Archive - 2014 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Engineering for a $467,000 upgrade to Columbia City Electric Utilityâ€™s north substation will begin with configuring a switch breaker replacement, the Columbia City Board of Works determined this week.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Columbia Cityâ€™s Redvelopment Commission (RDC) is finalizing what will be a three-step process for potential developers to propose improvements to the RDCâ€™s property on the northwest corner of Van Buren and Line streets downtown.
Known as the former Eagles Lodge property, the building was acquired by the RDC during the past year and the structure was razed during the summer.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” A settlement to the tune of $725,000 will be heard by a Federal Judge this coming March 29 to be distributed to 243 members involved in a class-action lawsuit regarding the unlawful holding of inmates after the standard 48 hours.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is urging members to attend one of two visioning workshops regarding the Columbia City Comprehensive Plan that is now in progress. Both events will be held today, Thursday, Dec. 11.
The first event is today is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Whitley County Government Center, 220 West Van Buren Street, Columbia City. A light lunch will be served.
The second event is this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Columbia City High School, 600 North Whitley Street, Columbia City. Refreshments will be provided.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ A thin coating of frost coated Whitley County overnight, giving our area a Christmas card appearance and offering local residents the idea that it is truly "looking a lot like Christmas."
Hoar frost, defined as "a white or gray crystalline deposit of frozen water vapor formed in clear, still weather on vegetation, fences, etc." â€“ and including vehicle windshields â€“ greeted the morning as the temperature hovered in the low- to mid-20s.
FORT WAYNE â€” This Santa Claus just might end up on the naughty list.
Fort Wayne police say they were called to a McDonald's restaurant Tuesday because a man dressed as Santa Claus was causing a disturbance and the manager wanted him to leave.
Officers found two men dressed as Santa Claus, but one had permission to be there. Police say the other one was causing problems because he was inviting children to sit on his lap, just like the other one.
PIERCETON â€” Pierceton Elementary recently held its 16th annual talent show. The show was produced under the direction of Julie Underhill who took it over when founder, Carolyn Nye retired from teaching.
Students entered in four categories: vocal, variety, instrumental and dance. This year there was 16 student acts which included 27 students.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ The site for an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. has been changed due to a scheduling conflict.
The blood drive site will be at Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E. North St., in Columbia City.
This is a community blood drive and all are welcome to donate blood.
Please call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, to schedule your blood donation appointment.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ A deteriorating mid-block building in downtown Columbia City is being targeted for possible demolition, the cityâ€™s Redevelopment Commission (RDC) discussed Tuesday afternoon.
The building, located at 213 W. Van Buren St., is located on the east side of an alley at mid-block and has previously been bolstered by structural elements in an effort to extend its longevity.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€“ District 83 State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) will host a town hall meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the South Whitley AmVets Post 2919, located at 234 S. State St. in South Whitley.