Archive - 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The City of Columbia City held its first public hearing of the 2015 budget Monday night, with a total of $5,374,051. The proposed 2015 budget is $400,000 higher than in 2014, but officials said the budget is expected to be cut by December. The budget is set for adoption Oct. 14. The budget was published in The Post & Mail as a legal advertisment Aug. 22 and 29.
(Sept. 10, 2014) There is a flash flood watch in effect this afternoon into this evening.
From the National Weather Service:
A WARM FRONT LIFTING INTO THE REGION TODAY WILL DRAW ABUNDANT LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE NORTHWARD. THIS INCREASED MOISTURE WILL COMBINE
WITH A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES AND COLD FRONTAL
BOUNDARY TO PRODUCE THE POTENTIAL OF SOME LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING.
* FLASH FLOODING MAY CAUSE ROADS TO BE CLOSED AND IMPASSABLE.
RISES ON AREA RIVERS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.
FORT WAYNE (Sept. 9, 2014) -- Indiana Tech advised students and faculty to stay indoors due to a "police emergency" in the area around 9:30 a.m. this morning.
The all-clear signal was given around 10:10 a.m.
According to area media, a spokesperson with the Fort Wayne Police Department said that a "high profile" search warrant was being served in the area the area but did not give details on the location or the investigation.
A variety of vendors offered handmade crafts, artwork, along with jewelry and other items at the festival. This is the 13th year for the event, which also featured entertainment, a chalk walk, student art show and silent auction.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Since 1991, Flow-Tech Plumbing and Heating, Inc., with its main office located at 208 E. Chicago St. in Columbia City, has made comfort its goal. At the helm of the business are Dave Gareiss and Jim Farber, both 48. Before Flow-Tech took shape, Gareiss began working for a local builder where he installed heating and cooling systems as well as plumbing.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Paintings, sketches, and a variety of handcrafted pieces were on display at the Whitley County Autumn Arts Festival Saturday. The event was coordinated by Whitley County Humane Society board members and helped to raise funds and awareness for the countyâ€™s animal shelter.
MARION â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s and Churubuscoâ€™s boys and girls cross country traveled to Indiana Weslyean in Marion Saturday to compete in an invitational with approximately 2,000 other runners. Churubuscoâ€™s runners had personal records, with Jacob Eyer and Blake Gross leading the boysâ€™ squad with 11th and 17th finishes, respectively.
Nov. 26, 1927 â€” Sept. 7, 2014
Mary Elaine Wilkinson, 86, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:27 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
Born Nov. 26, 1927, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Edward O. Sr. and Mary L. (Jackson) Bowser.
She graduated from North Side High School with the Class of 1946.
On June 1, 1947 she married Robert C. Wilkinson and they moved from Fort Wayne to Columbia City in 1954. In 1986, she moved to Florida before moving back to Columbia City in September of 2013.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After a decade of sitting empty, an idea was presented to Columbia Cityâ€™s Plan Commission Monday night that may revitalize the former Blue Bell factory. Kevin McDonell was at the plan commission meeting with Commonwealth Development Corporationâ€™s proposal to turn the old factory into senior apartments. McDonell was seeking the plan commissionâ€™s approval to change the area from industrial zoning to high-density residential.