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April 10th, 2012
Mouse Loy, left, and Don Shearer, right, talk about old times at the Leatherneck Coffee Club Breakfast Saturday in the Columbia City VFW in Columbia City. Shearer is wearing a uniform that is similar to his original â€śsatineâ€ť Marine uniform he wore in Vietnam in 1963. Twenty-six Whitley County marines attended the event. Loy eats from his original mess kit and drinks coffee from his military-issued canteen cup. The group has a chicken barbecue fundraiser scheduled for May 19 at Wal-Mart and NAPA, both located in Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual event designed to shine the spotlight on area businesses and non-profit organizations.
The Whitley County Chamber of Commerceâ€™s Whitley County Expo begins Saturday at 9 a.m. continuing until 3 p.m. at Indian Springs Middle School, just south of Columbia City on Ind. 9.
Admission and parking are free.
The event will include door prizes and entertainment. A special section promoting the event is inserted in todayâ€™s The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Beds And Britches, Etc. (B.A.B.E.) of Whitley County is having an unusual fundraising campaign that has baby bottles being filled with money.
â€śApril is our biggest fundraising month all year,â€ť said Shawn Ellis, executive director of B.A.B.E. â€śWe have 17 churches and many banks all over Whitley County collecting money in our baby bottles for our program.â€ť
Aleasia Johnson, 3, is happy to find a camouflage egg that wins a prize at the first annual mEGGa Hunt at Churubusco Park Saturday.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Prizes, family fun and community love just about sums up what was happening Saturday afternoon at Churubusco Town Park.
More than 600 people attended the first annual mEGGa Hunt sponsored by Christ Community Church.
â€śWe hid 8,000 eggs today and with this big of a turn-out weâ€™ll have to have twice as many next year,â€ť said Nathan VanHorn, member of CCC.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Safe routes to school is a high priority to the Churubusco Town Council.
Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Churubuscoâ€™s clerk/treasurer, and Jeremy Hart, town supervisor, began looking into a grant from the State of Indiana worth $250,000. That money would be used for infrastructure projects and $75,000 is available for non-infrastructure projects to construct safe routes to school for elementary and middle school-aged children.
â€śFunding is disbursed on a reimbursed basis,â€ť said Sade-Bartl.
Editorâ€™s Note: The following is the final segment of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact the event is having today on a local family.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A century after Antoine Temmerman purchased a ticket for the ill-fated maiden voyage of the HMS Titanic, his granddaughter Gail Morris was sent an invitation.
The correspondence came a few weeks ago, inviting Morris to participate in the memorial activities on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic called â€ś100 Years of Exhibition.â€ť
Editorâ€™s Note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact the event is having today on a local family.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After Antoine Temmerman and Jean Scheerlink were reunited in Detroit, Scheerlink and the two other men who hid with him on the lifeboat, went to work laying brick sidewalks in Detroit.
Temmerman took a job with the Ford Motor Company, and was eventually transferred to Defiance, Ohio.
Scheerlink also began telling stories of his voyage on the Titanic.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Solid Waste Management Department has, for years, held a one-day event to collect waste and hazardous material from residents. That has changed to a much more frequent service.
â€śWe want to provide a better service and make things more user friendly for the community,â€ť said Director Jorrell Tucker.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to the Columbia City Tree Board, it is estimated that a single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 pounds per year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two human beings for that time.
Trees and shrubs are a very important part of the city, and contribute to the overall quality of life in the community. Leaves filter the air we breathe by removing dust and other particles. Trees can also absorb rainfall, helping to reduce the release of overflow sewage into the rivers during heavy rain.
Editorâ€™s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact that the event is having today on a local family.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Holding back tears in her eyes, Gail Morris from Shriner Lake folded her hands together, sat back in her chair and turned her thoughts to the Titanic.
â€śWhen I think about the Titanic, I just thank God that my grandfather was not on it,â€ť said Morris. â€śI feel very bad for everybody that was.â€ť