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November 29th, 2013

‘A Barnyard Moosical’

November 29, 2013

Little Turtle Elementary School presented, “A Barnyard Moosical,” Tuesday. Pictured is Ella Murphy, 6, who received flowers from her grandmother after her portrayal of a cow. She is the daughter of Ron and Karen Murphy of Columbia City.

S. Whitley event brings town together

November 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Christmas spirit and holiday cheer will come to South Whitley by way of a town-wide holiday festival.

Katey Till, a South Whitley resident, joined with several other community members to coordinate Home for the Holidays, Dec. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.

“There’s been several people who have mentioned the idea of a winter festival,” Till said. “I thought it would be fun to have a town Christmas tree. We started brainstorming ideas, and it all started coming together.”

November 27th

City preps for lighting contest

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s government officials are encouraging residents to decorate their homes with Christmas lights.

In the next couple weeks, officials will be judging citizens’ outdoor decorations. Columbia City Common Council President Dan Weigold said the winners should be announced by the next council meeting, Dec. 10.

Weigold, who heads the contest, is promoting that citizens get in the Christmas spirit.

DeVol sledding sparks dilemma

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With the recent decision by the Columbia City Parks Board to ban sledding at DeVol Field, many Whitley County natives have strong opinions on the topic — particularly on social media websites.

In light of a new fence on a familiar sledding hill, Columbia City Attorney Marcia McNagny cautioned local officials on the potential liability of leaving the park open for sledding this winter. After much discussion, the Columbia City Park Board determined on a 3-2 vote to forbid sledding at DeVol Field, due to safety concerns.

Watch for holiday delivery Thursday morning

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Post & Mail, Whitley County’s daily newspaper, again will be publishing a newspaper on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 28.

And, like last year, the newspaper will expand delivery of the newspaper to most residents in the Greater Columbia City area, whether or not they are a subscriber to the daily newspaper.

The special Thanksgiving morning edition will be a full local newspaper. with expanded delivery to most non-subscribers in the 46725 zip code.

Snow woes: Heavy snowfall west, slick conditions locally

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Slick, icy U.S. 30 and other local roadways caused several motor vehicle accidents in the early evening hours Wednesday.
At least one personal injury accident occurred. One accident on U.S. 30 east of Columbia City caused traffic to back up on the busy thoroughfare. More details will be in Friday’s Post & Mail.
The National Weather Service is reporting some areas of northern Indiana have received 8 inches of snow, with up to a foot of lake-effect snow possible on one of the year's busiest travel days.

Primary election around the corner

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It may be hard for some to believe, but election season is approaching for several local offices.

The primary election, held May 6, 2014, will narrow down the field for 13 county seats and eight school board positions, as well as federal and state offices.

One of those seats, Whitley County Sheriff, already has a candidate, Marcus Gatton.

Gatton, the current chief deputy at the Sheriff’s Department, has announced that he is running as a Republican candidate.

Potential resident upset: Public hearing set for possible water sale

November 27, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — An initiative to halt the sale of the South Whitley’s water utility had Town Council members discussing protocol for the upcoming public hearing.

Town Attorney Greg Hockemeyer advised the members that the meeting, which is set for Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m., was necessary before adopting an ordinance to authorize the sale of the water utility to Indiana American Water, a company that currently services 30 states.

This ordinance does not mean the town will sell, it simply allows councilmen to further explore the value of the utility and entertain offers.

Col. City welcomes Blue M. Medical

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — An entrepreneur is planning to renovate a vacant Columbia City building to create 25 new jobs by 2016.

Bill Smith is launching Blue M Medical, LLC, joining several other Whitley County companies who announced job creation and investment plans in 2013 — Micropulse, Inc., Red Star Contract Manufacturing, Inc. and Sound Ideas.

Blue M Medical is a manufacturer of custom medical devices, which will locate its operations in Columbia City.

HOME IMPROVEMENT: Santa to arrive to remodeled house in Columbia City

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Santa is comin’ to town Friday.

With lights, floats and music, a parade will usher Santa into downtown Columbia City to his house, which is set up on the northwest corner of the Whitley County Courthouse lawn.

The little red house has been a staple holiday sight for decades, according to Jill Winebrenner, who has been a long-time coordinator of Santa’s House.

Beginning Friday night and on through Christmas Eve, children can visit Saint Nick at his home and have their photos taken with the holiday figure.

 

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