November 12th, 2010
Columbia Cityâs Brownfields Committee was formed earlier this year with the express purpose of assessing what can be done to make good use of city business properties that have potential benefit to the town.
And the seven-person panel hopes to get some help from the community in doing so.
Lori Shipman serves as a consultant for the committee. She said a public forum will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.
A Brownfield is described as real estate that is either abandoned or inactive and which might not be serving its potential.
Charles R. âRandyâ Ware, 58, went to be with his heavenly Father Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. Born Oct. 19, 1952 in Bluffton, he was a son of Charles Ray (Leota) Ware and Margaret âPegâ Roeger. He was a volunteer at Broadway Christian Church where he was also a member and was affiliated with âIn As Much Ministries,â and was the former owner of âBusco Bait and Tackle.
Thorson Allen Howe, 95, a resident of Round Lake, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 in the Millerâs Merry Manor, Columbia City.
He graduated from the Geneva High School and International Business College, served in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II, receiving a Purple Heart for wounds incurred at the Battle of the Bulge.
It’s not going to be easy and Churubusco head coach Lee Etzler knows it.
Tonight’s class A regional championship between visiting Hagerstown and the black and gold of ’Busco has just one loss among the two teams.
The Eagles are in search of the game plan that no other team has been able to find this season. One that will be an undefeated Tigers team that averaged 40 points in the sectional round.
COLUMBIA CITY — With the tip-off of the girls’ basketball season at Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium tonight, a new but familiar face steps into the leadership role of a program known by its head coach.
For the first time in 33 seasons, Hall of Fame Lady Eagles coach Wayne Kreiger will not be the voice on the sideline barking out directions.
Officials in charge of Columbia Cityâs ever-growing Veteranâs Marathon arenât worried about parking issues for the raceâs second annual event Saturday.
Tuesday, during the regular meeting of the Columbia City Common Council, Mayor Jim Fleck questioned whether or not there should be parking set up at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds with shuttle service for participants in any of the three races.
Aside from the 26.2 mile marathon, there will also be a half marathon and five kilometer race.
Who knew paying your phone bill was a monthly social event when United Telephone had its offices on Chauncey Street?
The post office was right across the street, so folks would pick up their mail, walk across the street, and line up around the block to pay their phone bill.
The post office is still right across the street but the telephone companyâs storefront hasnât existed for a long time.
This is the first of a series of articles on the Community Conversaton meeting held Thursday at the Peabody Library.
How many of you have your high school diploma? I do. Walked across the stage and received it back in 1989. That was a proud day for my parents and me. I went on to get my B.A. and proudly received that diploma.
COLUMBIA CITY — The second annual Veterans Marathon will take off down Van Buren Street Saturday morning with over 750 runners signed up to take part in the day’s three different races.
After a successful first run, marathon officials are asking Whitley County residents to use safety and patience while on the road and at home.
The average American might reflect daily on the household budget, the rising cost of essentials like fuel, food, clothing or how to pay for the childrenâs higher education.
Not much thought is probably given to the benefits associated with increased economic development.
Following that logic, the âman or woman on the streetâ may not have much understanding at all of what a TIF, or Tax Increment Financing district is or what role it plays in a communityâs growth.