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March 29th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Cumulative funds were reestablished by the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday.
Cumulative fire, park and street funds were reestablished by the city and approved as resolutions unanimously by the council.
The fire and park funds are not to exceed 5 cents of each $100 of assessed valuation, and the street is not to exceed 10 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
Columbia City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle said the funds have paid for major projects in the past.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Board of Works and Public Safety heard bids on the city‚Äôs solid waste collection Tuesday.
The city received bids from five companies. The board took the bids under advisement and said a decision will be made at a later date.
In other business the board of works approved the purchase of $39,815.45 in GIS mapping software equipment.
Area Easter services
‚ÄúThe Passion and Crucifixion: A Physician‚Äôs Perspective‚ÄĚ is the title of the church‚Äôs community Good Friday serviceat 7 p.m. Dr. Dave Johnson will offer a presentation on the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ. Johnson combines scriptural teachings with historical writings, archeological evidence and medical research. All are invited. There is no cost. The offering will be given to the community transient needs fund.
Columbia City UM
INDIANAPOLIS ‚Äď Fort Wayne physician, Dr. William Hedrick, was told he could continue with his medical practice while on probation, according to area media.
Indiana Medical Licensing Board placed him on probation for two years after finding three violations related to his pain clinic practice.
The group said he breached standard of care in at least one case, failed in properly supervising his employees, and overused steroid injections in the spine.
The board cleared Hedrick of three other counts.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A throwback to a different era will be marking its conclusion Saturday.
Hammond Oil, located in Columbia City on North Line Street, will be closing its doors Saturday, March 30. What makes Hammond Oil unique is that it is a full-service gas station. This distinct offering will be missed by many in the community.
‚ÄúPeople are asking me, ‚Äėwhat are we going to do?,‚Äô‚ÄĚ said Randy Wood, assistant manager.
Wood said there are many handicapped individuals who regularly frequent the business. There are some elderly women who come to the station as well.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Board of Works and Public Safety unanimously approved the rain barrel program at Tuesday‚Äôs meeting.
Citizens may purchase rain barrels and have part of the cost refunded by the city as part of the rebate. Participation in the program meets one of the minimum control requirements.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs Extension Office welcomed three new board members at its annual meeting Tuesday night.
Four members from the 12-member board were completing their term, including John Hilligoss, Meredith Hoffman, John Saggers and Doug Sheetz.
All but Sheetz declined being nominated for a new term. Joining Sheetz, following an election, were new board members Jeff Geiger, Sharon Hesting and Judy Kreider.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Churubusco man, who was accused of assisting his sons in manufacturing methamphetamine, was sentenced in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Ed Greer, 59, was arrested in December and charged with aiding in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Greer previously pled guilty to aiding in manufacturing of meth, a Class B felony, and had 11 other counts dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A proposed ordinance banning strip clubs in Columbia City will have some of its language clarified before being presented to the common council.
Ordinance 2013-11, which prohibits nude and semi-nude acts in commercial establishments in the city, did not take effect. The ordinance unanimously passed during its first reading at the March 12 meeting.
City Attorney Marcia McNagny said there were two parts of the ordinance that needed clarification.