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Archive - 2014

July 11th

WEEKEND EVENTS: Whitley County 4-H Fair events, activities

July 11, 2014

Grandstand Events

(Tickets available at the gate)
•Friday at 7 p.m. — ATV/ Quad Circle Track Racing - $7 or $10 for pits
•Saturday at 7:30 p.m. — Men’s Demolition Derby - $8 or $10 for pits
•Sunday at 7:30 p.m. — Truck and Tractor Pull - $8 or $10 for pits
•Monday at 7 p.m. — Mud Drags - $7

Friday

•9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Dairy Show - Large Show Arena
•noon to 3 p.m. — Food Auctions - 4-H Center
•11 a.m. to 9 p.m. — 4-H exhibits on display - 4-H Center
•11 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Adult Open Class on display - 4-H Center
•11 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Mini projects on display - Shelterhouse

SEWER REPAIRS: Expect driving restrictions on E. Van Buren Street

July 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City officials announced Thursday an emergency sewer and water pipe project on East Van Buren Street (Ind. 205) will begin today.

CRASH VICTIM IDENTIFIED: Barry, 43

July 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City man who was injured in a collision with a dump truck Thursday morning has been identified as John Barry, 43.

AREA BUSINESS SURVEY: Whitley Co. EDC release findings

July 11, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY— Businesses in Whitley County are having a hard time finding and keeping employees, according to a survey regarding benefits and wages for local companies.

ANIMALS MOOOOOOOOOOVE: Fairground welcomes local lifestock

July 11, 2014

Whitley County 4-Hers moved hundreds of animals into the fairgrounds Thursday in preparation for today’s opening of the 2014 Whitley County 4-H Fair. The fair opens with the Dairy and Sheep shows.

UNDER REPAIR: Columbiy City crews begin emergency sewer repairs today

July 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (July 11, 2014) -- Columbia City Officials announced that an emergency sewer and water pipe project located on East Van Buren Street will begin today.

City televising equipment found multiple holes in a sewer main which runs down the middle of Van Buren Street from Washington Street to the East alley.

They also found erosion around the sewer pipe causing some instability and the potential for further damage. A hole in a water main that runs to the north of the sewer main is suspected to be the cause of the pipe problems.

July 10th

BASKETBALL ON THE SQUARE: Association to host 3-on-3 tournament

July 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Main Street Association (CCMSA) and Big G’s are hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Saturday, July 19.

KIWANIS CLUB WELCOMES SPEAKER: Learns of B.A.B.E.’s mission

July 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Kiwanis Club welcomed speaker Shawn Ellis, executive director of B.A.B.E. of Whitley County, at its June 18 meeting.
Ellis shared the nonprofit’s mission, which is to provide quality incentives to parents who participate in preventative and prenatal care, including parenting, educational and nutritional classes to promote healthy pregnancies and early childhood development.

NEW EMA DIRECTOR SELECTED: Backed by knowledge and experience

July 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A new director for the Whitley County Emergency Management Agency was chosen Monday during a meeting of the Whitley County Commissioners. Whitley County Emergency Management Board President Kim Reiff gave his recommendation of Charles Heflin to the commissioners.

The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown...
COLUMBIA CITY — Sounds of revving engines and the smell of exhaust filled the Grandstand Sunday...

 

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