Archive - 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In light of Fort Wayneâ€™s weekly bank robberies, Columbia Cityâ€™s Police Department is taking a proactive approach to preventing crime.
The CCPD has ramped up its patrol for local banks in an effort to prevent robbers from coming to Columbia City from Fort Wayne.
Another heist happened on Fort Wayneâ€™s southwest side at a Chase Bank on Lower Huntington Road Thursday afternoon.
CCPD Chief Tim Longenbaugh said the department has stepped up its patrol, especially in the morning as employees are coming to work, but also throughout the day.
CHURUBUSCO â€” It is a 21st century, technology-laced world, even for 5-year-olds. For Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS), the 2012-13 year has made a great leap into the future. The district was able to use money it obtained from Classroom Innovation Grants (CIG) to purchase Apple iPads for its kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms. Currently, there are seven iPads per classroom, but Churubusco Elementary School Principal Shellie Miller hopes to get more in the future.
Online poll voters at www.thepostandmail.com have given the nod to Columbia City High School's boys basketball team as the squad projected to have the best hardwood regular season. Whitko and Churubusco followed.
The new poll question concerns the legalization of marijuana in Indiana. Participate in the poll on the home page, right side, www.thepostandmail.com
Merritt L. Norris Insurance and Dennis G. Norris extend Season's Greetings to the agency's many customers and to the entire readership of The Post & Mail.
An Independent Insurance Agent, Merritt L. Norris Insurance is located at 307 N. State St., South Whitley and can be found on the world wide web at www.mlninsurance.com. The business' phone number is 260 723-4722.
Season's Greetings to all!
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School has many opportunities to give students an educational edge before entering college â€” one of them being Project Lead The Way-Engineering.
Currently in its fourth year at CCHS, the program enables students to establish a career path through the exposure of four engineering courses.
One of those courses, Digital Electronics, covers topics involving mechanisms, energy, statics, materials and kinematics â€” concepts the students are likely to encounter in future courses.
â€¢ Autism group â€” 6:30 p.m.
Whitley County Autism support group will meet Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA.
â€¢ Bloodmobile â€” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia City United Methodist Church in the Community Room, located at 605 N. Forest Parkway in Columbia City. Those who donate from Dec. 1 to 31 will be entered into a region-wide weekly drawing for a $250 gasoline gift card.
Firefighters Ed Scott (left) and Brian Hollenbaugh help put out a blaze at 3803 S. CR 300 W. in Columbia Township Wednesday morning. Firemen on the scene said the blaze was an unattended trash fire that got out of control. Nobody was injured and the fire was under control in less than an hour.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A total of 348 residents submitted surveys on the future of Columbia City aquatics â€” the majority in favor of building a new pool facility. After reviewing the surveys, the Columbia City Park Board recently decided to close Burnworth Memorial Pool by 2014.
Currently, the board is working on establishing a 15-member Aquatics Task Force which will include the members from the community, local government and the school system.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A South Whitley man appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court for an initial hearing Monday after allegedly dealing methamphetamine from a tractor in March and April.
Gerald Michel, 19, was arrested Nov. 11 after two arranged buys turned up evidence of one gram of methamphetamine.
Between the two buys, Michel was paid $100 for zipper bags containing a white crystal substance, later identified as methamphetamine.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Unseasonably warm temperatures have left most of the Midwest double checking the date. Yes, Monday was Dec. 4 and the temperature registered a high of 64 degrees. But yesterday temperatures dropped â€” to a high of 60 degrees. Even with the slight dip, the temperature was still 20 degrees above the normal high of 39.
Although some have enjoyed waking up to frost-free windshields, others are concerned the strange weather patterns are indicators of a bigger problem â€“ severe weather outbreaks.