July 10th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A local man was injured Thursday morning after hitting a dump truck head-on in a construction zone.
The victim, whose name was not released at presstime, was driving northbound on Ind. 109 when a dump truck from the Indiana Department of Transportation, which was headed southbound on Ind. 109, allegedly turned in front of him.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€”Volunteers with Giving Gardens of Indiana began work on the Whitley County Community Garden space, located at the corner of Towerview Drive and Hannah Street Saturday.
The Whitko Wildcat 14U Pony League team finished its season 11-3, playing in the Northern Indiana Boys of Summer 14U League. The boys won both the season title and tourney championship after beating Westview 6-5 in the semifinals, then downing a strong Middlebury team 11-6 to end the season.
Columbia City (July 10) â€” An INDOT dump truck collided with a passenger vehicle on Highway 109 north of Columbia City this morning. The victim was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital via medical helicopter.
COLUMBIA CITY (July 10, 2014) â€” The Columbia City Police Department advises drivers to avoid U.S. 30 at Ind. 9 due to traffic congestion.
Road construction in the middle of the intersection, along with bridge construction between Ind. 9 and Ind. 205 will be causing significant traffic backups and other issues.
Intersection work is expected to be completed around 9 a.m., at which point construction crews will move causing lane restrictions west of Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” U.S. 30 construction projects have resumed this morning (Thursday), expect long delays for commutes to work. Officials say to especially avoid the intersection of Ind. 9 and U.S. 30, an area of focus for the highway's repaving project.
See more details in Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” B.A.B.E. of Whitley County is conducting its 6th Annual â€śCutest Kidâ€™s Photo Contest,â€ť a fundraising event held during the Whitley County 4-H Fair. Parents can submit their childâ€™s 4x6 photo, along with their name, age and parentsâ€™ names in one of four categories: ages 0-1; ages 2-3; ages 4-5 and ages 6-9.
WHITLEY COUNTY (JULY 9, 2014) -- Indiana Department of Transportation officials have announced a change in its resurfacing schedule.
Daytime restriction of U.S. 30 to one lane between Ind. 9 (Columbia City) and SR 5 (Larwill) is scheduled to resume tomorrow, July 10, weather permitting.
In the morning hours motorists should expect to see patching work occurring in the middle of the Ind. 9 and U.S. 30 intersection, throughout the day the work will proceed west out of Columbia City towards Ind. 5.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” More than 200 Cub Scouts registered for the 2014 Lincolnway District Cub Scout Day Camp held at Rising Arrow Scout Camp south of Warsaw. This was the 38th year for the Day Camp, and it had a western theme.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Helping combat hunger in South Whitley is a passion for Tonya Warner, director of the South Whitley Emergency Food Bank. Warner was present at the South Whitley Town Council meeting for two reasons â€” one, to update the council on the food bankâ€™s services and two, to address a parking issue.
â€śThis past month was a record month for us,â€ť said Warner. â€śWe served 43 families. That breaks down to about 147 people.â€ť