OSD NEARS END: Department heads get busier

COLUMBIA CITY — With Old Settlers Days nearing its end, Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh, assured the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday that his and other city departments will be working hard to make sure things go smoothly. “Saturday’s going to be a real busy day here in Columbia City with the parade and the Highland Games out at the 4-H grounds,” said Longenbaugh.Longenbaugh said he has an officer who will be working the Highland Games, and nearly everyone else will be concentrating on Old Settlers and the parade that takes place tomorrow.Before Old Settlers Days began, Longenbaugh said he met with the Fire Department and the Department of Homeland Security and went over a state mandated incident action plan.After the parade, the fire department and the street department will band together on Sunday as they work on cleaning the streets.