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April 29th

Whitley County Children’s Choir to perform

April 29, 2011

In existence since January of this year when rehearsals began, the Whitley County Children’s Choir will have their premiere at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Rhinehart Auditorium at IPFW, Fort Wayne followed by a local performance at 7 p.m. Friday at the Columbia City United Methodist Church.
A subsidiary of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, the group is the first outreach from that choir, begun after Becky Walter of Columbia City approached them with the idea.

Duo to open discount store

April 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A pair of friends and business partners, one with local ties, will soon be the latest merchants to open a new store front in Columbia City.
Bargain City, a discount store, is slated for its grand opening May 7 in the Columbia Plaza Shopping Center.
Columbia City resident Jack Palmer and Tim Slaughter of Fort Wayne have been busy stocking shelves preparing for the store’s debut.
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Heritier touts her qualifications to be city's first woman mayor

April 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — All four mayoral candidates spoke Thursday afternoon to senior citizens at the Woodland Senior Center.
The candidate forum featured not only Republican candidates Ryan Daniel, Gary Parrett and Don Sexton but Cathy Heritier, the lone Democrat who is assured her place in the November race for Columbia City’s top elected position.
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April 28th

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.

April 27th

Living World War I as it happened

April 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — History teacher Randy Hudgins wanted to give his Columbia City High School students a sense of being there in order to help them better understand the past events they were studying.
To do this, Hudgins assigned his Modern World History pupils to create a newspaper from the era of study — the first world war.
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New traffic signs coming to Columbia City

April 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s program to update its street signs became official Tuesday night with the ratification of a new ordinance.
The Columbia City Common Council approved on second reading Ordinance 2011-1.
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