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January 29th, 2013
Editorâs note: The following is the final installment of a three-part series highlighting the Whitley County Courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â Standing as a pinnacle in Whitley County, the current Courthouse has existed for 123 years.
As part of the buildingâs foundation, a cornerstone, anchoring the northeast corner, was sealed Sept. 20, 1888, and inside a varied assortment of items were deposited to be uncovered at a future date.
Copies of invitations, posters, programs from the laying of the cornerstone were included.
COLUMBIA CITY â Last week, Kerr Real Estate announced its plans to develop the former Scottâs grocery store location into a multi-use building.
Occupying almost 60 percent of the building will be Dunhamâs Sports, a sporting good retailer out of Michigan.
With a store already in Warsaw and Auburn and a new location planned for Fort Wayne, many Columbia City residents are anticipating a positive economic impact.
âI love it. A new business and new jobs,â commented Sheryl L. Crawford-Hackett on The Post & Mailâs Facebook page.
Kassie Rife started her new job as a Columbia City dispatcher Monday. Currently Rife is training on the job for a period of four to six months, but eventually her duties will center around city police communications. Rife is from Whitley County and is the daughter of Pam Ruch and Ola Mullins. Rife said she is most looking forward to helping people in her new job. âThis is a very gratifying position. I am really excited for it,â she said.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City man arrested last week on drug charges had his first appearance in court Monday.
Michael Raber, 26 arrested Thursday and charged with six counts. He was charged with two counts of dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony; one count of possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony; one count of possession of precursors for the manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class D felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.
COLUMBIA CITY â In the Parkview Whitley Hospital basement, surrounded by purple tablecloths and ribbons, Event Chairperson Cathy Cronin welcomed attendees to the annual Relay for Life Kick-off Party.
âWe were expecting 30 people. We ran out of name tags,â said Melissa Stephens American Cancer Society (ACS) community representative.
âSo this is a really great turn out.â
Relay for Life is a fundraising opportunity lead by the ACS.
PIERCETON â School safety has been a recurring topic of conversation between administrators at Whitko Community School Corporation.
Recently, WCSC Superintendent Steve Clason met with local law enforcement to determine how to better protect Whitko schools.
âWe discussed safety plans to figure out what the best course of action should be in our buildings,â Clason said. âLuckily, we havenât had an immediate concern, but it is best to be prepared.â
Editorâs note: The following is the second installment of a three-part series on the Whitley County Courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â âMen of all ages have built monuments which, in a broad sense, have been indicative of their social, moral and intellectual stature.â
That statement was made by the Honorable William F. McNagny as part of his speech made June 14, 1890, at the dedication of the Whitley County Courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â âDating violence is not acceptable.â
This is the message the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) is trying to impress on students and will convey in a dramatic presentation in March.
âThe media has really made us numb to the violence in relationships,â said Natalie Lewis, interim president on the board of WCDVTF. âOn TV, the domestic or dating violence story always has a happy ending, but that isnât true to life.â
Indian Springs Middle Schoolâs show choir, City Stars, won Grand Champion and Best Vocals in the Summit Invitational Saturday at Bishop Dwenger in the choirâs first performance of the season.
Here are the headlines in Monday's issue:
Schools, police unite for school safety
Courthouse: Turning back time
Healthy relationships become a passionate plea for task force
Indiana pilot dies in Michigan small plane crash