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May 14th, 2015

HONORING 86: CCHS convocation

May 14, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School held its Honors Convocation Monday evening in Newell Rice Auditorium.

Awards and scholarships were distributed for academics, extra-curriculars and athletics.


May 14, 2015

Northeast Indiana Cub Scouts converged in Columbia City for the annual Soap Box Derby. Above, Brandon Kirtlan, of Fremont, speeds down the hill on Old Trail Road Saturday morning. The track was set up on Old Trail Road between Van Buren Street and Market Street.

SATURDAY: Trash pick-up resumes

May 14, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Junk pick-up will restart on Columbia City’s east side on Saturday — the same day as Columbia Shores’ annual garage sale.

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said the trash company is aware of the garage sales and the city is working to accommodate the extra traffic.


May 14, 2015

Whitko Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders performed their musical “On the Radio” to students and faculty in the school’s gym Wednesday morning. Above, Aubrey Till, as Jivin’ Judy (left), and Danielle Schuman, as Marvelous Molly, lead the chorus as they perform hit singles from different radio decades. The musical was directed by Katey Till and Dianne Giannakeff with help from Heather Bingham and Courtney Krider.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Passages provides 20 years of rest area service

May 14, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the programs of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — More than 20 years ago the State Use Committee, which administers funds set aside to help people with disabilities, entered into contracts with service providers to provide janitorial and maintenance service for rest stops along Indiana’s highways.
One of Passages, Incorporated’s programs has involved the placement of clients into those positions.

DELAYED: Towerview Dr. closing

May 14, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Highway officials reported that Towerview Drive at East Van Buren Street in Columbia City would be closed today.

The street shutdown has been delayed until next week.

Starting Monday, officials say there will be no access to Towerview Drive from Ind. 205. The closing will likely last until Thursday.

NATIONAL SEAT: Scott Wise to run for congress

May 14, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Scott Wise (R) has announced he will be competing for Indiana’s 3rd District Congressional seat in next year’s primary.

Wise is seeking the Republican nomination for the seat Marlin Stutzman is vacating, marking the second Whitley County native to file for that position this week.

May 13th

GRASS AND WEEDS: Police enforcing ordinance

May 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Rain and warm weather last week made for perfect conditions for grass and weeds.
“With the hot days last week, the grass and weeds have grown fast,” said Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh.

Some residents haven’t mowed their lawns yet, and are in violation of the city’s ordinance.
The ordinance states that grass and weeds can be no more than 10 inches tall.

Longenbaugh said his department has received many phone calls from the public regarding tall grass.
Longenbaugh said he has and will continue to have officers enforcing the ordinance.

CONGRESS: Banks announces candidacy

May 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE — State Senator Jim Banks announced his candidacy for Indiana’s third congressional district Tuesday afternoon.

Banks launched his campaign in front of a large crowd of family, friends and supporters at the Allen County GOP headquarters in downtown Fort Wayne. Banks vowed to run a substantive campaign built on issues and ideas.

ROAD CLOSED: Towerview Dr. to be closed all day Thursday

May 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Towerview Drive at East Van Buren Street will be closed to all traffic Thursday.

As crews continue to work on the Ind. 205 project, the intersection will be shut down for the day — officials estimate from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As of Tuesday evening, officials believe the closing will be one day only; however, the intersection may be closed several more times throughout the duration of the project.

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FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s baseball team traveled to Fort Wayne Saturday for a doubleheader...


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