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February 25th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City's Police Department found a missing 5-year-old child at his school.
According to police scanner traffic, the boy's caretaker didn't think the boy got on the school bus at the corner of Ellsworth and Madison streets, and she couldn't find him.
Police later found the boy at Mary Raber Elementary School.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Progress was made toward Columbia Cityâ€™s new aquatics facility at Monday nightâ€™s Park Board meeting.
After difficulty acquiring the land they wanted, park officials decided to build a new aquatics facility at the current Burnworth Memorial Pool location.
Originally, the Park Board wanted to put the pool on the north side of U.S. 30, expanding Morsches Park and potentially creating a second entrance/exit to the park.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€“ Fire departments arriving from throughout Whitley County fought a rural sawmill fire late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. The fire was battled in sub-zero temperatures.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” CC Veterinary Hospital is encouraging animal control through a free cat neuter day on Saturday.
Up to 50 male cats will be neutered. Free offerings will be accepted and money will go toward opening a pet food pantry in Whitley County.
To be eligible, cats must be at least four months old, healthy and tame.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s boys basketball teams learned the paths of their post-season play after Sundayâ€™s IHSAA Boys Sectional Draw.
Columbia City is hosting its own sectional and faces Mississinewa (6-15) in the opening round Tuesday, March 3 at 6 p.m.. The winner plays Eastbrook (12-8) in the semi-final Friday, March 6.
On the other end of the bracket, Norwell (14-8) and Heritage (9-11) face off in Tuesdayâ€™s late game, and the winner takes on Bellmont (6-14) in the second round Friday.
Hear from Joey Logano after his win at the 2015 Daytona 500.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County has joined 12 other Indiana counties in a lawsuit against a California data company.
Officials allege that computer fraud cost the counties hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue.
Eleven counties were already part of the suit, and Whitley and DeKalb counties joined in late last week.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” In a motion tabled from its last meeting, the Whitley County Board of Commissioners voted to let bids for the demolition and cleanup of a property on East Anderson Road where methamphetamine contamination ruined the house.
The property is owned by Donald Boseker, who is incarcerated on charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of precursors, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.
The Commissioners had received bids at their February meeting, but tabled a decision until a final judicial decision had been made on a motion by
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Education was a hot topic at Friday afternoonâ€™s legislative forum, hosted by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce at the 4-H Agricultural Museum and attended by approximately 50 local citizens.
State Sen. Amanda Banks and Ind. House Rep. Christopher Judy were on-hand to answer questions from the public, many were concerning education, ranging from funding to policy.
Ralph Bailey, a longtime Whitley County teacher, administrator and superintendent, was first to speak.