June 15th, 2015
â€śA Day in the Life of Whitley County: Summer Edition,â€ť The Post & Mailâ€™s annual popular public-submitted photo documentary publication, will be published in July â€“ but submissions are encouraged this weekend.
This Sunday, June 21, is not only Fathers Day, but itâ€™s also the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.
This Sunday is a perfect summer photo day to capture â€śA Day in the Life of Whitley County.â€ť
Family outings and events will be going on, plus fun recreational activities. And some folks will be working too.
Several special items will be inserted in this week's newspapers.
â€˘ Thursday: On the Lakes
â€˘ Friday: Old Settlers Days Preview Booklet
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
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.
The Columbia City Elks Lodge held its annual Flag Day Ceremony on the Whitley County Courthouse Square today (Saturday, June 13)
CC Veterinary Hospital is celebrating its 125th Anniversary today at the clinic.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 Cityâ€™s Fire Department got to work on fire suppression, as smoke and flames were shooting out of the windows and roof of the building.
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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Emergency officials were evacuating residents near C&R Plating on Columbia City's southwest side due to a chemical fire at the facility.
Notice began about 11:55 p.m. Friday. Post & Mail reporters are on the scene.
A shelter is open at First Church of God, 1200 W. DePoy Dr., near U.S. 30 on the city's northwest side.
Multiple fire departments are at the scene. A Fort Wayne HazMat team is now on the scene.