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October 3rd, 2012

CCPD: Probes incident involving man hit by squad car

October 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City police are continuing to investigate an accident that involved a city police officer hitting a pedestrian with his squad car.
Zachary Hesting, 38, of Columbia City, was injured early Friday morning when, according to a crash report by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, he was struck by a squad car.
According to the WCSD report, Hesting was walking eastbound on Hanna Street near Whitley Street in Columbia City, when he saw lights coming up from behind him.
Hesting said he moved to the curb on the left side of the road, and was struck by the vehicle.

HORSEBOUND FOR CANCER

October 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — On Mother’s Day of 2011, a woman and her horse plodded through the sands of a beach in Ocean City, Wash.
They reached the water and the woman took off her boots.
“It was boots off, toes in the water, hooves in the water,” remembers 47-year-old Tracy Delp, a resident of Port Orchard, Wash.
Since that Mother’s Day more than a year ago, Delp and her horse, Sierra have been hoofing it across the United States in what Delp hopes will raise awareness for the disease that took her own mother.

MARCHING WITH PRIDE: Whitko High School’s band takes a forward march into success

October 3, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Fall and football go hand in hand, but fall and marching band is equally compatible now at Whitko High School (WHS). After three years of marking time, the band has stepped back onto the field to march.
Band Director Joseph Shepherd is a 2003 WHS graduate and was a member of the Marching Pride all four years of his high school career.
“The band was thriving then. We received Division I ratings at regionals and were consistently placing,” said Shepherd. “I know the potential the band program can have. I am excited to see us making some in steps in that direction.”

NEW COMMUNICATIONS: Co. Commissioners give the go ahead

October 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With the County Commissioners giving the Whitley County Notification System a go ahead at Monday’s meeting, subscribed Whitley County residents will be able to receive instant community info after Nov. 1.
Daniel Weigold, city councilman, explained to the commissioners how the service will work through Nixle Community Information Service, a notification service for law enforcement and government agencies.

WCCS: Considers CCHS storm sewer situation

October 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Due to the extensive damage caused to an entire wing of Columbia City High School back in June of 2010, the Whitley County Consolidated School board has begun discussion on the possibility of installing a storm sewer on the north side of the property.
“The construction estimate we have for this is just under $306,000,” said Anthony Zickgraf, WCCS board member.
With recent funding cuts, Zickgraf said the money for the project is not in the Capitol Projects fund.
“The city had at one point offered to help with a small portion of the project,” said Zickgraf.

COL. CITY: Man pleads guilty to voyeurism

October 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A local man pleaded guilty to a charge of voyeurism Monday.
Brandon Davies, 25, of Columbia City, received 180 days in jail and 40 hours of community service.
Davies was caught looking in windows at Simonson Apartments three times within two days.
Simonson’s is located north of town, off Liberty Drive.
According to an Indiana State Police report, Davies was caught three times between 10 p.m. Sept. 14 and 10:28 p.m. Sept. 15, looking in the bedroom window of an apartment in the 400 block of Raleigh Court.

October 2nd

NO WATER

October 2, 2012

A water main break sent Columbia City Water Department workers to the intersection of Ind. 205 and U.S. Hwy 30 for repairs today. The break was just infront of Parkview Whitley Hospital and caused area homes and business to go without water for many hours. The line was repaired this afternoon and it was announced that water was turned back on to those affected areas at approximately 3:30 p.m.

BANK CONSTRUCTION

October 2, 2012

October 1st

POWERFUL PURPLE: Domestic Violence Awareness Month gets city support

October 1, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force joined with Columbia City High School students and Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel to “paint the town purple.”

CANINE CARNIVAL: Four-legged fun hosted by humane society

October 1, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY -- The Whitley County Humane Society brought out paws-a-plenty Saturday. Morsches Park was a puppy playground for pooches of all breeds. The Canine Carnival was an event organized by the society to benefit the Whitley County Humane Shelter.
Volunteers ran various attractions, and offered canines and their companions a chance to learn about area service providers. Among the volunteers, students from Columbia City High School’s Key Club paraded dogs from the shelter that are available for adoption.

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