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February 27th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City residents will now have a second opportunity to have their larger âjunkâ items picked up by the cityâs 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.
âWe are very happy with the service Advanced Disposal has provided,â said Columbia City Common Council President Dan Weigold. âThey are timely and work hard to get the trash picked up, even in inclement weather.â
COLUMBIA CITY â 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â 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.
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.
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The BBB offers these steps that families can take to avoid the "Grandparent Scam".
WHITLEY COUNTY â All three of Whitley Countyâs 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 â15 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 â âWe have clientsâ lives in our hands every day,â said Cheryl Tinsley, residential manager at Passagesâ 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.
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!
WHITLEY COUNTY â 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 residentsâ safety.
Less than one year ago, Jefferson Township held a special training exercise at the nursing home â 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel issued his State of the City address Wednesday afternoon, overviewing the cityâs progress in the last year, all with one resounding theme: âThe state of our city is strong.â
Daniel applauded the communityâs togetherness and passion.
âThe 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.â
Daniel said he is excited about the cityâs positive momentum.