Archive - May 29, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúCarnival‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúcancer‚ÄĚ are not words traditionally linked together in the same sentence, but when it comes to Whitley County‚Äôs Relay for Life, a carnival is exactly what participants will experience.
This year‚Äôs relay theme is ‚ÄúCarnival for a Cure.‚ÄĚ
Complete with celebrations and theme laps, the 24-hour event raises funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS). It will be at Indiana Springs Middle School this Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ At the Columbia City‚Äôs Common Council meeting last week, Mark Green, parks and recreation director, reported the fireworks/4th of July celebration will be held Tuesday, July 3 this year at Morsches Park.
‚ÄúI think the thought behind it was when the fireworks go later, because it gets darker later, people can sleep in the next day,‚ÄĚ said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
There will be vendors again this year, starting approximately 5 p.m.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs going to be a pretty neat day,‚ÄĚ said Daniel.
Daniel asked Parks and Recreation director Mark Green if there would be a band playing as well.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ David Sewell, executive director of the Columbia City/Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Department, came before Columbia City‚Äôs Common Council last week to request a change of zoning for a parcel of land within the city‚Äôs jurisdiction.
Sewell requested the parcel be re-zoned from agricultural to general business.
‚ÄúThe size of the parcel that is being requested is just shy of 1.5 acres, located on the north side of West Lincolnway, west of 150 west,‚ÄĚ said Sewell.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Freedom isn‚Äôt free. That was the theme of the ceremony at Greenhill Cemetery Monday presented by American Legion Post 98 and VFW Post 5582.
Under the direction of Richard A. Stark, current adjutant and past commander of Post 98, several speakers told of the meaning behind Memorial Day to hundreds of people carrying American flags.
The day began with a parade going through downtown Columbia City and ending at the cemetery. The parade was directed by Joe Pittenger.
COLUMBIA CITY ¬≠¬≠ ¬≠‚ÄĒ Tammy Gross will never forget that day in August, almost six years ago, when she heard the words ‚Äúbreast cancer‚ÄĚ attached to her diagnosis.
‚ÄúAugust 15, 2006, I received my diagnosis of breast cancer. On that day I became a survivor,‚ÄĚ said Gross.
In the months that followed, Gross underwent four surgeries, over five months of chemotherapy and more than six weeks of daily radiation.