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City set to pick up sticks

April 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s limb pick-up program is in full swing and city officials are reminding residents of what is and is not acceptable as city trucks drive through the town collecting sticks, twigs, small limbs and brush.
“This program has been initiated as a means to dispose of limbs and branches from storm-related events and small pruning projects,” said the city in a recent press release.
The program began during the first full week of April and will continue until October.
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Students bicycle idea presented to city council

April 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The brainchild of local children could some day provide free transportation to residents of Columbia City.
At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Columbia City Common Council, City Police Chief Mike Petersen and Mayor Jim Fleck reported on a fresh new idea being bandied about by a group of youngsters from Mary Raber Elementary School.
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Just hang up: Latest scam involves police impersonation

April 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Det. Chuck Vogely had no idea what the woman was talking about.
The veteran police officer received a phone call out of the blue on Wednesday from a longtime friend.
“She says ‘I am on my way to pick up that check for Publisher’s Clearinghouse,’” said Vogely this morning.
“I told her I didn’t know what she was talking about and she swore she’d talked to me the day before (Tuesday) and I’ve known this lady for years. I said ‘(the lady’s first name) I never talked to you yesterday. I never talked to you at all.’”
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Duke donation boosts industrial park

April 28, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — An industrial park with shovel-ready sites along Hathaway Drive and Williams Way in South Whitley is becoming a reality.
Kevin Neal, director of wholesale relations for Duke Energy Indiana, the town’s electrical supplier, awarded a $5,000 check to Alan Tio, president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation, at Tuesday evening’s town council meeting which will be used to develop the site.

‘Extreme Couponing’ aims to save cash

April 28, 2011

Columbia City — Could you imagine being able to save more than 90 percent on your bill at the grocery store? The key to saving big and getting more bang for your buck is something that most people overlook as they go through their mail or newspaper. The overlooked secret to savings, for some dedicated individuals, is using coupons. The network TCL has recently introduced a new show creatively titled “Extreme Couponing” that shows everyday families who are able to save a significant amount of money by using coupons at the grocery store.

 

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