Archive - Dec 7, 2010
The second weekend of the Clugstonâ€™s first Christmas Walk was well received according to director Tammy Nicholson. â€śI think the community is thankful for this.â€ť
The event in the lobby of the Clugston features several artificial trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. Each tree will be raffled off to one lucky person who voted for that particular tree, with decorations included.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A rural South Whitley woman opened her door Friday afternoon to a man claiming to be selling cleaning chemicals to households in the area, instead the man placed the bottle next to her nose making her feel instantly nauseous and dizzy.
The victim told police she immediately shut the door and locked it and the men left.
CHURUBUSCO â€” After 135 years of serving the community, the Ari Church of God is closing its doors.
The church will officially close with a service of celebration planned for 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Anyone is welcome to attend. Former pastors, members and friends are invited to share pictures and memories during a fellowship time following the service.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Water, sewer and street projects were discussed by the Churubusco Town Council at its Nov. 17 meeting. The list of projects to complete for 2010-2011, besides maintenance projects at the government building, town hall, fire department and water plant, includes 12 water projects, such as looping Greenwood Circles, replacing the water main at Washington between South and West streets, looping West Pleasant Street at NAPA to link with Anderson Road, which will put a 10-inch water main in position for Keistlerâ€™s Addition.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An Ohio company with an office in Fort Wayne has agreed to assist Columbia City in prioritizing the removal of approximately 200 ash trees from the cityâ€™s street right of way.
Davey Resource Group of Kent, Ohio sent a letter agreeing to help the town with the issue to Mayor Jim Fleck Nov. 24.
The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety agreed to the companyâ€™s involvement with the project at the regular meeting on Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety is delaying approval of a change in process to boring under Radio Road in order to run sewer lines under the road and railroad tracks.
According to the cityâ€™s Outside Operations Manager Jeff Walker, a traditional method of boring under the road wasnâ€™t working due to soil conditions.
Walker said a technique known as jack and bore was tried but that problems arose with soil. He explained that a pit, known as a launch pit is dug on one side of where the boring will begin.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Trees, poles and guard rails took a beating over the weekend as the first snowfall of the season made travel slippery for local drivers.
The Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department reported that officers responded to at least 29 slide-offs and two minor injury accidents once the snow started falling Saturday.
Columbia City police reported no weather-related accidents over the weekend.
Two of the countyâ€™s weather-related crashes involved minor injuries.