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March 20th, 2012

PHOTO - THREE VEHICLE ACCIDENT: CCPD investigates crash on US 30

March 20, 2012

Columbia City Police Officers Jeff Chapman and Shane Caudill investigate the scene of a personal injury accident Monday evening at the intersection of U.S. 30 and W. Lincolnway. At approximately 6:37 p.m., two passenger vehicles and moped collided, injuring two people. Both were transported by EMS to the hospital, according to the CCPD. The accident remains under investigation.

March 19th

EDC REFLECTS ON 2011: Organization looks ahead to rest of 2012

March 19, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — While Iotron Industries, USA may have been celebrating its grand opening, it was also playing host for the first time, with the guest of honor being the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and it’s annual meeting.
This year’s meeting was titled “Outlook 2012”.
EDC President Alan Tio began by speaking about last year’s meeting and how at the time, the EDC was just welcoming Iotron into the Whitley County fold.
Tio said it was only fitting a year later, the company was hosting the same event while also cutting the ribbon to open its doors.

‘PAINTS, PICKLES, PATRICK:’ Passages artists showcase 150 pieces

March 19, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Clients of Passages in Whitley County surrounded 150 pieces of art as they walked through the display held at the Peabody Public Library Auditorium Friday.
The event, "Paintings, Pickles and Patrick," was a fundraiser for Passages dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities or challenges to thrive in the community, as well as in their home life.
Photography, water color, coloring pencil, ceramics, acrylic, jewelry and furniture were among the many items being bid on and observed at the show.

BUSY AS A......

March 19, 2012

As pink and white flowers bloom in the days before the official start of spring, followed by fruit in May, bees search for nectar in the tiny flowers of an apricot tree. The warmer weather has encouraged bees to arrive early.

March 16th

PHOTO: Iotron opens its doors, shows off accelerator

March 16, 2012

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Post and Mail photo / James Thomlison

PASSAGES: Clients display their art

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. With that being said, just imagine a world without art. That certainly isn’t the case with any client at Passages, for their clients can be involved in Passages’ Artistry Program. And there is art literally everywhere at Towerview Industries.

FCCLA: Students heading to Florida

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — When students are passionate about a project, they excel.

Eight Columbia City High School young women have been highly motivated and are now reaping the rewards by going to the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) national finals in Orlando, Fla., this summer.

TORNADO AFTERMATH CONTINUES: Students pitching in

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Buckets are being filled at Northern Heights Elementary School with coins, cash and checks. The children and staff are raising funds for Henryville Elementary School.The West Clark Community Schools in southern Indiana endured a catastrophic disaster with tornados destroying its schools March 2.

Northern Heights’ Monica Raulston, second grade teacher, organized the events after Principal Bob Hoke sent out a school-wide e-mail regarding the situation.

“We’ve heard from the staff at West Clark Community Schools and they really need money the most,” said Raulston.

EYES ON NEW ROOF: Eagles looking at new project

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A roof “for the community” is the goal. Belinda Griffin, a 20-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1906 and treasurer for the Eagle Riders, pointed to panels of The Eagles’ damaged ceiling.

The sinking panels and brown spots, caused by water seeping through the building’s roof, continues to be a growing problem. “This is a place for people to go, and we are just trying to keep it for the community,” said Griffin.

PHASE II CONTINUES: Sewer project in South Whitley ongoing

March 16, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — Phase II of South Whitley’s waste water treatment facility renovation continues as Project Manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink presented the first change order to town council members Tuesday evening.

Providing a wide-range of municipal services, Fleis and Vandenbrink is the town’s engineering consultant.

With three bids received, Gerig-Ottenweller Construction was awarded the Phase II project with a bid of $3,087,000 for the main project and an alternate bid of $27,000 for material revisions.

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
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