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June 29th, 2012

PHOTO: Two-year-old Whisler eats an elephant ear

June 29, 2012

Haylee Whisler, 2, takes a bite out of her brother’s elephant ear at the Old Settler’s Days Festival in downtown Columbia City Thursday afternoon.

PROSECUTOR: Fireworks ban is legal

June 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney is dispelling any speculation on whether recent suspension of fireworks by county and city government officials is legal.
“This office has been made aware that the Whitley County Commissioners have imposed a ban on burning and on fireworks pursuant to their authority,” said Prosecutor Matt Rentschler in a letter Thursday.
The county’s Board of Commissioners issued a ban on open burning, to include fireworks, on Monday.

SEARING: Thursday temperatures reach record highs

June 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Scorching, hot temperatures covered most of the nation yesterday, with the Whitley County area at temperatures above 100 degrees.
Michael Sabones, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service station in North Webster, said while they did not have an official report in for Whitley County, he estimates the county reached around 104 degrees.
Sabones said although today’s temperatures will be almost 10 degrees cooler, it will still be hot.

OSD NEARS END: Department heads get busier

June 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With Old Settlers Days nearing its end, Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh, assured the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday that his and other city departments will be working hard to make sure things go smoothly.
“Saturday’s going to be a real busy day here in Columbia City with the parade and the Highland Games out at the 4-H grounds,” said Longenbaugh.
Longenbaugh said he has an officer who will be working the Highland Games, and nearly everyone else will be concentrating on Old Settlers and the parade that takes place tomorrow.

LINE ST.: One block at a time

June 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Street Department Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh told the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday he is hopeful another block of construction on Line Street should be ending soon.
“Up on Line Street, we are continuing to get sidewalks in place,” said Cearbaugh. “We just want to thank our guys for the great work they are doing on that.”
Cearbaugh said he hoped construction on the 200 block would be completed by the end of this week.

SPITZ THE FAV: Poll takers tab IU swimmer as favorite Summer Olympian

June 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – In the latest www.thepostandmail.com Online Poll Results, Indiana University's Mark Spitz was tagged as poll takers' favorite male Summer Olympian of all time. Obviously, Spitz's unprecedented "gold rush" is still remembered by many.

Spitz grabbed 25% of the votes; Jim Thorpe, 19%; Michael Phelps, 17%; Jesse Owens, 10%; Bruce Jenner, 8%; while George Foreman and Carl Lewis tied at 4%. "Someone else" beside those listed garnered 13% of the vote.

Be sure to answer the latest poll question on the home page of www.thepostandmail.com

DELAYED: Citizen ceremony delayed at OSD

June 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The ceremony to commemorate the oldest and longest residing citizens in Whitley County, originally scheduled for Thursday evening has been postponed due to excessive heat.
The announcement will be made today (Friday, June 29) at 1 p.m. at the Whitley County Historical Museum.

June 28th

Churubusco hires new wastewater head

June 28, 2012

CHURUBUSCO —The Churubusco Town Council voted to hire Todd M. Sattison of Garrett as the town’s new wastewater treatment supervisor.
Sattison, who currently works in Auburn, will begin July 9 at the rate of $1,440 per month.
He replaces Bob Hyatt, who was terminated by the town earlier in the month.
In other news the council adopted the Sidewalk Enhancement Project as presented by Madalyn Sade-Bartl, clerk/treasurer and Jeremy Hart, town supervisor.
By approving this project the town can apply for grants for the Save Routes to School program.

WELCOME RELIEF: Cooling station implemented at OSD

June 28, 2012

The Whitley County Department of Emergency Management/Department of Homeland Security announced today it has opened a cooling station at the corner of Van Buren and Chauncey streets on the courthouse lawn of Columbia City.
The decision to open the station was made in order to accommodate residents and visitors to the Old Settlers Days festival. There are chairs and fans at the station with water coolers inside the tent.

BURNWORTH MEMORIAL POOL: City to ask for community input

June 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The future of the Burnworth Memorial Pool was a topic of discussion at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
Mark Green, the park director, said the park board had a meeting Monday night, and a report was given on the pool and the cost to maintain it.
“I guess all and all to summarize the report, they figure they want the pool to last another — it’s not really guaranteed — but another four or five years, it would take $1.1 million dollars to put into the facility,” said Green.

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