July 11th, 2014
Whitley County 4-Hers moved hundreds of animals into the fairgrounds Thursday in preparation for todayâ€™s opening of the 2014 Whitley County 4-H Fair. The fair opens with the Dairy and Sheep shows.
COLUMBIA CITY (July 11, 2014) -- Columbia City Officials announced that an emergency sewer and water pipe project located on East Van Buren Street will begin today.
City televising equipment found multiple holes in a sewer main which runs down the middle of Van Buren Street from Washington Street to the East alley.
They also found erosion around the sewer pipe causing some instability and the potential for further damage. A hole in a water main that runs to the north of the sewer main is suspected to be the cause of the pipe problems.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Main Street Association (CCMSA) and Big Gâ€™s are hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Saturday, July 19.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Kiwanis Club welcomed speaker Shawn Ellis, executive director of B.A.B.E. of Whitley County, at its June 18 meeting.
Ellis shared the nonprofitâ€™s mission, which is to provide quality incentives to parents who participate in preventative and prenatal care, including parenting, educational and nutritional classes to promote healthy pregnancies and early childhood development.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A new director for the Whitley County Emergency Management Agency was chosen Monday during a meeting of the Whitley County Commissioners. Whitley County Emergency Management Board President Kim Reiff gave his recommendation of Charles Heflin to the commissioners.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A local man was injured Thursday morning after hitting a dump truck head-on in a construction zone.
The victim, whose name was not released at presstime, was driving northbound on Ind. 109 when a dump truck from the Indiana Department of Transportation, which was headed southbound on Ind. 109, allegedly turned in front of him.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€”Volunteers with Giving Gardens of Indiana began work on the Whitley County Community Garden space, located at the corner of Towerview Drive and Hannah Street Saturday.
The Whitko Wildcat 14U Pony League team finished its season 11-3, playing in the Northern Indiana Boys of Summer 14U League. The boys won both the season title and tourney championship after beating Westview 6-5 in the semifinals, then downing a strong Middlebury team 11-6 to end the season.
Columbia City (July 10) â€” An INDOT dump truck collided with a passenger vehicle on Highway 109 north of Columbia City this morning. The victim was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital via medical helicopter.
COLUMBIA CITY (July 10, 2014) â€” The Columbia City Police Department advises drivers to avoid U.S. 30 at Ind. 9 due to traffic congestion.
Road construction in the middle of the intersection, along with bridge construction between Ind. 9 and Ind. 205 will be causing significant traffic backups and other issues.
Intersection work is expected to be completed around 9 a.m., at which point construction crews will move causing lane restrictions west of Columbia City.