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May 30th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two individuals who had been previously sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) for drug crimes had their sentences modified Monday.
Kevin Irwin and Kyle Barker were both given local sentences by Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer in order to take part in the countyâ€™s work release program.
Irwin was sentenced in November of 2009 to 14 years in IDOC.
He was arrested in July of that year for selling methamphetamine to an informant on Connexion Way in Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Board of Works and Safety selected a company to do its street work for the summer of 2013.
Columbia City Street Department Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh gave his recommendation of Niblock Excavating, who was awarded the bid for a total of $113,800.
There were two other companies that bid on the project, but Niblock had the low bid by more than $25,000.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A barn fire in Union Township, just southeast of Coesse, was extinguished Sunday afternoon.
The cause of the fire, which left nobody injured, remains under investigation, according to Union Township Fire Chief Chad Radke.
Radke said the fire began in a dairy parlor and began to spread, but the crew was able to successfully control it.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City passed a modification to its sewer ordinance on first reading at the common council meeting Tuesday.
Citizens will not be allowed to have taps that flow into the sewer. The addition to the ordinance, which passed unanimously, is that all current connections to the sewer system will be grandfathered in and will not be considered illegal.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Bicycles scattered the lawn at Mary Raber Elementary School this morning, as scores of students rode their bikes as part of Bike to School Day.
The school began participating in the event last year in an effort to raise awareness for bicycle safety and to promote exercise, and students have given it the thumbs-up.
â€śItâ€™s fun,â€ť fifth grader Wyatt Krider said.
â€śIt gives us a chance to get out and ride our bikes with our friends.â€ť
Though many students only ride their bicycles to school on the special day, thatâ€™s not the case for all of them.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Town council members had numerous issues on their agenda Tuesday night that will eventually impact South Whitley residents.
However, decisions were tabled until the next meeting of the South Whitley Town Council, June 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Policies and ordinances being discussed revolved around the townâ€™s grass clipping collection as well as utility shut-offs.
Traditionally, South Whitley residents living within the town limits have been able to have their grass clippings collected by the town.
COLUMBIA CITY (May 30, 2013) -- Students are encouraged to ride their bikes to school today as part of National Ride Your Bike to School Day and Mary Raber Elementary School children are taking part.
See today's Post & Mail for coverage of the event as well as students' comments on biking to school.
Piereceton Elementary Schoolâ€™s top three students from each third-grade classroom won a pizza party with Principal Eric Speicher for third trimester of Accelerated Reading.
Pictured clockwise, from left: Breanna Kennedy, Branigan Gayheart, Speicher, Isaiah Kyles, Reese Bradford, Danielle Kelly, Alexis Funnell, Abbi Metz, AJ Fortman and Ryan Brown.
COLUMBIA CITY Â â€” Columbia City High School students spent Friday outside for a time of carnival-style events and games.
Struggle Day is held each spring, at the end of the school year, to help celebrate the months spent inside the classrooms.
Both Whitley County Consolidated Schools and Smith-Green Community Schools will continue classes into June.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s last day of school is June 10 with high school graduation ceremonies slated for June 14 at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium.
Northern Heights Elementary School fourth graders took a field trip to Indianapolis Friday.
While touring the Statehouse the students met Governor Mike Pence who took time to stop for a photo with several students from Lisa Kissingerâ€™s and Teri Harmonâ€™s classes.