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April 9th, 2012

SAFETY IN CHURUBUSCO: Routes to school a high priority

April 9, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Safe routes to school is a high priority to the Churubusco Town Council.
Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Churubusco’s clerk/treasurer, and Jeremy Hart, town supervisor, began looking into a grant from the State of Indiana worth $250,000. That money would be used for infrastructure projects and $75,000 is available for non-infrastructure projects to construct safe routes to school for elementary and middle school-aged children.
“Funding is disbursed on a reimbursed basis,” said Sade-Bartl.

TITANIC, 100 YEARS LATER: Local family to help mark anniversary

April 9, 2012

Editor’s Note: The following is the final segment of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact the event is having today on a local family.
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COLUMBIA CITY — A century after Antoine Temmerman purchased a ticket for the ill-fated maiden voyage of the HMS Titanic, his granddaughter Gail Morris was sent an invitation.
The correspondence came a few weeks ago, inviting Morris to participate in the memorial activities on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic called “100 Years of Exhibition.”

LIFE AFTER THE SINKING: Grandfather of local woman fights in World War I

April 9, 2012

Editor’s Note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact the event is having today on a local family.
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COLUMBIA CITY — After Antoine Temmerman and Jean Scheerlink were reunited in Detroit, Scheerlink and the two other men who hid with him on the lifeboat, went to work laying brick sidewalks in Detroit.
Temmerman took a job with the Ford Motor Company, and was eventually transferred to Defiance, Ohio.
Scheerlink also began telling stories of his voyage on the Titanic.

April 6th

Solid Waste board updates frequency of collections

April 6, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Solid Waste Management Department has, for years, held a one-day event to collect waste and hazardous material from residents. That has changed to a much more frequent service.

“We want to provide a better service and make things more user friendly for the community,” said Director Jorrell Tucker.

TREE BOARD DEEPLY ROOTED: Two decades in area

April 6, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — According to the Columbia City Tree Board, it is estimated that a single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 pounds per year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two human beings for that time.

Trees and shrubs are a very important part of the city, and contribute to the overall quality of life in the community. Leaves filter the air we breathe by removing dust and other particles. Trees can also absorb rainfall, helping to reduce the release of overflow sewage into the rivers during heavy rain.

REMEMBERING THE TITANIC: Local woman share's family's story

April 6, 2012


Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact that the event is having today on a local family.


COLUMBIA CITY — Holding back tears in her eyes, Gail Morris from Shriner Lake folded her hands together, sat back in her chair and turned her thoughts to the Titanic.

“When I think about the Titanic, I just thank God that my grandfather was not on it,” said Morris. “I feel very bad for everybody that was.”

April 5th

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

April 5, 2012

Tri Lakes Easter Egg Hunt Saturday
An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Tri Lakes Baptist Church Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 am. The event is for any child between the ages of three and the fifth grade. Activities will consist of game time, story time, puppets, Egg Roll and an Egg Hunt. Bags will be provided for each child. Also, there may be a special appearance by a very large chicken. The event is free of charge.

'Titanic Tea' party April 14

WIND ORDINANCE GETS NOD FROM PLAN COMMISSION: Favorable recommendation headed to Commissioners

April 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Following nearly two years of discussion concerning a zoning ordinance regarding regulations for wind energy systems, the debate has finally ended. For now, anyway. The truth is the subject has merely shifted sails and is now making its way to the desks of the Whitley County Board of Commissioners, where there is little chance an approval or disapproval will be a quick process.

SUMMER SAFETY: Cops issue friendly reminders

April 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With warm weather moving into the area soon, the Columbia City Police Department is offering summertime safety tips for local residents.

The CCPD wants to remind citizens to lock their vehicles, homes and outbuildings, walk or run in well-lit areas at night and educate children about potential dangers. According to the CCPD, most vehicle break-ins and thefts are crimes of opportunity. If the vehicle is unlocked, it is easy to go through and take things.

EASTER EGG TIME: City egg hunt set for tonight

April 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY ­— The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Columbia City Rotary Club will be held at Morsches Park baseball diamonds tonight at 6 p.m.

Age groups for children include: Up to 2 years old with parent assisting; 3 to 5 years old with parent accompanying, 6 to 8 years old, no adult help, and 9 to 11 years old. Children over age 11 are not allowed to participate.

 

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