June 27th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A fire alarm sounded at Simonson Estates in Columbia City last night.
No one was injured, and the Columbia City Fire Department found no fire upon arrival at the scene.
Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue said the crystal on one of the sprinklers at the complex was broken.
LaRue reported his department was able to control the water flow of the sprinkler.
Columbia City‚Äôs boys golf team had its end of season awards night Tuesday.
The award winners were, from left: Most Improved Player, Matt Kumfer; Season Low Average, 1st-Team All-Conference and Co-MVP, Tyler Green; Co-MVP and 2nd-Team All-Conference, Spencer Klimek; DeVol Award, Tanner Daniel; Mental Attitude Award, Cameron Slavich; Coaches Award, Matt Benedict.
Nicholas Hartman, 7, throws a ring at a group of bottles in an Old Settlers Days game in downtown Columbia City this week.
Old Settlers Days continues until Saturday evening with activities for all ages.
See Page A9 of the June 27 issue of The Post and Mail for a schedule of events.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Leadership Whitley County (LWC) recently received a state award for its creativity in combining youth and adults in community involvement.
‚ÄúI didn‚Äôt feel right accepting this award on my own,‚ÄĚ said Kelley Sheiss, program director for LWC. ‚ÄúThis was really earned by those who had the vision to incorporate the youth into what we were doing.‚ÄĚ
Given by the Indiana Leadership Association, LWC received the Innovation Award for 2013.
As a community outreach organization, LWC works to instruct adults in areas of communication, teamwork and civic duty.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Approximately 35 new jobs could be coming to South Whitley.
At Tuesday‚Äôs Town Council meeting, Alan Tio, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation president, asked town leaders for the OK to proceed with a grant application that would allow for a new business to move into South Whitley.
‚ÄúWe are still a long way off from knowing for sure if this is going to go through,‚ÄĚ Tio said. ‚ÄúBut this gets the ball rolling for us.‚ÄĚ
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs 7-on-7 football team ended its season on a high note by making the semifinals of a tournament last weekend.
The Eagles made the semi‚Äôs of Pike‚Äôs ‚ÄúLet It Fly‚ÄĚ 7-on-7 tourney.
Overall, Columbia City was 5-2 on the day.
The Eagles beat Triton Central and Evergreen Park, an Illinois school. The lone loss for Columbia City in pool play was to NHC-rival East Noble.
In the first round in the afternoon, the Eagles beat Brownstown Central. In the quarterfinals, Class 6A Lafayatte Jefferson was dispatched by Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúMommy, are you going to die?‚ÄĚ
Carrie Barcus‚Äô youngest daughter, Tabitha, asked the question after Barcus announced she had breast cancer.
Her battle against cancer prompted Barcus to launch an initiative that would later become law.
‚ÄúI wanted to reach out to Indiana Senators and lawmakers to educate women about this side of breast cancer,‚ÄĚ Barcus said. ‚ÄúThere are so many women who just don‚Äôt know.‚ÄĚ
Mabel B. Roebuck, 94, formerly of Columbia City, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at East Lake Nursing & Rehab in Elkhart where she had been a resident since May 1, 2012.
She was born Aug. 24, 1918, in Huntington a daughter of John and Ida (Sell) Voght.
Her formative years were spent in Huntington. She graduated from Clear Creek High School.
In 1935, she was united in marriage to Richard S. Roebuck. They made their home Huntington.
Mr. Roebuck died in October 1972. In 2005, she moved to Columbia City.
Kay L. Kyler, 68, of North Webster Lake, died at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at her home following an extended battle with cancer.
She was born Feb. 9, 1945, in Fort Wayne the only child of Leon E. ‚ÄúBud‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMary I. (Lenox) Hamman. A native of South Whitley, she graduated from South Whitley High School. She continued her education at Indiana Institute of Technology.
On Nov. 29, 1985, she was united in marriage to Harry M. Kyler. They made their home in rural South Whitley until moving to their home on North Webster Lake 14 years ago.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs Sheriff‚Äôs Department recently told the Whitley County Council it might return to its old radio system.
Currently on the 800 mHz system (digital), Sheriff Mark Hodges said busy signals and other difficulties might prompt his department to return to the VHF (analog) radio system.
Meanwhile, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said the city has not had problems with busy signals, and it is because of what he called a wise investment.