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May 29th, 2012

ZONING CHANGE REQUESTED

May 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — David Sewell, executive director of the Columbia City/Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Department, came before Columbia City’s Common Council last week to request a change of zoning for a parcel of land within the city’s jurisdiction.
Sewell requested the parcel be re-zoned from agricultural to general business.
“The size of the parcel that is being requested is just shy of 1.5 acres, located on the north side of West Lincolnway, west of 150 west,” said Sewell.

REMEMBERING: Annual parade honors fallen veterans

May 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Freedom isn’t free. That was the theme of the ceremony at Greenhill Cemetery Monday presented by American Legion Post 98 and VFW Post 5582.
Under the direction of Richard A. Stark, current adjutant and past commander of Post 98, several speakers told of the meaning behind Memorial Day to hundreds of people carrying American flags.
The day began with a parade going through downtown Columbia City and ending at the cemetery. The parade was directed by Joe Pittenger.

RELAY: Survivor relays her victory over cancer

May 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­­ ­— Tammy Gross will never forget that day in August, almost six years ago, when she heard the words “breast cancer” attached to her diagnosis.
“August 15, 2006, I received my diagnosis of breast cancer. On that day I became a survivor,” said Gross.
In the months that followed, Gross underwent four surgeries, over five months of chemotherapy and more than six weeks of daily radiation.

May 25th

PARCHED EARTH: Lack of rain, warm temperatures play havoc with newly-planted crops

May 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — While Hoosiers on holiday don shorts, sandals and sunscreen to enjoy what promises to be an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend, many farmers could be looking to the skies, hoping for wet relief.

“We’re over an inch (of rain) below normal for the month of May and two and a half inches below normal since the beginning of January,” said Dave Addison of Whitley County’s Purdue Extension Office.

CRASH: Man seriously injured in crash on railroad tracks

May 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A man was taken to Parkview Whitley Hospital with serious injuries Friday afternoon after a collision on West Old Trail Road on the railroad tracks.

A truck occupied by the injured driver and a child, who was uninjured, hit a railroad service truck which was parked at the crest of the road.

The large truck was knocked off the railroad tracks and the child was pinned inside the vehicle.

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Columbia City Police Department, Columbia Township and Columbia City Fire Departments all responded to the scene.

AROUND TOWN: Parade downtown Monday; no trash pickup

May 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, the Columbia City American Legion will sponsor the community’s annual Veterans Memorial Day Parade on Monday.

Line-up begins at 9:45 a.m. at Walnut Street in front of Eagle Tech Academy.

The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and will travel south on Walnut Street, east on Van Buren Street and then south on Madison Street, ending at Greenhill Cemetery.

No trash pickup Monday

SENIOR YEARBOOK: Whitley County's Class of 2012 pictured in Friday's Post & Mail

May 25, 2012

A very special 14-page publication is inserted in Friday's Post & Mail that contains photographs of graduating seniors from Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko high schools.

The publication is available in The Post & Mail at newsstands and dealers throughout Whitley County. Subscribers, of course, will be getting their copy with today's home or business delivery.

If not a subscriber, be sure to pick up your keepsake copy today!

AWARDED: Parkview Whitley Hospital receives award for excellence

May 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Parkview Whitley Hospital has been awarded a VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence by VHA Inc.
The award was presented at VHA’s 2012 Leadership Conference in Denver.
The award honors Parkview Whitley for meeting or exceeding national performance standards.
These standards are in the areas of clinical care as well as the category of improving the patient experience.
VHA presents awards annually to health care organizations that achieve top performance on clinical core measures.

$1,000: Student receives scholarship

May 25, 2012

ST. PAUL, MINN. ­— Katie Marie Barnett of South Whitley recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the CHS Foundation, the major giving entity of CHS Inc., the nation’s leading cooperative, owned by farmers, ranchers and co-ops across the United States.
Barnett will study Animal Sciences at Purdue University and is one of 50 students receiving scholarships through the CHS Foundation High School Scholarship Program.
The CHS Foundation distributed a total of $50,000 in high school scholarships and another $25,000 in two-year scholarships.

NO TRASH PICKUP: Collection suspended due to holiday

May 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel wants to remind city residents that there will be no collections on Monday for trash and recycling due to the Memorial Day holiday.
Trash and recycling collections will be performed one day later than normally scheduled.
“If people set their trash or recyclables out Monday, and they are not picked up, that is why,” said Daniel.
Monday collections will be made on Tuesday and Tuesday collections will be made on Wednesday, continuing with that pattern until Friday’s trash is picked up Saturday.

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