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April 2nd, 2015
Ind. Lawmakers Unveil Changes to New Law
State legislators say the new revisions to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act will prevent the law from being able to discriminate against 'anyone anywhere at anytimeâ€™.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Passages, Inc. has announced the opening of registration for their Summer Youth Enrichment Program.
The program is designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities to be able to practice and enhance their academic, social and vocational skill in a structured and fun summer environment.
The Summer Youth Enrichment program is open to individuals with an intellectual disability between the aged 12-22, who are enrolled in a Whitley County school program.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The event center at Eagle Glen Golf Course is under new management as of Wednesday.
Formerly known as â€śThe Eagleâ€™s Nest,â€ť Eagle Glen Event Center and all its events will be handled by Cerutiâ€™s Catering, Inc. of Fort Wayne.
â€śIt was a good fit, we thought, to make this thing work,â€ť said Joseph Ceruti, president of Cerutiâ€™s Catering.
Ceruti and his company saw an opportunity to become part of the Columbia City community.
â€śThere are a lot of synergies to what we do. We can add a lot of value to the community by getting involved with community events,â€ť Ceruti said.
The egg hunt scheduled for this evening at Morsches Park has been rescheduled due to rain.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place tomorrow at 6 p.m. instead.
For questions regarding the Easter Egg Hunt, call Gene Smith at 244-7601.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Police Department is investigating a burglary of American Legion Post 98 last week.
Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said he believes two suspects were involved in the March 25 theft of an undisclosed amount of money from the Legion, located at 430 W. Business 30 in Columbia City.
Longenbaugh said the burglars used forced entry to get in the building, causing damage to a door.
LARWILL â€” From demolitions to Hazmat spill clean-ups and work with the Emergency Management Department, Kim Reiff has been an active member in Whitley County for several years.
Reiff and his wife Roxanne have taken on a new venture, a drive-in restaurant in Larwill, adding a fresh look to the small town.
The Ole Hitchinâ€™ Post opened today at 10:30 a.m.
The unique restaurant offers car hops, but also has seating areas, topped off with firepits.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Whitley County Highway Department announced Thursday that Airport Rd. between Ind. 9 and Etna Rd. will be closed for extensive road repairs beginning April 6, weather permitting.
The road will be closed from 7:30 a.m. through 3 p.m. each day and will be reopened during the evening hours. Officials expect that repairs will take approximately one week to complete.
COESSE â€” Not everyone is upset about Indianaâ€™s new religious freedom law.
Prospective members of Godâ€™s Church of Cannabis are happy to finally be able to practice their religion.
Or can they?
Jeannie Renninger is starting a new church in Coesse that she says is quickly becoming popular.
Godâ€™s Church of Cannabis is for â€ścannabitariansâ€ť and is a religion she has been a part of since 2001, when she became an ordained minister.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After a year of study and planning the Museum is beginning to raise funds for an addition to the museum annex.
The addition has determined to be necessary for several long-range reasons. Study of the current museum, housed in the Thomas R. Marshall home at 108 W. Jefferson St., has determined that the weight of records kept on the second floor is beginning to cause structural damage to the 150-year-old home.
LARWILL â€” Traveling in the Larwill area may be difficult in the coming week.
After a busy year of road work in Columbia City last year, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is moving west, and recently announced that two major projects are set to begin Monday, April 6 in Larwill.
One project is an improvement to the railroad crossing located a half-mile south of U.S. 30. The other is a resurfacing on Ind. 5 from U.S. 30 to Old Trail Road.