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June 15th, 2015

DISCUSSING THE FUTURE: What will happen to CCHS?

June 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The future of Columbia City High School was discussed at Monday night's school board meeting.

Several community leaders spoke at the meeting, including the EDC president, Whitley County Community Foundation leader, director of the Whitley County Family YMCA and United Way director.

TORRENTIAL RAINS HIT WHITLEY: Flash floods possible throughout evening, possibly beyond

June 15, 2015

From the National Weather Service at North Webster, Ind.

Flash Flood Watch in effect through late tonight...

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of northern Indiana... southwest
Michigan and Northwest Ohio... including the following areas...
in northern Indiana... Adams... Allen in... Blackford... Cass in...
De Kalb... Elkhart... Fulton in... Grant... Huntington... Jay...
Kosciusko... La Porte... LaGrange... Marshall... Miami... Noble...

PHOTOS NEEDED: A Day in the Life

June 15, 2015

“A Day in the Life of Whitley County: Summer Edition,” The Post & Mail’s annual popular public-submitted photo documentary publication, will be published in July – but submissions are encouraged this weekend.
This Sunday, June 21, is not only Fathers Day, but it’s also the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.

This Sunday is a perfect summer photo day to capture “A Day in the Life of Whitley County.”
Family outings and events will be going on, plus fun recreational activities. And some folks will be working too.

COMING THIS WEEK: Special sections

June 15, 2015

Several special items will be inserted in this week's newspapers.

• Thursday: On the Lakes
• Friday: Old Settlers Days Preview Booklet

ADVISORY: East-bound U.S. 30 restricted due to crash

June 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — East-bound U.S. 30 is restricted to one lane due to an accident near the Ind. 205 intersection. Motorist should use caution and plan for a delayed commute.

June 14th

SECOND RESPONSE: Crews respond to C&R again

June 14, 2015

Crews responded to C&R Plating again Sunday after reports of the building being on fire again. After fire fighters cleared the scene, they were called back out to the scene for a third time.

There was no information available on the cause or origin of the fire.

June 13th

HONORING THE FLAG: Elks held annual ceremony at Courthouse

June 13, 2015

The Columbia City Elks Lodge held its annual Flag Day Ceremony on the Whitley County Courthouse Square today (Saturday, June 13)

HAPPY 125TH: CC Vet celebrates anniversary today

June 13, 2015

CC Veterinary Hospital is celebrating its 125th Anniversary today at the clinic.

DETAILS DIVULGED: City hosts press conference on C&R fire

June 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — City and county officials hosted a press conference Saturday morning in the aftermath of a fire at a Columbia City factory.
Fire crews were alerted at 11:25 p.m. Friday of a fire at C&R Plating, located on Factory Avenue in southwest Columbia City.
The fire started in a dryer box at the factory, which contains several chemicals and machines for metal plating.
Columbia City’s Fire Department got to work on fire suppression, as smoke and flames were shooting out of the windows and roof of the building.

POST-FIRE PRESS CONFERENCE: Additional information on C&R Plating fire, aftermath coming Saturday morning

June 13, 2015

Heavy fog shrouded Columbia City Saturday morning following a harried night due to a chemical fire at C&R Plating, 302 Factory Avenue on the city's southwest side, that forced the evacuation of residents in a 25-block area of the city.

That evacuation order was lifted about 4:30 a.m. Saturday and evacuees began drifting back to their residences.

Evacuation notices began about 11:55 p.m. Friday, according to Post & Mail reporters at the scene.

A shelter for evacuees was open at First Church of God, 1200 W. DePoy Dr., near U.S. 30 on the city's northwest side.


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