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April 6th, 2015
CHURUBUSCO â€” After Columbia Cityâ€™s Park Department announced its new wheelchair-accessible playground last month, Churubusco officials are now looking to construct another in â€™Busco.
Columbia Cityâ€™s â€śEvery Kidâ€™s Dreamlandâ€ť is expected to be completed by June.
Depending on funding, Churubusco park officials hope to have the townâ€™s park within the next two years.
Officials decided to hold a raffle to help raise funds, and several prizes have already been collected.
Prizes include passes and gift cards from various retailers, a Peg Perago vehicle and a kitchen utensil basket.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Whitley County Highway Department announced Thursday that Airport Rd. between Ind. 9 and Etna Rd. will be closed for extensive road repairs beginning Monday, weather permitting.
The road will be closed from 7:30 a.m. through 3 p.m. each day and will be reopened during the evening hours. Officials expect that repairs will take approximately one week to complete.
The highway department asks that drivers plan an alternate route around the project during daytime hours.
This is one of several projects the highway department has planned for 2015.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Junior Achievement program is gearing up for its summer car show that will take place Saturday, August 1 downtown on the Courthouse Square.
The first 100 entries to register will receive a dash plaque.
Registration is $15 and all proceeds will benefit the nearly 2,700 Whitley County students participating in the Junior Achievement program.
Junior Achievement is a locally-funded organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” A former Whitley County Sheriff's Deputy is alleging he was fired because of his race.
Terrance McKinney, 29, was fired from the sheriff's department last year. He has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court, claiming two incidents that he was discriminated against, including one before he was sworn in.
See the weekend edition of The Post & Mail for more details on the case.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” April is a busy month for 4-Hâ€™ers. Meetings are in full swing and it is time to decide which animals will make the trip to this yearâ€™s county fair.
Livestock enrollment is due online by May 15 at 4:30 p.m. This yearâ€™s county fair is July 17-23.
Upcoming 4-H and Purdue Extension events for the month of April include:
â€˘Dining with Diabetes at the South Whitley Community Public Library takes place April 1, 8, 22 and 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event includes an hour of educational programming and an hour of food demonstration and taste testing.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thursdayâ€™s downpour of rain put the Columbia City Rotary Clubâ€™s annual Easter egg hunt on hold.
The event was rescheduled for today; however, more rain is in the forecast.
The egg hunt is scheduled to be held at 6 p.m. near the baseball diamonds at Morsches Park.
Event coordinator Gene Smith said as of Friday morning, the club hasnâ€™t decided what will happen if the event is rained out again.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Downtown revitalization in Columbia City took a step forward as a group of local investors purchased the Linvill Building with an eye toward converting it to a shared work space with the flexibility of accommodating both large and small businesses.
The group, consisting of Wayne Miller and his sons Nathan and Nick Miller, purchased the property on the northwest corner of Whitley and Van Buren Streets.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” On several occasions over the past several weeks, vandals have struck at the historic Hooper House at the southwest corner of Chauncey and Jefferson streets.
Windows on all sides of the historic structure, on both upper and ground floors, have been broken out. All three doors on the structure, including a frame on one door, have also sustained damage.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Police Department is investigating the case. No suspects have been arrested and no charges have been filed as of Friday morning.