February 25th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Sitting down with state leaders and discussing government issues over a cup of coffee is not a common Saturday activity for most residents in Whitley County.
However, Indiana State Senator Jim Banks, Ind. Representative Kathy Heuer along with Ind. Rep. David Ober spent Saturday morning at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds to meet face to face with their constituents.
The Farmer‚Äôs Share Breakfast was hosted by the Whitley County Farm Bureau. Those who attended came armed with questions and looking for state officials to offer answers.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Maintenance is important in any line of work.
Columbia City‚Äôs water department recently received recognition for some of its maintenance. The city was added as a member of the Cast Iron Pipe Century Club (CIPCC).
‚ÄúAny town with active water mains with over 100 years of service gets recognized for keeping that water line in service,‚ÄĚ said Mike Dear, Columbia City water superintendent.
Dear did research and found 10‚ÄĚ mains on W. Van Buren St. and S. Chauncy St. were part of the original system installed in 1895 for the city, and they still provide service today.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ For students who are involved in multiple school and extra-curricular activities, time and energy can become depleted.
But in the middle of competition season, when Saturdays start early and end late, Columbia City High School‚Äôs show choir students have dug deep to find more time and more energy to serve another Indiana show choir.
Recently, students held a fundraiser at Dairy Queen, Columbia City, with some $500 raised for a competing choir.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Corinne Kauffman, a senior at Columbia City High School, will represent Whitley County at the Distinguished Young Woman state program in Kokomo.
Kauffman is the 48th representative of the local program of DYW and will participate in a preliminary competition Thursday and Friday and a final competition Saturday.
‚ÄúI am really looking forward to the overall experience and meeting new people,‚ÄĚ Kauffman said. ‚ÄúGetting the chance to represent my county is a real honor.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Pierceton man accused of two felonies had his pre-trial conference continued until March 18.
Jeremiah Smith, 26, was in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday. He is accused of burglary, a Class C felony, and theft, a Class D felony.
According to case reports, Smith was alleged to have broken into the Larwill Deli.
He is accused of having stolen $1,252.76 of merchandise, 12 cartons of cigarettes.
The back door, door locks and hinges were also broken during the crime, which was estimated to be $650 in damages. This incident occurred on Sept. 9, 2012.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ How does one become well-known?
This was one question discussed at a Mayors Roundtable held at Eagle‚Äôs Nest Friday. With the economy beginning to get back on track, the aspect and importance of regionalism was one topic on the table.
Discussion centered around the fact that southern California and other regions of the county have its own reputations for what it does well.
How does Northeast Indiana acquire the same reputation?
The recession is over and the region is on the move forward, even if the recovery is still in progress at the moment.
Linda Jayne (Gates) Vandivier Sabo, 73, succumbed to a long bout with cancer on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born in Ft. Wayne on April 7, 1940, to Jayne (Sample) and Benton Earl Gates, Sr. and grew up in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1958.
In 1962, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University, where she studied radio, television and film. There, she was initiated as a member of the Xi Chapter of Chi Omega Sorority.
Columbia City ‚ÄĒ Parkview Whitley Hospital today announced that it is seeking a buyer for Parkview Oaks and Parkview Pointe.
The campus, located at 411 Wolf Rd. in Columbia City, is a skilled nursing facility and residential/senior living community that serves over 100 residents.
Parkview Whitley Hospital focuses on its fundamental expertise in primary and acute medical care. Leaders at Parkview Whitley Hospital and Parkview Health believe the residents of Parkview Oaks and Parkview Pointe can be best served with an owner who specializes in senior care.
Chosen by The Post & Mail‚Äôs editorial staff
Cagney Craig ‚ÄĒ Whitko
Megan Deutsch ‚ÄĒ Col. City
Jordan Hall ‚ÄĒ Whitko
Macie Hinen ‚ÄĒ Col. City
Montana Martin ‚ÄĒ Churubusco
Cassidy Perlich ‚ÄĒ Churubusco
Hannah Schnorr ‚ÄĒ Col. City
Josie Sparks ‚ÄĒ Whitko
Emily Whiteleather ‚ÄĒ Col. City
Aubrey Wright ‚ÄĒ Col. City
Alyssa Anderson ‚ÄĒ Churubusco
Kristine Bechtold ‚ÄĒ Churubusco
Alyssa Hansen ‚ÄĒ Col. City
Melanie Kelsey ‚ÄĒ Whitko
Kelly Reiff ‚ÄĒ Whitko
Baily Rentschler ‚ÄĒ Col.City
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team had four players honored by the Northeast Hoosier Conference this week.
The Lady Eagles were led by Emily Whiteleather, who earned 1st-Team All-NHC honors.
Whiteleather, a 6-foot-2 junior, averaged 10.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.
She finished the season with 54-of-81 free throw shooting (66 percent) and led the Lady Eagles with 95 offensive rebounds.
Whiteleather ended the year with a team-high nine blocks and 50 percent field goal shooting.