Archive - Feb 16, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County residents are finally getting some wind back in their sails â or rather, their voice-boxes.
Following two consecutive Whitley County Plan Commission meetings closed to public discussion â the primary focus being the ongoing wind issue â a public hearing has been scheduled for March 21 to discuss the proposed amendment to the county zoning ordinance. Having reviewed and suggested revisions for most of the ordinance last month, Wednesdayâs meeting was brief in comparison.
COLUMBIA CITY â âThere are no pending charges on the Walgreens robbery at this time,â Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler said today. Contrary to other area news sources, no charges have been filed in connection to the robbery at the Walgreens in Columbia City last week.
Reports said that Troy and Nichole Fritz of Fort Wayne were arrested in connection to the local heist.
âMr. and Mrs. Fritz were charged with separate charges than our robbery,â Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said. âNo paperwork has been filed from our department through Allen County.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Highway Department Superintendent Michael Barton has been dealing with gravel roads for over 30 years.
Heâs still getting the same calls. âMost phone calls this time of year deal with gravel. We try to work on that between snow periods,â Barton said.
Barton said at this time of year, frost is getting under the ground and roads are saturated with either rain or snow that has melted.
According to Barton, that is the perfect mixture for creating potholes on gravel roads.
COLUMBIA CITY â âLet Me Call You Sweetheart,â âLittle Arrowsâ and âUnforgettableâ were just some of the tunes flowing through The Oaks during itâs annual Valentineâs Day party Tuesday. The social room was packed with nearly all the residents at The Oaks.
They clapped, sang and shouted as Jay Fox entertained with an old-fashioned accordion for nearly an hour and his wife Patrice sang along.
Helen Arter was named Valentineâs Day Queen 2012. The queen received a crown and roses. The first runner-up was Viola Baker. She received a teddy bear.