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March 20th, 2015

BRIDGE REPAIR: More funds sought

March 20, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — County Engineer Brandon Forrester came before the Whitley County Board of Commissioners seeking additional funding for Whitley County bridge and culvert repair and replacement.

Forrester gave the commissioners some background on the bridge situation in Whitley County. Forrester characterized this as the “good news.” The engineer noted that in 1988, 26 of 81 bridges in the county were posted for a weight limit, while today only one bridge in Whitley County is posted with a weight limit.

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March 20, 2015

March 19th

GEARING UP: Farmers Market meeting dates set for Whitley County vendors

March 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Spring is just around the corner and Whitley County Farmers Market officials are getting a head start on planning for the 2015 season.

Anyone interested in potentially participating as a vendor in the 2015 Whitley County Farmers Market is urged to attend any one of the upcoming vendor meetings.

The first meeting is Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at Smith & Sons Coach House, 207 N. Main St. in Columbia City.

At this meeting, attendees will be provided with copies of the 2015 Rules and Regulations as well as contracts for returning vendors.

GRAND CHAMPS: ISMS City Stars take 1st in last competition

March 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s show choir, City Stars, finished its competition season with a bang, winning grand champion.

The ISMS singer-dancers beat out six other middle school choirs at Homestead High School’s invitational.
City Stars also won best vocals and were one point away from best choreography.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Jon Morris both a volunteer and a voice

March 19, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — Jon Morris embodies the goals that Passages has for all of its clients; to speak for themselves in their daily life, and to be an active participant in the life of the community.


March 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The 27th annual 4-H Fun Night will be held Friday from 4 to 7:30 p.m at the 4-H Center, 680 West Squawbuck Rd.

There will be an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin supper, a silent auction that supports Whitley County
4-H and numerous games and activities for the kids.
Adults can eat for $8 while children 5 to 12 years old are $6 and children under age 5 are free.

Two major announcements will be made at the event:
•At 5 p.m., Dane Drew of Whitley County will be announced as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities program.

POLICE PURSUIT: Delays Whitko schools

March 19, 2015

PIERCETON — A pursuit followed by a short manhunt ended with one in custody and another dead early Thursday morning.
The incident delayed Whitko Community Sc-hools until the situation was under control.

At approximately 4:34 a.m., Pierceton Deputy Marshal Matt Owens attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle on Ind. 13.

The vehicle fled and crashed into a fence.

Two people exited the vehicle and took off on foot.

BIDDING FAREWELL: CCHS says goodbye to hoops seniors

March 19, 2015

Columbia City’s boys basketball team is bidding farewell to its seniors after the Eagles’ loss in the regional semifinal game to NorthWood on Saturday afternoon. Pictured with the CCHS senior cheerleaders in the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium, front row, from left: Maura Garza, Cecelia Rentschler and Lauren Barnes. Second row: Andrew Graves, Jake Pettigrew, Kelsey Barker, Megan Gawthrop, Mason Coverstone and Justin Bachelder. Flyer: Courtney Davis. Spotter in the back (not seen): Abby Gottfried.

SPRING PLAY: ‘Lend me a Tenor’ to be presented at CCHS

March 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School’s Fine Arts Department is finishing its 2014-15 season with a classic farce that should have the audience teary-eyed with laughter.

“Lend Me a Tenor” takes the audience to September 1934 in Cleveland, where famous Italian performer Tito Merelli, played by junior Blake Ousley, the “greatest tenor of his generation,” goes missing and presumed dead before making his debut on the local opera scene.

March 18th


March 18, 2015

... and in with the new — soon, officials hope. Demolition of Kids Dreamland playground on West Van Buren Street in Columbia City began Tuesday afternoon. A large section of the playset has been cleared, leaving a dirt lot behind. Officials are continuing to raise funds for a new playset to replace it; however the current playground had to be demolished for safety reasons, as the wood was beginning to rot and was several years past its lifespan. As of Wednesday morning, the Columbia City Park Department still needed $24,000 for the new playset.

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