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June 27th, 2012

RED COAT: Meier awarded the 2012 Red Coat

June 27, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A time honored tradition during Old Settlers Day is the gathering of the “red coats” to welcome a new member into the fold.
At last night’s banquet, the Old Settlers Association named Dr. John Meier, DDS as the newest red coat recipient.
Meier isn’t a Columbia City native, but moved here in 1976 after finishing school. To his surprise, he was selected to join the exclusive, invitation only group.
“I thought you had to be a native of Columbia City, but Kay (Fleck) said ‘no, you just need to be old.’”

BETTER SAFE: Columbia City postpones fireworks

June 27, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel announced Tuesday that the 4th of July fireworks, which were scheduled for July 3 at Morsches Park, are being postponed. “We were hoping for a different outcome, but for the safety of our homes and residents, we are going to postpone the annual fireworks display,” Daniel said in a press release.
City Officials are working to reschedule the event which included fireworks, games and a performance by Spike and the Bulldogs.
“Weeks without rain and plenty of dry vegetation have dramatically increased the fire hazard,” said Fire Chief Tom LaRue.

June 26th

COVER GIRL: Raises Awareness

June 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After recently being named the 2012 National American Miss Indiana Cover Girl, 15-year-old Macayla Cramer of South Whitley, hopes to attend nationals at Disneyland in California to be held in November. There, she aims to spread awareness for Fibromyalgia, a nerve disorder.
“Cover girl is for the girl who sold the most ads for an ad book,” said Cramer. “I found I was it (cover girl) because they put it in this book that they hand out to all the parents. I was flipping through my mom’s and I found it.”

DEEP IMPACT: WCCS discusses importance of new rules

June 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Geoff Penrod, Columbia City High School athletic director, came before the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees last week to talk about a new Indiana Code to the Concussion Law which will go into effect July 1 for grades nine through 12.
Penrod said the 40-page document was broken down into six different areas.
“It basically says we are going to require all our student athletes next year to be tested on the computer using FWO (Fort Wayne Orthosport) as the basis for this,” said Penrod.

June 25th

SUN SETS

June 25, 2012

The sun sets in the sky Friday.

IDEM, COLUMBIA CITY: Agreement on 2-year postponement

June 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the City of Columbia City have agreed to postpone the city’s next phase of the Long Term Control Plan.
The city received a letter from IDEM last week, which postponed Phase 2B for two years past its scheduled date. The original plan called for design to begin in 2015 with construction to take place in 2017.
In May, city officials began working with IDEM to request the new timeline.

NO FIRE: Commissioners ban open burning

June 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Commissioners, working in conjunction with the Whitley County Fire Chief's Association, have issued a burn ban for the county effective at noon Monday.
According to Commissioner Chairman Don Amber, the ban will continue until July 2 at 1 p.m., "which coincides with the next commissioners meeting."
Amber said the three-member panel would re-assess the ban at that meeting.
Additional information will be printed in the Tuesday edition of The Post & Mail.

WCCS: Technology director celebrates success

June 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Anne Plunkett, technology director, told the Whitley County Consolidated School (WCCS) board last week that her team had another successful year.
“The success can be seen in the many events that happen on a weekly, daily or even hourly basis that require technology,” said Plunkett. “The majority of these events happen without a thought as a to whether the technology will be working and available for these events to take place.”

WEEKEND CRASHES: Two motorcycle accidents end in two fatalities

June 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A 2012 Columbia City High School graduate and a Wolf Lake man were killed in two separate motorcycle accidents over the weekend.

Ashley Storm, 19, of Columbia City, was a passenger on a motorcycle when it crashed into a pick-up truck at the Hillegas and Goshen Road intersection in Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon.

According to police, around 11:30 a.m. a truck headed north on Hillegas Road turned in front of the motorcycle. The bike was driven by 19-year-old Jacob Bunker, who remains in serious condition.

June 24th

BREAKING NEWS: SGCS Superintendent steps down

June 24, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools is on a search to find a new superintendent and a high school principal.
Steve Darnell, superintendent, has tendered his resignation but the school board heard it off record and the staff of SGCS has received an e-mail from him stating his last day is June 29.
“I have enjoyed my time at Smith-Green Community Schools these past three years,” said Darnell.

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