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SEASON CHANGING: Un-inclement weather altering some department priorities

March 14, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Some of the city’s departments are shifting sails a bit in preparation of spring, none more so than the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Park Director Mark Green said with the weather change, Morsches Park has seen steady and consistent traffic recently, keeping the park busy. The department has also been working on playing fields in anticipation of holding softball practice soon.

Registration for softball will close with a registration session Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Boys Minor baseball evaluation will occur at 1 p.m. and Boys Major is at 2:30.

DEPT. TO GET SPARK: 'Busco-Smith Fire Department getting new facility

March 14, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Since 1887 the Churubusco/Smith Township Fire Department has been “Bustin’ Ours to Save Yours,” according to the department’s motto. Soon the department will be rewarded with a brand new facility.

The CSGFD is currently housed in the former town hall in an antiquated building. Later this spring, a new fire station is going to be built at 805 Johnny Krieger Drive. The address is currently a soccer field on the northwest side of the Churubusco Town Park.

TORNADO RELIEF: Local volunteers spring into action

March 14, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY —Tony Guyas, a chicken farmer from Ligonier, pulled up in his semi truck to the First Church of God in Columbia City Friday afternoon. Volunteers began pouring out the side door of the church, carrying large totes with donated items and loading them into the semi one by one.

CURBSIDE LIMB PICKUP SCHEDULED: Alleys no longer secondary option

March 14, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With the Columbia City Street Department gearing up for the annual limb pickup season, Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh discussed a change with Columbia City Common Council to this year’s service, which begins on April 1 and runs through October.

The department’s limb pickup will be curbside pickup only in 2012, meaning that residents can no longer pile their limbs in the alleyway. Cearbaugh said the department experienced problems with alley pickup and that there were several benefits to switching to curb pickup only.

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