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June 6th, 2015

FAIR CONCERT: Atkins to replace Lynch on July 21

June 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Friday morning announcement revealed a major change to the July 21 concert at the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

Due to scheduling conflicts, Rodney Atkins will replace Dustin Lynch as the headlining act.

According to Kathy Price, events manager at Adams Radio Group, Lynch is part of a tour featuring country star Luke Bryan. Additions to the tour schedule prevent Lynch from performing in Columbia City in late July.

GOODBYE SENIORS: CCHS celebrates Class of 2015

June 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Another 220 people were added to the list of Columbia City High School Alumni.

Students entered the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium as the senior class and exited as Columbia City High School’s Class of 2015.

“After 13 years of formal education, it’s time to say goodbye,” said Patricia O’Connor, Whitley County Consolidated Schools superintendent. “Soon, you will be on your own, like never before.”

June 5th

BREAKING: Rodney Atkins to replace Dustin Lynch at 4-H fair

June 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – Rodney Atkins will take the place of Dustin Lynch for the July 21 concert at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds. Due to a scheduling conflict, Lynch withdrew from the event earlier this week.

Atkins will now headline the concert with opening acts Breaking Tradition and Natalie Stovall and the Drive. According to Kathy Price, events manager with Adams Radio Group, previously purchase tickets are still usable for the show at the Grandstand during the fair.

Library kicks off summer crafts

June 5, 2015

Peabody Public Library kicked off its summer craft time Wednesday as part of its summer reading program. There will be craft time from 2 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday this summer in the Children’s Department. Pictured are Samantha (left) and Isaac Bloomfield.

SCHEDULE RELEASED: Coesse sewer project

June 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Commissioners received a schedule for construction and completion of the Coesse sanitary sewer project, in their June 1 meeting.

GAI Consultants, Inc. presented the Commissioners with the following schedule:
• June 1: Board of Commissioners approve and sign Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) permit application.

SOLID LEAD: Col. City police follow lead in hoax hostage case

June 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said his department is following a “solid lead” in the investigation of a phony phone call on Memorial Day.

May 25, police from all across Northern Indiana scrambled to respond to an alleged hostage case at Main Bowl in Columbia City.

“We are working with other agencies on a strong lead,” said Longenbaugh. “I’m hoping that we will have some more answers soon.”

BURNWORTH: Pool lives to die another day

June 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Since 2012, city officials have been discussing the fate of Burnworth Memorial Pool.

A few years ago, officials said fall of 2014 would be the last time the pool is open.

June 4th

THIS WEEKEND: Relay for Life

June 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The annual Relay for Life event is this weekend in Whitley County.

The event will be held from noon on June 6 to 6 a.m. on June 7 — almost a full day of walking on the track at Indian Springs Middle School to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.

FIRST SENIOR CLASS: Eagle Tech Academy says goodbye

June 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Tech Academy hosted a senior celebration Saturday to say goodbye to its seniors.
Teachers and students were invited to Eagle Tech to talk, play games and get a last look at their school before Friday’s graduation.

It was a reminder of what the graduates’ freshman year was like with just them and the facilitators in the building.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Endowment fund helps fuel Passages’ mission

June 4, 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 — Passages to the Future Endowment Fund provides a place for gifts and funds that help Passages, Inc. with its programming.
Gifts to the fund will never be spent. Instead, the funds are invested and the interest is used to further Passages’ mission of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.


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