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FARMER'S MARKET: Season comes to close

October 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Saturday will mark the end for sidewalk vegetable sales. The Whitley County Farmer’s Market will hold its last sale day Saturday.
Market Master Chris Lilly said, “2012 has been an outstanding season. I would like to personally thank everyone who came down to the Whitley County Farmer’s Market. We are already planning for 2013.”
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.

LEGISLATING THE LUNCH LADY: First Lady spearheading initiative on healthy eating choices

October 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY ­— Columbia City High School’s 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.

SCAMS: City police offer advice to seniors

October 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Police Department provided vital information to seniors during a presentation called “Scams” 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 “Joe” Thomas.

PARKING ORDIANCE: Moved to 2nd reading

October 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — 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.
“The first change establishes the parking places in front of the sheriff’s department for police vehicles, even though that’s always been in existence,” said Simpson. “It also establishes all of the ones we have out front of the building of City Hall.”
According to Simpson, the other big change is taking the parking fine from $5 to $10.

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