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November 1st, 2012

2012: Ballot preview

November 1, 2012

See Thursday's edition of the post and mail for a list of local, state and national candidates.

SNOW SIGHTING: City already preparing for winter weather

November 1, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Tuesday morning brought the first sign of snowflakes. Blowing snow and sleet rode in on the northeast winds of Hurricane Sandy.
Columbia City’s Street Department already has snow in its sights. Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh said the city’s mechanic is currently checking the plows to ensure all is in working order before the blades are hooked onto city trucks.
“Right now we are still in leaf season,”said Cearbaugh. “But once we are out of that, our box trucks will start making the transition from leaves to salt.”

SCHOOLS: ‘A’ for effort

November 1, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY – Grade A. That was the mark for three Whitley County Schools. Churubusco Elementary School, Coesse Elementary School and Columbia City High School all received an A ranking based on the Indiana Department of Education’s (IDOE) annual evaluation.
According to the IDOE, more than 40 percent of Indiana’s schools received an A for the 2011-12 school year. The state’s education department released the grading report Tuesday.
Columbia City High School saw an improvement from last year’s mediocre rating of C and the year before when the school received a D grade.

PINT-SIZED SUPERHERO

November 1, 2012

October 31st

WHITLEY COUNTY: On standby to help

October 31, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy and its winter storm has left several states in need of assistance. While many Indiana districts have deployed teams to these states, Whitley County responders are waiting to help.
“We’ve been on standby as of last week,” said Whitley County Emergency Management Agency Director Cathy Broxon-Ball Tuesday morning. “The storm is bringing a lot of water and snow with it. It’s not moving the way they thought it would so a lot of things could change.”

WATERLOGGED ELECTION: Voting officials make contingency plan in the face of local disaster

October 31, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Hurricane Sandy left a soggy campaign trail in the aftermath of her wake. Presidential hopefuls wanting to utilize one more week of pressing flesh had their plans doused by the storm. Gaining votes is no longer the concern, but rather getting voters to the polls.
Campaign analysts are weighing the impact of the storm on potential votes. Their concerns are for the many voters who won’t make it to the polls because of power outages, damaged homes or cleanup duties — not to mention the physical damage seen to polling locations and equipment.

FALL HARVEST: Slightly ahead of normal

October 31, 2012


WHITLEY COUNTY — Farmers in Whitley County are nearing the end of fall harvest season despite the recent rain.
“We are slightly ahead of normal on corn and a few days ahead on soybeans, but not on record pace with either one,” said Dave Addison, with the Whitley County 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture and Natural Resources.
“Most of the farmers have been diligently working on harvesting corn and planting wheat for next year.”
Addison estimated Whitley County farmers have completed approximately 70 percent of soybeans and 40 percent of the corn harvest.

ROAD CLOSURE: Slated for north Ind. 205

October 31, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Indiana’s Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that Ind. 205 will be closed next week.
Crews will be working to replace a culvert pipe, shutting down Ind. 205 between CR 200 E. and Old Trail Road.
The detour is U.S. 30 to Ind. 9 to U.S. 33.
Weather permitting, the closure is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.
INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone.
For up-to-date information about traffic restrictions, visit www.trafficwise.IN.gov

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

October 31, 2012

Trick-or-treat
(All area trick-or-treat hours are for Wednesday night)

•Col. City trick-or-treat — 6 to 8 p.m.
The City of Columbia City announced that trick-or-treat will be held between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween night.
Columbia City looking for candy. The fire department will also be handing out candy and glow sticks at the Columbia City Fire Station.

•’Busco trick-or-treat — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Churubusco town officials announced that trick-or–treat will be held between the hours of 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Halloween night.

October 30th

EPISODE VII?: Disney to make new ‘Star Wars’ films, buy Lucas co.

October 30, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade after George Lucas said “Star Wars” was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theaters as The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion.

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