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May 15th, 2013

Local teacher receives honor

May 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Mark Parker, a Columbia City resident who teaches at Wolcott Mills Elementary School, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of twenty-one NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is a federal agency that each year supports summer study opportunities so that teachers can work with experts in humanities disciplines.

DYW holding recruiting

May 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A recruitment session is scheduled for potential participants for the 49th program of Distinguished Young Woman/Junior Miss Saturday.

The recruitment session is Sunday, May 19,. at 1:30 p.m. in the board room of the Whitley County Community Foundation, 400 N. Whitley St., Columbia City.

All individuals participating must register through the national website of Distinguished Young Woman. Attending the orientation is strongly suggested prior to registering on the national website.

Heart Gallery stopping at YMCA

May 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Indiana Heart Gallery, an exhibit featuring portraits of children in need of adoptive families, is stopping in Columbia City.

The gallery will be at the Whitley County Family YMCA May 20 to June 10. The Indiana Department of Child Services uses the Heart Gallery to help raise awareness about children in foster care in need of a home.

There are approximately 1,100 foster kids in Indiana currently eligible for adoption, and while many will be adopted by a relative or foster parent, DCS is actively seeking adoptive families for a number of them.

Rotary is told firearms business is ‘too good’

May 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Jeff Ott, owner and operator of Precision Arms Of Indiana, in Columbia City, was the speaker at the Rotary Club meeting Tuesday.

Ott spoke on some of the current issues relative to firearms in the State of Indiana.

“Actually, business is too good right now,” he said. The demand far exceeds the supply. And it’s a little hard to explain why,” he said.
He said it was more complicated than simply attributing it all to recent tragedies.

He equated it to panic buying without thought.

Whitko welding program gains certification

May 15, 2013

Ross Harvey, a senior at Whitko High School, took the American Welding Society Welder Certification Test and earned national certification in the Gas Metal Arc Welding process May 9.

He demonstrated his skill at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse Technology Center of Ivy Tech Community College on the Fort Wayne campus.

The test consisted of depositing a six-inch over-head butt weld with 100 percent penetration throughout the welded joint. The test was overseen and inspected by AWS Certified Welding Inspector John Christman.

Bridge open

May 15, 2013

The bridge on the Blue River Trail Extension is now open to the public, according to Columbia City park officials.

The entire extension on the trail will be completed by the end of this month, along with the new bathrooms at Morsches Park.

National Police Week

May 15, 2013

Dustin Papenbrock, the latest deputy to join the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, walks out of the Courthouse Tuesday afternoon.

This week is National Police Week, and between 20,000-40,000 law enforcement officers are in Washington D.C. for the event.

See Friday’s edition of The Post & Mail for an article assisted by Mary Raber Elementary School students on the impact local law enforcement has on the community.

SUMMER HELP: Eber rises to ‘power’

May 15, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is a series highlighting unique summer jobs to be held by area students.

COLUMBIA CITY — Although students view the weeks between school ending and school beginning as a vacation, summer jobs can be a temporary way for students to earn cash.

For Foster Eber, a Columbia City High School senior, the weeks between graduation and starting his freshman year at Ball State University will be spent working.

However, he won’t just have any job. He’ll be employed at one of his favorite summer spots — Cedar Point, an amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.

METH CASE: Bocskey pleads guilty to dealing

May 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A second man who was charged with dealing drugs in the Walmart parking lot in Columbia City pleaded guilty Monday.

Shane Bocskey, 26, Columbia City, admitted to dealing in methamphetamine. Four other counts that Bocskey was charged with at the time of his February arrest were dismissed.

In February, Bocskey was arrested with Derek Kohut after a confidential informant exchanged $120 and two boxes of pseudoephedrine for 2.85 grams of meth.

ANIMAL ORDINANCE: Board grants exceptions to violations

May 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Ordinance enforcement has created more agenda items for the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety.

Those who violate Columbia City ordinances can appeal to the board. Two families who made appeals Tuesday had their requests satisfied.

Christine Broni lives on Old Trail Road near the edge of town. She and her husband were cited for having two horses on the property as well as chickens, a violation of the animal ordinance.

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