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WASTEWATER: Solutions surface for plant problems

October 28, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — With ideas mapped out on paper and architectural drawings in hand, engineers were able to give the town of South Whitley answers to its wastewater treatment plant problems.

After months of debating system failures and control issues, South Whitley Town Council members were able to see how engineers will approach fixing the problems at the newly-completed plant.

SCHOOL RADIO: WJHS to air council meetings

October 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School’s radio station will be taking to a new tune on Tuesday nights.

WJHS, 91.5 The Eagle, will now be airing Columbia City’s Common Council meetings.

The meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, starting at 7 p.m.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the council approved the radio station’s broadcast of the meetings, and the first aired broadcast is expected to be at the next meeting — Nov. 12.

WHOLE HEALTH: Green thumbs prep garden for winter

October 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A fall festival of a different kind was held Saturday as volunteers gathered at the Whole Health Wellness Center, Inc. to prep its community garden for winter.

The Whole Health Wellness Center, Inc., located at 1065 W. CR 150 N. in Columbia City, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a impact in the community by “encouraging others and restoring lives.”

According to Aimee Clark, the center’s president, the group planted 1,000 garlic cloves, planted and covered numerous strawberry plants, and saved sunflower seeds from plants that grew this summer.

William Marks, 87

October 28, 2013

William G. Marks, 87, of Winona Lake, formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 4:57 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake.
Born Oct. 25, 1925, in Columbia City, he was the son of Garl E. and Arlouine (Ramp) Marks.
He and his parents moved for a short time to Montpelier, Ohio from Columbia City, but with that exception, he has spent the rest of his life in the Columbia City area, residing at Loon Lake since 1984.
While there he enjoyed fishing for bluegill, playing cards, and creating oil paintings. He attended Columbia City Public Schools.

James Dimmick, 76

October 28, 2013

James A. Dimmick 76, of South Whitley, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted Wednesday. He had been in failing health.
He was born April 25, 1937, in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Russell E. and Alma J. (Luttman) Dimmick. His formative years were spent in South Whitley. He graduated from South Whitley High School in 1955.
On Aug. 4, 1957, he was united in marriage to Karol E. Uhrick. They made their home in South Whitley for a short period before moving to Fort Wayne. After 10 years, they returned to South Whitley.

Roush headed to state cross country finals

October 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City stand-out harrier Samantha Roush is making her fourth and final trip to the state finals next week.

Roush is headed to Terre Haute as the lone Whitley County runner amongst the top harriers in the state.

She is no stranger to the course, though, as Roush has competed in the state finals every year of her high school career.

“Congratulations to Samantha,” Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said.

PUT TO REST: Local building authority dissolved

October 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County and Columbia City officials agreed to do away with a group that hasn’t been used for more than 20 years.

Recently, the Columbia City-Whitley County Building Authority was deemed inactive and Columbia City Common Council members moved to dissolve the group at Tuesday’s meeting.

“The building authority was great at the time it was created — it was needed and very good for financing purposes — but now we’ve reached the point that it’s better off dissolved,” Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel told the council Tuesday.

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