COESSE â€” Circumstances prevented a devastating fire Tuesday from being even more tragic. â€śThe farm hand had just left about a half hour before and a passerby called it in,â€ť said Union Township Fire Chief Chad Radke this morning about Tuesdayâ€™s fire that destroyed a horse barn at Stockamp Ranch east of Columbia City.
Radke said today the damage was too extensive for fire investigators to determine the cause.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Numbing pain at the gasoline pump continued during the past 18 hours when many fueling spots in Whitley County increased prices from $3.69 per gallon to $3.85 and more.
Last Thursday gas prices jumped more than a quarter a gallon â€“ and the spike continues this week.
The White House last Thursday reiterated its continuing philosophy that leadership on this issue was difficult and household economic problems were to be expected.
Recovery from the recession is at risk, note experts outside of the White House.