Archive - Oct 12, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â Saturday will mark the end for sidewalk vegetable sales. The Whitley County Farmerâs Market will hold its last sale day Saturday.
Market Master Chris Lilly said, â2012 has been an outstanding season. I would like to personally thank everyone who came down to the Whitley County Farmerâs Market. We are already planning for 2013.â
Just because the frost has met up with the pumpkin does not mean all produce sales are over. In fact, pumpkins are among the many items still for sale at the market, including squash, fall decorations and homemade products.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ Columbia City High Schoolâs brightly-lit vending machines no longer dispense colas, but flavored waters and juice drinks.
That was a change made by school officials to promote a healthier choice for students some five years ago. But now, healthier options are being served at lunch.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) conformed to a healthy initiative put in place by First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Police Department provided vital information to seniors during a presentation called âScamsâ on Wednesday.
The presentation, held at Woodlands Senior Center on Opportunity Drive, covered ways to protect personal identification, personal finances as well as how to spot various methods used to lure people into giving away that vital information. Food and drinks were provided as well as musical entertainment from Keyboard Artist Floyd âJoeâ Thomas.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Common Council moved the Parking Ordinance to second reading at its meeting Tuesday.
Councilman Bill Simpson outlined the changes made to the ordinance.
âThe first change establishes the parking places in front of the sheriffâs department for police vehicles, even though thatâs always been in existence,â said Simpson. âIt also establishes all of the ones we have out front of the building of City Hall.â
According to Simpson, the other big change is taking the parking fine from $5 to $10.