Archive - May 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At the Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council meeting last week, Mark Green, parks and recreation director, reported the fireworks/4th of July celebration will be held Tuesday, July 3 this year at Morsches Park.
â€śI think the thought behind it was when the fireworks go later, because it gets darker later, people can sleep in the next day,â€ť said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
There will be vendors again this year, starting approximately 5 p.m.
â€śItâ€™s going to be a pretty neat day,â€ť said Daniel.
Daniel asked Parks and Recreation director Mark Green if there would be a band playing as well.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” David Sewell, executive director of the Columbia City/Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Department, came before Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council last week to request a change of zoning for a parcel of land within the cityâ€™s jurisdiction.
Sewell requested the parcel be re-zoned from agricultural to general business.
â€śThe size of the parcel that is being requested is just shy of 1.5 acres, located on the north side of West Lincolnway, west of 150 west,â€ť said Sewell.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Freedom isnâ€™t free. That was the theme of the ceremony at Greenhill Cemetery Monday presented by American Legion Post 98 and VFW Post 5582.
Under the direction of Richard A. Stark, current adjutant and past commander of Post 98, several speakers told of the meaning behind Memorial Day to hundreds of people carrying American flags.
The day began with a parade going through downtown Columbia City and ending at the cemetery. The parade was directed by Joe Pittenger.
COLUMBIA CITY ÂÂ Ââ€” Tammy Gross will never forget that day in August, almost six years ago, when she heard the words â€śbreast cancerâ€ť attached to her diagnosis.
â€śAugust 15, 2006, I received my diagnosis of breast cancer. On that day I became a survivor,â€ť said Gross.
In the months that followed, Gross underwent four surgeries, over five months of chemotherapy and more than six weeks of daily radiation.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While Hoosiers on holiday don shorts, sandals and sunscreen to enjoy what promises to be an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend, many farmers could be looking to the skies, hoping for wet relief.
â€śWeâ€™re over an inch (of rain) below normal for the month of May and two and a half inches below normal since the beginning of January,â€ť said Dave Addison of Whitley Countyâ€™s Purdue Extension Office.
COLUMBIA CITY â€”Â A man was taken to Parkview Whitley Hospital with serious injuries Friday afternoon after a collision on West Old Trail Road on the railroad tracks.
A truck occupied by the injured driver and a child, who was uninjured, hit a railroad service truck which was parked at the crest of the road.
The large truck was knocked off the railroad tracks and the child was pinned inside the vehicle.
The Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Columbia City Police Department, Columbia Township and Columbia City Fire Departments all responded to the scene.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, the Columbia City American Legion will sponsor the communityâ€™s 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
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 â€” Parkview Whitley Hospital has been awarded a VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence by VHA Inc.
The award was presented at VHAâ€™s 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. Ââ€” Katie Marie Barnett of South Whitley recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the CHS Foundation, the major giving entity of CHS Inc., the nationâ€™s 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.