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July 1st, 2013

Legion announces Saturday’s parade results

July 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — As Old Settlers Day came to its closing day, the American Legion Parade celebrated “Our Fallen Heros.”

As groups, bands and floats were traveling down Main Street in damp weather, each parade entry was judged Saturday.

The following prizes were awarded for parade entries.

Antique Tractors

•Mizpah Shrine Power Club — First prize, $50
•Frank Fahl — Second prize, $30
•Carol Goff — Third prize, $20

Color Guard (men walking)

•Smith Township Fire Department — First prize, $100

Commercial Floats

LARWILL MAN BATTERS SECURITY GUARD: Sponable faces four charges in Noble County

July 1, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — A Larwill man was arrested Saturday night after an altercation with a hospital security guard and nurses in Kendallville.

Scott A. Sponable, 66, was admitted to Parkview Noble Hospital for “extreme intoxication,” according to a press release Sunday morning by Indiana State Police Public Information Sergeant Ron Galaviz.

Sponable’s blood alcohol content was .27, more than three times the legal driving limit (.08).

He allegedly punched a 58-year-old security guard in the face.

NEW JOBS: City approves loan for Blue M. Medical

July 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Another step was taken for a potential new company hoping to locate in Columbia City and bring five to eight jobs to the community.

Blue M. Medical is the name of a company that Bill Smith, of Whitley County, will be starting. It will be a medical device manufacturing company.

Last Tuesday at the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety meeting, the board approved applying for a loan with the USDA, with the funds going toward Smith’s company.

Photos sought depicting longest day of the year

July 1, 2013

Those wishing to contribute photos for The Post and Mail's special photo documentary publication "A Day in the Life of Whitley County" should send their pictures in by Wednesday.

Direct your submissions to community@thepostandmail.com.

Contact Christie Barkley at 244-5152 or community@thepostandmail.com with any questions.

‘SOUNDS OF PROGRESS': Passages to move into renovated building

July 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Work is advancing for Passages, Inc. as it prepares to move into the former Lehmberg Building in Columbia City.

“It’s the sound of progress,” said Tim Hearld, president of Synergid Commercial, the general contractor of the project.

He was referring to work in the building, which has been going on for some time and is picking up as Passages, Inc. nears its targeted move-in date — the first week of September.

Passages Creative Learning Center will be the name of the building once the nonprofit occupies the space.

Don’t rain on my parade. . .

July 1, 2013

Despite wet, rainy conditions Saturday evening, the American Legion Parade still made its way through the streets of downtown Columbia City.

Pictured, from left, Alyssa, Tyler and Cameron Eubank huddle under a blanket to stay dry.

See more photos from the parade and festival in the July 1 issue of The Post and Mail.

HEINOUS CRIME ALLEGATIONS: Felonies pile up in attempted rape case

July 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man is facing six felony charges after he allegedly attempted to rape a 13-year-old girl in Columbia City early Friday morning.

Dustin A. Nimtz, 18, of Columbia City, allegedly broke into an apartment at Park Terrace — armed with a deadly weapon.

According to court records, Nemitz then forced the victim to perform sexual acts on him.

Nemitz pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday morning to all six felony charges, including attempted rape and molesting, burglary and strangulation.

City hydrants being flushed

July 1, 2013

The Columbia City Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants today through Friday.

June 28th

COME TO THE FAIR: 4-H event promotes education, entertainment

June 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County 4-Hers are preparing for the county’s fair that will run from July 12-18. Although the event caters to those students who have worked on projects, crafted various items, and raised a variety of animals, the fair is geared toward families.

Keith Schuman, of South Whitley, is a parent active in the county’s 4-H program. He has a 10 –year 4-H member and now his daughter, Tiffany, is completing her 10th year.

THE CENTER: South, 16, serves as teen mentor

June 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Anna South, a 16-year-old homeschool student, has invested her time and ability to the service of The Center for Whitley County Youth.

The Center is a nonprofit, community-based, youth-development organization benefitting Whitley County teens. Since 2005, the organization has leaned on community members to volunteer in numerous after-school programs and social activities.

South has been involved as a teen for two years. She works with middle school students in an after-school service program that allows her to mentor younger teens.

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