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May 14th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Junk pick-up will restart on Columbia Cityâ€™s east side on Saturday â€” the same day as Columbia Shoresâ€™ 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.
Whitko Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders performed their musical â€śOn the Radioâ€ť to students and faculty in the schoolâ€™s gym Wednesday morning. Above, Aubrey Till, as Jivinâ€™ 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 â€™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 â€” 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 Indianaâ€™s highways.
One of Passages, Incorporatedâ€™s programs has involved the placement of clients into those positions.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Scott Wise (R) has announced he will be competing for Indianaâ€™s 3rd District Congressional seat in next yearâ€™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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Rain and warm weather last week made for perfect conditions for grass and weeds.
â€śWith the hot days last week, the grass and weeds have grown fast,â€ť said Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh.
Some residents havenâ€™t mowed their lawns yet, and are in violation of the cityâ€™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.
FORT WAYNE â€” State Senator Jim Banks announced his candidacy for Indianaâ€™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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 â€” 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.