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City adopts 2014 budget

October 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council adopted the 2014 budget at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

While changes can be made until the end of the year, the council appeared to have no opposition to the budget, which was proposed by Mayor Ryan Daniel at a meeting Sept. 24.

Daniel and Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle worked together to make the budget, which won’t raise taxes for city citizens.

“Rosie and I worked very hard to make this a balanced budget,” Daniel said.

WMS teacher recognized

October 26, 2013

PIERCETON — Whitko Middle School teacher Rochelle Leininger was honored at the district’s school board meeting Monday.

However, the recognition didn’t come from school board members or administration, but a parent.

Cathy Juricak works at Raytheon, a company in Fort Wayne. When the corporation offered a grant for teachers, Juricak nominated Leininger for the award.

“She was a teacher to my kids who are now graduated,” said Juricak. “I know how special she was to them and to me as a parent. I thought this was the best way to honor her.”

Toe-tappin’ tunes not tired, but timeless

October 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Music appreciation knows no age limitations. Columbia City High School graduates are working to ensure the love of music knows no generational limitation as well.

Jason Klingaman and Todd Ward, both 1996 CCHS grads, founded Fort Wayne Jazz Orchestra (FWJO) that specializes in jazz and big band music.

The pair started playing while part of the schools band program and as age matured perspective, it also grew a passion for entertaining.

City takes steps toward ERA territory

October 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council took the first official steps toward making the entire city an Economic Revitalization Area (ERA).

At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the board moved to approve a blanket ERA for the city, a topic that had been discussed in previous council meetings.

After discussions, several council members agreed — “it makes sense.”

 

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