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June 27th, 2014

OPEN HOUSE AT ELKS: All invited to enjoy Elks hospitality Saturday

June 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417, conveniently located on the east side of the Whitley County Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main Street, will be open to all on Saturday as part of Old Settlers Days festivities.

The gathering place will be open to all ages for fun and hospitality.

On Saturday afternoon and evening, the Elks will be open to the public for pre- and post-parade fun and socializing. The Annual Old Settlers Days-American Legion Parade will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday and follow the traditional route down Main Street.

Walter Meyers Jr., 90

June 27, 2014

Walter F. Meyers, Jr., 90, passed away June 18, 2014.
He was born on April 24, 1924, in Columbia City.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Nellie Grey Meyers.
He will be missed by his surviving five children, Jeffrey, G. Meyers (Pam), Mary Margaret Meyers-Walker (Eugene); Nellie G. (Nela) Faddis (Tom); Roxanna Meyers (Stanley Mount); Monica Meyers; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many friends.

OSD FINAL DAY: Saturday's activities and events

June 27, 2014

•Farmers Market, 4-H Fairgrounds— 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
•Whitley County Master Gardeners Garden Walk— 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets at the Zion Lutheran Church
•Peabody Public Library Book Sale, Ind. 205 (Van Buren Street) — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•W.C. Pork Producers, corner of Main and Van Buren Streets — Sandwich Feed 4 p.m.
•Elks Lodge Open House/Pre-Parade Socializing & Fundraiser, 109 S. Main St.— 5 p.m.
•OSD 4-mile Fun Run — 5 p.m., Nazarene Church at Main and North Streets.
•American Legion Parade, Main St. from North St. through downtown— 5 p.m.

PRETTY AS A PRINCESS: Pfeiffer named Teen Miss Amazing

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Samara Pfeiffer, 19 , is a 2014 graduate of Columbia City High School, and the 2014 Indiana Teen Miss Amazing. Pfeiffer has cerebal palsy, which affects her physically, but she is able to use a walker and wheelchair for long distances.

She was crowned with her title in March and in August, she will be heading to Omaha, Neb. to participate in the National Miss Amazing Pageant.

MAN FOUND: Kessler found in Chicago

June 27, 2014

A missing Columbia City man has been found in Chicago. For more information, see this weekend's edition of The Post & Mail

TRUCKIN' TODDLER: OSD Midway entertains children

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (June 27, 2014) -- Children of all ages are having fun in downtown Columbia City this week for Old Settlers Days. Discounted wristbands will be on sale Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

DOGGIE DAYCARE: New services offered at CC Veterinary Hospital

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s first doggie daycare is up and running.
CC Veterinary Hospital officially opened a new part of its business a few weeks ago, and an open house is scheduled for Saturday.

Saturday’s open house offers the opportunity for dog owners to visit the facility, located on Ind. 9 north of Countryside Drive. The open house is from noon to 3 p.m.

BINGO!: Legion's event tonight and Saturday

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (June 28,, 2014) — The American Legion Old Settlers Bingo will be held tonight beginning at 6 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Post’s home, located at 430 W. Business 30, Columbia City.

CELEBRATING CITIZENS: Old Settlers Association hands out annual awards

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Old Settlers Day has morphed into a five-day event full of lights, sounds and deep-fried treats. During its evolving, Old Settlers Days was held during decades of national tragedies and victories.

Living through some of those milestones are two Whitley County women, Virginia Grabner and Mary (Woll) Stampe.

Grabner and Stampe were honored as the longest-continuous Whitley County resident and the oldest citizen at a ceremony held Thursday evening on the Courthouse Square.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Park moves forward with pool

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After more than a year of discussions, Columbia City’s Park Board has proposed a location for a new aquatics facility.

Because the property is privately owned and has not been purchased yet, the location has not yet been released to the public, but officials are ready to move forward with the next step in the process for the new pool.


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