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February 27th, 2015

TIMES TWO: City adds second junk pick up day

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City residents will now have a second opportunity to have their larger “junk” items picked up by the city’s trash service.

Junk pick up day was previously held once per year, but due to savings with a new trash service that was contracted in 2013, junk pick up will now be held twice per year.

“We are very happy with the service Advanced Disposal has provided,” said Columbia City Common Council President Dan Weigold. “They are timely and work hard to get the trash picked up, even in inclement weather.”

FENDER-BENDER: No injuries in minor accident with school bus

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County Consolidated Schools bus was involved in an early-morning accident at the intersection of Line and Van Buren streets in Columbia City Friday.

At approximately 8 a.m., a WCCS bus carrying about 25 students was involved in a minor collision with a late-model Toyota Camry.

OUTBOUND: Carmen Jagger will travel, study in Peru via Rotary Outbound Youth Exchange

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Carmen Jagger, daughter of Ryan & Leah Jagger of Thorncreek Township, announced Tuesday to her sponsoring Columbia City Rotary Club that her Outbound Youth Exchange destination for next year will be the South American country of Peru.

The Columbia City High School/Eagle Tech Academy student will fly out sometime in July or August for her south-of-the-equator educational experience.

BLUE CREW: Colts’ mascot visits local schools

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY -- BLUE, the mascot of the Indianapolis Colts, visited Little Turtle and Coesse elementary schools on Tuesday.

The 30-minute Blue Crew presentation was part of a program that is visiting 75 different schools in the 2014-15 school year.

SCAM NOTICE: State Police, BBB Warn of "Grandparent Scam"

February 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE - Emergency scams can happen to anyone. Scammers make up an urgent situation saying “I've been arrested,” “I've been mugged,” “I'm in the hospital”. They target friends and family with pleas for help… and money. However, oftentimes, scammers gear their pitch towards unsuspecting seniors with a plea that appears to be coming from their grandchild.

The BBB offers these steps that families can take to avoid the "Grandparent Scam".

February 26th

IDOE: Release of high school graduation rates

February 26, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — All three of Whitley County’s public school districts are above the state average in graduation rates.

The graduation rate in Indiana for 2014 was 89.6 percent, and all three local districts were above 90 percent, according to statistics released by the Indiana Department of Education.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Up through the ranks

February 26, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — “We have clients’ lives in our hands every day,” said Cheryl Tinsley, residential manager at Passages’ group home on East Hanna Street. The group home provides a residence for eight female clients with ages ranging from 23 to 86.
Tinsley notes that the wide age span also presents a broad spectrum of challenges on a daily basis.

Students eligible to win $5,000

February 26, 2015

During the month of April, Indiana high school and college students can put their social media skills to good use for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship toward their college education or any secondary schooling. Last year, we granted $85,000 to student award winners!

ELECTRICAL FIRE: Fire evacuates part of nursing home

February 26, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — When fire dispatchers received a call at 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning that Renaissance Village nursing home was on fire, officials took all precautions necessary to ensure residents’ safety.

Less than one year ago, Jefferson Township held a special training exercise at the nursing home — training that proved to be helpful.

According to fire scanner traffic, dispatchers received a call that the building was on fire, then the caller promptly hung up the phone.

MAYOR DANIEL: ‘The state of our city is strong’

February 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel issued his State of the City address Wednesday afternoon, overviewing the city’s progress in the last year, all with one resounding theme: “The state of our city is strong.”
Daniel applauded the community’s togetherness and passion.

“The state of our city is strong because we, as citizens, are making Columbia City a great place to live, work and play. We care about our neighbors. We refuse to quit.”
Daniel said he is excited about the city’s positive momentum.

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