October 3rd, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the County Commissioners giving the Whitley County Notification System a go ahead at Mondayâ€™s meeting, subscribed Whitley County residents will be able to receive instant community info after Nov. 1.
Daniel Weigold, city councilman, explained to the commissioners how the service will work through Nixle Community Information Service, a notification service for law enforcement and government agencies.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Due to the extensive damage caused to an entire wing of Columbia City High School back in June of 2010, the Whitley County Consolidated School board has begun discussion on the possibility of installing a storm sewer on the north side of the property.
â€śThe construction estimate we have for this is just under $306,000,â€ť said Anthony Zickgraf, WCCS board member.
With recent funding cuts, Zickgraf said the money for the project is not in the Capitol Projects fund.
â€śThe city had at one point offered to help with a small portion of the project,â€ť said Zickgraf.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A local man pleaded guilty to a charge of voyeurism Monday.
Brandon Davies, 25, of Columbia City, received 180 days in jail and 40 hours of community service.
Davies was caught looking in windows at Simonson Apartments three times within two days.
Simonsonâ€™s is located north of town, off Liberty Drive.
According to an Indiana State Police report, Davies was caught three times between 10 p.m. Sept. 14 and 10:28 p.m. Sept. 15, looking in the bedroom window of an apartment in the 400 block of Raleigh Court.
Elizabeth Ann Hatcher, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 10:54 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at her home. Born March 9, 1938, in Churubusco, she was the daughter of Herbert Theodore and Bethel Marie (Pennington) Harroff.
She graduated with the class of 1956 from Wolf Lake High School. On April 29, 1963, she married Ruben Dillard Hatcher in Columbia City.
A homemaker, she also worked at Chamberlin Products as a line worker for four years. Prior to moving to Fort Wayne, she lived in Wolf Lake, Albion, Churubusco, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.
A water main break sent Columbia City Water Department workers to the intersection of Ind. 205 and U.S. Hwy 30 for repairs today. The break was just infront of Parkview Whitley Hospital and caused area homes and business to go without water for many hours. The line was repaired this afternoon and it was announced that water was turned back on to those affected areas at approximately 3:30 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force joined with Columbia City High School students and Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel to â€śpaint the town purple.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY -- The Whitley County Humane Society brought out paws-a-plenty Saturday. Morsches Park was a puppy playground for pooches of all breeds. The Canine Carnival was an event organized by the society to benefit the Whitley County Humane Shelter.
Volunteers ran various attractions, and offered canines and their companions a chance to learn about area service providers. Among the volunteers, students from Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s Key Club paraded dogs from the shelter that are available for adoption.