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April 24th, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS â An Indy woman has been sentenced for the death of a Columbia City man in 2012.
Morgan Mannix, 26, was convicted of killing Alex Trabert, 23, in a hit-and-run accident in Indianapolis.
The woman was sentenced to six years â three to serve in the Department of Correction and one at home detention.
Mannix was remorseful in Friday morningâs sentencing.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Town Council members of South Whitley have approved a $364,000 project to update and repair the townâs water tower due to the tank springing two leaks.
The council settled on the plan after comparing prices to build a new structure or to have a new tank placed on top of the existing legs.
COLUMBIA CITY â The school board approved two policy changes to the Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ handbook at Mondayâs meeting.
One of the changes is in regards to graduating seniors.
Previously, Columbia City High School only honored the top 10 students from each class.
Now, the school will give honors to the top 10 percent, based on GPA.
The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne invites kids and families throughout the community to celebrate Healthy Kids Day with an Open House on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all YMCAâs in Whitley, Allen and Wells counties. This free community event includes fun, active play and educational activities that will inspire the whole family to focus on health.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City entrepreneur and economic leader lost a seven-month battle to cancer Thursday morning.
Lindsey Hively, 27, was a founding member of the Columbia City Main Street Association, a Leadership Whitley County alumnus, on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, was a recipient of Northeast Indianaâs 40 under 40, played a role with the Whitley County EDC, and owned Poptique Popcorn, formerly known as Kernel Coladas.
COLUMBIA CITY â Bob Addison of Columbia City has a passion for hunting wild game and turning it into sizzling, delicious meals. As a Whitley County resident for most of his life, Addison has also shared his skills with the community.
He began cooking in high school after big hunts would leave him with stock-piles of meat.
COLUMBIA CITY â Due to rainy, cold conditions in the forecast for Saturday, Columbia Cityâs Park Department has cancelled its opening day ceremony.
Park officials said the parade, which was to begin at 10:30 a.m., will likely not be rescheduled.
Park officials have not yet decided if the games will be rescheduled.
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COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City Park officials expect at least 2,000 people at Morsches Park Saturday morning for the parkâs annual âopening dayâ ceremony.
A parade will begin at the diamonds at 10:30 a.m. and the first games of the youth leagueâs season will follow.