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April 6th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Solid Waste Management Department has, for years, held a one-day event to collect waste and hazardous material from residents. That has changed to a much more frequent service.
â€śWe want to provide a better service and make things more user friendly for the community,â€ť said Director Jorrell Tucker.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to the Columbia City Tree Board, it is estimated that a single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 pounds per year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two human beings for that time.
Trees and shrubs are a very important part of the city, and contribute to the overall quality of life in the community. Leaves filter the air we breathe by removing dust and other particles. Trees can also absorb rainfall, helping to reduce the release of overflow sewage into the rivers during heavy rain.
Editorâ€™s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact that the event is having today on a local family.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Holding back tears in her eyes, Gail Morris from Shriner Lake folded her hands together, sat back in her chair and turned her thoughts to the Titanic.
â€śWhen I think about the Titanic, I just thank God that my grandfather was not on it,â€ť said Morris. â€śI feel very bad for everybody that was.â€ť
Tri Lakes Easter Egg Hunt Saturday
An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Tri Lakes Baptist Church Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 am. The event is for any child between the ages of three and the fifth grade. Activities will consist of game time, story time, puppets, Egg Roll and an Egg Hunt. Bags will be provided for each child. Also, there may be a special appearance by a very large chicken. The event is free of charge.
'Titanic Tea' party April 14
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Following nearly two years of discussion concerning a zoning ordinance regarding regulations for wind energy systems, the debate has finally ended. For now, anyway. The truth is the subject has merely shifted sails and is now making its way to the desks of the Whitley County Board of Commissioners, where there is little chance an approval or disapproval will be a quick process.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With warm weather moving into the area soon, the Columbia City Police Department is offering summertime safety tips for local residents.
The CCPD wants to remind citizens to lock their vehicles, homes and outbuildings, walk or run in well-lit areas at night and educate children about potential dangers. According to the CCPD, most vehicle break-ins and thefts are crimes of opportunity. If the vehicle is unlocked, it is easy to go through and take things.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Columbia City Rotary Club will be held at Morsches Park baseball diamonds tonight at 6 p.m.
Age groups for children include: Up to 2 years old with parent assisting; 3 to 5 years old with parent accompanying, 6 to 8 years old, no adult help, and 9 to 11 years old. Children over age 11 are not allowed to participate.
Apr 4, 02:48 PM - Apr 6, 09:00 AM
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CHURUBUSCO â€” Brandi Herron and Rachel Fehring are not just close academically, theyâ€™re best friends.
Herron is Churubusco Junior-Senior High Schoolâ€™s Class of 2012 valedictorian. With a GPA of 11.745, Herron is the daughter of Margie and Randy Herron of Churubusco.
Thatâ€™s a difference of .005 percent from this yearâ€™s salutatorian, Fehring, who has a GPA of 11.740. She is a daughter of John and Rhonda Fehring also of Churubusco.
The young women are best friends and theyâ€™ve been one and two nearly all of their academic years.
Cleveland and Washington township firemen battled a barn fire Tuesday evening at 4375 Pook Rd. near South Whitley. The barn, which was full of hay, was wiped out in less than two hours. No animals were injured in the blaze.
Post and Mail photos / Nicole Ott