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June 5th, 2015

SCHEDULE RELEASED: Coesse sewer project

June 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Commissioners received a schedule for construction and completion of the Coesse sanitary sewer project, in their June 1 meeting.

GAI Consultants, Inc. presented the Commissioners with the following schedule:
• June 1: Board of Commissioners approve and sign Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) permit application.

SOLID LEAD: Col. City police follow lead in hoax hostage case

June 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said his department is following a “solid lead” in the investigation of a phony phone call on Memorial Day.

May 25, police from all across Northern Indiana scrambled to respond to an alleged hostage case at Main Bowl in Columbia City.

“We are working with other agencies on a strong lead,” said Longenbaugh. “I’m hoping that we will have some more answers soon.”

SATURDAY: ’Busco begins regional play

June 5, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s Eagle baseball team takes the next step along the road to a possible state championship when it travels to Whiting for IHSAA regional play on Saturday. The Eagles will take on a team from Boone Grove High School in game two, which begins at noon.

Boone Grove and the Eagles enter the game with almost identical stats. Both teams boast 20-7 records with the Wolves of Boone Grove also having a tie on their record. Churubusco is scoring 8.3 runs per game, while the Wolves are averaging 8.4 runs per contest.

BURNWORTH: Pool lives to die another day

June 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Since 2012, city officials have been discussing the fate of Burnworth Memorial Pool.

A few years ago, officials said fall of 2014 would be the last time the pool is open.

June 4th

THIS WEEKEND: Relay for Life

June 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The annual Relay for Life event is this weekend in Whitley County.

The event will be held from noon on June 6 to 6 a.m. on June 7 — almost a full day of walking on the track at Indian Springs Middle School to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.

FIRST SENIOR CLASS: Eagle Tech Academy says goodbye

June 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Tech Academy hosted a senior celebration Saturday to say goodbye to its seniors.
Teachers and students were invited to Eagle Tech to talk, play games and get a last look at their school before Friday’s graduation.

It was a reminder of what the graduates’ freshman year was like with just them and the facilitators in the building.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Endowment fund helps fuel Passages’ mission

June 4, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the programs of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — Passages to the Future Endowment Fund provides a place for gifts and funds that help Passages, Inc. with its programming.
Gifts to the fund will never be spent. Instead, the funds are invested and the interest is used to further Passages’ mission of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.

STATE FINALS: Whitley Co. athletes to run

June 4, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Athletes from all three Whitley County high schools are preparing for this weekend’s IHSAA state finals track and field meet at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex at Indiana University, Bloomington.

The boys meet begins Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Churubusco’s 3,200-meter relay team of Blake Gross, Jacob Eyer, Chance Gallmeier and Alex Turnbow will be the first Whitley County athletes to compete.

RAZED: Downtown building brought to rubble

June 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — An old downtown building has been reduced to rubble in Columbia City.

Crews began demolishing the building two weeks ago, and this week all that’s left is a pile of brick and dust.

June 3rd

CANNABIS:Church earns nonprofit status

June 3, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Excitement filled the air when an Indianapolis church received its nonprofit designation from the Internal Revenue Service this week.

The Indianapolis First Church of Cannabis was officially named a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, pushing forward the religion that promotes marijuana use.

 

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