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April 22nd, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Commissioners and County Council are at loggerheads over a distribution of CEDIT (County Economic Development Income Tax) funds.
The main topic of discussion is giving funds to the Whitley County Family YMCA for assistance in providing funding for a classroom at the Armstrong Early Learning Center.
The Board of Commissioners establishes a set of projects for funding.
Snow and ice are falling from the sky (Wednesday, 11 a.m.) in Columbia City today.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In the past month, local residents have seen a colorful change to the corner of Van Buren and Chauncey streets in downtown Columbia City.
The building at the northeast corner has taken on new life, with a brightly colored interior and a painted facade on the 125-year-old brick building. Yo2Go, a new frozen yogurt shop, is opening for business today.
The shop, owned by city resident Billy Reffit, offers thousands of options to customers â€” 15 flavors of frozen yogurt and more than 30 options for toppings.
The shop opens at noon today.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The right programs can nurture a community into its full potential.
A draft of the Columbia City Comprehensive Plan offers ideas to support community growth through local programs.
One of those suggested programs is the creation of a â€śKeep Columbia City Beautifulâ€ť program.
The group would support community pride through appearance and cleanliness of the cityâ€™s neighborhoods.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidatedâ€™s Board of School Trustees re-appointed Chris Bechtold to the districtâ€™s position on the library board.
Bechtold currently serves on the Peabody Public Library Board of Trustees as its secretary.
â€śWe want our library board representative to be intelligent, make wise decisions and be able to commit time to the board,â€ť said WCCS Superintendent Patricia Oâ€™Connor.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants in early May.
City officials ask that drivers use caution driving through areas where crews are flushing the hydrants.
Officials say the flushing is scheduled to take place during the week of May 11 to 15.
CHURUBUSCO â€“ A local couple is beginning the process to develop a non-profit in Churubusco that focuses on the youth of the community. Miles and Tarah Wilson have filed the paperwork for a 501C3 to start the Churubusco Youth Foundation that is â€ś100 percent focused on just the kids.â€ť
â€śSince we have come to Churubusco, we have tried to be as involved in the community as we possibly can,â€ť said Miles Wilson.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/
THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING.
* STRONG WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH FROM THE WEST...WITH FREQUENT
GUSTS TO 45 MPH EXPECTED LATE THIS MORNING AND INTO THE
* SCATTERED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE. ANY UNSECURED
OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.
* DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES AND ON NORTH-SOUTH ORIENTED ROADS.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Coroner has determined that the Whitley County Jail inmate who died early Monday morning died from apparent suicide.
According to a press release by Coroner Randy Dellinger, Brian Gurchiek, 51, died from asphyxia due to hanging.
Gardeners Linda Reuter (left) and Janice Klopfenstein volunteer their time to spruce up a flower garden near the entrance to Morsches Park on Friday. The Whitley County Master Gardeners are looking for more help from the community. The Master Gardeners weed, water and maintain 11 flower gardens in Columbia City. Those interested in being a part of the group should contact Mary Ann Anderson at 609-3744.