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July 9th, 2014

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP: 38 years strong

July 9, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — More than 200 Cub Scouts registered for the 2014 Lincolnway District Cub Scout Day Camp held at Rising Arrow Scout Camp south of Warsaw. This was the 38th year for the Day Camp, and it had a western theme.

FOOD BANK BREAKS RECORD: 43 families served

July 9, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Helping combat hunger in South Whitley is a passion for Tonya Warner, director of the South Whitley Emergency Food Bank. Warner was present at the South Whitley Town Council meeting for two reasons — one, to update the council on the food bank’s services and two, to address a parking issue.

“This past month was a record month for us,” said Warner. “We served 43 families. That breaks down to about 147 people.”

COUNTY RADIO PURCHASE: $385K project approved

July 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges went before the Whitley County Commissioners and the Whitley County Council Monday and Tuesday to get the go-ahead to begin a five-year lease on a new set of police radios and communication equipment.

DOGS ON DISPLAY: 4-H dog show Saturday

July 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As part of the preliminary events for the Whitley County 4-H Fair, seven 4-Hers competed in the Dog Show Saturday. 4-Hers demonstrate the animal’s usefulness as a companion and learned obedience skills.

BANKS TO BE DEPLOYED: Vacancy possibly filled with another Banks

July 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s a leave of absence from his job as an Indiana State Senator and as the ever-present father to his family in Columbia City. State Sen. Jim Banks (R), Columbia City, is set to be deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy in the fall.

July 8th

BANKS TO BE DEPLOYED: Senator to leave for Afghanistan in the fall

July 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (July 8, 2014) -- Sen. Jim Banks expects to be deployed to Afghanistan in the fall with the U.S. Navy Reserve. His projected return date is May 2015.

Banks (R-Columbia City) will be taking a leave of absence during the deployment, despite the fact that he is not required to, in order to ensure that the people of his district are represented in his absence.

A caucus of Republican precinct committeemen will select a temporary replacement for Banks during his leave of absence and he will re-assume his seat upon his return.

MOWING INITIATIVE: Keeping your tall grass at bay

July 8, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County Highway Department Director Michael Barton wants to remind property owners that the area alongside county roads belongs to the property owner and therefore, the maintaining of that ground falls on the owner.

WHITLEY CO PROPERTIES: Mandated assessments

July 8, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Property assessments are underway for some Whitley County properties. Indiana state officials have mandated that property assessments be ongoing, tackling 25 percent of the county at a time.

CHICAGO TURNS INTO WAR ZONE: 14 killed, 82 wounded during holiday weekend

July 8, 2014

CHICAGO – President Barack Obama's hometown, led by his former chief of staff Mayor Rahm Emanuel – and home to some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation – turned into a veritable war zone during the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The death toll in Chicago was 14 dead and 82 wounded.

Each night of the long holiday weekend, at least a dozen people were shot in the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year.

LANE RESTRICTIONS: U.S. 30 to return this Friday

July 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a traffic nightmare last Wednesday when U.S. 30 was restricted to one lane east and west in Columbia City, officials released an update that construction will resume on the project Friday.

 

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