Archive - Oct 30, 2013 - News Article
Many local youngsters attended Story Time at the Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, Tuesday.
Young children listened to stories, danced to music and created â€śdust bunnies,â€ť a craft related to the stories they read.
Pictured is Audrey Clegg, 4, concentrates on making her pink dust bunny.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” At last weekâ€™s meeting, Colulmbia Cityâ€™s Common Council approved the 2014 employee salary ordinance, a yearly responsibility handled by city officials.
The employee ordinance includes a slight raise for the cityâ€™s 90 full-time employees.
Full-time employees are expected to receive a $1,040 per year bump, a raise that hasnâ€™t happened in several years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Once a year, real estate sales become the focus of the Whitley County Treasurerâ€™s office.
Annual tax sales take place in the fall, and this year, county officials moved 29 properties in its sale Oct. 15.
â€śIt was a big day for the county,â€ť said Treasurer Laurell Hodges. â€śThereâ€™s a lot that goes into the tax sale day, but I have an excellent support staff that makes things go a lot smoother.â€ť
In 2012, the tax sale produced 14 transactions, which means Hodges juggled twice as many sales for the county not including the other 14 properties that didnâ€™t sell.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A Columbia City man will serve 2.5 years at the Whitley County Jail for stealing from his family.
Stephen â€śNathanâ€ť Lawrence, 23, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to theft and residential entry â€” both Class D felonies, and criminal mischief, a Class B misdemeanor.
He was given a sentence of 2.5 years, with two to serve in the Whitley County Jail, by Senior Judge Mike Rush at the same hearing.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Despite the potential for questionable weather during Thursday nightâ€™s trick-or-treating, officials have decided to continue with Halloween as scheduled.
â€śDue to man power already being scheduled and other organizations that have planned events for Thursday, trick-or-treat will still be on Halloween,â€ť the City of Columbia City stated in a press release today.
According to forecasters, thunderstorms with high winds are expected to hit the area Thursday evening, including 1 to 3 inches of rainfall.