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May 25th, 2012

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.

PARKS DIRECTOR: Pool, Splash Pad open early

May 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With consistently warmer temperatures, Columbia City parks and recreation is opening the Splash Pad and the pool as a way to beat the heat.
Mark Green, park director, said the Splash Pad opens today at noon.
“We’ve had a lot of calls about that,” said Green. “It’s going to be hot this weekend so we’ll be open from noon to 8 p.m. every day.“
Green said the pool opens this Saturday at noon.

POLL RESULTS: Relaxation the key for this long weekend

May 25, 2012

The online Post & Mail results reveal that relaxation is the plan for this long Memorial Day Weekend.

MARK YOU CALENDAR: Buddy poppies, Memorial Day Parade, pool opening

May 25, 2012

VFW “Buddy Poppies”
The VFW will be distributing “Buddy Poppies” Friday and Saturday as a way to fund raise exclusively for the benefit of disabled and needy veterans as well as the widows and orphans of deceased veterans.
VFW #5582 poppies will be available at People Federal Savings Bank’s downtown branch on South Main Street and Ace Hardware located on Diplomat Drive.

Memorial Day parade
The Memorial Day Parade through Columbia City will be Monday.

May 24th

JOB WELL DONE: WCCS honors retirees

May 24, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Monday evening the Whitley County Consolidated School Board of School Trustees hosted a reception recognizing employees with collectively more than 412 years of service to Whitley County Schools who are retiring at the end of this school year.
The 17 retiring employees include seven classroom teachers who, as a group, have accumulated over 226 total years in the classroom, averaging over 32 years of service apiece.
The honorees included food service, custodial workers, an administrator as well as the classroom teachers.

 

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