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BASKETBALL ON THE SQUARE: Association to host 3-on-3 tournament

July 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Main Street Association (CCMSA) and Big G’s are hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Saturday, July 19.

KIWANIS CLUB WELCOMES SPEAKER: Learns of B.A.B.E.’s mission

July 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 nonprofit’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.

NEW EMA DIRECTOR SELECTED: Backed by knowledge and experience

July 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

CAR CRUNCHED: INDOT dump truck collides head-on

July 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

COMMUNITY GARDEN BREAKS GROUND: Planting begins at Giving Gardens

July 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY—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.

TWISTED METAL: Car, dump truck collied on Ind. 109

July 10, 2014

Columbia City (July 10) — 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.

WATCH OUT: Col. City police advise drivers to avoid U.S. 30

July 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (July 10, 2014) — 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.

TRAFFIC EXPECTED: Plan for long delays on U.S. 30

July 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — U.S. 30 construction projects have resumed this morning (Thursday), expect long delays for commutes to work. Officials say to especially avoid the intersection of Ind. 9 and U.S. 30, an area of focus for the highway's repaving project.

See more details in Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail.

CUTEST KIDDO: Fundraising contest underway

July 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — B.A.B.E. of Whitley County is conducting its 6th Annual “Cutest Kid’s Photo Contest,” a fundraising event held during the Whitley County 4-H Fair. Parents can submit their child’s 4x6 photo, along with their name, age and parents’ names in one of four categories: ages 0-1; ages 2-3; ages 4-5 and ages 6-9.

BREAKING NEWS: INDOT to begin again Thursday

July 9, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (JULY 9, 2014) -- Indiana Department of Transportation officials have announced a change in its resurfacing schedule.

Daytime restriction of U.S. 30 to one lane between Ind. 9 (Columbia City) and SR 5 (Larwill) is scheduled to resume tomorrow, July 10, weather permitting.

In the morning hours motorists should expect to see patching work occurring in the middle of the Ind. 9 and U.S. 30 intersection, throughout the day the work will proceed west out of Columbia City towards Ind. 5.

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP: 38 years strong

July 9, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — More than 200 Cub Scouts registered for the 2014 Lincolnway District Cub Scout Day Camp held at Rising Arrow Scout Camp south of Warsaw. This was the 38th year for the Day Camp, and it had a western theme.

FOOD BANK BREAKS RECORD: 43 families served

July 9, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Helping combat hunger in South Whitley is a passion for Tonya Warner, director of the South Whitley Emergency Food Bank. Warner was present at the South Whitley Town Council meeting for two reasons — one, to update the council on the food bank’s services and two, to address a parking issue.

“This past month was a record month for us,” said Warner. “We served 43 families. That breaks down to about 147 people.”

COUNTY RADIO PURCHASE: $385K project approved

July 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges went before the Whitley County Commissioners and the Whitley County Council Monday and Tuesday to get the go-ahead to begin a five-year lease on a new set of police radios and communication equipment.

DOGS ON DISPLAY: 4-H dog show Saturday

July 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As part of the preliminary events for the Whitley County 4-H Fair, seven 4-Hers competed in the Dog Show Saturday. 4-Hers demonstrate the animal’s usefulness as a companion and learned obedience skills.

BANKS TO BE DEPLOYED: Vacancy possibly filled with another Banks

July 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s a leave of absence from his job as an Indiana State Senator and as the ever-present father to his family in Columbia City. State Sen. Jim Banks (R), Columbia City, is set to be deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy in the fall.

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