May 25th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, the Columbia City American Legion will sponsor the community‚Äôs annual Veterans Memorial Day Parade on Monday.
Line-up begins at 9:45 a.m. at Walnut Street in front of Eagle Tech Academy.
The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and will travel south on Walnut Street, east on Van Buren Street and then south on Madison Street, ending at Greenhill Cemetery.
No trash pickup Monday
Whitko‚Äôs sectional opener against Norwell was delayed twice in the first two innings Friday night at Bellmont due to lightening.
The game was scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., but the first pitch wasn‚Äôt thrown until after 8 p.m., due to the first game taking longer than expected. As of 9:15 p.m., only two innings were completed.
Results from the game were not available at press time.
Above, Whitko‚Äôs team sits in the dug out after the game was delayed for the second time.
A very special 14-page publication is inserted in Friday's Post & Mail that contains photographs of graduating seniors from Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko high schools.
The publication is available in The Post & Mail at newsstands and dealers throughout Whitley County. Subscribers, of course, will be getting their copy with today's home or business delivery.
If not a subscriber, be sure to pick up your keepsake copy today!
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Parkview Whitley Hospital has been awarded a VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence by VHA Inc.
The award was presented at VHA‚Äôs 2012 Leadership Conference in Denver.
The award honors Parkview Whitley for meeting or exceeding national performance standards.
These standards are in the areas of clinical care as well as the category of improving the patient experience.
VHA presents awards annually to health care organizations that achieve top performance on clinical core measures.
ST. PAUL, MINN. ¬≠‚ÄĒ Katie Marie Barnett of South Whitley recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the CHS Foundation, the major giving entity of CHS Inc., the nation‚Äôs leading cooperative, owned by farmers, ranchers and co-ops across the United States.
Barnett will study Animal Sciences at Purdue University and is one of 50 students receiving scholarships through the CHS Foundation High School Scholarship Program.
The CHS Foundation distributed a total of $50,000 in high school scholarships and another $25,000 in two-year scholarships.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Mayor Ryan Daniel wants to remind city residents that there will be no collections on Monday for trash and recycling due to the Memorial Day holiday.
Trash and recycling collections will be performed one day later than normally scheduled.
‚ÄúIf people set their trash or recyclables out Monday, and they are not picked up, that is why,‚ÄĚ said Daniel.
Monday collections will be made on Tuesday and Tuesday collections will be made on Wednesday, continuing with that pattern until Friday‚Äôs trash is picked up Saturday.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With consistently warmer temperatures, Columbia City parks and recreation is opening the Splash Pad and the pool as a way to beat the heat.
Mark Green, park director, said the Splash Pad opens today at noon.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve had a lot of calls about that,‚ÄĚ said Green. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs going to be hot this weekend so we‚Äôll be open from noon to 8 p.m. every day.‚Äú
Green said the pool opens this Saturday at noon.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Athletes from 37 different Northeast Indiana High Schools converged at Wayne High School Thursday night for track regionals.
Whitley County had contenders in 11 different events, led by Whitko‚Äôs Alec Wilkinson, who was a regional champion in the pole vault.
Wilkinson vaulted three inches high than his closest opponent at 14 feet, 3 inches.
Columbia City‚Äôs Matt Rethlake took second in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 4 inches.
Austin McClure of Churubusco had a second-place finish in the shot put with a heave of 52 feet, 4 inches.
AUBURN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team held on to a 6-4 lead to beat Snider in the opening round of sectionals at DeKalb Thursday.
After a 6-3 lead, the Panthers threatened the Eagles with a run in the seventh inning, a base runner on second and the tying run at the plate.
Columbia City held on to get the next three batters out and win, 6-4.
Jordan Bickle opened the second frame with a home run. Snider led off the bottom of the second with a home run to tie the score at one.
The online Post & Mail results reveal that relaxation is the plan for this long Memorial Day Weekend.