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September 9th

LOCKDOWN: Police emergency puts Ind. Tech on hold

September 9, 2014

FORT WAYNE (Sept. 9, 2014) -- Indiana Tech advised students and faculty to stay indoors due to a "police emergency" in the area around 9:30 a.m. this morning.
The all-clear signal was given around 10:10 a.m.

According to area media, a spokesperson with the Fort Wayne Police Department said that a "high profile" search warrant was being served in the area the area but did not give details on the location or the investigation.

STRACK PERFORMS: Entertains at 13th annual event

September 9, 2014

A variety of vendors offered handmade crafts, artwork, along with jewelry and other items at the festival. This is the 13th year for the event, which also featured entertainment, a chalk walk, student art show and silent auction.

‘HONEST’ APPROACH TO BUSINESS: Flow-Tech appreciates loyal patrons

September 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Since 1991, Flow-Tech Plumbing and Heating, Inc., with its main office located at 208 E. Chicago St. in Columbia City, has made comfort its goal. At the helm of the business are Dave Gareiss and Jim Farber, both 48. Before Flow-Tech took shape, Gareiss began working for a local builder where he installed heating and cooling systems as well as plumbing.

CREATIVITY ON THE SPOT: Festival features fine art, local talent

September 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Paintings, sketches, and a variety of handcrafted pieces were on display at the Whitley County Autumn Arts Festival Saturday. The event was coordinated by Whitley County Humane Society board members and helped to raise funds and awareness for the county’s animal shelter.

FROM INDUSTRIAL TO RESIDENTIAL: Senior apartments proposed for Blue Bell building

September 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a decade of sitting empty, an idea was presented to Columbia City’s Plan Commission Monday night that may revitalize the former Blue Bell factory. Kevin McDonell was at the plan commission meeting with Commonwealth Development Corporation’s proposal to turn the old factory into senior apartments. McDonell was seeking the plan commission’s approval to change the area from industrial zoning to high-density residential.

September 8th

FREE WORKSHOP: Library to hold resume and interview workshop

September 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Peabody Public Library will hold a free workshop to learn how to better interview for a new job with resume and interview tips.

PARENTS AND TEACHERS: Conferences slated for Whitko H.S.

September 8, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko High School’s parent and teacher conferences will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. The set-up will be slightly different than in years past. Rather than meeting with teachers in the commons or gymnasium, parents will have the opportunity to meet with teachers in their child’s classrooms. As parents enter the building, they will register and receive their child’s current progress reports and a map of the building with information pertaining to where each teacher is located. All parents of Whitko High School students are encouraged to attend.

TEAL ONLY: Three duck hunters in Noble Co. cited for out-of-season activities

September 8, 2014

NOBLE COUNTY — Indiana Conservation Officers cited three Indiana men for the illegal taking of wood ducks during closed season on Saturday on Knepper Marsh located on the Tri County Fish and Wildlife Area. Ryan Stork, 25, of Goshen; Russell Brown II, 27, of South Bend and Taylor Vervidh, 24, of Elkhart were each issued a summons for the offense.

Saturday began the early migratory waterfowl duck season for teal only. The season for wood ducks in the Tri County area begins Oct. 18.

PLAY TIME: Stepping Stones Preschool 45 years strong

September 8, 2014

Stepping Stones Preschool, located in Columbia City’s First Church of God, began its 45th year of early childhood Christian education Wednesday. Four and five-year-old students in Rita Pittman and Nora Mudrack’s class pretend to sell apples at a farmers market.

BONUS FOR B.A.B.E.: Consignment sale rings big

September 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A first-of-its-kind sale was held to benefit B.A.B.E. of Whitley County and its resale shop Stages. A consignment event allowed residents to sell their items and make a profit, while benefiting B.A.B.E.More than $15,000 worth of inventory was offered by 58 registered consignors.


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