Archive - 2013 - News Article
Six year old Truman Sade waits for Santaâ€™s arrival at Churubuscoâ€™s Second Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Sade, is a kindergarten student at Churubusco Elementary School.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Veterans in Whitley County have a specialist enlisted to assist in a variety of ways.
From helping to determine benefits to leading veterans through state and federal applications, Veteran Service Officer (VSO) Gene Rohrer is on-hand to support those who have served the country.
However, the office, which is located in the Whitley County Government Center, West Van Buren Street, Columbia City, is becoming too small to handle the work flow and needs of the department.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Officials approved Columbia Cityâ€™s first one-way roadway at last weekâ€™s City Council meeting.
While there are no one-way streets within the city limits, there is soon to be a one-way alley, located near Eagle Tech Academy, on North Walnut Street.
Officials discussed the topic when school started in August. With more and more students attending ETA every year, the increased traffic at the school has posed some concerns.
Whitley County Childrenâ€™s Choir, under the direction of Becky Walter, performed at the Courthouseâ€™s gazebo Friday night after the Lighted Christmas Parade. The parade marched downtown for a second year in a row with music, floats and numerous lights.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Last weekend, snow and ice covered the streets of Columbia City, and many parts of Northeast Indiana. Last week was the last scheduled week of leaf pick up in Columbia City.
Mother nature isnâ€™t giving Street Department workers much of a transition from fall to winter.
With many slide offs and slick conditions reported, Columbia City Street Department Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh and his crew were called in to take care of the streets â€” before all the trucks were prepared for winter weather.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After plates were cleaned and dessert was had by all, the Community Thanksgiving Dinner served hundreds of meals.
The meal was sponsored by the Columbia City Rotary Club and was open to the county on Thanksgiving Day at the 4-H Center.
Rotarian Jacie Worrick estimated 124 meals were delivered and 175 meals were served.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Commissioners finalized a plan on how to spend approximately $1.4 million in a two-year span.
The funds are part of the countyâ€™s CEDIT spending, which is County Economic Development Income Tax.
Originally, monies factored from wages as part of the employeeâ€™s income tax were turned over to government entities to use for economic development.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Board of Works approved the hire of two new members to the electric department, as one employee moved on to another company and another is set to retire in January.
The hiring process may be slightly different this time, as city officials are working to avoid high turnover.
The city puts money and effort into training new employees, and in some cases, employees have moved on to private electric companies with the training theyâ€™ve received at the city.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For two evenings, the Whitley County Courthouse lawn will play stage to a live and narrated Nativity.
Whitley Countyâ€™s Community Christmas Celebration will be Dec. 6 and 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free.
â€śThis is a great kick-off to the holidays,â€ť said event coordinator Peg McCarthy. â€śThe bustle around the Courthouse livens the downtown square, and starts the season with a remembrance of what Christmas is really all about.â€ť
The Columbia City Lighted Christmas Parade brought Christmas into town Friday night. Along with a parade on Van Buren Street, Santa Claus arrived to the Santa House on the Courthouse lawn, and officials turned on all the Christmas Decorations downtown. Pictured is a live nativity scene that was featured in the parade.