June 13th, 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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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.
The Noble County Sheriff's Department is investigating a hold-up at the Hilltop Tavern near Big Lake.
Thousands of people turned out for the very first edition of CatCon Los Angeles. Attendees donned cat ears, lined up to shake paws with celebrity felines, and fawned over cat-centric arts, crafts and products.
â€˘A new restaurant is coming to Columbia City
â€˘Morsches parking woes
â€˘WCCS to save thousands
â€˘Col. City athletic team headed for state
â€˘Sunday church schedules
â€˘Group marches to Courthouse Square
Installation of new traffic lights have caused traffic back-ups on U.S. 30 this week. Work is expected to continue today.
Columbia City's boys golf team is headed to the state finals.
COLUMBIA CITY -- Fifteen members of the Civil War Camp put on by the Whitley County Historical Museum marched from the museum to the Courthouse and back at noon today.
After reaching the Courthouse, marchers and approximately a dozen audience members watched as the group recognized veterans of the civil war.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Upper Lakes of the Tippecanoe River Association (ULTRA) and the Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation (TWF) presented the â€śState of the Streams and Lakes in the Upper Tippecanoe River Headwatersâ€ť program Tuesday evening, detailing the condition of the Lakes and streams in the Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed.
The programs were presented to 40 attendees at the Big Lake Church of God.