August 7th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â 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.
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 âcoachâ 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.
Nov. 18, 1924 â 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 âJerryâ Johnston of Peru, his partner in life for the next 44 years.
Sept. 25, 1938 â 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 associateâs 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â 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 Pattisonâs home two blocks up the street. âI knew my family was sleeping in that house,â Loe said.
COLUMBIA CITY â 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â A new billing system designed to streamline communication with utility customers brought droves of residents to City Hall Tuesday.
COLUMBIA CITY â 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â While most children and parents spent the summer break having fun in the sun, Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ elementary teachers were at work creating a new curriculum for their students.
This year, Indianaâs Department of Education pulled out of the federal Common Core program to create its own set of standards.