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May 16th, 2014
After a long winter, nearly everyone is itching to get outside this summer. Unfortunately, so are criminals.
After a couple of recent incidents of criminal mischief in the area, Columbia City Police Detective Chip Stephenson is offering advice for residents to minimize their chances of falling victim to crime this summer.
âIt is important to protect yourself and be safe. With it starting to warm up, there will be more people out at night,â Stephenson said.
Recently, a series of related criminal mischief cases were reported to the CCPD.
Friday, May 16
Columbia Cityâs American Legion and VFW will be assembling poppys. The American Legion will be at Krogers and Tractor Supply Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The VFW will be at Ace Hardware and Marathon gas station on Armstrong Drive Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The donations from the poppies goes toward a special relief fund to help local vets in need.
Saturday, May 17
â¢Taste of the Town â 4 p.m.
Columbia City High Schoolâs Eagle Tech Academy is taking innovative learning to the Courthouse Square.
An event planned by ETA students will bring local businesses and restaurants together at the Whitley County Courthouse Square Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m.
âWe feel people donât know some of the things Columbia City has to offer,â said Miranda Ringel, a sophomore at ETA. âThe idea is to hold a block party. We want all of the local restaurants and other family-oriented businesses to come together.â
Members of the Columbia City VFW and American Legion are combining efforts to raise money for veterans.
âBuddyâ Poppies will be handed out Friday and Saturday, May 16-17 in Columbia City from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ace Hardware and Marathon gas station on Armstrong Dr.
The flowers are offered for a freewill donation. Money raised will be used to aid wounded and disabled veterans as well as the families of those veterans who are deceased.