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September 25th, 2012

THINK TWICE: Task force program addresses prominent teen issues

September 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Teenagers gathered together Sundayto learn how to make the most out of the one life they have to live. “You Only Live Once...So Think Twice,” was an initiative sponsored in part by the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force.
Students and their parents were educated on sexting and the legalities and consequences when becoming involved in sexting. Chynna Presley, with Youth For Christ, gave the presentation. She warned teens that becoming involved in sexting not only sets them up for legal liability, but puts them in danger physically.

September 24th

ECONOMIC ARCHITECTS: EDC recognizes local business leaders

September 24, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Continuing the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation’s 20th anniversary celebrations, the EDC recently recognized five industries for their contributions to Whitley County’s economic development efforts at an event held at Joseph Decuis Farm in Whitley County.
“Over the course of the year, we have celebrated the long-standing commitment of this community to our local economic development efforts,” said EDC President Alan Tio, “With this recognition we are turning the spotlight on industry pillars that have made substantial contributions to our economic success.”

LOCHNER-GOFF: Trial slated for January

September 24, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY ­­­— ­Former Whitley County Chamber of Commerce President Sara Lochner-Goff is ordered to appear in court for a jury trial set on Jan. 23 and 24, of 2013, at 8 a.m.
Lochner-Goff is charged with theft, a Class D felony.
According to the Columbia City Police Department, Lochner-Goff was accused of cashing around $2,100 worth of certificates or “chamber bucks” between the dates of Dec. 1, 2010 and Sept. 13 2011.

TRAIL BLAZING BEGINS

September 24, 2012

September 22nd

FIREWORKS: Whitley Co. Fall Festival

September 22, 2012

See more photos on our Facebook page.
Full coverage of the festival will appear in Monday's edition.

September 21st

HOMECOMING: Columbia City crowns king and queen

September 22, 2012

Columbia City held its homecoming game Friday night, crowning Russell Hazelet and Audrey Gruettert as king and queen.

SNIFFING FOR CONTRABAND

September 21, 2012

BLUE RIVER TRAIL: Project begins Saturday

September 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel and the Columbia City Park Board will be breaking ground on the new Blue River Trail Extension Saturday.
The ground breaking will take place on the north side of U.S. 30 in Morsches Park at 12:30 p.m.
According to Columbia City Park Director Mark Green, the project will extend the trail eight tenths of a mile, which will open up the park to citizens on the north side of the city.
Green said the extension will begin just south of the pond in Morshes Park, cross over the river and end near DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home.

ETA: Phase III bids approved

September 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated Board of School Trustees approved construction bids for Phase III Development of Eagle Tech Academy, with hopes the project will be finished by next year.
“The lowest bid on the project of the five bidders was $1,948,572, of Hamilton Hunter (Builders) out of Fort Wayne,” said school board member Anthony Zickgraf at Monday’s meeting. “Out of the five bids, they were all within about 2.5 percent of each other.”

MELODIC MEMORIES: Alumni band strikes a chord

September 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Tonight is homecoming at Columbia City High School (CCHS) and many students will create memories that will follow them throughout their adult lives. But for a group of CCHS alumni, memories of the past will make way for new homecoming memories.
For the second year, Helen Hockemeyer, CCHS band director, has organized a band comprised of high school alumni for homecoming night.
After last year’s turn out of 16, Hockemeyer decided to put the alumni band together again. Classes represented in the group went as far back as 1950.

 

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