Archive - 2010 - News Article
Skyler Tucker of Columbia City considers carefully what he would like for Christmas after assuring Santa that he has been good. Santa arrived Friday to his little house on the courthouse square in grand style â€” a carriage pulled by horse-like â€śreindeerâ€ť â€” to nearly a block-long line of excited children anxious to tell him their Christmas wishes. He will be back today and Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 19 from noon to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. On Christmas Eve, Santa will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Members of the Columbia City Common Council discussed their own salaries Tuesday night and the second reading of the ordinance establishing their 2011 pay did not pass by without discussion.
Council member Roger Seymoure took issue with the way the pay is set up, which is an annual salary, but which is divided into bi-weekly pay periods.
A fluke that happens only once in a great while caused the council members, as well as the mayor and the clerk-treasurer, to receive an extra paycheck in 2010.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Randy and Linda Striggle were in attendance at the town council meeting Tuesday evening to provide an update on repairs to the Green Parrotâ€™s exposed wall since demolition of the Hicks and Deaton building in June. The Striggles were granted an extension of Nov. 29 to make repairs to their exposed south wall building.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. â€” Proverbs 17:22
If you could bottle Harold Normanâ€™s laugh, every patient would get a prescription for it from their doctor. Life has thrown him some curves which could break a manâ€™s spirit, but one wouldnâ€™t know it from his continuous and infectious laughter.
â€śI always look forward to a phone call from my friend, Harold Norman!â€ť says Rosalie Geller-Byrne. â€śHis laughter is like a vitamin pill.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Mayor Jim Fleck told the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday that the recent Veteranâ€™s Marathon, in its second year, should grow even more next year.
â€śThe third year (2011) is the break out year,â€ť said Fleck.
â€śAn evaluation is being done to evaluate the prospect of another race. It was a valuable event. It is new, it is exciting.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Fort Wayne man and state excise officer is free on bond after being arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of staging the break-in of an Indiana State Excise Police evidence room in Columbia City.
Aaron M. Bishop, 34, was arrested at 2:04 a.m. Wednesday, charged with theft and official misconduct.
He was booked at the Whitley County Jail on $8,000 bond and is scheduled for an initial hearing in Whitley Circuit Court Monday.
Across the country, young artists work to perfect their craft, be it painting, photography, sculpture or the art of storytelling in the written word.
For 87 years, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers has provided a means for these budding creators to put their creations up against others their age, to see if they have what it takes.
From the turnout at the Autumn Art Festival in Columbia City each fall, and the many local artists who bring their work to the event, it is apparent that art is alive and well in Whitley County.
But where can you find local original artwork the other 51 weeks of the year?
With the opening Saturday of a new Art Gallery, called â€śA Gift of Art,â€ť this question has an answer.
â€ś(There are) so many talented artists that people never get to see,â€ť said Jeanne Pfeiffer, owner of Sun Kiss Tanning Salon. â€śItâ€™s hard for them to find a venue for people to see it.â€ť
Don York of Columbia City stopped by The Post & Mail office to show us an invitation he received in 1952 while serving in Osan, Korea for a Thanksgiving dinner more than 6,000 miles from home.
The artwork was done by one of his comrades in arms, D. W. Bennett, showing the emblem of the 840th Engineering Aviation Battalion and their location â€śK55â€ť which is today the Osan AB Airport.