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Annual groundwater tests scheduled for Superfund site

February 21, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety hired Columbus, Ohio-based Burgess & Niple, Inc. to monitor ground water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site located in the city.
The federal government intervened decades ago when it learned that millions of gallons of oil-related waste were dumped on the 35-acre site of Wayne Waste Oil, a division of Wayne Reclamation and Recycling, Inc.
“We’re responsible for the monitoring of the cleanup,” said Columbia City Mayor Jim Fleck.

CCHS debate team qualifies for national tournament

February 21, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Two members of Columbia City High School’s debate team won first place at the Northeast Indiana District Debate Tournament at Concord High School in Elkhart recently.
Austin Andreas and Dakota Wappes, both seniors, will attend the national debate tournament in Dallas, Texas, June 13-18.
The alternate team from CCHS for the national tournament consists of seniors May Cheng and Linda Hershman.
A week after qualifying for the national tournament, Andreas won the Bob Brittain Mental Attitude Award for Debate at the Indiana State Debate Tournament.

Coalition forms to inspire college attendance, success

February 21, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The College Success Coalition met for the first time Friday at the Peabody Public Library.
Representatives of many types of businesses and schools were present, including the YMCA, University of St. Francis, Whitley County Foundation, Lake City Bank, Indian Springs Middle School, Star Financial Bank, Smith-Green Schools, Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne; Ivy Tech, and the Peabody Public Library.

City replacing two lift stations

February 21, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — With the arrival of warmer weather, work has accelerated on a pair of lift stations in Columbia City which are replacing structures more than a half-century old.
“These old lift stations were installed in 1959,” said Mike Cook, Superintendent of Columbia City’s Water Pollution Control Facility.
According to Cook, the old lift stations were located more than 30 feet underground, but new technology will enable the new structures to be barely 11 feet under the surface.

Teachers share education concerns with lawmakers

February 21, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The narrow corridor of Columbia City’s CC Deli was standing room only Saturday morning as anxious teachers and educators inundated local state lawmakers with hard questions about the direction education funding is heading in Indianapolis.
“It hurts my heart when our governor says we’re in it for the money,” said an impassioned Cheryl Stalter, Northern Heights kindergarten teacher.
“I know that God gave me the talent to teach and I want you guys to know that we do it because we love these children or we wouldn’t walk into that school every day.”

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