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August 28th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Ever-increasing limitations and regulations have sent Columbia City‚Äôs Wastewater Department into debt, forcing discussions of upcoming sewer rate increases and frustration for citizens and officials alike.
Within city limits, phosphorous typically comes from fertilizers, chemicals and household cleaning products that go down the drain. Studies show that most phosphorous run-off into rivers comes from farmland.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Peabody Public Library recently announced several preschoolers who have completed the 1,000 book reading challenge. The library offered children a series of books to be read with their parents. Preschoolers most recently completing the challenge include Daniel James, Trevor Sutton, True Shafer and Charlotte Misiora for reading or listening to 1,000 books.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúTerrific Tofu Recipes‚ÄĚ was this quarter‚Äôs healthy-eating theme, sponsored by Parkview Whitley Hospital. The hospital hosted a night where lead chef Jacob Kemery taught various ways to cook with tofu.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Nine years ago, when Columbia City Police Officer Tim Pittenger went to pick out his new K-9 partner, he had no clue he would find such a perfect match. At just six weeks old, Pittenger knew he found a dog with just as much energy as he had.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Demolition has begun on the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission‚Äôs building, located at the corner of Van Buren and Line Streets. The former location of the Eagles Lodge was purchased by the Columbia City RDC late last year.
CROMWELL ‚ÄĒ The man identified as the deceased in a shootout in Cromwell Monday night has a criminal history in Whitley County, as well as Koscuisko County. Gary Helman, 56, of Cromwell, was found dead in a bedroom in his mother‚Äôs home, located on Doswell Drive in Cromwell.
I don‚Äôt know who sold us adults on the idea that once we get a certain age, birthday celebrations are not necessary. Today I turn 37, and even at 37, I would be the first in line for the bounce house, to receive a balloon animal or watch a magic show. To me, it doesn‚Äôt matter how old I get, I still enjoy my birthday. I get excited about the notion of cake, I still rush to the mailbox to collect my birthday cards and I wait with anticipation to see what my special day will hold.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúThe Amazing Spider-Man‚ÄĚ made its debut at Churubusco PNC Bank parking lot Saturday for a screening of ‚ÄúThe Amazing Spider-Man 2.‚ÄĚ The public screening was sponsored by the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce and local merchants in order to increase community involvement.
COLUMBIA CTIY ‚ÄĒ While some may be shocked at the approximate $3.5 million pricetag on the proposed new aquatics facility in Columbia City, officials say the pool is meant to be more than a replacement for Burnworth Memorial Pool. ‚ÄúThis is not your normal city pool,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Park Director Mark Green. ‚ÄúThis is a destination that will draw people from well outside of Whitley County.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď The Post & Mail‚Äôs popular weekly Pigskin Picks returns each Wednesday beginning tomorrow, Aug. 27, with a selection of nine games (NFL and NCAA) for readers to choose winners.
The first week traditionally offers exclusively NCAA games.
What‚Äôs in it for readers? Weekly cash prizes will be awarded ‚Äďplus weekly fame in your local newspaper!