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July 1st

EXPLOSION: GM plant experiences fire

July 1, 2014

MARION (July 1, 2014) - A small explosion was reported at the General Motors Stamping Plant in Marion Tuesday afternoon.

GM representative Stephanie Jentgen said employees were evacuated from the plant at 2400 West 2nd Street per safety protocol.

Jentgen said fire department and other emergency responders were on the scene and working to get the situation under control.

One contract employee was been taken to Marion General Hospital for treatment. Others were being treated on the site and may be taken to the hospital if necessary.

TIMEWARP TUESDAY: Oliver Smith family

July 1, 2014

The photograph was submitted by Ronald and Phyllis Egolf, and depicts the Oliver Smith family. The date of the photograph is unknown however those pictured have been identified.

Front row, from left: Effie Adelia (Smith) Putman, Oliver A. Smith, Melinda Berry Smith and Ina Lillian (Smith) Gillespie. Back row: James Wesley Smith, Estella Victorine (Smith) Kelsey, Clarence Edwin Smith and William Sandford Smith.

SUMMER SNAPSHOT: June 21 photos due Thursday

July 1, 2014

Did you snap a photograph during the longest day of the year and the first day of summer, June 21? Don’t forget to submit your snapshot. The deadline is Thursday.

Submit your June 21 photos and info to:

Questions or to confirm participation? Contact Christie Workman, 244-5153 at The Post & Mail.

JOB WELL DONE: Smith bids farewell to Rotary presidency

July 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Gene Smith ended his year in office as the Columbia City Rotary Club president.

At a recent meeting, Smith offered his appreciation for his “team” that helped guide the club through the past year. Smith explained that the board of directors, along with each of the committee chairman, were instrumental in making his year much easier.

Officials urge fireworks safety

July 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As the Fourth of July approaches, officials are encouraging citizens to practice fireworks safety. The Indiana State Police urges parents and adults to closely monitor children especially.

Within the city limits, fireworks can be shot of daily until July 9, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., excluding the Fourth of July, when fireworks are allowed from 10 a.m. to midnight.

BOY KILLED IN STORM: Tree falls crushing child in Winona Lake home

July 1, 2014

WINONA LAKE (July 1, 2014) -- Winona Lake Police say a large tree toppled by a thunderstorm’s high winds fell onto a trailer home, killing one person inside the structure.

The department says in a news release that police and fire crews in the town about 40 miles northwest of Fort Wayne were called to the home about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.

They found that a large tree had fallen onto part of the trailer home, and discovered two residents unharmed in the home’s center area.

VYING FOR THE TITLE: Eight to participate in Miss Whitley County

July 1, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — In little less than a week, eight Whitley County girls will vie for the title of Miss Whitley County.

The event is Monday at 7 p.m. at First Church of God in Columbia City, and the fair will begin Thursday, July 11.

SUMMER SWIMMERS: Stingrays win in Fort Wayne

July 1, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s summer swim team, the Stingrays, picked up a win at the Leigh Ann Palmer Invitational in Fort Wayne June 21.
The squad placed first over 13 other Northeast Indiana teams.

AREA FIREWORKS SCHEDULE: CC set for Thursday at sunset

July 1, 2014

•Columbia City — Thursday at Morsches Park
Food vendors will open at 5 p.m. and a live concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at sunset.
•Tri-Lakes — Saturday over Shriner Lake, at dusk.

Allen County
•Fort Wayne Philharmonic Patriotic Pops at Parkview Field — Thursday at dusk at Parkview Field
•Fort Wayne Fourth of July Fireworks — Friday, 10 p.m. off the roof of One Summit Square, downtown Fort Wayne.
•Leo-Cedarville Freedom Festival — Friday at dusk at Riverside Gardens on Schwartz Road

DeKalb County

BLAST OFF: 4-H rocketry ready for fair

July 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As many Whitley County 4-Hers are preparing their animals for the fair next week, local rocketry club members are putting the finishing touches on their projects that will be on display at the 4-H Center next week.

SOUTH WHITLEY — For the second night in a row the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team took the...
COLUMBIA CITY — Norwell’s boys soccer team spoiled Columbia City’s senior honor recognition match...
SOUTH WHITLEY — There are 80 minutes in a girl's high school soccer game. Each half consists of 40...


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