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June 15th, 2012

Making waves: Susan Meyers takes silver, bronze in International Masters Swim Meet

June 15, 2012

RICCIONE, Italy — Local swimmer Susan Rothert Meyers competed in the 2012 Final World Masters Championships in Riccione, Italy this week. She finished in the top three in her events in the 70-74 age group.

In her first race on Tuesday, she placed third in a field of 17 in the 400-meter individual medley. On Wednesday, Meyers swam the 200-meter individual medley, placing third in a field of 20.

In the 100-meter butterfly, Meyers placed second in a field of 15.

BURN BAN: Col. City announces burn ban

June 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel announced today the city is issuing a ban on open burning . “Due to the lack of rain and for the protection of the residents of Columbia City, the fire department and Mayor Daniel have established a fire ban within the city limits,” said the city press release. “The ban means no recreational fireworks or burning of campfires will be allowed within the city limits until further notice.”

VACATION PLANS: Readers respond to R&R question

June 15, 2012

Respondents to last week's poll question on 2012 vacation plans were fairly evenly split between an at-home "stay-cation," a short trip for rest and recreation – and no vacation at all.

Participate in this week's poll question on the home page of www.thepostandmail.com

June 14th

STUCK: Firemen rescue passengers from stopped roller coaster

June 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Several passengers got stuck at the top of the "Runaway Train" roller coaster at Paiges Crossing Thursday afternoon.

Columbia City's Fire Department along with the Union Township Fire Department and Whitley County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Helfrich were able to safely get the riders off the train.

No injuries were reported, and Tim Summers, owner of Paiges Crossing, said the ride will not be reopened until deemed 100 percent safe.

TRAFFIC RULE: Council OKs amendment

June 14, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The council approved an amendment to the Traffic Ordinance at its meeting Tuesday.
At the Common Council of Columbia City’s meeting in May, Kelly Cearbaugh, the Columbia City street superintendent, requested an amendment to chapter 75 of the city’s Traffic Ordinance.
Mayor Ryan Daniel reminded the council that this was an amendment “to kind of go through and change different things.”
The amendment regarded two-way stop intersections, one-way stop intersections, yield right-of-way intersections and speed limits.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

June 14, 2012

Ice cream social
The Cleveland Township Fire Department will host its annual ice cream social Saturday at 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Cleveland Township Fire Department and will feature homemade ice cream, hamburgers and desserts. For more information contact Steve Weber at 479-8486 or sweber@shindigz.com.

Class reunion
The Columbia City High School class of 1943, will have a reunion at Big G’s restaurant Saturday at noon.

Bloodmobile

Janetta Crabill, 93

June 14, 2012

Janetta Crabill, 93, of Okeechobee, Fla., died Monday, June 11, 2012.
She was born Aug. 3, 1918, in Allen County, a daughter of Ira Edward and Iva Mae (Leland) Bowsman.
Her formative years were spent in Whitley County. She completed her education at Columbia City High School.
On Jan. 8, 1953, she was united in marriage to Oscar L. Crabill. They made their home in Columbia City until moving to Florida in 1954. From 1980 until 1995, they spent their summers in Columbia City. Mr. Crabill died Aug. 22, 1986.

James Strong, 64

June 14, 2012

James Strong, 64, of Churubusco, died at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born June 6, 1948, in Fort Wayne, a son of Cecil and LaVon (Disler) Strong.
His wife, Frances, and his father, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his mother, LaVon Strong, one brother, six stepchildren, one niece and one nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul D. White officiating.

Jon Gaff, 54

June 14, 2012

Jon Lynn Gaff, 54, of Columbia City, formally of Green Township, died at 6:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Gaff was born on Aug. 16, 1957, in Columbia City, a son of J. Lincoln and Juanita (Decker) Gaff.
Survivors include mother, Juanita LaVon Gaff, of Columbia City, one daughter, one son and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, one brother and one nephew.
Funeral services will be held at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Saturday at 1 p.m., with Pastor Brad Fredrickson, officiating.

SUPER DADS: Mullett keeps kids at the top of the list

June 14, 2012

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a four part series in honor of Father’s Day.

COLUMBIA CITY — As the director of Eagle Tech Academy (ETA), Brady Mullett has a lot on his plate.

Some might remember Mullett as a student in the very halls in which, as an adult, he now works. Born and raised in Columbia City, Mullett attend middle school in the Marshall building.

Now Mullett is a father to Emily, eight, Daniel, six, Allison, four and Isabelle, one.

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