Twenty-six ornamental street lights now adorn the entranceway to Columbia City as part of the SR205 road construction project. Shorty after energizing the lighting, a dead short resulted causing an outage to several of the street lights. The City has not yet accepted the street lights and the contractor is responsible for repairs. The contractor is aware of the problem and will be working to correct it. We anticipate having the lighting fully restored within 30 days.
Twenty-six Toys for Tots has changed how Whitley County residents sign up for the program. They are trying to simplify the process and make it easier on everyone to get the help they need at Christmas time.
This year, if you need assistance from the Toys for Tots program all you need to do is visit your closet Whitley County School. Even if your children are not school-aged, or if they are home schooled you are still able to sign up at any of the schools in Whitley County. This covers all Whitko Schools, Smith-Green Community Schools and Whitley County Consolidated Schools. You do not need to provide proof of income, Social Security cards or birth certificates.
Toys for Tots is hoping that providing more sign up locations around the county encourages more families that need assistance to sign up.
Toys for Tots assist all children ages newborn to 18. If you have any questions you can contact Tiffany Careins at WhitleyCountyT4T@gmail.com
The Columbia City Housing Authority is taking applications for the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program. The OOR Program helps low to moderate income households rehabilitate their homes. With a focus on making the City’s housing stock Safe, Sanitary and Security, see if the OOR program is right for you. Click here to fill out application.