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December 3rd

Five things for donors to remember as Dec. 31 draw near each year

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— The end of the year will soon be upon us and before we know it a new year will dawn.

To help our Whitley County community finish up this year in charitable style, here are five gentle reminders from the Whitley County Community Foundation. Should you have any questions, please contact the Whitley County Community Foundation, 400 N. Whitley St., Columbia City, IN 46725. Phone number is 260 244-5224. Website is: www.whitleycountycommunity foundation.org.

Developer requests PVC water pipes in city

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With many construction companies moving to PVC (plastic) water pipes to save money, a local developer was present at last week’s Columbia City Board of Works meeting to request officials allow for PVC pipe.

Don Langeloh, a local developer, asked the board to consider allowing him to install PVC pipe on a new area he’s developing in the city, Ravenwood Court in Eagle Glen, as well as Lincoln Pointe addition, located near CR 300 East and U.S. 30.

“More and more developers and communities are going to this,” Langeloh said. “I think PVC is the next step for waterlines.”

Council considers demolition ordinance

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — At last week’s Columbia City Common Council meeting, Councilman Bill Simpson shared his concern about the lack of regulations on building demolitions within the city limits.

While there are a number of ordinances and regulations for constructing buildings, there may be a need for city ordinances regarding demolition.

A permit must be obtained before a building can be torn down, but Simpson’s concern lies with the citizens, as there aren’t regulations for safety or timetables for when the demolition needs to be cleaned up.

Decorated homes support homeless

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Decorating for Christmas took on a whole new meaning for some Whitley County families.

The 2nd Annual Lighthouse Christmas Walk took place Saturday and is a fundraiser for the transitional shelter.

“This time of year is harder on us than others,” said Tania Keirn, director for The Lighthouse. “If we had 10 people from every business, church and organization pledge just $10 per month, we would have what we need.”

Attempted rape trial moved to March

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man accused of attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl had a new trial date announced Monday.

Dustin A. Nimtz, 19, of Columbia City, was set to stand trial later this month.

His attorney, Anthony Churchward, made a motion to have the trial date moved to 2014.

Prosecutor Matt Rentschler agreed, and both parties resolved to have a trial, by jury, March 25 at 9 a.m.

December 2nd

HOLIDAY EVENTS

December 2, 2013

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Saturday, Dec. 7

• Hanging of greens - 5 p.m.
Hanging of the Greens will be Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at Churubusco United Methodist Church.
This Advent celebration is a holiday gift for the season. It will be a time of reflection and music. Childcare will be provided.

• Breakfast with Santa

Ready to meet the kids

December 2, 2013

Santa prepares to greet children at his house on the Whitley County Courthouse lawn with the help of his elves, Graceland Rose, 3 (right), and Vivian Gaerte, 10. Santa was ushered into downtown Columbia City with the Lighted Christmas Parade Friday night.

Santa House visitor

December 2, 2013

Long-time Santa House Coordinator Jill Winebrenner has a moment to ask Santa for a special Christmas season. This is Winebrenner’s last year heading up the holiday tradition.

Holiday cheer

December 2, 2013

Kylie Renee Baker, 3, poses with Santa at Churubusco’s Christmas tree lighting Friday. The event hosted Santa and featured a town Christmas tree, carols and hot chocolate.

Christmas in 'Busco

December 2, 2013

Santa traveled by fire truck to Churubusco’s tree lighting event Friday night. Pictured, Santa passes out candy to Truman Sade (left), 6.

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