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April 12th, 2014
CHURUBUSCO â€” This summer, the Churubusco Public Library will celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Part of the festivities will include a contest, where patrons can design a library of the future. This will allow individuals to envision what a library may look like in the year 2114.
While the next century holds unknowns for the library, the previous century has been marked by service, moves and harrowing escapes from destruction.
Currently located on Mulberry Street in Churubusco, the library has had several homes in its lifetime.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Itâ€™s the beginning of the end for Burnworth Memorial Pool in Columbia City.
Last year, officials announced that 2014 is expected to be the final summer for the pool, which has been part of the community for decades.
While Park Director Mark Green hates to see the summer fun spot go, repairs and upkeep on the pool have been more than the cityâ€™s budget can manage.
The Post & Mail's Weekend Edition contains more than $217 in coupon savings and discounts via display advertising and inserted circulars from Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Papa John's, Eel River Golf Course, Shoe Carnival, JC Penney, Dunham's Sports, Dick's Sporting Goods and the ever popular SmartSource Magazine of coupons.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Cost and quality have been the topic of discussion for Columbia City officials at several Board of Works meetings this year.
Currently, nearly all of Columbia Cityâ€™s water pipes are ductal iron.
Per the cityâ€™s ordinance, new housing additions are required to have ductal iron pipes installed, and some developers are trying to get that changed so PVC pipe can be used as well.
â€śFrom our standpoint, using PVC would be a considerable cost savings,â€ť said Don Langeloh, a local developer.
However, city officials are hesitant to make the switch without through research.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Friendly competition turned food into dollars at The Center for Whitley County Youthâ€™s annual Cookoff Thursday at First Church of God in Columbia City.
Four teams each assembled a menu that consisted of appetizers, entrees and desserts for cook-off patrons to vote on.
After collecting the ballots, taste-testers deemed Team Live United as having the best overall meal as well as presentation.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śWhat you have here is wonderful,â€ť said Shae Kmicikewycz during her visit to Columbia Cityâ€™s downtown Thursday.
She was in the city to present the Columbia City Main Street Association (CCMSA) with an official certificate signifying its accomplishment in meeting the stateâ€™s requirements for joining the Indiana Main Street (IMS) Program.
Kmicikewycz is the program manager for the IMS, and represents Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann.
â€śYour downtown is unique,â€ť Kmicikewycz said. â€śItâ€™s what you have in the heart of your city that makes you so great.â€ť
Columbia Cityâ€™s Water Department worked to repair a water main break Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Elm and Market Streets.
The repair caused the intersection to be closed for several hours while crews worked to fully restore service to the area.
Pictured, Columbia City Water Superintendent Mike Dear (left) and Scott Buckles inspect the broken pipe.
COLUMBIA CITY (April 11, 2014) -- The Center for Whitley County Youth held its annual cook-off last night and the new team to the competition took two top awards.
Team Live United, led by Whitley County United Way Executive Director Cindy Baker, won "Best Meal" and "Best Presentation."
Team Forklift, led by Hank Workman, won "Most Unique Menu."
As officials with The Center continue to total donations received, more than $56,000 is already accounted for.
Read more about this event and see photos in today's Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County will soon have an additional 45 jobs added to the area, with hiring starting as soon as June.
PDQ Workholding will now have a sister company, PDQ Tooling. The new venture will offer manufacturing of the very tools that are used in the machines PDQ currently produces.
The company will invest $7.2 million to lease, renovate and equip a 17,000 square-foot facility located at 1100 S. Williams Dr. in Columbia City.
Columbia City Fireman Lance Beers takes advantage of this weekâ€™s nice weather to wash one of the cityâ€™s fire trucks Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to reach 70 degrees today, pleasant conditions after a long, cold winter.