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June 15th, 2013

Blue River Trail ribbon cutting

June 15, 2013

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday afternoon at the new bridge on the Blue River Trail in Columbia City.

The new trail links the north side of U.S. 30 to the rest of the park.

Pictured above, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel (left) holds the ribbon while Rex Schrader (center) and Bob Smith cut it.

Schrader, Smith and John Whiteleather donated the land from Schrader Real Estate Equities Inc. for the trail.

CAUTION AHEAD: Col. City trail section needs repair

June 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A section of the Blue River Trail was washed away during recent rainfall.

Park Director Mark Green said repairs will be done this year, but until then he urges residents to use caution. “It’s dangerous,” he said.

The portion of the trail is between the YMCA and Whitley Street. It is located just past the lookout point over the river traveling toward Whitley Street from Morsches Park. “It’s fallen in at least a foot,” Green said.

While Green said the trail would get fixed soon, he is currently waiting on estimates for the project.

FATHER'S DAY: Banks balances bills, budgets and babies

June 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Father’s Day is tomorrow, and in the midst of neck ties, homemade cards and Sunday dinners, dads will be applauded for the role they play as a parent.

Although fathers come in all shapes and sizes and hold various jobs and responsibilities, few can say they also shoulder state government.

JOBS: New law could expand opportunities

June 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — In a down economy, many individuals, surprised at finding themselves jobless, have great difficulty securing a new place of employment.

For those who have a criminal conviction, it is even more difficult.
It was with this in mind that Indiana House Enrolled Act 1482, effective July 1 of this year, was signed into law. Under this code, individuals may now have criminal convictions removed from their record.

This provision is possible for all misdemeanor convictions and most felonies, with violent and sexual offenses excluded.

CONGRATS: CCHS celebrates Class of 2013

June 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Tassels were turned, caps were thrown, and Columbia City High School recognized its newest graduating class Friday night in the gymnasium.

“Today is a profound passage in your life,” said Dr. Pat O’Connor, superintendent of Whitley County Consolidated Schools. “Each of you will now be on a unique journey. High school graduation marks an ending and a new beginning.”

June 14th

A Day in the Life of Whitley County

June 14, 2013

You can participate in this community photo-documentary project!

How? Just be ready to snap photos of your activities Friday, June 21!

It's the longest day of the year and there will be lots of daylight for many activities. Whether activity is unique and exciting or routine and mundane, WE WANT IT ALL!

Direct your submissions to community@thepostandmail.com.

Deadline is July 3. Questions? Contact Christie Barkley at 244-5153 or community@thepostandmail.com.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

June 14, 2013

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Flag Day ceremony to be held at Co. Courthouse

June 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — National Flag Day will be observed with a celebration ceremony held on the north lawn of the Whitley County Courthouse at noon Saturday.

National Flag Day is held in recognition of a resolution by the Second Continental Congress, signed June 14, 1777, stating that “the flag of the U.S. be 13 stripes, alternate red and white” and that “the union by 13 stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.”

Honoring the fallen

June 14, 2013

The Whitley County Historical Society’s Civil War campers honored fallen Civil War soldiers in front of the memorial on the Whitley County Courthouse Square Thursday afternoon.

Members of the 5th Annual Civil War Camp placed American flags in the ground in front of the memorial, in honor of the 10 new names to be added to the stone.

The memorial was dedicated in 1897 and has more than 300 names of men that were mustered into the war from Whitley County or lived in the area after the war.

Pictured, Chuck Jones (right) addresses the group involved in the ceremony.

HOMETOWN HEROES: Family is first for Columbia City detective

June 14, 2013

Editor’s note: Throughout the month of June, The Post & Mail will be featuring several public safety officials in a multi-part series.

COLUMBIA CITY — While many police officers are consumed and captivated by their careers, that’s not the case for Chip Stephenson.

Columbia City Police Department’s detective said one thing has taken precedence over all others.

“My family has always been my priority,” Stephenson said.

So important, in fact, that he has no goal of furthering his position in career until his children are out of school.

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