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June 15th, 2012

GARDEN WALK: Event planned for June 23

June 15, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Even though Whitley County is suffering from drought conditions, one group of gardeners is keeping everything green and the flowers bright.
The Whitley County Master Gardeners present their 2012 Garden Walk, and it centers around the Columbia City and Churubusco areas. The Walk includes seven gardens and is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23. The cost is $7 per person which is $1 per garden.

PRODUCER: 'Busco native works in reality TV

June 15, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — When Randy Jones was growing up in Churubusco, theatre was a great influence on his life. Now an adult and living in New York City theatre has moved over, and reality television has taken its place.
Jones, a son of Eddie and Diane Jones, of Churubusco, is busy working on a new television series for The Learning Channel (TLC) about Amish kids moving to New York City for the summer to explore the modern world.
“We are in our final week of shooting in NYC,” said Jones.
He is a director and sometimes a supervising producer depending on the show.

STEPS DOWN: Larwill council matter resigns

June 15, 2012

LARWILL — Larwill Town Council member Rick Flauding announced his resignation this week which will be effective after the July meeting. Flauding, who has held his position for approximately 13 years, plans on relocating to another area.
“Next month will probably be my last meeting,” Flauding said. “I’ve been on the board since 1999.”
“I hate to see this, but I wish you the best,” Hobbs said.

TREE PLANTING: Rotary club hosts tree enthusiast

June 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — At the June 12 meeting, the Rotary Club featured guest speaker, Dick Haworth.
Haworth has been at the forefront of protecting the tree-scape in Columbia City for more than 30 years.
Haworth, and his dedicated committee, have been landscaping the Peabody Library grounds with 40 of the most common trees in Indiana.
This project is a follow up to another attempt made several years ago by the Soil and Water Conservation department.
“Unfortunately,” Haworth said, “The deer got to the young trees, and before they could be stopped, the result was almost a total loss.”

‘Thanks’ given to relay supporters

June 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Relay for Life committee would like to thank all those who gave in support of the fight against cancer.
According to Lisa Stoll and Tamara Carroll, the events chair persons, the Relay for Life event was, once again, a big success.
“Because of the support and generosity of so many, we had a very successful relay event on June 2nd and 3rd. It truly is a blessing to be a part of such a caring, giving and kind community and we would be remiss in not taking the opportunity to publicly say thank you to so many of you,” said Stoll.

FLOOD HAZARD OVERLAY: City passes change to ordinance

June 15, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Common Council of Columbia City agreed to amend the Zoning Ordinance revising Chapter Eight Flood Hazard Overlay District at their meeting Tuesday.
David Sewell, the executive director of the joint planning and building department, said Columbia City’s Plan Commission recommended the approval of the amendment to Floodplain regulations in the Zoning Ordinance to make them consistent with state and federal requirements.

BURN BAN: Col. City announces burn ban

June 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel announced today the city is issuing a ban on open burning . “Due to the lack of rain and for the protection of the residents of Columbia City, the fire department and Mayor Daniel have established a fire ban within the city limits,” said the city press release. “The ban means no recreational fireworks or burning of campfires will be allowed within the city limits until further notice.”

VACATION PLANS: Readers respond to R&R question

June 15, 2012

Respondents to last week's poll question on 2012 vacation plans were fairly evenly split between an at-home "stay-cation," a short trip for rest and recreation – and no vacation at all.

Participate in this week's poll question on the home page of www.thepostandmail.com

June 14th

STUCK: Firemen rescue passengers from stopped roller coaster

June 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Several passengers got stuck at the top of the "Runaway Train" roller coaster at Paiges Crossing Thursday afternoon.

Columbia City's Fire Department along with the Union Township Fire Department and Whitley County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Helfrich were able to safely get the riders off the train.

No injuries were reported, and Tim Summers, owner of Paiges Crossing, said the ride will not be reopened until deemed 100 percent safe.

TRAFFIC RULE: Council OKs amendment

June 14, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The council approved an amendment to the Traffic Ordinance at its meeting Tuesday.
At the Common Council of Columbia City’s meeting in May, Kelly Cearbaugh, the Columbia City street superintendent, requested an amendment to chapter 75 of the city’s Traffic Ordinance.
Mayor Ryan Daniel reminded the council that this was an amendment “to kind of go through and change different things.”
The amendment regarded two-way stop intersections, one-way stop intersections, yield right-of-way intersections and speed limits.

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