Blue River Trail ribbon cutting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday afternoon at the new bridge on the Blue River Trail in Columbia City. The new trail links the north side of U.S. 30 to the rest of the park. Pictured above, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel (left) holds the ribbon while Rex Schrader (center) and Bob Smith cut it. Schrader, Smith and John Whiteleather donated the land from Schrader Real Estate Equities Inc. for the trail.