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May 1st, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s draft of its Comprehensive Plan used data from the U.S. Census Bureau to help decide the future for housing in the city.
Overall, city officials aspire to promote safe, quality neighborhoods with varying styles, densities, products and price points for all stages of life.
According to 2012 Census information, the average age of Columbia City residents is 10 percent lower than the state average of 40.1 years old. The next census is in 2017
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Indianaâ€™s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently released its 2014 deer harvest report, revealing 120,073 confirmed kills in Indiana.
This is a 4.4 percent decrease from the 2013 season and an 11.9 percent drop from the all-time high of 136,248 deer in 2012. These statistics reflect the DNRâ€™s efforts to reduce the stateâ€™s deer population.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” This Saturday, comic book stores around the country and B. E. Comics and Cards in Columbia City will celebrate Free Comic Book Day.
Comic book stores will give away specially printed copies of free comic books in an attempt to bring in new readers. The local store has reserved copies of 20 different titles to give away to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A homeless man has taken shelter in Columbia City this week.
Harry the Homeless Hippie strives to bring awareness to homelessness in Indiana.
He says he is spending a week in all 92 counties in Indiana, and this week heâ€™s in Whitley.
With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The City of Columbia City is assisting a longtime businessâ€™ expansion.
The Common Council approved a 10-year, 10 percent sliding tax abatement for C&R Plating on Tuesday.
C&R Plating has plans to expand its business, adding 29 new jobs and expanding its facility by 7,000 square feet.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Several Columbia City streets are without speed limit signs, setting traffic to the default speed limit of 30 miles per hour.
City officials are looking to adjust speed limits to make the city streets safer.
According to state law, if thereâ€™s no speed limit sign posted on a city street, it is automatically 30 mph.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce coordinated the busy schedules of all three local school superintendents for a discussion with the community on Wednesday.
The chamber hosted Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor, Whitko Community Schoolsâ€™ Steve Clason and Smith-Green Community Schoolsâ€™ Galen Mast at the Eagleâ€™s Nest Event Center for a Q&A session.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Councilman Dan Weigold is at the ball fields at Morsches Park nearly every night.
As Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s head softball coach, Weigold experiences the parkâ€™s parking woes first hand.
â€śWe have cars parked everywhere down there and T-ball games havenâ€™t even started yet,â€ť Weigold said. â€śThereâ€™s nowhere else to go.â€ť
With more than 600 children involved in the park departmentâ€™s youth baseball and softball leagues, the parking lot fills up fast.