COLUMBIA CITY â€” Friends and family gathered Saturday at Morsches Park to honor Alex Trabertâ€™s memory. The skate park, located near the front of Morsches Park, will now be known as the Alex Trabert Memorial Extreme Sports Park.
Alex, a 2007 graduate of Columbia City High School, was killed Nov. 25 in a hit-and-run accident in Indianapolis.
Saturdayâ€™s event was not the typical somber occasion, but more â€śextreme.â€ť Friends spent the afternoon sporting tricks on skateboards and bicycles while others took part in a cook out.
ANGOLA â€” Police in Angola said an explosive put inside a doll caused a blast that rattled people in nearby homes.
Various reports to area media said the boom was heard around 6:50 p.m. in the 200 block of Henry Street, Angola.
Police Chief Stu Hamblen told an area paper that no injuries or damage were reported.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the chimney taken down and gutting in progress, Columbia Cityâ€™s Park Department hopes to have new bathrooms in the pavilion at Morsches Park by next spring.
â€śThe bathrooms down here werenâ€™t nice, and itâ€™s one of those things that has needed an upgrade for some time,â€ť said Columbia City Director Mark Green.
Before the work began in the pavilion, there were two sets of menâ€™s and womenâ€™s restrooms â€” one set accessible from the inside and one from the outside.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While several ideas exist at the state level on how to bring in more money for roads and bridges, Whitley County Highway Department Superintendent Michael Barton said raising the current 18-cents-a-gallon gas tax is not one of them.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Post & Mail received three awards, including two first-place awards at the Hoosier State Press Associationsâ€™s annual recognition ceremony Saturday.
Nicole Ott received a first-place award for Best News Coverage Under Deadline Pressure for her article in the Dec. 1, 2011 issue entitled â€śWater rescue: Five people in two vehicles hit high water, get stranded.â€ť
Five people were stuck on top of their cars for more than an hour after they drifted off due to high water on the roadway.
Dallas Roy Coyle, 70, of Thorncreek Township, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday morning, Dec. 3, 2012.
He was born March 7, 1942, in Goshen a son of Lloyd Junior and Elizabeth R. (Shaffer) Coyle.
As a young boy, his family moved to Tri Lakes where he attended Thorncreek School and graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1960.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Nov. 15, 1960. In 1962, he married Ingrid Vivian Carlson in Portland, Maine. Following his active discharge in 1964, they moved to Columbia City.
Almetta Green, 91, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of John W. â€śBillâ€ť Green, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the family residence following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Green was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Grant County, a daughter of Wilbur and Millie (Corey) Nelson. She spent her formative years there and graduated from Van Buren High School in 1939.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In most cases, itâ€™s better safe than sorry.
Columbia City High School was on lock down Monday morning after a gun magazine was found on the road in front of the school.
A K-9 from Allen County was brought to the school to search the building, but during the search it was determined that the magazine belonged to a Columbia City Police Officer.
Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said there was no safety issue with the students, and they were put on lock down as a precaution.
Treva M. Holt, 90, of Warren, passed away at 9:43 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Heritage Pointe in Warren.
She was born on Monday, Feb.13, 1922, in Larwill, the daughter of Lester and Cleo (Barnes) Souder.
Surviving relatives include one daughter, three sons and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home 203 N. Matilda St., Warren Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m.
A service to celebrate Mrs. Holtâ€™s life will be at Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home 203 N. Matilda St., Warren at 11 a.m. on Tuesday with the Pastor Kathy Newton officiating.
Peggy L. Glassley, 83, died suddenly at 4:34 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
She was born in Whitley County on Sept. 6, 1929, the daughter of Leland and Mildred (Jackson) Rouch.
Mrs. Glassley spent most of her childhood in Noble County and graduated from Albion High School.
She moved to South Whitley in 1958 and married Phil L Glassley on Oct. 13, 1973, in Angola.
They moved to Tri-Lakes in 1980 and resided there until moving into Columbia City in 1998.