COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two of Columbia Cityâ€™s department heads are asking for help from residents to keep the townâ€™s streets safe and clear for the remainder of the winter season.
Tom LaRue, Columbia Cityâ€™s fire chief said at Tuesday nightâ€™s meeting of the townâ€™s Common Council that recent heavy snowfall could have covered fire hydrants.
â€śIf thereâ€™s a hydrant that you know of that is buried, we ask that you either uncover it or call the city so someone can come out and uncover it,â€ť LaRue said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A maritime materials company that has strong ties to Whitley County is returning home.
Sailrite Enterprises, Inc. announced Tuesday it would be moving its operations to the former Kilgore, Mfg. building in Gateway Industrial Park.
The company, formerly located in Columbia City, relocated near Merriam, but outgrew that facility, according to Matt Grant, company vice president.
â€śKilgore is a big building for us, but weâ€™re going to fill it,â€ť Grant said.
Company president Hallie Grant is spearheading the move, motivated by a personal tie to the area.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A continuously thriving business in South Whitley got a monetary pat on the back from both the Whitley County Board of Commissioners and the Whitley County Council this week.
At Tuesdayâ€™s meeting of the council, Alan TiĂł, president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation appeared before the panel to introduce Zach Kessie of Fire Barriers, a fire-stopping company based in South Whitley.
The companyâ€™s appearance before the board was on behalf of a second low-interest loan utilizing CEDIT (County Economic Development Income Tax) funds.