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January 30th, 2013
Columbia City and Columbia Township firemen responded to a house fire at 1090 S. CR 50 E. late Tuesday night. The blaze was spotted at approximately 10:30 p.m., and was under control in less than an hour. The four occupants, including home-owner Jameson Barnes, of the house escaped uninjured, but three pets were killed. Above, Columbia Township firemen look for fire in the ceiling of the homeâ€™s front porch. Columbia Township Fire Chief Jim Bohnstedt said the cause has not been determined. Bohnstedt said the house sustained at least $30,000 damage, and is most likely not a total loss.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Creating new memories is what inspired Tim Holmes, of Churubusco, to reopen Papaâ€™s Place restaurant.
â€śSomeone told me they would love their kids to be able to experience Papaâ€™s Place,â€ť said Tim. â€śThose kids who are now parents remember coming to Papaâ€™s after school, having bread sticks and hanging out. That generation was really the last to get to do that. I am glad to offer that experience to todayâ€™s teens.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Carnival roller coasters rarely provide such sudden changes.
Weather in northeast Indiana has known many extremes in the month of January. Below-zero wind chill greeted the area a week-and-a-half ago, and Tuesday greeted citizens with record-warm temperatures.
Fort Wayne had a low temperature of 44 degrees Tuesday. This is the new record for warmest low temperature of the day. The previous mark was 43, set back in 2006.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s missing police dog was found Wednesday morning.
An Allen County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy spotted Stryker, who had been in hiatus since Tuesday afternoon.
The police dog was found on Hathaway Road in Allen County at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The canine got out of his kennel Tuesday, and was spotted by a passing motorist at approximately 3 p.m. â€” sparking a search that lasted until dark.
Stryker had last been seen in the area of Ind. 205 and County Road 200 East, and was found a few miles into Allen County on Hathaway Road.
Stryker, a Columbia City police K9, has been found. The dog went missing Tuesday and was located Wednesday morning at approximately 10 a.m.
According to Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh, the dog was found to be in good health. Longenbaugh said he was "very thrilled" to have the dog back. Stryker's handler, Tim Pittenger, will be taking Stryker to the vet for a complete examination. See more coverage in Thursday's Post & Mail.
According to scanner traffic, Stryker, the missing Columbia City police K9, might have been found. Reports are unconfirmed on if the dog is actually the canine belonging to the department.
Both Columbia City and Columbia Township Fire Departments responded to
a fully-engulfed structure fire at 1090 S. CR 50 E. Tuesday night. Four poeple were in the home and escaped without injury. However, three pets were killed in the blaze. The cause of the fire has yet to be released. Read The Post & Mail Wednesday for more coverage.
Columbia City police are searching for a missing K9, Stryker, and asking for the public's help.
The six-year-old Dutch Shepherd, reportedly escaped a kennel at his handler's house in Collins Tuesday. A police officer said he spotted Stryker at approximately 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Ind. 205 and County Road 200 North.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the final installment of a three-part series highlighting the Whitley County Courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Standing as a pinnacle in Whitley County, the current Courthouse has existed for 123 years.
As part of the buildingâ€™s foundation, a cornerstone, anchoring the northeast corner, was sealed Sept. 20, 1888, and inside a varied assortment of items were deposited to be uncovered at a future date.
Copies of invitations, posters, programs from the laying of the cornerstone were included.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Last week, Kerr Real Estate announced its plans to develop the former Scottâ€™s grocery store location into a multi-use building.
Occupying almost 60 percent of the building will be Dunhamâ€™s Sports, a sporting good retailer out of Michigan.
With a store already in Warsaw and Auburn and a new location planned for Fort Wayne, many Columbia City residents are anticipating a positive economic impact.
â€śI love it. A new business and new jobs,â€ť commented Sheryl L. Crawford-Hackett on The Post & Mailâ€™s Facebook page.