Archive - Apr 6, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Solid Waste Management Department has, for years, held a one-day event to collect waste and hazardous material from residents. That has changed to a much more frequent service.
â€śWe want to provide a better service and make things more user friendly for the community,â€ť said Director Jorrell Tucker.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to the Columbia City Tree Board, it is estimated that a single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 pounds per year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two human beings for that time.
Trees and shrubs are a very important part of the city, and contribute to the overall quality of life in the community. Leaves filter the air we breathe by removing dust and other particles. Trees can also absorb rainfall, helping to reduce the release of overflow sewage into the rivers during heavy rain.
Editorâ€™s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact that the event is having today on a local family.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Holding back tears in her eyes, Gail Morris from Shriner Lake folded her hands together, sat back in her chair and turned her thoughts to the Titanic.
â€śWhen I think about the Titanic, I just thank God that my grandfather was not on it,â€ť said Morris. â€śI feel very bad for everybody that was.â€ť