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Columbia City Fire Dept. "Free" Christmas Eve Candy Give Away

It has been over a century long tradition of the Columbia City Fire Department (along with Santa Claus) to hand out a 1lb bag of candy and oranges to the children on Christmas Eve from 6pm to 8pm at the Court House. This candy is purchased through fund raisers and donations which costs about $2,000 a year. This has been a wonderful event for the community to see the children stand in line to see Santa and get their bag of candy. Approximately 600 lbs. of candy plus oranges is given out at the Court House every year. Any donations are greatly appreciated as it gets harder and harder to raise these funds every year. Donations can be sent to the Columbia City Fire Department at 112 South Chauncey Street, Columbia City, IN 46725

Columbia City Aquatic Facility

Columbia City is in the process of raising 3.5 million dollars to replace our sixty year old pool. This new aquatic facility would not only have a lap lane pool, but it would also have a very large area for young kids and families to play.  There would also be two slides, a vortex circular current area, and plenty of other fun amenities for families to enjoy.

Engraved Brick Order Deadline November 30, 2016.

For more information regarding our engraved brick campaign, please contact Mark Green at
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Columbia City’s Leaf Pickup Begins

Columbia City’s Street Department is announcing that their annual leaf pickup will begin on Monday October 24, 2016. The crews will be following the same routes as last year. The City has two (2) leaf vacuums. The City will be divided into half down Main Street, with one machine in each half, running at the same time. The pickup is at street side only. Our vacuum equipment will not fit in the alleys.

This is a “one pass only” per week for six weeks. The Street Department asks that you have your leaves ready before the Monday of each week. Please rake leaves up to the curb not in the street. Leaves in the street cause many problems in bad weather plugging storm sewers. This is leaf pickup so please do not put limbs on the leaf piles, limb pick up is done for this year. If possible try not to have cars parked in front of the leaf piles. Leaves will not be raked from behind parked cars due to the time restraints of the pickup to cover the city each week. We hope to make this a safe and productive pickup program this year.


Visit Downtown CC

Since 1888, Columbia City has stood strong as the center point for commerce and family life in Whitley County. Historic homes and brick streets blend into the downtown corridor with unique shops and businesses for residents and visitors alike.

Scenes from Columbia City

3 reasons to love Columbia City

Whether you are moving into a new home or just stopping by for a cup of joe at Brewha, the City and its residents welcome you with smiling faces and open hands. This safe, hospitable community has grown tremendously over the past 20 years and they aren’t done yet! Enjoy the small town safety and affordability with the accessibility and convenience of big city amenities. With the Orthopedics Capital of the World nearby and the expanding defense and agricultural industries of Northeast Indiana, workers are needed to fill new and expanding companies. We know life is better together, so come be a part of our growing community!

  • Safe Community of friends

    Recently ranked as one of the Top 20 Safest Communities in Indiana, Columbia City prides itself on being a safe and attractive community for individuals and families. Firefighters, Police, and Dispatchers continually work along-side residents to enhance the safety of neighborhoods through proactive programs and practices.

  • There is a Home Waiting for You

    With a diverse housing stock and available lots, there’s a place for you in Columbia City. A quick look around the community will reveal a house of all shapes and sizes just waiting for a family to make it a home. Various available lots hold a world of potential where you can build the home of your dreams. With downtown revitalization, new career opportunities and a great quality of life, you’ll want to be planted at the heart of Whitley County!

  • Conveniently Close to Everything

    Columbia City is strategically located less than 20 miles from Fort Wayne, Warsaw, Fort Wayne International Airport and more than 1200 regional shops and businesses. Within a 600 mile radius is over 50% of all the Nation’s consumer base. That means less shipping time and costs for your business. But, Columbia City is not all about work. Nearby lakes beckon you to relax and enjoy your weekends. Small town eateries will delight your taste buds. And, a friendly conversation is waiting at every corner.