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Schinbeckler sisters successful at state sheep show

August 31, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — The Schinbeckler sisters, Eryn and Kyra, had a strong showing at the Indiana State Fair in early August.
Eryn, 17, and Kyra, 11, took home several championship banners against the top animals in the state.

Their showmanship skills come as no surprise, as Eryn was the 2013 Whitley County 4-H Sheep Showman of Showmen.

On Aug. 4, after two days of competing against more than 800 head of sheep at the state fair, the sisters brought home four grand champion/reserve grand champion awards.

Col. City wastewater to evaluate grease in lift stations

August 31, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After having some problems with grease buildup in some of the lift stations in Columbia City, the Wastewater Department is inspecting its lift stations for grease accumulation.

“If we get a grease buildup in them, they don’t operate properly,” Wastewater Superintendent Mike Cook.

Firemen go extra mile for new truck

August 31, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Fire Department is in the process of purchasing a new truck, and a pair of firemen was touted by many at a recent Columbia City Board of Works meeting for their extra effort.

Kyle Francis and Mike McGregor, two full-time firemen for the city, have been working for the past several months to put together the specs for the new truck.

POLICE: Stay smarter than the smartphone

August 31, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With the ever-changing technology, social media sites and smart phone apps, parents are finding it hard to stay smarter than the smart phone.

While all parents want to trust their children, Columbia City Police Detective Chip Stephenson said its the parents’ job to protect kids from the social media world.

“Kids are kids. They don’t have all of the knowledge we do,” Stephenson said. “It’s not that we don’t trust our kids. With all of the information out there, we just need to help them.”

 

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