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November 22nd, 2013

City seeks bids for stormwater project

November 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City is seeking consultants to possibly change a long-term plan for the city’s stormwater.

In previous City Council and Board of Works meetings, Columbia City officials decided to look into its options for the long-term plan of the city’s stormwater management.

After discussions, officials want to seek out possible improvements to the plan, which was approved by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) several years ago.

Police to create sergeant position

November 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — While Columbia City’s Police Department has had second- and third-shift sergeants for several years, the duties of the first-shift sergeant have fallen on the captain’s shoulders.

With the ever-chaging duties of the captain’s position, officials decided first-shift officers needed the same consistency as their coworkers, and approved the promotion of a current officer to be the sergeant on first shift.

Award originator recognized

November 22, 2013

Doctor Clark “Doc” Waterfall (left) talks with his Heart of Gold nominee, Bob Cornmesser (center) and Whitley County Community Foundation Director September McConnell. Cornmesser started the Heart of Gold awards program 18 years ago.

Foundation meeting

November 22, 2013

Whitley County Community Foundation Director September McConnell shared with attendees the “exciting” things to come in 2014 for the foundation as well as the milestones reached in 2013 at the annual meeting Thursday night.

Blue River to host missionaries

November 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Fred and Betsy Eiler, of Frankfort, and representatives of World Missionary Press of New Paris, will speak at the Blue River Church of the Brethren Sunday.

The church is located at 3040 E. 700 North, Columbia City.
The Eilers will speak at the 9 a.m. Sunday School hour and the 10 a.m. worship hour.

A Thanksgiving carry-in meal will follow the morning service.
The Eilers visit churches around the country to show the work World Missionary Press is doing worldwide in providing free literature to Christians witnessing in many nations and cultures and languages.

Smiles all around

November 22, 2013

David Smith, left, market president of STAR Financial Bank, and Doug Brown, executive director of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, attended the chamber’s educational luncheon recently. The two took the opportunity to share a few laughs and swap stories from their business perspectives.

SGCS board hears update on alternative learning

November 22, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools board members were updated on the progress of students in alternative education.

Churubusco Junior-Senior High School’s alternative-education program, My Achievement Center (MAC), is housed in a room adjacent to the school’s library.

There are multiple options for alternative-education. Some districts pool resources. Some send their students to locations away from campus, such as the T.R.O.Y. Center in Whitley County. Columbia City High School just launched a new program for students this year, Eagle Opportunity.

Applauding community spirit: Foundation presents hearts of gold

November 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Thirty-two community members were honored with the Whitley County Community Foundation’s Heart of Gold Award.

The annual award is presented to those in the county who exhibit a passion for bettering the community through volunteer work.

“I hope tonight is a rest stop in our busy schedules,” said September McConnell, director for the WCCF. “Tonight is about saying ‘thank you.’ We love this program. It honors the unsung heroes who were just going about doing what they thought needed to be done. However, to someone, you are making all the difference in the world.”

Nation, county remember U.S. leader lost

November 22, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Residents across the county and the U.S. will pause and remember the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Today marks 50 years since the tragedy and Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, asked Whitley County residents to share what they remember most about that fateful day.

“I was in sixth grade, getting ready to wash blackboards. The principal came on the loudspeaker with the news that President Kennedy had been assassinated. Everyone in my class cried, even the boys.” — Charlene McDevitt

November 21st

Park preps for 5K: City to raise awareness for aquatics

November 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Park Department puts on a 5K race every December, called Dashing Through the Snow 5K.

In the past, money earned from the race has gone toward the Splash Pad at Morsches Park.

This year, though, Park Director Mark Green said the race is more about raising awareness for a new aquatics facility.

Since the announcement of the closing of Burnworth Memorial Pool, community members have rallied around the idea of a new aquatics facility.

To see the rest of this article, see Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail.

 

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