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March 15th, 2012
Columbia City's parks and streets have been full of people this week with temperatures on the rise.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Some of the cityâ€™s departments are shifting sails a bit in preparation of spring, none more so than the cityâ€™s Parks and Recreation Department.
Park Director Mark Green said with the weather change, Morsches Park has seen steady and consistent traffic recently, keeping the park busy. The department has also been working on playing fields in anticipation of holding softball practice soon.
Registration for softball will close with a registration session Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Boys Minor baseball evaluation will occur at 1 p.m. and Boys Major is at 2:30.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Since 1887 the Churubusco/Smith Township Fire Department has been â€śBustinâ€™ Ours to Save Yours,â€ť according to the departmentâ€™s motto. Soon the department will be rewarded with a brand new facility.
The CSGFD is currently housed in the former town hall in an antiquated building. Later this spring, a new fire station is going to be built at 805 Johnny Krieger Drive. The address is currently a soccer field on the northwest side of the Churubusco Town Park.
COLUMBIA CITY â€”Tony Guyas, a chicken farmer from Ligonier, pulled up in his semi truck to the First Church of God in Columbia City Friday afternoon. Volunteers began pouring out the side door of the church, carrying large totes with donated items and loading them into the semi one by one.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the Columbia City Street Department gearing up for the annual limb pickup season, Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh discussed a change with Columbia City Common Council to this yearâ€™s service, which begins on April 1 and runs through October.
The departmentâ€™s limb pickup will be curbside pickup only in 2012, meaning that residents can no longer pile their limbs in the alleyway. Cearbaugh said the department experienced problems with alley pickup and that there were several benefits to switching to curb pickup only.
The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety has scheduled a special meeting for Friday at 7 a.m. in the conference room at City Hall. The complete agenda can be viewed by clicking on the file below.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Courthouseâ€™s exterior is getting a spring cleaning. Talks began while maintenance employees were prepping for a heating and cooling project to the courthouse, but brought the new project to the Commissionersâ€™ attention, sensing urgency.
â€śBoth Mark and I feel that this project is probably more important,â€ť said Denny Fenker, courthouse maintenance.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” There was some serious fun during a fundraiser at Columbia City High School Friday night. Ryan Romanowski was crowned 2012 Mr. CCHS and appeared to enjoy the title.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śPernicious,â€ť â€śfilibuster,â€ť â€śschottischeâ€ť and â€ścorpuscleâ€ť are just a few words that Jaeden Roussey spelled correctly at the Regional Finals of the 58th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee at Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.
Roussey, 10, a fifth-grade student at Coesse Elementary School took second place at the regional finals Saturday morning. Roussey went 35 rounds until he misspelled â€śfatality.â€ť
Roussey will serve as alternate and will be able to go to Washington, D.C., if for any reason winner Kaelyn Bender canâ€™t go.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An ordinance amendment changing fees involved with Sheriff Sales of real property has been adopted by the Whitley County Commissioners and should take effect beginning in April. The fees are typically paid by the attorneyâ€™s office representing the interest of the mortgage company that holds the lien on the foreclosed property.