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March 29th

EASTER EGGS: Hightailing it for the hunt

March 29, 2013

Columbia City Rotary Club sponsored an egg hunt at Morsches Park Thursday. Children hunted eggs filled with candy, money and other treats. The eggs were filled with help of Passages, Inc. Above, a group of enthusiastic egg-hunters sprint to fill their baskets.

To see more photos from the egg hunt, see our facebook page for a 152-picture photo album.

IN COURT: Herrick sentence revoked

March 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who violated his probation had one year of his suspended sentence revoked Monday.

Bobby Herrick was in Whitley County Circuit Court. He admitted to violating his probation when he had a positive drug test. He and his attorney believed work release was the best place for him. He was denied work release though, which put him in a difficult spot.

CAPITAL PROJECTS: City moves to reestablish cumulative funds

March 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Cumulative funds were reestablished by the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday.

Cumulative fire, park and street funds were reestablished by the city and approved as resolutions unanimously by the council.

The fire and park funds are not to exceed 5 cents of each $100 of assessed valuation, and the street is not to exceed 10 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.

Columbia City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle said the funds have paid for major projects in the past.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

March 29, 2013

CITY COLLECTION: Board of Works hears solid waste bids

March 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Board of Works and Public Safety heard bids on the city’s solid waste collection Tuesday.

The city received bids from five companies. The board took the bids under advisement and said a decision will be made at a later date.

In other business the board of works approved the purchase of $39,815.45 in GIS mapping software equipment.

AREA EASTER SERVICES

March 29, 2013

Area Easter services

Collins UM
“The Passion and Crucifixion: A Physician’s Perspective” is the title of the church’s community Good Friday serviceat 7 p.m. Dr. Dave Johnson will offer a presentation on the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ. Johnson combines scriptural teachings with historical writings, archeological evidence and medical research. All are invited. There is no cost. The offering will be given to the community transient needs fund.

Columbia City UM

PAIN DOC OK'D: Fort Wayne physician given green light to practice

March 29, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Fort Wayne physician, Dr. William Hedrick, was told he could continue with his medical practice while on probation, according to area media.

Indiana Medical Licensing Board placed him on probation for two years after finding three violations related to his pain clinic practice.
The group said he breached standard of care in at least one case, failed in properly supervising his employees, and overused steroid injections in the spine.

The board cleared Hedrick of three other counts.

March 28th

HAMMOND OIL: Full-service station to close Saturday

March 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A throwback to a different era will be marking its conclusion Saturday.

Hammond Oil, located in Columbia City on North Line Street, will be closing its doors Saturday, March 30. What makes Hammond Oil unique is that it is a full-service gas station. This distinct offering will be missed by many in the community.

“People are asking me, ‘what are we going to do?,’” said Randy Wood, assistant manager.

Wood said there are many handicapped individuals who regularly frequent the business. There are some elderly women who come to the station as well.

RAIN BARRELS: Col. City Board of Works passes program

March 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Board of Works and Public Safety unanimously approved the rain barrel program at Tuesday’s meeting.

Citizens may purchase rain barrels and have part of the cost refunded by the city as part of the rebate. Participation in the program meets one of the minimum control requirements.

EXTENSION OFFICE: Board elects new members

March 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Extension Office welcomed three new board members at its annual meeting Tuesday night.

Four members from the 12-member board were completing their term, including John Hilligoss, Meredith Hoffman, John Saggers and Doug Sheetz.

All but Sheetz declined being nominated for a new term. Joining Sheetz, following an election, were new board members Jeff Geiger, Sharon Hesting and Judy Kreider.

Doug Sheetz

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