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January 18th, 2012

FIRE SAFETY: Fireman teaches the basics to SWES youngsters

January 18, 2012

SOUTH WHITELY – For a quarter of a century, Capt. Dave Meadows has been fighting fires for the City of Fort Wayne. For most of those years he has visited South Whitley Elementary School to teach children fire safety with Cleveland Township firemen.
The South Whitley native works in the Safety Education Division of the Fort Wayne Fire Department and recently brought his dog “Shadow” as part of his class demonstration.
“I rescued him. He is a Shepherd Labrador mix and he’s a certified therapy dog,” said Capt. Meadows.

PATRIOTS PROTEST: Group takes exception to Chief Justice visit

January 18, 2012

Ingrid Coyle, of the Whitley County Patriots, holds up a sign which calls for voters to vote against the retention of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David in November. The Patriots on Tuesday were protesting the judge, who spoke at the Eagle’s Nest in Columbia City. The group’s issue with David involves court decisions pertaining to what they claim are violations of personal liberties.

HAVE A HEART: Plan to give the gift of life in February – blood drives scheduled

January 18, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Every day, hospital patients depend on steady and consistent blood donations from volunteer donors for the blood they may need for ongoing and emergency medical care.
And with February being American Heart Month, it’s a great time to put your heart into a worthwhile cause: helping to build the nation’s blood supply through your American Red Cross.

Upcoming local
blood drives include:

WEATHER SPOTTERS WANTED: County seeking recruits

January 18, 2012

Cathy Broxon-Ball, director of Whitley County Environment Management and Homeland Security prepares for the 2012 annual weather spotter training session in the spotter’s room at the Whitley County Homeland Security office. Broxon-Ball calls out to anyone who would like to become a “weather spotter.”
The 2012 annual weather spotter training will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Whitley County Government Center basement training room. The class is two hours long and free of charge. Door prizes are planned.
Last year, 138 spotters were trained by the a member of the National Weather Service.

January 17th

LET LOOSE: Colts fire coach Jim Caldwell after 3 seasons

January 17, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jim Caldwell endured everything thrown at him during his first two seasons as the Colts' coach -- replacing a friend, rebounding from losses and fighting through injuries.

Not having Peyton Manning around in 2011 was just too much.

Caldwell was fired Tuesday, a little more than two weeks after the Colts' worst season in two decades.

"This is obviously a big transitional time for us, but I know we're excited moving forward and it's hard when you say goodbyes to some people," team owner Jim Irsay said. "But it's part of the business."

PATRIOT PROTEST PLANNED… State, locals chime in on police entry ruling

January 17, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – While state legislators are considering a bill that would give Indiana homeowners limited rights to resist police officers trying to enter their homes, local citizens are trying to voice their opinion on the subject.
The Whitley County Patriots had planned to demonstrate near Parkview Whitley Hospital today in opposition of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steve David, who was scheduled to address the Columbia City Rotary Club.
The Patriots announced their plans over the weekend. The meeting was moved to an alternate location.

WACKY WEATHER : Thunderstorms, heavy rain, fog – then dropping temperatures

January 17, 2012

Whitley County awoke Tuesday morning to a hodge-podge of spring weather in mid-January.

Mid-50 degree temperatures, thunderstorms and heavy rain passed through the area with possible fog to follow. Temps are to drop throughout the day.

Click on the Columbia City weather forecast at top right.

January 16th

WIND: Proposed ordinance under review

January 16, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — With the matter in discussion since March 2010, the Whitley County Plan Commission finally began revising it’s zoning ordinance to add regulations for wind energy conversion systems (WESC).

The commission met Wednesday for a rescheduled session to review and offer proposed amendments to a draft which, if approved, will put standards in place should a wind company seek the opportunity to make an economic investment in Whitley County.

“We certainly have not come to a precise conclusion up to this point,” said Planning and Building Department Executive Director Dave Sewel.

January 15th

CITY LIGHTS: Columbia City Show Choir holds free show

January 16, 2012

For more photos of Saturday's Show Choir, see Monday's edition of The Post & Mail.

January 13th

TWO CENTURIES OF LIVING: Whitley County residents mark their 100 birthdays

January 13, 2012

A pair of Whitley County residents will mark their 100th birthdays next week.
GERTIE BROCK
Gertrude Brock is lovingly known as “Gertie” to all of her friends and family.
She will turn 100 years old on Wednesday.
Gertie was born in South Bend and went to school until she was 17 in the South Bend school system.
She and her entire family are Notre Dame fans.
Her grandfather, father and brother joined her in working at the Studebaker Corporation.
“She worked in the file and mail room until 1933,” said Florence Linn, a daughter.

 

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