Archive - Aug 30, 2010 - News Article
Deb Shelton drives a pair of miniature ponies Saturday during a pony pull competition at Squawbuck Days while Mike Rinker keeps an eye on the sled. More photos of the event are on page 2.
PFC Tommy Wallace had just returned to his base from a mission is Kalsu, Iraq, when he skyped his mom, Ellen, here in Columbia City.
Skype is a software application used for making voice calls over the Internet and also allows a live view of the callers.
For him, it was nearly 8 p.m. For his mom, it was just after lunch Thursday.
He regularly checked in with his mom, knowing his girlfriend, Amber Waybright, was soon due with their baby. The doctor had induced labor and Waybright had just started pushing when Wallace called.
â€śThe timing was perfect,â€ť Waybright said.
By the next Columbia City Common Council meeting, the city should have an agreement ready with Parkview Health System Inc. for its share of the costs for the upcoming state Route 205 construction project.
Columbia City Mayor Jim Fleck said Friday at the board of works meeting that a proposed agreement is in place with Parkview for the contribution to the city for the local match of the project.
“Upon acceptance of that agreement, we will receive a check,” Fleck said.
FORT WAYNE – In observance of the Labor Day holiday, National Serv-All offices and operations will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2010.
When Whitley County, specifically Columbia City, was doused in a torrential downpour June 11, Columbia Shores resident Carl Trent, like many, found his house surrounded, and to some extent filled, with water.
“It was like somebody opened the flood gates,” he said of what occurred when he opened his garage door that morning.
Just how much rain fell in the 30 minutes to an hour vary, but most hover around four to five-inch mark.