Archive - Jun 25, 2012 - News Article
The sun sets in the sky Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the City of Columbia City have agreed to postpone the city‚Äôs next phase of the Long Term Control Plan.
The city received a letter from IDEM last week, which postponed Phase 2B for two years past its scheduled date. The original plan called for design to begin in 2015 with construction to take place in 2017.
In May, city officials began working with IDEM to request the new timeline.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Commissioners, working in conjunction with the Whitley County Fire Chief's Association, have issued a burn ban for the county effective at noon Monday.
According to Commissioner Chairman Don Amber, the ban will continue until July 2 at 1 p.m., "which coincides with the next commissioners meeting."
Amber said the three-member panel would re-assess the ban at that meeting.
Additional information will be printed in the Tuesday edition of The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Anne Plunkett, technology director, told the Whitley County Consolidated School (WCCS) board last week that her team had another successful year.
‚ÄúThe success can be seen in the many events that happen on a weekly, daily or even hourly basis that require technology,‚ÄĚ said Plunkett. ‚ÄúThe majority of these events happen without a thought as a to whether the technology will be working and available for these events to take place.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A 2012 Columbia City High School graduate and a Wolf Lake man were killed in two separate motorcycle accidents over the weekend.
Ashley Storm, 19, of Columbia City, was a passenger on a motorcycle when it crashed into a pick-up truck at the Hillegas and Goshen Road intersection in Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon.
According to police, around 11:30 a.m. a truck headed north on Hillegas Road turned in front of the motorcycle. The bike was driven by 19-year-old Jacob Bunker, who remains in serious condition.