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March 16th

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.

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.

SUN-STRUCK: Area temps expected to nearly reach 80s this week

March 15, 2012

Columbia City's parks and streets have been full of people this week with temperatures on the rise.

March 14th

SEASON CHANGING: Un-inclement weather altering some department priorities

March 15, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Some of the city’s departments are shifting sails a bit in preparation of spring, none more so than the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Park Director Mark Green said with the weather change, Morsches Park has seen steady and consistent traffic recently, keeping the park busy. The department has also been working on playing fields in anticipation of holding softball practice soon.

Registration for softball will close with a registration session Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Boys Minor baseball evaluation will occur at 1 p.m. and Boys Major is at 2:30.

DEPT. TO GET SPARK: 'Busco-Smith Fire Department getting new facility

March 15, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Since 1887 the Churubusco/Smith Township Fire Department has been “Bustin’ Ours to Save Yours,” according to the department’s motto. Soon the department will be rewarded with a brand new facility.

The CSGFD is currently housed in the former town hall in an antiquated building. Later this spring, a new fire station is going to be built at 805 Johnny Krieger Drive. The address is currently a soccer field on the northwest side of the Churubusco Town Park.

TORNADO RELIEF: Local volunteers spring into action

March 14, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY —Tony Guyas, a chicken farmer from Ligonier, pulled up in his semi truck to the First Church of God in Columbia City Friday afternoon. Volunteers began pouring out the side door of the church, carrying large totes with donated items and loading them into the semi one by one.

 

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