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October 17th, 2012

STAGING HISTORY: Drama directors become playwrights with WWII show

October 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — An original play is set to be performed at Columbia City High School November 10-11. “It just so happens that this play has a military story line and we are performing it on Veteran’s Day,” said Drama Director Shane Barkley.
The two-act play, “Once Upon a Town,” takes place during both World War II and the War in Afghanistan. The show’s plot centers around a train depot in North Platte, Neb. During the world war, troop trains traveled across the country and stopped in North Platte for short breaks.

BRAD WOLFE: Appointed to County Plan Commission

October 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Commissioners appointed Brad Wolfe to fill the vacant spot on the Whitley County Planning Commission at the board’s meeting in Churubusco Monday.
Executive Director of Planning and Building David Sewell, presented the board with seven applications for the vacant position at the commissioner’s last regular meeting Oct. 1.
At the meeting Monday, County Commissioner Don Amber said the applicants were all qualified, and he was pleased to see so many people interested in the county position.
“I’m just happy to see so many qualified people,” said Amber.

FATAL CRASH

October 17, 2012

Semis collided on U.S. 30. and 300 E. resulting in one fatality. According to the Whitley County Sheriff's Department, one of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene. At approximately 9:20 a.m. officials reported the driver was pinned. Union Township, Columbia Township and Columbia City Fire Departments worked to extract the driver. The Samaritan, Parkview Hospital's helicopter transport, had been dispatched to the scene. The drivers' names have not been released as of yet. More coverage on the accident will appear in tomorrow's edition of The Post & Mail.

BUYING INTO TRADITION: Local real estate firm builds business on family name

October 17, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — In her early 30s, Angela Grable-Garcia may appear too young to own a real estate company, but the business runs in her blood. Grable & Associates Realty is a three-generation real estate firm serving Whitley County and surrounding areas.
In 1984, Richard Grable, Angela’s grandfather, and Steve Bohn started Bohn and Grable.
When Bohn passed away in 1986, Richard purchased his share of the business from Bohn’s widow, Ruby Bohn, now Ruby Brower.
Angela’s father, Rick Grable, was waiting in the wings to jump in on the business.

October 16th

CCHS: Band garners silver rating

October 16, 2012


CHESTERTON — The Columbia City High School Marching Eagles performed at the Indiana State School Music Association’s Class B Regional competition Saturday at Chesterton High School, garnering a silver rating.
The Marching Eagles competed against 14 other bands — 10 of which will continue on to the semi-state level competition in two weeks.
The band’s show this year was titled “Flight of Fantasy,” featuring music from the Final Fantasy game series composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
The band’s leader pointed out the group’s rigorous rehearsal schedule, which begins before the school year.

PATRIOT SIGN: Moved to spot near Larwill

October 16, 2012


LARWILL — The spokesman for the Whitley County political group responsible for a controversial billboard that was removed Monday from a location near the Allen County line says the advertisement’s new location near Larwill is even better.
David Ditton, representing the Whitley County Patriots, said the advertising company Perma Advertising based in Pierceton was asked by a representative of Steel Dynamics, Inc. on Thursday to have the billboard removed as soon as possible.

October 15th

LARWILL: Woman gets six years for meth crimes

October 15, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Larwill woman pleaded guilty Monday to drug related charges that stemmed from a joint operation between Whitley and Kosciusko county’s Drug Task forces.
April Rogers,, 32, of Larwill, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court to charges stemming from an incident in March. Rogers received a sentence of six years to be served in its entirety.

WOLFE: Appointed to Plan Commission

October 15, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Out of seven applicants, the Whitley County Commissioners appointed Brad Wolfe to fill the vacant spot on the Whitley County Planning Commission. More information will follow in Wednesday's edition.

LARWILL: Trick-or-treat date, time announced

October 15, 2012


LARWILL — Members of the Larwill Town Council approved the day and time for trick-or-treat at their meeting Thursday.
“It will be Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.,” said Clerk-Treasurer Renee Sills.
Sills said the sheriff’s department is usually on patrol every Halloween as children go from door to door.
In other business:
A motion was approved to adopt the budget that has been appropriately advertised.
The new heating and cooling for the Larwill Town Hall has been tabled as the bids expired on a 30-day time limit.

TRAIL: Construction starts this week

October 15, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After meeting with the engineer and the trail general contractor for the Blue River Trail’s extension project last week, Columbia City Community Development Director Jeff Walker said slight modifications have been made to the exact routing and elevations of the trail.
“You would never know because it’s just a matter of inches,” said Walker. “It does allow us better drainage of the field, and also to save some additional trees.”

 

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