Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Street Department‚Äôs goal is for leaf pick up trucks to service the city each week.
According to Columbia City Street Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh, even with the rain earlier this week, the street department is getting the job done.
‚ÄúIn the past, there have been weeks where it‚Äôs all we can do to get through the city in a week. We then go back through it the next week,‚ÄĚ said Cearbaugh. ‚ÄúWe have two machines, one for each side of the city, and if one side gets done before the end of the week, they try to help the other side.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The streets of Columbia City will once again play host to the Veterans Marathon, set to take place Saturday, Nov. 10.
This year the race will focus particularly on the U.S. Air Force. Four to five vintage military aircraft will start off the marathon events. The aircraft will meet at the Huntington airport Friday in preparation for the annual event.
The vintage aircraft club has members flying from Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Huntington.
NEW YORK (AP) ‚ÄĒ New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City Marathon has been canceled.
His statement Friday came after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race.
With people in storm-ravaged areas still shivering without electricity and the death toll in New York City at more than 40, many New Yorkers recoiled at the prospect of police officers being assigned to protect a marathon on Sunday.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Leadership Whitley County (LWC) sipped and savored wines, beers, desserts and hors d‚Äôoeuvres Thursday night in an effort to raise money for the organization.
Kelley Sheiss, program director for LWC, has worked to develop LWC so business men and women as well as community leaders will be able to make a difference.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Selected from a pool of more than 250 applications, Whitko High School senior Tiffany Schuman, 18, was chosen as the only Indiana student to take the stage at the 85th National FFA Convention and Expo, using her soprano voice to sing as a National FFA Chorus member. Approximately 55,000 FFA members and guests attend the convention each year as they come together ‚Äúto learn about careers in the agriculture industry, compete for scholarships, volunteer in the community and shape the future of the National FFA Organization.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ As technology continues to advance, many people are keeping up with current news and events through notifications that come directly to their cellular phones in the form of a text message. Whitley County has announced that as of Nov. 1, a partnership with the Nixle Community Information Service (Nixle) will allow residents to do that and more.
See Thursday's edition of the post and mail for a list of local, state and national candidates.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Tuesday morning brought the first sign of snowflakes. Blowing snow and sleet rode in on the northeast winds of Hurricane Sandy.
Columbia City‚Äôs Street Department already has snow in its sights. Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh said the city‚Äôs mechanic is currently checking the plows to ensure all is in working order before the blades are hooked onto city trucks.
‚ÄúRight now we are still in leaf season,‚ÄĚsaid Cearbaugh. ‚ÄúBut once we are out of that, our box trucks will start making the transition from leaves to salt.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď Grade A. That was the mark for three Whitley County Schools. Churubusco Elementary School, Coesse Elementary School and Columbia City High School all received an A ranking based on the Indiana Department of Education‚Äôs (IDOE) annual evaluation.
According to the IDOE, more than 40 percent of Indiana‚Äôs schools received an A for the 2011-12 school year. The state‚Äôs education department released the grading report Tuesday.
Columbia City High School saw an improvement from last year‚Äôs mediocre rating of C and the year before when the school received a D grade.