July 5th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With downed trees and damaged roofs as a reminder of Friday‚Äôs powerful storm, Whitley County officials thanked everyone who responded and addressed certain problematic issues as departments tried to do their jobs effectively.
County Commissioner Don Amber said one of the biggest issues occurred when the Emergency Management Agency, EMA, called him to tell him the Emergency Operations Center was activated and he was told the internet was down.
Sheriff Mark Hodges said the issue is currently being addressed.
Schrader‚Äôs lob ball team won the season-end championship game Tuesday evening at Morsches Park.
Above, front row, from left: Chris Butler, Sebastian Cripe, Adi Timin, Andrew Hedrick, Aiden Martinez and James Victor Lewis.
Second row: Coach Kevin Hedrick, Alex Roberson, Logan Trier, Peyton Pope, Alex Hedrick, Ricco Martinez, Coach Jim Pope and Chris Bartol.
See Thursday's Edition of The Post & Mail for photos from Tuesday night's lob ball championship game at Morsches Park.
Lois Marie Pulley, 87, of Columbia City, died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at her residence. Born April 15, 1925, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Clarence David and Hulda M. (Anderson) Leininger.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1943. On Dec. 24, 1946, she married Homer LeRoy Pulley in Columbia City.
She lived most of her lifetime in the Columbia City area where she served as the secretary of the Whitley County Welfare Department for 35 years. She was an avid reader and attended all sporting events for all her children.
William R. Mathias, 76, of Columbia City, died at 7:01 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at his home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Columbia City a son of John R. and Marjory A. (Howenstine) Mathias.
His formative years were spent in Larwill. He graduated from Larwill High School.
On Oct. 31, 2002, he married Deborah K. Monnier. They have always made their home in Columbia City.
He was employed at Precision Plastics, retiring in the late 1980s.
His memberships include Eagles #1906.
Marian Emelyn Bollinger, 99, retired South Whitley librarian, died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Timbercrest Healthcare in North Manchester where she had been a resident since 2007.
She was born Jan. 1, 1913, in South Whitley, a daughter of Clarence O. and Leola B. (Faudree) Enos. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1930.
On June 23, 1934, she was united in marriage to William B. Bollinger. They made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Bollinger died Feb. 4, 1961.
Sharon Klingenstein, 79, devoted wife and best friend of Fred for 59 years, died June 24, 2012.
Her parents were the late Andy and Selma Lowe, former Columbia City residents.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1950.
Sharon‚Äôs volunteer leadership benefited many of Mt. Sinai Hospital‚Äôs programs. A former member of the Board of Central Park Conservancy, she was also actively involved in the U.S. Hospital in Port Chester, New York and the Buick Open Golf Tournament at Westchester Country Club.
STAY SAFE DURING EXCESSIVE HEAT CONDITIONS
Be ready for high temperatures with a few simple steps
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď With an excessive heat warning for Whitley and area counties firmly in place for the next four days and high temperatures to settle near 100 degrees, the federal government has issued tips on how to cope. Perhaps the biggest coping mechanism will be forecast highs in the low- to mid-80s early next week.
Regardless, here is what the feds want Whitley Countians to know about the ongoing heat wave:
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After some confusion, the proposed Wind Ordinance is currently on its way to become law July 19, with the changes to the setbacks included.
David Sewell, with the Columbia City/Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Department, came to the Whitley County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday to clear up the results of the last plan commission meeting held in June.
Sewell said the vote made in the plan commission's meeting was determined by the county attorney and the plan commission‚Äôs attorney to be a ‚Äúfailure to act.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs Republican Party announced Monday it would hold a caucus July 10 to fill the vacancy in the Whitley County Assessor elected position.
County Assessor Angie Heath announced her resignation earlier this year, which goes into effect Saturday.
According to a county GOP press release, ‚Äúthe political party occupying that office has 30 days from the date of the resignation to hold a caucus and elect a new elected official, in this case county assessor.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ County Commissioners approved a motion to extend Whitley County‚Äôs burn ban based on the recommendations by the Whitley County Fire Chief‚Äôs Association.
The burn ban was originally set by the commissioners to last until Monday‚Äôs meeting so they could re-asses their decision for the following week.
‚ÄúThe fire chief‚Äôs association took a vote, and the vote was eight to keep the burn ban, including fireworks, and one opposed,‚ÄĚ said County Commissioner Don Amber. ‚ÄúSo we will continue the burn ban including fireworks.‚ÄĚ