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June 4th, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, left, and U.S. Sen. Dan Coats,right, stopped paid a visit to C&A Tool Engineering in Churubusco Friday morning. They were greeted by company president Dick Conrow.
The senator and senatorial candidate were there, according to a company press release, to discuss the healthcare reform package proposed by President Barack Obama.
SOUTH WHITLEY â For 28 years Whitko High School has celebrated budding artists.
Under the tutelage of Walt Malicki, students have been awarded many championships and honors.
This year was no different.
Competing against high school artists in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, Rebekah Brenneman won the American Vision Award. Danielle Graves won Gold Portfolio.
Competing in the State Resolution contest, held at the Indiana State House, was Keaton Irwin and Ivory West. They received the Republic of China Awards.
Motorcycles made their way from Fort Wayne to downtown Columbia City for the 2012 Mayorâs Ride on Sunday. The town square hosted vendors and motorcycle enthusiasts all to welcome the collective riders. Event organizers timed the ride to coincide with motorcycle safety month.
COLUMBIA CITY â Participants in Whitley Countyâs Relay For Life took to the Indian Springs Middle School track, Saturday, for 24 hours in an effort to raise funds for cancer research.
Each lap took them one dollar closer to finding a cure. Partnering with the American Cancer Society, those participating in the event walked as survivors, caregivers or for those who lost their battle to cancer. To make special the memory of those lost to cancer, caregivers released balloons into the sky.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Pierceton woman was arrested for operating while intoxicated Friday night after she caused an accident in northern Whitley County.
Vickie Krom, 60, pulled into the intersection of Ind. 109 and CR 500 N. when her vehicle was struck by oncoming traffic.
Dora Arispe, a passenger of the victimized car, was the only one injured. The North Carolina resident was transported to Parkview Whitley with head injuries.
COLUMBIA CITY â After 11 weeks of reconstruction, one of the most highly traveled bridges in the county was re-opened May 25.
Bridge 18, is located on Business 30, crossing the Eel River.
âYouâve got all the traffic going to businesses and the industrial park,â said County Engineer Brandon Forrester.
âIt was the highest impact bridge we have, as far as county bridges.â
Several factors played into the decision to reconstruct the bridge â salt and rust damage from 50-plus years of heavy traffic were two of the most compelling reasons, Forrester said.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Community Foundation awarded Columbia City High School $7,500 after receiving a request in April asking for financial assistance. The money will be used to upgrade the electrical system in CCHSâs Newell Rice Auditorium.
Shane Barkley, who has directed both plays and musicals at CCHS over the past seven years, submitted the grant proposal so that a new theatrical lighting system could be installed.
COLUMBIA CITY â A time capsule on wheels is scheduled to be in town next week.
Columbia Cityâs STAFCO (Steel Tank and Fabricating Corporation) will play host to the 1948 Kennedy Tank Special, a vintage race car that ran in the Indianapolis 500 in 1948 and 1949.
The car is scheduled to be hauled by trailer to the local steel tank manufacturer on Tuesday, weather permitting, according to Carl Norris, STAFCO vice president and general manager.
Norris estimated the car should arrive around 10 a.m., but added that the time could vary.
COLUMBIA CITY â Pat Mossburg, with the Salvation Army of Whitley County, picks up the phone in her office several times a day, taking calls from people dealing with life-changing situations. Whether assisting families with rent or simply offering a comforting ear to listen, Mossburg has a caring heart for the community.
âItâs unbelievable how many people are hurting, and how many I have to turn down because you get âXâ amount of dollars that come in and there is only so much you can do with it,â said Mossburg. âMoney is tight.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Mayor Ryan Daniel invites the community to participate in the Mayorâs Ride Sunday.
Teresa Bodle, ABATE of Indiana region zero director, said the motorcyclists can sign in from 9 to 11 a.m. at the K-Mart South Plaza in Fort Wayne the day of the ride. Registration is $10 per person.
âMay is motorcycle safety month,â said Bodle. âEven though itâs June, itâs a nice thing for people to come out and see.â
The motorcycle event will have a police escort beginning in Fort Wayne and continuing through Churubusco and into Columbia Cityâs downtown square.