Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County has strong ties to Haiti as the local community continues to raise funds and serve on mission trips.
Amber Walker, of Columbia City, will soon be traveling to Haiti and taking with her more than 75 beaded bracelets, made by Lois Smith of Renaissance Village, for the Haitian children, and in February, a group of members of the Columbia City United Methodist Church (CCUMC) took a trip to Haiti to build new houses with the program ‚ÄúHomes for Haitians.‚ÄĚ
Another group from CCUMC church will travel to Haiti in early May.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ According to Street Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh, the leaf mulch giveaway scheduled for this Saturday will not take place.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs something we‚Äôve advertised for a while now, but (the mulch) is all gone already,‚ÄĚ Cearbaugh said.
The mulch has been available to the public for a few weeks. Department personnel is on hand once a year to load the mulch for residents who bring a way to haul it away.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď Snow flurries late Tuesday afternoon in the area proved correct a March 29 www.thepostandmail.com Online Poll.
Sixty percent of Post & Mail Online Poll respondents predicted a cold snap and snow flurries in April ‚Äď despite the record March heat wave.
Forty percent incorrectly predicted that ‚Äúspring was here to stay.‚ÄĚ
Never fear. A 70-degree warming trend is predicted for the weekend ‚Äď along with April showers.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ An ordinance discussion came before the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday regarding the city‚Äôs restricted animals ordinance.
Currently, part of the wording reads ‚Äú.... the term ‚Äėrestricted animal‚Äô as used in this section means: poultry, horses, cows, goats, swine, sheep ...‚ÄĚ.
Resident Robin Lahrman has requested the ordinance be changed to allow for chicken hens. Specifically, Lahrman would like to keep up to 12 of them.
‚ÄúI believe that you will be responsible,‚ÄĚ Weigold said. ‚ÄúBut if we open it up, will the next people be responsible?‚ÄĚ
Mouse Loy, left, and Don Shearer, right, talk about old times at the Leatherneck Coffee Club Breakfast Saturday in the Columbia City VFW in Columbia City. Shearer is wearing a uniform that is similar to his original ‚Äúsatine‚ÄĚ Marine uniform he wore in Vietnam in 1963. Twenty-six Whitley County marines attended the event. Loy eats from his original mess kit and drinks coffee from his military-issued canteen cup. The group has a chicken barbecue fundraiser scheduled for May 19 at Wal-Mart and NAPA, both located in Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual event designed to shine the spotlight on area businesses and non-profit organizations.
The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce‚Äôs Whitley County Expo begins Saturday at 9 a.m. continuing until 3 p.m. at Indian Springs Middle School, just south of Columbia City on Ind. 9.
Admission and parking are free.
The event will include door prizes and entertainment. A special section promoting the event is inserted in today‚Äôs The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Beds And Britches, Etc. (B.A.B.E.) of Whitley County is having an unusual fundraising campaign that has baby bottles being filled with money.
‚ÄúApril is our biggest fundraising month all year,‚ÄĚ said Shawn Ellis, executive director of B.A.B.E. ‚ÄúWe have 17 churches and many banks all over Whitley County collecting money in our baby bottles for our program.‚ÄĚ
Aleasia Johnson, 3, is happy to find a camouflage egg that wins a prize at the first annual mEGGa Hunt at Churubusco Park Saturday.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Prizes, family fun and community love just about sums up what was happening Saturday afternoon at Churubusco Town Park.
More than 600 people attended the first annual mEGGa Hunt sponsored by Christ Community Church.
‚ÄúWe hid 8,000 eggs today and with this big of a turn-out we‚Äôll have to have twice as many next year,‚ÄĚ said Nathan VanHorn, member of CCC.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Safe routes to school is a high priority to the Churubusco Town Council.
Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Churubusco‚Äôs clerk/treasurer, and Jeremy Hart, town supervisor, began looking into a grant from the State of Indiana worth $250,000. That money would be used for infrastructure projects and $75,000 is available for non-infrastructure projects to construct safe routes to school for elementary and middle school-aged children.
‚ÄúFunding is disbursed on a reimbursed basis,‚ÄĚ said Sade-Bartl.
Editor‚Äôs Note: The following is the final segment of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact the event is having today on a local family.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A century after Antoine Temmerman purchased a ticket for the ill-fated maiden voyage of the HMS Titanic, his granddaughter Gail Morris was sent an invitation.
The correspondence came a few weeks ago, inviting Morris to participate in the memorial activities on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic called ‚Äú100 Years of Exhibition.‚ÄĚ