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April 5th, 2012

WIND ORDINANCE GETS NOD FROM PLAN COMMISSION: Favorable recommendation headed to Commissioners

April 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Following nearly two years of discussion concerning a zoning ordinance regarding regulations for wind energy systems, the debate has finally ended. For now, anyway. The truth is the subject has merely shifted sails and is now making its way to the desks of the Whitley County Board of Commissioners, where there is little chance an approval or disapproval will be a quick process.

SUMMER SAFETY: Cops issue friendly reminders

April 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With warm weather moving into the area soon, the Columbia City Police Department is offering summertime safety tips for local residents.

The CCPD wants to remind citizens to lock their vehicles, homes and outbuildings, walk or run in well-lit areas at night and educate children about potential dangers. According to the CCPD, most vehicle break-ins and thefts are crimes of opportunity. If the vehicle is unlocked, it is easy to go through and take things.

EASTER EGG TIME: City egg hunt set for tonight

April 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY ­— The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Columbia City Rotary Club will be held at Morsches Park baseball diamonds tonight at 6 p.m.

Age groups for children include: Up to 2 years old with parent assisting; 3 to 5 years old with parent accompanying, 6 to 8 years old, no adult help, and 9 to 11 years old. Children over age 11 are not allowed to participate.

April 4th

FREEZE WARNING: Sunny days – but freezing nights

April 4, 2012

Freeze Warning
Apr 4, 02:48 PM - Apr 6, 09:00 AM

In effect for Whitley, Adams, Allen, Blackford, Cass, De Kalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, Lagrange, La Porte, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, Saint Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells snf White, according to the National Weather Service. Click on the Weather Forecast tab, top right on The Post & Mail's home page, for forecast details.

BUSCO'S TOP GRADS: Best friends, academic peers

April 4, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Brandi Herron and Rachel Fehring are not just close academically, they’re best friends.
Herron is Churubusco Junior-Senior High School’s Class of 2012 valedictorian. With a GPA of 11.745, Herron is the daughter of Margie and Randy Herron of Churubusco.
That’s a difference of .005 percent from this year’s salutatorian, Fehring, who has a GPA of 11.740. She is a daughter of John and Rhonda Fehring also of Churubusco.
The young women are best friends and they’ve been one and two nearly all of their academic years.

TUESDAY BLAZE: Barn burns to ground in two hours

April 4, 2012

Cleveland and Washington township firemen battled a barn fire Tuesday evening at 4375 Pook Rd. near South Whitley. The barn, which was full of hay, was wiped out in less than two hours. No animals were injured in the blaze.

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Post and Mail photos / Nicole Ott

WIND ISSUE TURNING: Plan Commission meeting tonight

April 4, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Having called a special meeting slated for tonight, the Whitley County Plan Commission will once again be discussing the hot-topic issue of amending a zoning ordinance to account for wind turbines.

In February, the commission took an impromptu vote — one which did not count or would have even decided anything — to gauge where the commission stood on the drafted ordinance in front of them. Last month, a mandatory public hearing was held to allow for opinions from all sides to be shared.

April 3rd

SNOOZE LEADS TO SUSPENSION: Fort Wayne cop punished for nap on the job

April 3, 2012

A Fort Wayne police officer was suspended for five days, city officials said, after being caught on camera snoozing when he was supposed to be patrolling city streets.
According to area news reports, the punishment was set due it being his second suspension in as many months.
The report from city officials said Officer Gregory K. Addison Jr. slept for approximately 30 minutes during his early morning shift.
Police learned of the violation by viewing video from Addison's in-car camera and reported the offense to the city's Board of Public Safety on Monday.

Lego club member builds tower

April 3, 2012

Evan Lochner, 6, pictured next to his creation at the first Lego Club meeting held at South Whitley Library.

Cozad, Warner are tops at Whitko

April 3, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Eighteen-year-old Dylan Cozad and Jesse Warner were selected as this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian at Whitko High School, bringing them more opportunities for their futures.

Cozad, the valedictorian and recent winner of the Whitley County Community Foundation 2012 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, said, “My mom always said if I received good grades, I was going to have options— options of where I want to go to school or where I want to get a job. So I’ve just always worked to give myself choices for the future.”

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