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Life-changing experience

April 22, 2011

“Every day, I knew God was with me. He lifted the world off my shoulders.” — Jill Winebrenner.
“Every day is a gift.” — Jill’s husband, Tony Winebrenner.
It has been more than four years since the accident that brought the life Jill Winebrenner lived to a halt.
Though she has suffered through seven surgeries to try to fix her broken pelvis, was told she would never get out of a wheelchair and still suffers constant pain, she says she wouldn’t change a thing.
“It’s not the best thing that happened to me, but it brought my life to reality,” she said.

SDI expansion won't hurt local county plant

April 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Officials at the local division of Steel Dynamics, Inc. say that the recent expansion announcement by the company in Allen County won’t have a negative effect on Whitley County.
The steel conglomerate announced last week it was forming a new company in a partnership with a Spanish firm for the purpose of recycling copper for use as wire rods.
The company is considering a site in New Haven as one of four potential locations for the new manufacturing facility.
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Board OKs south side study, with wording tweak

April 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Board of Works and Safety acted on a proposed agreement with a consulting firm to investigate flooding in one area of town — well sort of.
Board member Walt Crowder had some reservation about wording in a proposed contract with GAI Consultants to study a watershed area.
After discussion, Crowder moved to approve the agreement, but wanted a slight change in wording regarding the fee.
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Water main break dumps millions of gallons

April 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City water superintendent Mike Dear reported Friday morning that a water main break earlier this week near the Blue River may have spilled 10 million gallons of water before it could be repaired.
In an area near the river and Radio Road where on-going sewer line installations have been under way for some time, Dear said he was driving by such a site on Monday when “I spotted water coming out of a culvert pipe that normally wouldn’t have water coming out of it.”
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