Archive - 2010 - News Article
CHURUBUSCO â€” After 135 years of serving the community, the Ari Church of God is closing its doors.
The church will officially close with a service of celebration planned for 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Anyone is welcome to attend. Former pastors, members and friends are invited to share pictures and memories during a fellowship time following the service.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Water, sewer and street projects were discussed by the Churubusco Town Council at its Nov. 17 meeting. The list of projects to complete for 2010-2011, besides maintenance projects at the government building, town hall, fire department and water plant, includes 12 water projects, such as looping Greenwood Circles, replacing the water main at Washington between South and West streets, looping West Pleasant Street at NAPA to link with Anderson Road, which will put a 10-inch water main in position for Keistlerâ€™s Addition.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An Ohio company with an office in Fort Wayne has agreed to assist Columbia City in prioritizing the removal of approximately 200 ash trees from the cityâ€™s street right of way.
Davey Resource Group of Kent, Ohio sent a letter agreeing to help the town with the issue to Mayor Jim Fleck Nov. 24.
The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety agreed to the companyâ€™s involvement with the project at the regular meeting on Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety is delaying approval of a change in process to boring under Radio Road in order to run sewer lines under the road and railroad tracks.
According to the cityâ€™s Outside Operations Manager Jeff Walker, a traditional method of boring under the road wasnâ€™t working due to soil conditions.
Walker said a technique known as jack and bore was tried but that problems arose with soil. He explained that a pit, known as a launch pit is dug on one side of where the boring will begin.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Trees, poles and guard rails took a beating over the weekend as the first snowfall of the season made travel slippery for local drivers.
The Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department reported that officers responded to at least 29 slide-offs and two minor injury accidents once the snow started falling Saturday.
Columbia City police reported no weather-related accidents over the weekend.
Two of the countyâ€™s weather-related crashes involved minor injuries.
The first Dairy Queen store opened in Joliet, Ill. in 1940. By 1947, 100 stores were in operation which mushroomed to 1,446 just three years later.
Today, the Dairy Queen system claims to be one of the largest fast food systems in the world with 5,900 restaurants in the United States, Canada and 20 foreign countries.
President Pro Tem David Long today appointed Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) to serve on three key Senate standing committees.
Long (R-Fort Wayne) appointed Banks to serve on the Senate Committees on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Education and Career Development; and Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs. He will also serve on the Senateâ€™s Public Safety Subcommittee.
Lawmakers formally organized for the 2011 legislative session on Nov. 16. They will reconvene on Jan. 5.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Wednesday eveningâ€™s Churubusco Town Council meeting involved discussion of the fire contract, selection of a bank bid, and further discussion of the Indiana Downtown Project.
The Indiana Downtown Project the town is considering is similar to one Columbia City did five years ago.
Churubusco has a chance to get a grant that will pay half of the $15,000 consultation fee. Downtown business owners are all in favor of pursuing this project, as many of them attended a previous town council meeting in support of it.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two local residents are preparing for what promises to be a hyperactive session of the Indiana Legislature.
Jim Banks and Kathy Heuer, who will begin their first terms in the Indiana Senate and House of Representatives respectively Jan. 5, say they expect their inaugural sessions of the state legislature to be filled to the rafters with the governorâ€™s â€śto-do list.â€ť