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November 23rd, 2012

YEP, IT'S FAMILY: Whitley online poll says 'family' tops this holiday

November 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Although relatives can wear on nerves during holiday gatherings, "family" was the dominant answer in the most recent results from The Post & Mail's online poll.

When asked to complete the question, "Thanksgiving is a time for . . ." 51 percent of respondents chose "family," 34 percent chose "feeling grateful," 9 percent chose "food" and 6 percent chose "football."

You can participate in this week's online poll by going to the home page of www.thepostandmail.com and finding the poll question on the right side of the page.

Ethel Belle Smith, 86

November 23, 2012

Ethel Belle Smith, 86, of Columbia City, died at 1:32 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since March 2008.
She was born Feb. 24, 1926, in Portland, a daughter of William Henry and Estella May (Nickerson) Miller. Her formative years were spent in Portland where she attended Mount Zion School.
On Oct. 7, 1944, she was united in marriage to Herman E. Smith. They made their home in Waynedale until 1977 when they moved to Old Lake. Mr. Smith died Nov. 28, 2001. In 2002, Ethel Belle moved to Columbia City.

THE WRITING ON THE WALL: Brainstorming session produces fresh ideas for S. Whitley

November 23, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — Markers were handed out and people were encouraged to write on the walls of the meeting room in South Whitley Tuesday, located next to the Town Hall.

The South Whitley Plan Com-mission held a brainstorming session for residents to write down suggestions on ways the town could improve.

Anna Simmons, plan commission president, said, “We did this at our last meeting and we got some great ideas. I hope to have more meetings in the future to determine the priority of each suggestion in the different categories.”

DELAY DEFINITE: Whitko board adjusts start time for school days

November 23, 2012


PIERCETON — Whitko Community School students will have a weekly delay of 30 minutes each Wednesday starting in January.

Superintendent Steve Clason petitioned the Board of Trustees for Whitko Community School Corporation to approve the delay to allow for professional training for teachers.

“We’re not leading this change, we are following it,” said Clason. “The state says we have to offer so much time for development and this seems to be the most cost effective way to do it.”

PARADE: Christmas to come to downtown Col. City tonight

November 23, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With reindeer, lights and the sounds of Christmas, Santa will be ushered to his house on the Courthouse Square Friday night.

The City of Columbia City and the Downtown Business Association, along with The Clugston on the Square, will present a lighted Christmas parade Friday at 6 p.m.

This is the first parade of its kind in Columbia City in recent memory.

Once Santa reaches the Courthouse, a holiday lighting ceremony will initiate the holiday season as Santa begins entertaining children.

November 21st

Patricia Tucker

November 21, 2012

Patricia J. Tucker passed away Nov. 5, 2012, at 5:05 p.m. She was born July 6, 1931.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, she traveled the country doing various jobs and meeting interesting people. She came home to spend her last years with family.
She kept her spirit and sense of humor to the end. Words can never express the thankfulness and gratitude to Hospice of Parkview.
Surviving relatives include three loving siblings, Robert Tucker of Tavares, Fla., Gloria (Jack) Mullett of Columbia City and Garthena Tucker of Fort Wayne.

'FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES': New playground to be assembled at Morsches Park

November 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Neon green and yellow colored playground equipment is scheduled to fill the recently empty spot where the old playground at Morsches Park once stood. The Columbia City Parks Department tore the old playground down last week.

“I think the kids are going to love it, and it will be good for all ages,” said Columbia City Park Director Mark Green. “There will be a swing set area, a large teeter totter you can stand on and the slides should be a little taller than what we had.”

BOYS BASKETBALL: Tips off tonight

November 21, 2012

INTERNET POLICY: WCCS to implement revisions for online safety

November 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees is preparing to implement internet safety policies to better protect its students.

According to WCCS Superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor, the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was amended last fall and now requires school corporations to provide age appropriate curriculum concerning proper online behavior.

“This includes interacting with others on social networking sites, in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness,” explained Dr. O’Connor.

Col. City opens with loss to Bellmont

November 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A very young Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad kicked off its 2012-13 season Tuesday night with one of only three home meets.
The Eagles hosted perennial Northeast Hoosier Conference powerhouse Bel-lmont.

Columbia City fell behind early, but ran off a string of three straight wins.

Despite the run, the Eagles still fell to the Braves by a 51-19 score.
Columbia City fielded a lineup that included five freshmen who saw their first high school varsity experience.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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