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May 30th, 2013
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.
During its annual Live United Campaign, donations and pledges were collected for United Way of Whitley County.
In the end, the nonprofit raised $202,000 for its work in financially supporting other nonprofits in the county that â€śinspire hope for a better tomorrow.â€ť
Pictured are Campaign Co-Chairs Jacie Worrick (left) and June Keiser (right) presenting United Wayâ€™s Executive Director Cindy Baker with the fundraising check.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two men arrested over the weekend for attempted burglary had their first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
William Ward-Bey, 60, of Gary, and Anthony Allen, 54, of Fort Wayne, both pleaded not guilty to attempted burglary, a Class C felony.
Ward-Bey will be represented by Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz. Allen said he plans to hire his own attorney.
Both men were arrested Thursday. Case reports indicate the men were allegedly involved in an attempted break-in at Gendel Low-Bob, LLC, on Frontage Road.