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March 14th

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.

March 13th

SPECIAL MEETING SCHEDULED: City's Board of Works to meet Friday

March 13, 2012

The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety has scheduled a special meeting for Friday at 7 a.m. in the conference room at City Hall. The complete agenda can be viewed by clicking on the file below.

March 12th

SPRING CLEANING: Courthouse getting refreshed

March 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Courthouse’s exterior is getting a spring cleaning. Talks began while maintenance employees were prepping for a heating and cooling project to the courthouse, but brought the new project to the Commissioners’ attention, sensing urgency.

“Both Mark and I feel that this project is probably more important,” said Denny Fenker, courthouse maintenance.

NEWLY CROWNED PRINCE: Mr. CCHS named

March 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — There was some serious fun during a fundraiser at Columbia City High School Friday night. Ryan Romanowski was crowned 2012 Mr. CCHS and appeared to enjoy the title.

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E: Local finishes second at regionals

March 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — “Pernicious,” “filibuster,” “schottische” and “corpuscle” are just a few words that Jaeden Roussey spelled correctly at the Regional Finals of the 58th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee at Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.

Roussey, 10, a fifth-grade student at Coesse Elementary School took second place at the regional finals Saturday morning. Roussey went 35 rounds until he misspelled “fatality.”

Roussey will serve as alternate and will be able to go to Washington, D.C., if for any reason winner Kaelyn Bender can’t go.

ORDINANCE CHANGE FOR FORECLOSURES: Sheriff's Sale fees changing

March 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — An ordinance amendment changing fees involved with Sheriff Sales of real property has been adopted by the Whitley County Commissioners and should take effect beginning in April. The fees are typically paid by the attorney’s office representing the interest of the mortgage company that holds the lien on the foreclosed property.

HITTING THE BACK BURNER: Boiler and cooler project put on hold

March 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A project recently being looked at to replace the boiler and cooler system in the Whitley County Courthouse is being put on the back-burner in favor of more pressing maintenance to the exterior of the building. Mark Sturtevant, courthouse maintenance, said they were already aware of issues with the cooling tower outside of the courthouse.

BENNETT TALKS EDUCATION: State school superintendent addresses GOP

March 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — At the Whitley County Republican Party’s monthly breakfast Saturday, March 10, keynote speaker and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett, outlined several issues concerning schools today. The breakfast took place at CC Deli in Columbia City.

Among the topics addressed were financial decisions, paid performance, third grade reading level and technology.

March 10th

TOP CHEERLEADER: Local girl earns trip to London

March 10, 2012

LONDON—In July of 2011, 16-year-old Columbia City High School student Jade Shopell attended a UCA (Universal Cheerleaders Association) cheer camp and was selected as an All American.
This awarded her the opportunity to fly with All Americans from all over the United States to London, England on an eight-day trip, culminating in their appearance in London’s New Year’s Day Parade.
The All Americans were divided into three groups. Each group was sent a DVD of a dance mix they were to learn and perform along the parade route.

CONTINUING TO GO DIGITAL: County property archives getting an overhaul

March 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Recorders Office is continuing to update its record keeping system for the digital world, giving the public easier, more efficient access to its records.
Currently, the office’s more recent records are searchable and viewable on a program called Laredo, a product of Fidlar Technologies, a powerful land records conversion and search system.
The company provides services which scan, convert, enhance and import land records into the system which is accessible to the public both online or in the Recorder’s Office.

SOUTH WHITLEY — For the past four seasons Whitko’s football team has struggled in its opening game...
COLUMBIA CITY — In his pre-season comments, first-year Columbia City Eagle football coach Brett...
LAGRANGE ­— Adrian Springer and Devin Peters helped lead the Churubusco Eagles to a 31-19 victory...

 

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