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June 5th, 2015

BREAKING: Rodney Atkins to replace Dustin Lynch at 4-H fair

June 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – Rodney Atkins will take the place of Dustin Lynch for the July 21 concert at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds. Due to a scheduling conflict, Lynch withdrew from the event earlier this week.

Atkins will now headline the concert with opening acts Breaking Tradition and Natalie Stovall and the Drive. According to Kathy Price, events manager with Adams Radio Group, previously purchase tickets are still usable for the show at the Grandstand during the fair.

Library kicks off summer crafts

June 5, 2015

Peabody Public Library kicked off its summer craft time Wednesday as part of its summer reading program. There will be craft time from 2 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday this summer in the Children’s Department. Pictured are Samantha (left) and Isaac Bloomfield.

SCHEDULE RELEASED: Coesse sewer project

June 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Commissioners received a schedule for construction and completion of the Coesse sanitary sewer project, in their June 1 meeting.

GAI Consultants, Inc. presented the Commissioners with the following schedule:
• June 1: Board of Commissioners approve and sign Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) permit application.

SOLID LEAD: Col. City police follow lead in hoax hostage case

June 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said his department is following a “solid lead” in the investigation of a phony phone call on Memorial Day.

May 25, police from all across Northern Indiana scrambled to respond to an alleged hostage case at Main Bowl in Columbia City.

“We are working with other agencies on a strong lead,” said Longenbaugh. “I’m hoping that we will have some more answers soon.”

BURNWORTH: Pool lives to die another day

June 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Since 2012, city officials have been discussing the fate of Burnworth Memorial Pool.

A few years ago, officials said fall of 2014 would be the last time the pool is open.

June 4th

THIS WEEKEND: Relay for Life

June 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The annual Relay for Life event is this weekend in Whitley County.

The event will be held from noon on June 6 to 6 a.m. on June 7 — almost a full day of walking on the track at Indian Springs Middle School to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.

FIRST SENIOR CLASS: Eagle Tech Academy says goodbye

June 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Tech Academy hosted a senior celebration Saturday to say goodbye to its seniors.
Teachers and students were invited to Eagle Tech to talk, play games and get a last look at their school before Friday’s graduation.

It was a reminder of what the graduates’ freshman year was like with just them and the facilitators in the building.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Endowment fund helps fuel Passages’ mission

June 4, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the programs of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — Passages to the Future Endowment Fund provides a place for gifts and funds that help Passages, Inc. with its programming.
Gifts to the fund will never be spent. Instead, the funds are invested and the interest is used to further Passages’ mission of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.

RAZED: Downtown building brought to rubble

June 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — An old downtown building has been reduced to rubble in Columbia City.

Crews began demolishing the building two weeks ago, and this week all that’s left is a pile of brick and dust.

June 3rd

CANNABIS:Church earns nonprofit status

June 3, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Excitement filled the air when an Indianapolis church received its nonprofit designation from the Internal Revenue Service this week.

The Indianapolis First Church of Cannabis was officially named a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, pushing forward the religion that promotes marijuana use.

Columbia City's Parks Department's Valero Junior Golf Tour played Monday at Eagle Glen Golf Course...
Whitko's 10-and-under baseball travel team advanced to the second round of semi-state play where...
Columbia City's volleyball team competed in the Hoosier Open Thursday and Friday at Bishop Dwenger....


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