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June 18th, 2012

SUPER DADS: Longenbaugh keeps a close eye on family

June 18, 2012

Editor’s note: The following is the fourth of a four-part series in honor of Father’s Day.

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh carries a new badge and sits in a new office.
After 10 years in the role of detective, Longenbaugh took the position of chief earlier this year.
Being the Columbia City police chief is a tall order for any person, but Longenbaugh’s greatest challenge is being a father to three, soon-to-be, teenagers while not allowing his job to consume every hour of his day.

CLASSIC FUNDRAISER: Car and motorcycle show benefits band program

June 18, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School’s band, The Marching Eagles, sponsored a car and motorcycle show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event was held at the Columbia City Eagles lodge No. 1906, located at 306 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.
All proceeds made from the event will benefit the band program at Columbia City High School. The Columbia City Marching Eagles also had a hog roast Saturday at 4 p.m. At 8 p.m., live music was provided by “Walking Papers.”

NEPOTISM: Col. City to adopt rules

June 18, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — According to a new state law, all developmental entities must adopt rules against nepotism by July 1 of this year.
“The legislature has passed a new state statute dealing with nepotism which involves employees and contracts,” said City Attorney Marcia McNagny at the Common Council of Columbia City’s meeting last week. “July 1 is our time to get this done so I wanted to make sure the resolution was in your hands.”

June 17th

SUPER DADS: Salyer is a father with more faith than worry

June 17, 2012

Editor’s note: The following is the third of a four-part series in honor of Father’s Day.
COLUMBIA CITY — David Salyer is a father to two sons, but a source of guidance to many.
As the pastor of Victory Christian Fellowship, Salyer, with the support of his wife Michelle, has been leading his congregation for 14 years.
Salyer has had to re-invent himself three times. With his military service record, an engineering background and finally as a clergyman, Salyer has evolved into a father who basis his decisions on faith and family.

June 15th

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.

 

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