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October 2nd, 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.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď 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 ‚Äúpaint the town purple.‚ÄĚ
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‚Äôs Key Club paraded dogs from the shelter that are available for adoption.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Deputy Prosecutor D.J. Sigler is overseeing a high-profile Huntington County case involving a county commissioner.
Huntington County Commissioner Floyd Wall, 59, received a seven-count indictment from a grand jury in Huntington County.
Wall is charged with seven counts of misdemeanor battery, stemming form an Indiana State Police investigation that was initiated in the spring of 2012.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The final plans on a bridge replacement project are in, set to begin today on 700 S, with an estimated cost of $165,045.
‚ÄúThe length of the new bridge will be 36 feet and 32 feet, respectively,‚ÄĚ said Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester.
According to Forrester, the new structure will be a concrete slab bridge that will allow free flow through the ditch under the road.
The existing structure, located at CR 700 E between county roads 900 S and 1000 S, is known as a twin culvert since it does not span 20 feet in length, the requirement for it to qualify as a bridge.
The Mizpah Shrine Charity Horse Show was held in Columbia City today. More photos can be seen on The Post and Mail's facebook page. Coverage and photos will be in Tuesday's edition of The Post and Mail
The Whitley County Humane Society held its Canine Carnival at Morsches Park today. More photos and coverage will be in Monday's edition of The Post and Mail. More photos can be viewed on The Post and Mail's facebook page.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ As the leaves change color and begin to fall around the city, local citizens will have rakes and leaf blowers in hand getting ready to dispose of them through the street department‚Äôs leaf pickup program.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve had several questions on when the date is for that,‚ÄĚ said Street Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh. ‚ÄúIt will begin Oct. 22, and that‚Äôs when we‚Äôll probably make our first pass. ‚ÄĚ
Cearbaugh said the leaf pickup is about a six-week program.