Archive - 2014 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â A new, revised Comprehensive Plan for the City of Columbia City is out of the starting blocks and flying into the future, courtesy of a public visioning workshop Thursday at two different sites.
The visioning process took place at the Whitley County Government Center during the early afternoon and switched to the Columbia City High School cafeteria in the evening.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Senior homeowners in the county may be eligible for a tax credit of up to $12,480 with the Over-65 Deduction from Assessed Valuation tax credit.
Residents have until Dec. 31 to apply for the tax break. In order to apply for the 2015 tax credit, residents need only their 2013 tax forms, as well as the application from the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.
Christmas shoppers can find more than $110 in discount and coupon savings in the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail, now available on newsstands throughout Whitley County.
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COLUMBIA CITY â A slick coating of icy precipitation fell throughout Whitley County during the mid-evening hours Friday, causing black ice on roadways and contributing to several property damage vehicle accidents.
Northwest Whitley County near Churubusco was experiencing the black ice conditions on roadways. Motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution.
At 11 p.m. the temperature hovered around 30 degrees with fog and drizzle making travel treacherous.
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WHITLEY COUNTY â Whitley County children had an early celebration. Members of the H.A.N.D.S. (Helping Achieve New Direction through Students) Foundation hosted a morning and afternoon Christmas party for the 29 children in the CANI Head-Start program last Thursday.
H.A.N.D.S. is a student group that meets monthly to discuss community needs, review grant requests and allocate funding to projects with an educational focus. Each year members plan a Christmas celebration day filled with holiday-themed activities and treats for the Head-Start children.
COLUMBIA CITY â In some of the oldest church structures in Columbia City and Whitley County there have been, in the past, interesting examples of stained glass windows. Some of these are very intricate, with some of the more modern examples a bit more abstract.
In the early construction of the churches, stained glass windows represented an extravagant expense, and so were donated by the wealthy or sponsored by a church-related group.
CHURUBUSCO â The Eel River Golf Course banquet room was a veritable whoâs who of Churubusco community residents; local politicians, coaches and business members celebrated the success of the townâs pairing of local government and small business with the annual Churubusco Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Thursay evening.
WHITLEY COUNTY â The Salvation Army of Whitley County is preparing for another busy season.
The organization has already served our community through their Coats for Kids program, Thanksgiving Meals program, Nursing Home Christmas Visitation and is now preparing for its annual toy distribution in partnership with Toys for Tots.
âWith the help of our generous community we will be able to help over 200 families with food for Christmas,â said Major Flora OâDell, representative for The Salvation Army in Whitley County.