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Archive - Jun 2013

June 12th

REALIGNMENT: Right at home for Leo, Huntington

June 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School and five other schools welcomed two new compatriots to a new conference that will begin play in two years.

Huntington North and Leo will join Columbia City and five other schools: Bellmont, DeKalb, East Noble, New Haven and Norwell in a new, yet-unnamed conference that will commence competition in the fall of 2015.

Until that time, the six Northeast Hoosier Conference (NHC) schools will play out the final two years of that conference with Carroll and Homestead.

Senior center announces activities for June

June 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Council on Aging & Aged, Inc. recently announced its events for June.

Today

•Noon — Renaissance bingo
•6 p.m. — Game night

Friday

•9 a.m. — Euchre
•11:15 a.m. — Father’s Day celebration wih All Pro and Flag Day
•11:45 a.m. — Family Nutrition Program

Monday

•9 a.m. — Board meeting
•10:30 a.m. — Exercises

Fishy equation

June 12, 2013

As part of a calculus project, Columbia City High School students Corinne Kauffman (left), Miranda Johnson (middle) and Celine Rongos recorded a unique video incorporating a large, stuffed fish.

The fish is a fixture in the classroom of Beth Scharpenberg, the trio’s calculus teacher.

Once the video was posted on social media sites, it gained the attention of The Huffington Post, an online news source. The video has received more than 13,000 views.

To view the video, visit http://www.thepostandmail.com/content/gone-viral-cchs-students-featured-huffington-post.

Rotary chairman visits Col. City

June 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Dan Ryan, district chairman of the Rotary Foundation, was the guest speaker Tuesday at Columbia City’s Rotary Club.

Ryan has been in this position for 10 years. He said it has been his “privilege to see many international projects receive Foundation grants to do such wonderful things in literally dozens of countries.”

From water wells in Africa to schools in Latin America to potable water tanks in dozens of villages in Mexico, Ryan has played a part in all of them.

National Flag Day

June 12, 2013

National Flag Day will be observed with a celebration ceremony held on the north lawn of the Whitley County Courthouse at noon Saturday.

National Flag Day is held in recognition of a resolution by the Second Continental Congress, signed June 14, 1777, stating that “the flag of the U.S. be 13 stripes, alternate red and white” and that “the union by 13 stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.”

Columbia City Elks Lodge will be joined by the South Whitley VFW, AmVets, Daughters of the American Revolution and Columbia City VFW to honor the National Banner.

HISTORY LESSON: Council updated on storm water policy

June 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council had a history lesson at Tuesday’s meeting.

Mark Jesse of GAI Consultants reviewed with the council how storm water fees were set for the city.

Back in 2006, the council worked to set the fee, which includes a residential rate of $9.15 per household, and a variable price for non-residents. Today, there are no Common Council members who remain in office from that time, and the city has since elected a new mayor.

Road work today on Lincolnway

June 12, 2013

The County Highway Department is paving Lincolnway West west of Ind. 5 to the County Line today.

Expect brief delays as the pavement is being laid.

The Whitley County Sheriff's Department asks those traveling that way to respect and obey the flagmen and highway workers while work is being done.

WATER MAIN: Board approves Eagle Glen project

June 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Board of Works and Public Safety approved a contract for completion of the Eagle Glen Water Main Project Tuesday.

DLZ, an engineering firm based out of South Bend, was contracted to perform the work for a price of $59,400. DLZ will be subcontracting with Walker and Associates based out of Columbia City.

“I appreciated its (DLZ)’s willingness to work with a local firm,” Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said.

A Day in the Life of Whitley County

June 12, 2013

You can participate in this community photo-documentary project!

How? Just be ready to snap photos of your activities Friday, June 21!

It's the longest day of the year and there will be lots of daylight for many activities. Whether activity is unique and exciting or routine and mundane, WE WANT IT ALL!

Direct your submissions to community@thepostandmail.com.

Deadline is July 3. Questions? Contact Christie Barkley at 244-5153 or community@thepostandmail.com.

GETTING DOWN TO GRASS: Town remains undecided on yard waste

June 12, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Debris and refuse from yards in South Whitley have created much controversy within the town.

Decisions over how to properly dispose of grass clippings have left town council members scratching their heads.

According to South Whitley Town Council President Tony Starkey, pink cards have been left at homes in recent weeks notifying the resident that if grass clippings were not picked up by the town, it was because the yard waste wasn’t bagged.

 

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