechtold

April 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated’s Board of School Trustees re-appointed Chris Bechtold to the district’s position on the library board.

Bechtold currently serves on the Peabody Public Library Board of Trustees as its secretary.

“We want our library board representative to be intelligent, make wise decisions and be able to commit time to the board,” said WCCS Superintendent Patricia O’Connor.

EARLY MAY: Water Dept. to flush fire hydrants

April 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants in early May.
City officials ask that drivers use caution driving through areas where crews are flushing the hydrants.
Officials say the flushing is scheduled to take place during the week of May 11 to 15.

ON A ROLL: CCHS Lady Eagles

April 21, 2015

Columbia City’s girls softball team is on a roll, winning its last two games by the 10-run rule. The Lady Eagles topped Warsaw Saturday. Pictured, Columbia City’s Samantha Winebrenner beats out an infield hit in the third inning of the Eagles’ 11-1 win over Warsaw.

YOUTH FOUNDATION: ’Busco non-profit to focus on kids

April 21, 2015

CHURUBUSCO – A local couple is beginning the process to develop a non-profit in Churubusco that focuses on the youth of the community. Miles and Tarah Wilson have filed the paperwork for a 501C3 to start the Churubusco Youth Foundation that is “100 percent focused on just the kids.”

“Since we have come to Churubusco, we have tried to be as involved in the community as we possibly can,” said Miles Wilson.

HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT: Wind Advisory issued for late morning, afternoon

April 21, 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/
THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* STRONG WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH FROM THE WEST...WITH FREQUENT
GUSTS TO 45 MPH EXPECTED LATE THIS MORNING AND INTO THE
AFTERNOON.

IMPACTS...

* SCATTERED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE. ANY UNSECURED
OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.

* DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES AND ON NORTH-SOUTH ORIENTED ROADS.

April 20th

SUICIDE: Coroner determines cause of death of jail inmate

April 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Coroner has determined that the Whitley County Jail inmate who died early Monday morning died from apparent suicide.

According to a press release by Coroner Randy Dellinger, Brian Gurchiek, 51, died from asphyxia due to hanging.

SPRUCING UP

April 20, 2015

Gardeners Linda Reuter (left) and Janice Klopfenstein volunteer their time to spruce up a flower garden near the entrance to Morsches Park on Friday. The Whitley County Master Gardeners are looking for more help from the community. The Master Gardeners weed, water and maintain 11 flower gardens in Columbia City. Those interested in being a part of the group should contact Mary Ann Anderson at 609-3744.

COLUMBIA CITY — A slow start by Columbia City’s Lady Eagle softball team and patience at the plate...
LIGONIER — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle softball team banged out 13 hits and used a six-run second...
AKRON — Whitko’s girls tennis team picked up a conference win at Tippecanoe Valley High School...

 

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