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March 16th, 2012

TAX TROUBLE?: South Whitley Clerk-Treasurer seeks to fix problem

March 16, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — On Tuesday evening, South Whitley’s Clerk-Treasurer Bob Gould reported to town council members on financial and record keeping duties, which continues to be ongoing in the clerk’s office.

Garland Watters, 83

March 16, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — COLUMBIA CITY: Garland A. “Red” Watters, 83, a resident of Etna-Troy Township, died at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at his home, on the same farm where he was born .
He was born Dec. 26, 1928, in Troy Township, a son of Murland R. “Jimmy” and Robia E. (Mullendore) Watters.
He attended Troy Center School and graduated from Larwill High School in 1946.
After completing his education, he started farming and on Oct. 17, 1951, entered the U.S. Army and served in the military police until Oct. 18, 1953.

Breanna Walker, 20

March 16, 2012

Breanna Lynne Walker, 20, a resident of Fort Wayne, passed away at 11:54 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident earlier in the evening in Fort Wayne.
Breanna was born Jan. 27, 1992, in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of Jeffrey A. and Lynne (Pitcock) Walker.
She spent her formative years in Fort Wayne, and graduated from Northrop High School in 2010.
She was a second-year student at the University of Saint Francis, and also worked part time as a waitress.

GRAND OPENING: Iotron snips ribbon on beam accelorator facility

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The doors officially opened at the new 54,000 square-foot Iotron Industries, USA facility in Whitley County Thursday at an open house hosted by the company. In 2010, following an extensive 16 month search, the company decided to locate its e-beam sterilization and materials modification facility in Indiana.

Lady Eagles basketball awards

March 16, 2012

The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball team recently held its end-of-season banquet. Award winners include, from left: Sarah Opliger, most steals, most assists, Defensive Award, second team all-NHC; Emily Whiteleather, most rebounds, second team all-NHC; Samara Qureshi, Lady Eagle Integrity Award; Macie Hinen, best field goal percentage, best free throw percentage.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Kindergarten round-up underway for WCCS

March 16, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Kindergarten Round-up dates have been established in March for Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS).
School, roundup dates and office phone numbers are:
•Coesse Elementary, Thursday, March 15. Call for an appointment 244-3351.
•Northern Heights Elementary, Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21. Call for an appointment 691-2371.
•Mary Raber Elementary, Thursday, March 22. Call for an appointment 244-5857.
•Little Turtle Elementary, Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28. Call 244-3343.

Passages presents ‘Paintings,
Pickles & Patrick March 16

March 15th

MAYOR'S RIDE RETURNING TO CITY: Preparations nearly complete

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — In addition to the sound of the summer breeze, this June will hear the sound of several thousand engines powering motorcycles through the city for the Mayor’s Ride.

ABATE of Indiana, which stands for American Bikers Aimed Toward Education, chose Columbia City for this year’s event. In the past, the city hosted the ride at the Shrine Horse Grounds, holding the event for 18 years.

Mayor Ryan Daniel said he spoke with the Downtown Business Association (DBA), who was very much in favor of the ride.

PREPPING AHEAD OF TIME: S. Whitley preparing for fall festivities

March 16, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — The planning of two popular events scheduled this fall in South Whitley took a step in the right direction Tuesday evening with the town council’s approval of street closures in the downtown area.

Resident Ronda Sroufe, who organizes the annual car show, was in attendance and has requested street closure on Sept. 16 beginning at Columbia Street and continuing north on State Street to the railroad tracks for the car show. Car enthusiasts from the surrounding area participate in the annual event with approximately 110 entries last year.

FUEL SAVING MEASURE TAKEN: City vehicles to see less use

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety approved a policy Tuesday to reduce the use of police and department vehicles when officers and employees are not on duty.

“In trying to be good stewards of the taxpayers dollars, we came to the conclusion that we would restrict off-duty use of police vehicles,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.

A TIME TO CHOOSE: Readers' Choice ballot inserted in today's Post and Mail

March 15, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY - It's Whitley County's time to choose "the best" in numerous categories in The Post and Mail's popular annual Readers' Choice balloting that begins today.

An entry ballot flyer is inserted in today's newspaper. The official ballot will be inserted again Tuesday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 27. The ballot is also located under the Special Sections tab on the newspaper's website: www.thepostandmail.com

Deadline for the newspaper to receive completed ballots is at the end of the business day Friday, March 30.

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