January 23rd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the big announcement of the acquisition of the old Scottâ€™s building Tuesday, the normally scheduled meeting of the Columbia City Common Council had an economic development flavor to it, as a real estate company was granted a requested tax abatement.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” After closing its doors in 2007, the former Scottâ€™s Food & Pharmacy location has a new tenant â€” Dunhamâ€™s Sports.
At a reception hosted by the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation Tuesday, Michigan-based real estate developer Jeff Kerr announced the sports retailer will occupy 60 percent of the building.
Kerr touted the support of the EDC and Columbia City.
â€śWe are delighted to potentially have the opportunity to take a vacancy and hopefully warm it up and make it vibrant,â€ť Kerr said.
These are the headlines you will find in Wednesday's issue:
Sporting a new business in Col. City
Goff trial continuance granted
Council approves tax-break request
'Busco names head football coach
Max Gerald Kaufman, 93, passed away on Jan. 16, 2013, in Bluffton.
Max was born to John Easton and Edna Kaufman May 22, 1919, in Whitley County.
After spending two years in the Army Air Corp he was honorably discharged in August of 1945 with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
He returned to Whitley County to operate the family farm and also started his career at Dana Corporation retiring as a toolmaker in 1981.
These are the sports headlines you will find in Wednesday's issue:
Drought leads to Col. City girls' loss
Athlete of the week
Woman in fake girlfriend photo speaks out
First-down line could be coming to NFL stadiums
NFL to decide fate of Pro Bowl by April
Colts promote assistant offensive line coach
Tuesday, Whitley County EDC hosted a reception announcing Dunham's Sports as the new tenant of the former Scott's building. See Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail for more information on the entire scope of the development as well as the specific impact the business will have on Columbia City.
Donna J. Rose, 73, of South Whitley, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, following a single-car accident in southwest Whitley County.
She was born Feb, 9, 1939, in Whitley County, a daughter of Dwight â€śDaveâ€ť and Dorothy L. (Owen) Goff.
On Feb. 8, 1957, she married Frank Rose. They made their home in Michigan and later Wabash. Following Frankâ€™s death in 1981, Donna moved to South Whitley.
She retired from Dana Weatherhead in Columbia City with many years of service.
Helen Marie Wolfe, 92, of Larwill, died at 7:26 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where she had been a resident since November 2012.
She was born May 5, 1920, in Whitley County, a daughter of Andrew and Mary Kathryne (Beaucha) Gebert. She completed her education at Larwill High School.
In July 1957, she married Willis D. Wolfe. They made their home in Larwill. Mr. Wolfe died Nov. 11, 1985.
She retired from Weatherhead, Columbia City with 38 years of service.
Churubuscoâ€™s 7th-grade boys basketball team finished its season with an undefeated (19-0) record Saturday, winning the Land of Lakes Basketball Tournament at Westview. The Eagles beat Lakeland in the semi-final, 54-35, and Fairfield in the finals, 62-30. The win was the first conference title in boys basketball in the schoolâ€™s history. Front row, from left: Josh Bear, Daulton Brockman, Austin Lehman, Garrett Horn, Bryce Geiger and Trevor Holloway.
Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s show choir, City Stars will perform Saturday at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne. This is the groupâ€™s first competition of the season. The choir is under the direction of Karyle Genth with assistance from Phil Genth.