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June 17th, 2013

Energy savings can bring double bonus for library

June 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A free Residential Home Energy Assessment from Energizing Indiana can help lower energy cost during summer months.

Opportunities are being offered to learn ways to lower energy bills, improve in-home air quality, and increase a home's value.

Qualified professionals will assess energy use and recommend appropriate weatherization measures. They may also inspect a home's air duct sealing, insulation levels and more.

Participants will also receive a free energy savings kit, which includes low-flow showerheads, CFL light bulbs and sink aerators.

A stroll through local gardens

June 17, 2013

Whitley County Master Gardeners 2013 Garden Walk will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The walk will take participants through Loon Lake, Tri Lakes and Magic Hills in Thorncreek and Etna Townships.

Until Friday, tickets will be $7 each and can be purchased from: a Master Gardener, Purdue Extension – Whitley County Office, Jones Greenhouse in Churubusco, Hartman’s Lawn & Garden in South Whitley, Portside Pizza at Tri-Lakes, or Saturday at any of the gardens.

RAISING FUNDS WITH SWEET TREATS: Ice cream social aids Cleveland Township

June 17, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Hundreds of people turned out to sample the Cleveland Township Fire Department’s homemade ice creams and hamburger dinner.

A long line snaked through the station to avoid the sprinkling rain outside.

Free-will donations were accepted in a firefighter’s boot.

“The money goes into general funds,” Fire Department Treasurer Steve Weber said. “We just got a new truck this week, so we could use some equipment for it.”

The annual ice cream social has become a popular event for the South Whitley community.

SURVEY SAYS: Surveys to yield storm water utility knowledge

June 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Citizens of Columbia City have the opportunity during the next few weeks to test their knowledge.

Residents will have their learning assessed in the subject of storm water.

The storm water utility has sent out its 2013 water quality survey. This is in compliance with the city’s Storm Water Management Plan.

Under the plan, public engagement is a required component. The last survey was sent out in 2008.

Frontage Road closed for water main installation

June 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Beginning this morning, Frontage Road, Columbia City, will be closed for two days at the intersection of Ind. 109.

According to Columbia City Municipal Water Utility, there will be no right turn allowed onto Frontage Road from Ind. 109.

No vehicles will be allowed to exit from Frontage Road onto Ind. 109.

All traffic will be diverted for access to Frontage Road off of Ind. 9.

The closure is scheduled for through tomorrow, in order to allow for a water main installation

FLAG DAY: Saluting Old Glory

June 17, 2013

National Flag Day was observed by many at the Whitley County Courthouse Square Saturday afternoon.

The Columbia City Elks Lodge, Columbia City and Churubusco American Legions, South Whitley VFW, AmVets, Daughters of the American Revolution and Columbia City VFW converged to honor the National Banner in a public ceremony.

National Flag Day is held in recognition of a resolution by the Second Continental Congress, signed June 14, 1777.

Pictured, Columbia City Boy Scout Troop No. 94 presents the different renditions of the American Flag.

June 15th

Missionary to speak at Blue River Church

June 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Missionary Fred Beam will speak during the Sunday morning worship service at Blue River Church of the Brethren, 3040 E. 700 North, Columbia City Sunday.
His sermon topic will be "A Lot about a Liddell…and a Little about Lot." It will be a Father’s day message oriented towards missions. Fred and his wife Janet will also share the children’s story for the morning.

Blue River Trail ribbon cutting

June 15, 2013

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday afternoon at the new bridge on the Blue River Trail in Columbia City.

The new trail links the north side of U.S. 30 to the rest of the park.

Pictured above, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel (left) holds the ribbon while Rex Schrader (center) and Bob Smith cut it.

Schrader, Smith and John Whiteleather donated the land from Schrader Real Estate Equities Inc. for the trail.

CAUTION AHEAD: Col. City trail section needs repair

June 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A section of the Blue River Trail was washed away during recent rainfall.

Park Director Mark Green said repairs will be done this year, but until then he urges residents to use caution. “It’s dangerous,” he said.

The portion of the trail is between the YMCA and Whitley Street. It is located just past the lookout point over the river traveling toward Whitley Street from Morsches Park. “It’s fallen in at least a foot,” Green said.

While Green said the trail would get fixed soon, he is currently waiting on estimates for the project.

FATHER'S DAY: Banks balances bills, budgets and babies

June 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Father’s Day is tomorrow, and in the midst of neck ties, homemade cards and Sunday dinners, dads will be applauded for the role they play as a parent.

Although fathers come in all shapes and sizes and hold various jobs and responsibilities, few can say they also shoulder state government.

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