Archive - 2012 - News Article
SOUTH WHITELY â€“ For a quarter of a century, Capt. Dave Meadows has been fighting fires for the City of Fort Wayne. For most of those years he has visited South Whitley Elementary School to teach children fire safety with Cleveland Township firemen.
The South Whitley native works in the Safety Education Division of the Fort Wayne Fire Department and recently brought his dog â€śShadowâ€ť as part of his class demonstration.
â€śI rescued him. He is a Shepherd Labrador mix and heâ€™s a certified therapy dog,â€ť said Capt. Meadows.
Ingrid Coyle, of the Whitley County Patriots, holds up a sign which calls for voters to vote against the retention of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David in November. The Patriots on Tuesday were protesting the judge, who spoke at the Eagleâ€™s Nest in Columbia City. The groupâ€™s issue with David involves court decisions pertaining to what they claim are violations of personal liberties.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Every day, hospital patients depend on steady and consistent blood donations from volunteer donors for the blood they may need for ongoing and emergency medical care.
And with February being American Heart Month, itâ€™s a great time to put your heart into a worthwhile cause: helping to build the nationâ€™s blood supply through your American Red Cross.
blood drives include:
Cathy Broxon-Ball, director of Whitley County Environment Management and Homeland Security prepares for the 2012 annual weather spotter training session in the spotterâ€™s room at the Whitley County Homeland Security office. Broxon-Ball calls out to anyone who would like to become a â€śweather spotter.â€ť
The 2012 annual weather spotter training will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Whitley County Government Center basement training room. The class is two hours long and free of charge. Door prizes are planned.
Last year, 138 spotters were trained by the a member of the National Weather Service.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” Jim Caldwell endured everything thrown at him during his first two seasons as the Colts' coach -- replacing a friend, rebounding from losses and fighting through injuries.
Not having Peyton Manning around in 2011 was just too much.
Caldwell was fired Tuesday, a little more than two weeks after the Colts' worst season in two decades.
"This is obviously a big transitional time for us, but I know we're excited moving forward and it's hard when you say goodbyes to some people," team owner Jim Irsay said. "But it's part of the business."
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ While state legislators are considering a bill that would give Indiana homeowners limited rights to resist police officers trying to enter their homes, local citizens are trying to voice their opinion on the subject.
The Whitley County Patriots had planned to demonstrate near Parkview Whitley Hospital today in opposition of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steve David, who was scheduled to address the Columbia City Rotary Club.
The Patriots announced their plans over the weekend. The meeting was moved to an alternate location.
Whitley County awoke Tuesday morning to a hodge-podge of spring weather in mid-January.
Mid-50 degree temperatures, thunderstorms and heavy rain passed through the area with possible fog to follow. Temps are to drop throughout the day.
Click on the Columbia City weather forecast at top right.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the matter in discussion since March 2010, the Whitley County Plan Commission finally began revising itâ€™s zoning ordinance to add regulations for wind energy conversion systems (WESC).
The commission met Wednesday for a rescheduled session to review and offer proposed amendments to a draft which, if approved, will put standards in place should a wind company seek the opportunity to make an economic investment in Whitley County.
â€śWe certainly have not come to a precise conclusion up to this point,â€ť said Planning and Building Department Executive Director Dave Sewel.
For more photos of Saturday's Show Choir, see Monday's edition of The Post & Mail.
A pair of Whitley County residents will mark their 100th birthdays next week.
Gertrude Brock is lovingly known as â€śGertieâ€ť to all of her friends and family.
She will turn 100 years old on Wednesday.
Gertie was born in South Bend and went to school until she was 17 in the South Bend school system.
She and her entire family are Notre Dame fans.
Her grandfather, father and brother joined her in working at the Studebaker Corporation.
â€śShe worked in the file and mail room until 1933,â€ť said Florence Linn, a daughter.