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August 7th, 2014

FAST AND FURIOUS: Officials address speed concerns at Loon Lake

August 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In response to numerous reports of speeding in the Loon Lake area, the Loon Lake Association has been working in conjunction with Whitley County Commissioners, the Whitley County Highway Department and local law enforcement. It was the belief of the association and local residents that the primary speeding offenders were visitors to the lake, not local residents. Loon Lake Association President Dave White petitioned for a stop sign be put in the area to retard speeding.

FORMER PARAMEDIC SAVES A LIFE: Stresses importance of CPR, Heimlich training

August 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Kelly Slavich did more than help animals at Line Street Veterinary Hospital Wednesday. Early in the afternoon, a four-year-old boy began choking on a sucker in the lobby of the vet hospital.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Youngsters model older athlete in park

August 7, 2014

Two Columbia City 8th graders were out practicing for the upcoming football season at DeVol field Wednesday with their amateur instructor, a Churubusco High School student. From left: Ethan Garner, 13; Andrew Garner, 14; and their ‘coach’ 17-year old Dylan Park. Ethan is practicing for the positions of middle linebacker and quarterback; Andrew is hoping to play as a free safety or strong safety. Park is taking a year off of playing for Churubusco, having played tight end and safety last year.

D. Kirk McNagny, 89

August 7, 2014

Nov. 18, 1924 — July 19, 2014
D. Kirk McNagny, 89, of Williamstown, Va., passed away of pneumonia Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Kirk was born in Columbia City Nov. 18, 1924, the last of three children to Vera and Rob Reed McNagny.
Kirk graduated from Columbia City High School and subsequently earned an aeronautical engineering degree from Tri-State University.
In 1952, he married Jaralee “Jerry” Johnston of Peru, his partner in life for the next 44 years.

Roberta Meagher, 75

August 7, 2014

Sept. 25, 1938 — Aug. 4, 2014
Roberta J. Meagher, 75, of Columbia City, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born Sept. 25, 1938, in Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of Marshall and Doris (Mace) Wolfe.
Roberta graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1956, and received an associate’s degree from Virginia Beach Community College.
On Jan. 1, 1956, she married Larry W. Meagher. She had worked at Ralston Purina. She was a member of the Columbia City VFW, American Legion and Eagles.

FIRE DESTROYS DUPLEX: Man saves his family after smelling smoke

August 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — When Franklin Loe woke up in the middle of the night smelling smoke in his home, he immediately was worried his house may be on fire. After checking his own home, he stepped outside to see flames shooting from the roof of his sister-in-law Sarah Pattison’s home two blocks up the street. “I knew my family was sleeping in that house,” Loe said.

FIRE: Crews battle blaze overnight

August 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — None were injured in a duplex fire on Chauncey Street in Columbia City early Thursday morning.

For more information, see Thursday's Edition of The Post and Mail.

August 6th

HOT WATER: City Hall flooded with billing complaints

August 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A new billing system designed to streamline communication with utility customers brought droves of residents to City Hall Tuesday.

LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Student advisory develops ETA program

August 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Tech Academy (ETA), in Columbia City, is beginning its fourth year with a focus on developing students' character. From the beginning, ETA had advertised its values of trust, respect and responsibility.

HARD AT WORK: No break for WCCS teachers

August 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — While most children and parents spent the summer break having fun in the sun, Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ elementary teachers were at work creating a new curriculum for their students.
This year, Indiana’s Department of Education pulled out of the federal Common Core program to create its own set of standards.

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team beat the weather and Bellmont Tuesday evening at...
WARSAW — Whitko’s volleyball team grabbed a 3-0 sweep in its opening match Tuesday night at...
COLUMBIA CITY — Thunderstorms sparked the Eagles into a dominating win in their season opener...


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