July 10th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” U.S. 30 construction projects have resumed this morning (Thursday), expect long delays for commutes to work. Officials say to especially avoid the intersection of Ind. 9 and U.S. 30, an area of focus for the highway's repaving project.
See more details in Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” B.A.B.E. of Whitley County is conducting its 6th Annual â€śCutest Kidâ€™s Photo Contest,â€ť a fundraising event held during the Whitley County 4-H Fair. Parents can submit their childâ€™s 4x6 photo, along with their name, age and parentsâ€™ names in one of four categories: ages 0-1; ages 2-3; ages 4-5 and ages 6-9.
WHITLEY COUNTY (JULY 9, 2014) -- Indiana Department of Transportation officials have announced a change in its resurfacing schedule.
Daytime restriction of U.S. 30 to one lane between Ind. 9 (Columbia City) and SR 5 (Larwill) is scheduled to resume tomorrow, July 10, weather permitting.
In the morning hours motorists should expect to see patching work occurring in the middle of the Ind. 9 and U.S. 30 intersection, throughout the day the work will proceed west out of Columbia City towards Ind. 5.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” More than 200 Cub Scouts registered for the 2014 Lincolnway District Cub Scout Day Camp held at Rising Arrow Scout Camp south of Warsaw. This was the 38th year for the Day Camp, and it had a western theme.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Helping combat hunger in South Whitley is a passion for Tonya Warner, director of the South Whitley Emergency Food Bank. Warner was present at the South Whitley Town Council meeting for two reasons â€” one, to update the council on the food bankâ€™s services and two, to address a parking issue.
â€śThis past month was a record month for us,â€ť said Warner. â€śWe served 43 families. That breaks down to about 147 people.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges went before the Whitley County Commissioners and the Whitley County Council Monday and Tuesday to get the go-ahead to begin a five-year lease on a new set of police radios and communication equipment.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As part of the preliminary events for the Whitley County 4-H Fair, seven 4-Hers competed in the Dog Show Saturday. 4-Hers demonstrate the animalâ€™s usefulness as a companion and learned obedience skills.
Nov. 16, 1936 â€” July 7, 2014
Sandra C. Hamel, 77, of rural Columbia City, died at 2:30 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
She was born Nov. 16, 1936, in Fremont, Mich., a daughter of Frank and Alexandra (Cattanach) Hamel. She graduated from Cassopolis High School in Michigan.
Sandy enlisted in the Womans Army Corps to attend Clinical Laboratory Technologist School in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
She was the owner and director of Medical Arts Lab in Mishawaka for 12 years and Lab Director at South Bend Clinic Lab for six years.
Jasmine Early, age 12, who will be a seventh grader this fall at Indian Springs Middle School, earned All-American status, competing in the 13 to 14-year-old age group at the USA Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Bloomington June 26-29. Jasmine placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23 and second in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:56.
Jasmine is the daughter of David and Kim Early, and granddaughter of Mark and Tina Schory, Carolyn and Dale Snyder, and Vernita Early, all of Columbia City.
Aug. 5, 1918 â€” July 7, 2014
Drusella A. Joker, 95, of Columbia City, died at 11:50 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2014, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since September 2013.
She was born Aug. 5, 1918, in Columbia Township, a daughter of Floyd and Myrtle (Grable) Gawthrop.
As a young girl, her family moved into Columbia City from their farm. She graduated from Columbia City High School.
On Dec. 30, 1939, she was united in marriage to Ralph M. Joker. They made their home in Columbia Township until 2003 when they moved into Columbia City. Mr. Joker died Jan. 11, 2008.