BETTER SAFE: Columbia City postpones fireworks

COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel announced Tuesday that the 4th of July fireworks, which were scheduled for July 3 at Morsches Park, are being postponed. “We were hoping for a different outcome, but for the safety of our homes and residents, we are going to postpone the annual fireworks display,” Daniel said in a press release.City Officials are working to reschedule the event which included fireworks, games and a performance by Spike and the Bulldogs.“Weeks without rain and plenty of dry vegetation have dramatically increased the fire hazard,” said Fire Chief Tom LaRue.“With rainfall being over eight inches below normal, since April 1, Mother Nature has forced our hand.”The future date of the fireworks and concert will be announced once rescheduled.