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August 20th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City resident Nancy Brunner, 68, knows the struggles her great-great grandfather Mortimer Jeffries endured and the persistence he demonstrated.
âI think there were many struggles he went through to be able to vote and have his children attend school, and from what I understand they were educated,â said Brunner as she complimented her great-great grandfatherâs handwriting.
COLUMBIA CITY â Upon arriving at Columbia City High School Tuesday, students will still call Kyle Nelson âMr. Nelsonâ but it wonât be in their business class. He is now Dean of Students.
Born and raised in Columbia City, his parents are Barry and Darlene Nelson.
He graduated from Columbia City in 2003 and then studied business management at Butler University.
Nelson transferred to Ball State University and finished with a secondary education degree.
He filled in for one semester at Attica High School where there were only 400 students.
COLUMBIA CITY â She knows a champion sheep when she sees it and is reaping the rewards.
Eryn Schinbeckler is only 16 years old and has recently added more sheep championships to her trophy case. But this easy going Columbia City High School junior isnât about to brag.
âShowing sheep is just what we do,â said Schinbeckler.
Competing against 850 other sheep, Schinbeckler won the 2012 Reserve Champion Suffolk and Fourth Overall Market Lamb at the Indiana State Fair.
She competed in the Grand Drive, traditionally one of 4-Hers top goals.
COLUMBIA CITY â The most recent www.thepostandmail.com online poll results showed poll respondents enjoyed gymnastics, beach volleyball and track & field as favorites to view during the recently completed Summer Olympics. Basketball fared poorly in the poll.
The weekly poll appears on the home page of www.thepostandmail.com
This week's poll asks readers about Paul Ryan.
COLUMBIA CITY â Renovations are being made at the Water Pollution Control Facility. Work which began on the installation of a wet well pump in June for the new Recycle Station is estimated to take a few more weeks to become operational, according to Mike Cook, the superintendent of the Water Pollution Control Facility.
COLUMBIA CITY â Pam Loe, of Columbia City, has been diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer.
A car wash will be held today at Carriage House Flowers, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to help raise money to cover some of her treatment expenses. The benefit will accept free will donations in exchange for the wash.
Loe currently works at the Whitley County YMCA.
Brandi Kreps, Loeâs daughter, said, âShe greets everyone at the Y with a smile. Sheâs a sweet person.â
The car wash was the idea of Brandiâs son, Jaegar.
CHURUBUSCO â The event was a corporation meeting for the staff of Smith-Green Community Schools.
But with school beginning next week all over Whitley County, the advice that educational expert Ralph Bailey gave could help any educator.
Bailey, 85, SGCSâs interim superintendent, spoke to the many teachers, aides, administrators, maintenance and cafeteria staff Wednesday.
His topic was âGrowing Together.â
He gave each person in attendance a packet of sunflower seeds and a can with a label which read âI Can!â
COLUMBIA CITY â After an assessment was made on the Burnworth Memorial Pool, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said there are many tough decisions ahead for the park board concerning this issue, as two upcoming forums will be held to allow members of the public a chance to give their opinions.
âWeâre hoping the public forums will give a pretty good feeling for what the community wants, and furthermore, if they want something, how they want to pay for that something,â said Daniel. âThat will be a very good and interesting discussion.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs mayor addressed the use of sirens at Tuesdayâs meeting of the Board of Works and Safety. He said the issue had received numerous inquires from local residents.
âThe whole reason I put it on the agenda was because there were a lot of questions from the public as to why the tornado sirens were not put off when the big wind storm came through during Old Settlers Days,â said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
CHURUBUSCO â There is a new town marshal in Churubusco and his name is Mike Engle.
Long-time Whitley County sheriffâs deputy and recent Churubusco deputy town marshal, Engle was unanimously voted the town marshal at the town council meeting Wednesday.
The council had to find a new town marshal after Chad Fulkerson took a full-time position of school resource officer at Smith-Green Community Schools. Fulkerson tendered his resignation just moments before Engle was voted on.
Frank Kessler, council president, said the council interviewed three internal candidates.