Archive - Apr 11, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County has strong ties to Haiti as the local community continues to raise funds and serve on mission trips.
Amber Walker, of Columbia City, will soon be traveling to Haiti and taking with her more than 75 beaded bracelets, made by Lois Smith of Renaissance Village, for the Haitian children, and in February, a group of members of the Columbia City United Methodist Church (CCUMC) took a trip to Haiti to build new houses with the program ‚ÄúHomes for Haitians.‚ÄĚ
Another group from CCUMC church will travel to Haiti in early May.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ According to Street Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh, the leaf mulch giveaway scheduled for this Saturday will not take place.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs something we‚Äôve advertised for a while now, but (the mulch) is all gone already,‚ÄĚ Cearbaugh said.
The mulch has been available to the public for a few weeks. Department personnel is on hand once a year to load the mulch for residents who bring a way to haul it away.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď Snow flurries late Tuesday afternoon in the area proved correct a March 29 www.thepostandmail.com Online Poll.
Sixty percent of Post & Mail Online Poll respondents predicted a cold snap and snow flurries in April ‚Äď despite the record March heat wave.
Forty percent incorrectly predicted that ‚Äúspring was here to stay.‚ÄĚ
Never fear. A 70-degree warming trend is predicted for the weekend ‚Äď along with April showers.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ An ordinance discussion came before the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday regarding the city‚Äôs restricted animals ordinance.
Currently, part of the wording reads ‚Äú.... the term ‚Äėrestricted animal‚Äô as used in this section means: poultry, horses, cows, goats, swine, sheep ...‚ÄĚ.
Resident Robin Lahrman has requested the ordinance be changed to allow for chicken hens. Specifically, Lahrman would like to keep up to 12 of them.
‚ÄúI believe that you will be responsible,‚ÄĚ Weigold said. ‚ÄúBut if we open it up, will the next people be responsible?‚ÄĚ