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April 11th, 2012

POLL PREDICTION CORRECT: Cold snap and flurries for April

April 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Snow flurries late Tuesday afternoon in the area proved correct a March 29 www.thepostandmail.com Online Poll.
Sixty percent of Post & Mail Online Poll respondents predicted a cold snap and snow flurries in April – despite the record March heat wave.
Forty percent incorrectly predicted that “spring was here to stay.”
Never fear. A 70-degree warming trend is predicted for the weekend – along with April showers.
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CHICKENS? — Col. City resident seeks change in ordinance

April 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — An ordinance discussion came before the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday regarding the city’s restricted animals ordinance.

Currently, part of the wording reads “.... the term ‘restricted animal’ as used in this section means: poultry, horses, cows, goats, swine, sheep ...”.

Resident Robin Lahrman has requested the ordinance be changed to allow for chicken hens. Specifically, Lahrman would like to keep up to 12 of them.

“I believe that you will be responsible,” Weigold said. “But if we open it up, will the next people be responsible?”

April 10th

PROUD FRATERNITY: Leatherneck Coffee Club Breckfast held Saturday

April 10, 2012

Mouse Loy, left, and Don Shearer, right, talk about old times at the Leatherneck Coffee Club Breakfast Saturday in the Columbia City VFW in Columbia City. Shearer is wearing a uniform that is similar to his original “satine” Marine uniform he wore in Vietnam in 1963. Twenty-six Whitley County marines attended the event. Loy eats from his original mess kit and drinks coffee from his military-issued canteen cup. The group has a chicken barbecue fundraiser scheduled for May 19 at Wal-Mart and NAPA, both located in Columbia City.

EXPOsed: Chamber’s annual event set for Saturday at ISMS

April 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual event designed to shine the spotlight on area businesses and non-profit organizations.

The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s Whitley County Expo begins Saturday at 9 a.m. continuing until 3 p.m. at Indian Springs Middle School, just south of Columbia City on Ind. 9.

Admission and parking are free.

The event will include door prizes and entertainment. A special section promoting the event is inserted in today’s The Post & Mail.

B.A.B.E. filling bottles with $

April 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Beds And Britches, Etc. (B.A.B.E.) of Whitley County is having an unusual fundraising campaign that has baby bottles being filled with money.

“April is our biggest fundraising month all year,” said Shawn Ellis, executive director of B.A.B.E. “We have 17 churches and many banks all over Whitley County collecting money in our baby bottles for our program.”

April 9th

THRONGS OF EGG HUNTERS: 600-plus attend inaugural event in ’Busco

April 9, 2012

Aleasia Johnson, 3, is happy to find a camouflage egg that wins a prize at the first annual mEGGa Hunt at Churubusco Park Saturday.
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CHURUBUSCO — Prizes, family fun and community love just about sums up what was happening Saturday afternoon at Churubusco Town Park.
More than 600 people attended the first annual mEGGa Hunt sponsored by Christ Community Church.
“We hid 8,000 eggs today and with this big of a turn-out we’ll have to have twice as many next year,” said Nathan VanHorn, member of CCC.

SAFETY IN CHURUBUSCO: Routes to school a high priority

April 9, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Safe routes to school is a high priority to the Churubusco Town Council.
Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Churubusco’s clerk/treasurer, and Jeremy Hart, town supervisor, began looking into a grant from the State of Indiana worth $250,000. That money would be used for infrastructure projects and $75,000 is available for non-infrastructure projects to construct safe routes to school for elementary and middle school-aged children.
“Funding is disbursed on a reimbursed basis,” said Sade-Bartl.

TITANIC, 100 YEARS LATER: Local family to help mark anniversary

April 9, 2012

Editor’s Note: The following is the final segment of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact the event is having today on a local family.
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COLUMBIA CITY — A century after Antoine Temmerman purchased a ticket for the ill-fated maiden voyage of the HMS Titanic, his granddaughter Gail Morris was sent an invitation.
The correspondence came a few weeks ago, inviting Morris to participate in the memorial activities on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic called “100 Years of Exhibition.”

LIFE AFTER THE SINKING: Grandfather of local woman fights in World War I

April 9, 2012

Editor’s Note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact the event is having today on a local family.
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COLUMBIA CITY — After Antoine Temmerman and Jean Scheerlink were reunited in Detroit, Scheerlink and the two other men who hid with him on the lifeboat, went to work laying brick sidewalks in Detroit.
Temmerman took a job with the Ford Motor Company, and was eventually transferred to Defiance, Ohio.
Scheerlink also began telling stories of his voyage on the Titanic.

April 6th

Solid Waste board updates frequency of collections

April 6, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Solid Waste Management Department has, for years, held a one-day event to collect waste and hazardous material from residents. That has changed to a much more frequent service.

“We want to provide a better service and make things more user friendly for the community,” said Director Jorrell Tucker.

 

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