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June 1st, 2012

SALVATION ARMY IN NEED: Donations, volunteers welcomed

June 1, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Pat Mossburg, with the Salvation Army of Whitley County, picks up the phone in her office several times a day, taking calls from people dealing with life-changing situations. Whether assisting families with rent or simply offering a comforting ear to listen, Mossburg has a caring heart for the community.
“It’s unbelievable how many people are hurting, and how many I have to turn down because you get ‘X’ amount of dollars that come in and there is only so much you can do with it,” said Mossburg. “Money is tight.”

MAYOR'S RIDE: Promoting motorcycle safety

June 1, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel invites the community to participate in the Mayor’s Ride Sunday.
Teresa Bodle, ABATE of Indiana region zero director, said the motorcyclists can sign in from 9 to 11 a.m. at the K-Mart South Plaza in Fort Wayne the day of the ride. Registration is $10 per person.
“May is motorcycle safety month,” said Bodle. “Even though it’s June, it’s a nice thing for people to come out and see.”
The motorcycle event will have a police escort beginning in Fort Wayne and continuing through Churubusco and into Columbia City’s downtown square.

POLL: Trips to Fort Wayne a cause for wariness

June 1, 2012

Results from the most recent www.thepostandmail.com online poll indicates trip to Fort Wayne cause apprehension for the vast majority of respondents.

Participate in this week's online poll on the home page at www.thepostandmail.com

May 31st

NDP: National Day of Prayer

May 31, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County National Day of Prayer (NDP) team kicked off a month of praying for the community with a 5k Run, Walk for Jesus event April 28.
The run began at The Center with Pastor Tom Beers, from the Nazarene church, leading the racers in prayer.
Afterwards, the participants warmed up in The Center where Julie Bock, Christy Shew and Kim Bolinger, the event planners, gave out awards.
Cookies were baked and passed out to the local firefighters, police officers and volunteer firemen during the NDP month by the Whitley County NDP team.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

May 31, 2012

Fireworks fundraiser
Portside Pizza will host a pair of fundraisers designed to raise money for the annual Tri Lake fireworks. On Saturday, June 9, beginning at 2 p.m., a hog roast will be held which will include a silent auction, a corn hole tournament and live music. Anyone wanting to donate items to the silent auction should call Portside Pizza at 691-3333.On Saturday, June 16, a golf outing at Crooked Lake Golf Course will be held. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Sign up will be held at Portside Pizza.

Mobile mammography

RELAY FOR LIFE: Event details

May 31, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Relay for Life will take the field at Indian Springs Middle School on Saturday for a 24 hour fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.
Each hour will feature special events and theme laps.
Saturday events:
•7 a.m. registration opens and a continental breakfast will be served.
•9 a.m. start with an opening ceremony. The theme is “Purple Hour.” Participants are encouraged to wear purple.

KIT MEMORIES: Kit Redman memorial event June 9 at Col. City Elks

May 31, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – A gathering to celebrate and remember the life of Richard Kit Redman will
be held Saturday, June 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417, 109 S. Main St., Columbia City.
Kit Redman passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 22, at his home in Savannah, Ga. He is survived by his wife,
Carmen Weilacher Redman; son Aaron, of Athens, Ga.; daughter Monica, of New
York, N.Y.; and three brothers, Mike ,of Columbia City; Kirby, of Minocqua, Wisc.; and
Brian, of St. Louis, Mo.
"Please join Kit’s relatives, friends, classmates, teachers and football team

May 30th

MINI RELAY: Coesse students' field day turns fundraiser

May 30, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY ­­ ­— What began as a normal playground at Coesse Elementary School, turned into a battle field to fight cancer Tuesday.
Coesse students held their annual mini Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Whitley County’s Relay for Life.
“We used to have a regular field day, but then we decided to do something more than just that. We started having a mini relay for the American Cancer Society,” said Margaret Taylor, a second grade teacher.

EAGLE TECH SUCCESS: Open house highlights student projects

May 30, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After celebrating the successful first half of Eagle Tech Academy’s (ETA) inaugural year, students displayed their projects and answered questions to visitors at an open house Tuesday. The open house was held from 10 a.m. to noon.
Joe Urschel, an English teacher at ETA, said rather than simply imparting knowledge to students, the teachers design the framework, allowing students to be involved, working as collaborative groups.

GRADUATION: County graduation ceremonies set for June 8

May 30, 2012

Area high schools are gearing up for graduation.

The county’s three high schools will all conduct commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 8.

Columbia City High School’s graduation will be held in the gymnasium at 6 p.m.

Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School will honor graduates at 7 p.m.
Whitko High School’s graduation will be at 7:30 p.m.

 

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