Archive - 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€”Â Several passengers got stuck at the top of the "Runaway Train" roller coaster at Paiges Crossing Thursday afternoon.
Columbia City's Fire Department along with the Union Township Fire Department and Whitley County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Helfrich were able to safely get the riders off the train.
No injuries were reported, and Tim Summers, owner of Paiges Crossing, said the ride will not be reopened until deemed 100 percent safe.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The council approved an amendment to the Traffic Ordinance at its meeting Tuesday.
At the Common Council of Columbia Cityâ€™s meeting in May, Kelly Cearbaugh, the Columbia City street superintendent, requested an amendment to chapter 75 of the cityâ€™s Traffic Ordinance.
Mayor Ryan Daniel reminded the council that this was an amendment â€śto kind of go through and change different things.â€ť
The amendment regarded two-way stop intersections, one-way stop intersections, yield right-of-way intersections and speed limits.
Ice cream social
The Cleveland Township Fire Department will host its annual ice cream social Saturday at 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Cleveland Township Fire Department and will feature homemade ice cream, hamburgers and desserts. For more information contact Steve Weber at 479-8486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Columbia City High School class of 1943, will have a reunion at Big Gâ€™s restaurant Saturday at noon.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the second of a four part series in honor of Fatherâ€™s Day.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As the director of Eagle Tech Academy (ETA), Brady Mullett has a lot on his plate.
Some might remember Mullett as a student in the very halls in which, as an adult, he now works. Born and raised in Columbia City, Mullett attend middle school in the Marshall building.
Now Mullett is a father to Emily, eight, Daniel, six, Allison, four and Isabelle, one.
Skyler Tucker, left, sprays his cousin, Zoey Egner, right, with a water bottle Tuesday at Columbia City's Splash Pad in Morsches Park.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” When local 80-year-old Barbara Craig picked up the paper one morning she saw a photo of a vintage Indy car she had not laid eyes on in years.
In the article with the photo, Barbara read that STAFCO, Steel Tank and Fabricating Corporation, was to host the refurbished Kennedy Tank Indy car for a day.
Venturing to reconnect with her past, Barbara visited STAFCO June 5 to see the car.
â€śItâ€™s in perfect shape,â€ť said Craig. â€śThey even wanted me to get in it.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Common Council approved a request for an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance on second reading at its meeting Tuesday.
â€śAs you remember, this is in regard to SDS Communications out on West Lincolnway, changing it from an Ag setting from a house to a business,â€ť said Mayor Ryan Daniel to the council.
David Sewell, executive director of the Joint Planning and Building Department, was present, representing the Columbia City Plan Commission with the request.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the first of a four part series in honor of Fatherâ€™s Day.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” John Slavich is known as one of the faces of the Whitley County Community Foundation, but to his five children he is known as â€śDad.â€ť
This father is somewhat of a â€śsuper dad.â€ť Having two teenage kids in his 50â€™s will make him a superhero to any young parent.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Do you have a few â€“ or perhaps a collection â€“ of old postcards from Whitley County?
If so, The Post & Mail would like you to share them in a special community project.
â€śWish You Were Here . . . Historic Postcards from Whitley County, Ind.â€ť is the project that will be completed during the next six to eight weeks.
The final result will be publication of a special â€ścoffee tableâ€ť book that will contain about 100 pages, printed on 70# paper, perfect bound with a colorful laminated cover.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School gymnasium was full of families and friends Friday night as 106 seniors walked across the stage and received their diplomas.
One unexpected turn of events happened after Valedictorian Brandi Herron and Salutatorian Rachel Fehring spoke. The two girls lifted their arms in a dance move and a flash mob broke out with nearly 75 percent of the graduates dancing in sync. The audience began laughing, clapping and cheering for the celebrant youth.