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May 18th, 2015

NO ADDITIONAL BIRDS INFECTED: Law to cover loss from bird flu

May 18, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Local farmers who have suffered loss from the bird flu are protected under federal law.

Two weeks ago, state animal health officials reported that the bird flu was present in Whitley County.

TAKING THIRD: Eagles golf at Zionsville

May 18, 2015

ZIONSVILLE — Columbia City’s golf team placed third in the prestigious Dave Sollman Invitational at Zionsville, downing ranked teams in the process.

The Eagles, ranked No. 15 in the latest coaches’ poll shot a 312, behind only No. 3-ranked Westfield’s 297, and No. 1-ranked Center Grove which shot a 302. The Eagles placed ahead of No. 2-Ranked Carmel’s 318 and No. 6-ranked Zionsville in the 17-team tournament.

SURVIVAL SKILLS: Museum event to outline preparedness throughout history

May 18, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting “Historic Survival Skills,” a disaster preparedness event on Saturday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event consists of various speakers on survival topics such as: fire, shelter, first aid, self defense, firearms safety and hunting,


May 18, 2015

Columbia City High School’s show choir held its final performance of the season Sunday afternoon. The annual Fantacular was titled, “Gender Royale.” Seniors Ashley Kendall and CariAnn Freed (right) sing their final songs as CCHS show choir members.

CONFERENCE CHAMPS: Churubusco boys track wins Northeast Corner Conference title

May 18, 2015

ANGOLA — Churubusco’s boys track team traveled to Angola and came home with the Northeast Corner Conference crown.

The boys blew away their opponents, scoring 28.5 more points than the second-best team, Fairfield, to take the win.

ADVISORY: Road Closures

May 18, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The intersection of Harrison St. and Elm St. will be closed starting Monday 5/18 for most of the week for manhole work.

May 17th

NO NEWS, GOOD NEWS?:None attend RDC project meeting

May 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — No news may not be bad news for the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission.

On Tuesday, the RDC held a meeting regarding city’s lot, northwest of the intersection of Van Buren and Line streets.

The city is seeking proposals from developers. Those proposals are due in early June.

None were in attendance of Tuesday’s meeting, but city officials say that’s not necessarily a bad sign.

“We have answered some questions through phone calls,” said Councilman Ben Romine.


May 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is looking to add a handful of deputies to its reserve program.

Reserve deputies have similar duties to full-time law enforcement officers, but work on a volunteer basis.

WCSD Detective Bill Brice said the reserve program is a great way to build a resume when applying to be a full-time deputy.

“Most of our command staff and several of our deputies were reserve officers before we were hired,” Brice said. “The reserve program is a great feeder program.

May 16th

ARMED FORCES DAY: ‘Uncle Sam’ buried in Merriam?

May 16, 2015

MERRIAM — One of the most iconic figures in United States military history is not that of a soldier, but rather that of a bearded man, too old to actually serve, exhorting others to do their part.

The figure of Uncle Sam is one of the world’s most recognizable, and in its original poster form, one most closely associated with the U.S. armed forces.

The iconic “I Want You” poster was originally published as cover art for Leslie’s Weekly in 1916. Originally published with the caption “What Are You Doing for Preparedness?”

GOOD READERS: Prelim iREAD results released

May 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Nearly all Whitley County elementary schools performed better than the state average on iREAD-3 testing this spring. The Indiana Department of Education recently released results of the test from every school district, revealing a statewide average passing rate of 84.2 percent.

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