Archive - Aug 9, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Whitley County home was destroyed in a fire late Wednesday night.
Columbia Township firemen were called to the residence at 856 E. CR 200 S. at approximately 11:45 p.m.
Firemen arrived to the scene to find the garage fully engulfed in flames.
Union Township, Washington Township, Jefferson Township and Columbia City firemen were called to assist with the blaze, which took several hours to put out.
Also on the scene was the Whitley County Fire Investigation Team.
According to fire scanner traffic, everyone inside the house got out of the residence with no injury.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Michigan man was severely injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident.
Michael Plumley, 62, was airlifted to Fort Wayne by Parkview Samaritan with severe head and internal injuries after his motorcycle collided with a car on Ind. 9 near the south county line.
Police were called to the area of 1000 S. Ind. 9 at approximately 5 p.m. after Plumleyâ€™s motorcycle hit a car driven by Denise Brewster, 62, of Huntington.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At the Whitley County Consolidated School board work session Monday, Superintendent Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor shared a memo with the board concerning a report made on Eagle Tech Academy.
Oâ€™Connor said Todd Hurst, who is the School Development Coordinator for the Center of Excellence in Leadership and Learning (CELL), was given the task to report to the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) about the progress of Eagle Tech Academy this year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Local Emergency Planning Committee held its meeting Wednesday, mainly discussing updated information concerning earthquakes and the Haz Mat (Hazardous Materials) team.
Catherine Broxon-Ball, director and chairperson of the committee, said she is currently working on updating the earthquake plan.
â€śSo weâ€™re checking to make sure the buildings we have are sheltered and set up for our earthquake plan,â€ť said Broxon-Ball. â€śMost of them are schools.â€ť