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COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Council considered several items at its latest meeting, including those from the sheriff’s department and the county commissioners.

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COLUMBIA CITY — At the latest meeting of the Whitley County Commissioners, it was approved to write a letter of support as the Regional Sewer District looks to apply for grant monies on various projects.

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INDIANAPOLIS — With Indiana now near 50% of its population 12 and over fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state health officials provided an update about the progress and the continuing challenges in fighting the virus.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has received reports of sick and dying songbirds from 15 counties statewide, according to a news release dated June 25. As the investigation continues, the DNR recommends all Hoosiers remove their birdfeeders statewide.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Construction will soon begin on U.S. 30 near Coesse, as announced in a recent press release from the Indiana Department of Transportation.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Members of the Blue Lake Conservancy District appeared before the Whitley County Commissioners at their most recent meeting asking for matching grant dollars to fund needed projects to the area.

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CHURUBUSCO — The town of Churubusco will soon see major upgrades to a portion of Line Street as part of the Community Crossings Matching Grant.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County was one of the areas in the state to receive funding through the Community Crossings grant program.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Time management and GIS were two topics discussed this past week in both the Whitley County commissioner and council meetings.

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CHURUBUSCO — A new officer has been welcomed into the Churubusco Police Department.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County policy regarding emergencies, particularly as they relate to weather and employee pay, is being reevaluated as explained during the Whitley County Commissioner and Council meetings last week.

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Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola and Parkview Health will continue to require visitors to its facilities to wear face coverings when the state’s mask mandate downgrades to a mask advisory on Tuesday.

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ALLEN COUNTY — Last week, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced two road closures in the Churubusco area — one on SR 205 and another on U.S. 33.

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CHURUBUSCO — An ordinance calling for the increase of town sewer rates was approved Tuesday evening in a special meeting of the Churubusco Town Council.

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CHURUBUSCO — Many communities turn to art — dynamic murals that not only beautify the community but attract people, spending dollars at local businesses, and maybe even moving to the area.

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COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Commissioners have voiced their thoughts regarding a recent house bill presented in Indiana.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Indiana’s legislators are halfway through session, and Whitley County’s representatives offered updates on some of what has been happening so far in a recent meeting with the community.

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CHURUBUSCO — An ordinance outlining increases to the town sewer rate was introduced at the Churubusco Town Council meeting.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers age 50 and older now can receive vaccinations for COVID-19, the Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Passages Inc. and the City of Columbia City received a boost to expand services — a grant worth $146,523.

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CHURUBUSCO — There was a new face at the last Churubusco Council meeting. Devin Keener was sworn in as the newest member of the council.

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WHITLEY COUNTY — In their time of need, sometimes a young person needs a place that can offer help, a place they can turn to where they feel safe.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Recent snowstorms caused some disruptions in vaccine distribution across the state, with tens of thousands of vaccine appointments needing to be rescheduled.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Snow isn’t the only thing that has kept the Whitley County Highway Department busy this winter.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Like her counterparts, newly sworn-in Whitley County Commissioner Theresa Green has hit the ground running, learning what she can and looking ahead to how she can best serve the county.

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CHURUBUSCO — For the past year, the town of Churubuso has been working with DLZ Engineering on preliminary plans for upgrading the town’s sewer plant and lift stations.

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WHITLEY COUNTY — For the first time in months, Whitley County has made its way out of the red designation from the Indiana State Department of Health.

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WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County remains on the wrong side of the state’s coronavirus statistics, as the county recorded the highest positivity rate of the 92 counties.

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COLUMBIA CITY — “The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation strives to be the single point of contact for those businesses we want to attract and retain,” EDC President Dale Buuck said.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Unemployment in northeast Indiana continues to move back toward prepandemic levels, said the final report of estimates for 2020, said monthly data released Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

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INDIANAPOLIS — After previously stating he would sign a new executive order loosening gathering size restrictions in counties on Sunday, Gov. Eric Holcomb jumped his own deadline and issued that new order late Thursday.