Archive - Feb 11, 2013 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â Three Whitley County students recently spent a day in Indianapolis with Indiana Senator Jim Banks as part of the Statehouse Page Program.
Students were able to see what activities go on at the Statehouse, tour the historic building, meet the Senator and watch debates.
âI visited the state building for a field trip in fourth grade and I really wanted to go back to learn more,â said Indian Springs Middle School sixth grader Mykaela Crowell. âI think someday I might run for Congress.â
The Hooper House, formerly owned by Adams Young Hooper, is one of Columbia Cityâs historic homes. Located at the corner of Jefferson and Chauncey Streets, the home was built in 1855 and has undergone several renovations. It now features three bedrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen. Although the homeâs exterior has fairly new paint, other modern-day amenities are missing from the building. According to real estate records, the structure has no bathrooms, range hook up or dryer hook up.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley Countyâs Sheriffâs Department will be acquiring two new vehicles for 2013.
In a normal year, the department will purchase three new vehicles. Dodge Chargers will be the vehicle of choice, and they will be purchased for $23,307.25 each, according to Chief Deputy Marcus Gatton.
OâDaniel Chrysler in Fort Wayne will be the dealer for the vehicles, which are expected to arrive before summer. The Chargers came in cheaper than rival vehicles from Ford and Chevy, according to Gatton.
Columbia City High School Show Choirs competed at the DeKalb High School Invitational Saturday. City Heat earned Grand Champion, Best Choreography and Best Vocals awards. City Lights earned Grand Champion and Best Vocals awards. Pictured, from left, are Macie Minier, Jessica Sherbahn, Kirstie Crisp and Corinne Kauffman. Columbia City High School Show Choirs competed at the Dekalb High School Invitational Saturday. City Heat earned Grand Champion, Best Choreography and Best Vocals awards. City Lights earned Grand Champion and Best Vocals awards.