Archive - Feb 9, 2014 - News Article
Angie Smith, of Columbia City, works out at the Whitley County YMCA despite below zero winds chills. â€śI thought if I came here they would have electricity and I could stay warm while using their machines," she said. "I donâ€™t let things stop me." The YMCA was one of several places open to help residents stay warm during an outage left more than 8,000 residents without power Friday.
With snow piling up on snow, Columbia City street crews seem to be working nonstop to remove the white stuff from city streets. Pictured are city employees working to haul snow from downtown street corners to various locations out of the way of drivers. Chief of Police Tim Longenbaugh is reminding residents who live in Columbia City to comply with the cityâ€™s ordinance and keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Police Department would like to remind citizens that snow and ice need to be removed from sidewalks that are located within city limits. Sidewalks that are covered in snow or ice can be impassable or dangerous to use for pedestrians.
Many times pedestrians are forced to walk in the street which is a safety concern. Columbia City Ordinance 97.03 states that sidewalks need to be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours from the time the snow has ceased.
In Whitley County, there are numerous residents that give back, do good or humbly serve in the community. Whether it is impacting just one person or causing a ripple effect of feel-good emotions across the county, these residents deserve some applause.
The Post & Mail is starting a new series entitled, â€śDifference Maker,â€ť and will feature Whitley County residents that are making a difference in the lives of those around them.
The Whitley County YMCA was used as a warming station Friday after a power outage left more than 8,000 Whitley County residents without electricity. â€śWe havenâ€™t had a lot of people coming in to get warm,â€ť said Erica Miller, director of the YMCA. â€śMost people have been coming in to take a shower before going to work.â€ť Pictured is Chance Krepps, 19 month old son of Dakota Krepps and Kayla Norris, who was brought into the YMCA Friday morning to get warm. He also found a little fun with a ball in the gymnasium. His familyâ€™s home, in Tri Lakes, was without power.