Archive - Jul 30, 2012 - News Article
The Salvation Army of Whitley County had its annual Pack-A-Truck with school supplies on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of Shoe Show at the Towne and Country Shopping Center in Columbia City. Items donated included paper, pencils, pens, dry erase markers, lanyards, erasers, colored pencils, two pocket folders, spiral notebooks, tissues, glue sticks, pencil bags, highlighters, scissors and composition books.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to the Associated Press, Indiana is reporting higher rates of infected mosquitoes due to the hot, dry weather conditions, posing a threat to humans.
These conditions make standing water, stagnant, allowing the Culex mosquitoesâ€™ life cycles to speed up and therefore accelerating the virus replication process.
â€śGenerally West Nile virus is present in the hot summer months,â€ť said Lisa Hatcher, Whitley County Health Officer. â€śWhen mosquitoes hatch earlier, they are around for a longer period.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Though burn bans have been lifted, fireworks still arenâ€™t permitted within city limits.
â€śThe Columbia City Police Department and Columbia City Fire Department have had numerous calls on fireworks since the burn ban has been lifted,â€ť Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue said. â€śThis does not change the days people are allowed to shoot off fireworks within city limits.
LaRue asks citizens to abide by the cityâ€™s fireworks ordinance, which was put into effect in 2007.
The ordinance goes as follows:
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A white house sits on the corner of Jefferson Street and Main Street in Columbia City, but to a passing motorist, it appears to be just another house.
What is inside is a resource for Whitley County families and children.
When its doors opened in 2001, The Beds & Britches, Etc., (B.A.B.E.) program existed as a coupon incentive program for pregnant women and families to try to deter the high incidence of low-birth weight babies that were being born in Whitley County.
According to Shawn Ellis, who is in charge of the oganization, B.A.B.E has grown to be much more.