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Food drive aims to help local pantries

August 31, 2010

     In an effort to wipe out hunger, the second annual United Way’s Day of Caring food drive is in full swing with blue donation barrels placed at various businesses in Columbia City, South Whitley and Churubusco. All food donated at the barrels will remain in Whitley County by supporting local food banks.

Phase 1 of library expansion completed

August 31, 2010

     The foresight of the Peabody Public Library board 10 years ago has become a reality with the completion of Phase I of a $1.2 million expansion project.
     When the library was initially constructed, a large empty hole was to be excavated under the main floor of the library. The board at the time chose to go ahead and pour the concrete and leave it as an unfinished area with an eye to future expansion.

Man accused of locking woman, child in trunk of car

August 31, 2010

     A North Manchester man was arrested Monday evening after he allegedly locked a woman and her child in the trunk of his car, sexually assaulted the mother and then fled police.
     Thirty-six-year-old Bill Warren faces two counts of felony criminal confinement and one count of felony fleeing law enforcement after Monday’s ordeal, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

August 30th

Giving it their best

August 30, 2010

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.

Through Skype, father witnesses daughter’s birth

August 30, 2010

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.
“The timing was perfect,” Waybright said.

City, Parkview close to financial agreement for SR 205 project

August 30, 2010

     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.

No National Serv-All collection on Labor Day

August 30, 2010

    FORT WAYNE – In observance of the Labor Day holiday, National Serv-All offices and operations will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2010.

The murky waters of public, private drainage

August 30, 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.

August 28th

SR14 to be closed for storm sewer work

August 28, 2010

 

 State Route 14 in South Whitley is scheduled to be closed Monday, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Complaint filed with state for council meeting

August 28, 2010

 

A county council meeting July 28 which likely violated Indiana’s open door law has now resulted in a formal complaint at the state level.

 

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