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June 15th, 2012

TREE PLANTING: Rotary club hosts tree enthusiast

June 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — At the June 12 meeting, the Rotary Club featured guest speaker, Dick Haworth.
Haworth has been at the forefront of protecting the tree-scape in Columbia City for more than 30 years.
Haworth, and his dedicated committee, have been landscaping the Peabody Library grounds with 40 of the most common trees in Indiana.
This project is a follow up to another attempt made several years ago by the Soil and Water Conservation department.
“Unfortunately,” Haworth said, “The deer got to the young trees, and before they could be stopped, the result was almost a total loss.”

‘Thanks’ given to relay supporters

June 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Relay for Life committee would like to thank all those who gave in support of the fight against cancer.
According to Lisa Stoll and Tamara Carroll, the events chair persons, the Relay for Life event was, once again, a big success.
“Because of the support and generosity of so many, we had a very successful relay event on June 2nd and 3rd. It truly is a blessing to be a part of such a caring, giving and kind community and we would be remiss in not taking the opportunity to publicly say thank you to so many of you,” said Stoll.

FLOOD HAZARD OVERLAY: City passes change to ordinance

June 15, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Common Council of Columbia City agreed to amend the Zoning Ordinance revising Chapter Eight Flood Hazard Overlay District at their meeting Tuesday.
David Sewell, the executive director of the joint planning and building department, said Columbia City’s Plan Commission recommended the approval of the amendment to Floodplain regulations in the Zoning Ordinance to make them consistent with state and federal requirements.

BURN BAN: Col. City announces burn ban

June 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel announced today the city is issuing a ban on open burning . “Due to the lack of rain and for the protection of the residents of Columbia City, the fire department and Mayor Daniel have established a fire ban within the city limits,” said the city press release. “The ban means no recreational fireworks or burning of campfires will be allowed within the city limits until further notice.”

VACATION PLANS: Readers respond to R&R question

June 15, 2012

Respondents to last week's poll question on 2012 vacation plans were fairly evenly split between an at-home "stay-cation," a short trip for rest and recreation – and no vacation at all.

Participate in this week's poll question on the home page of www.thepostandmail.com

June 14th

STUCK: Firemen rescue passengers from stopped roller coaster

June 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Several passengers got stuck at the top of the "Runaway Train" roller coaster at Paiges Crossing Thursday afternoon.

Columbia City's Fire Department along with the Union Township Fire Department and Whitley County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Helfrich were able to safely get the riders off the train.

No injuries were reported, and Tim Summers, owner of Paiges Crossing, said the ride will not be reopened until deemed 100 percent safe.

TRAFFIC RULE: Council OKs amendment

June 14, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The council approved an amendment to the Traffic Ordinance at its meeting Tuesday.
At the Common Council of Columbia City’s meeting in May, Kelly Cearbaugh, the Columbia City street superintendent, requested an amendment to chapter 75 of the city’s Traffic Ordinance.
Mayor Ryan Daniel reminded the council that this was an amendment “to kind of go through and change different things.”
The amendment regarded two-way stop intersections, one-way stop intersections, yield right-of-way intersections and speed limits.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

June 14, 2012

Ice cream social
The Cleveland Township Fire Department will host its annual ice cream social Saturday at 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Cleveland Township Fire Department and will feature homemade ice cream, hamburgers and desserts. For more information contact Steve Weber at 479-8486 or sweber@shindigz.com.

Class reunion
The Columbia City High School class of 1943, will have a reunion at Big G’s restaurant Saturday at noon.

Bloodmobile

SUPER DADS: Mullett keeps kids at the top of the list

June 14, 2012

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a four part series in honor of Father’s Day.

COLUMBIA CITY — As the director of Eagle Tech Academy (ETA), Brady Mullett has a lot on his plate.

Some might remember Mullett as a student in the very halls in which, as an adult, he now works. Born and raised in Columbia City, Mullett attend middle school in the Marshall building.

Now Mullett is a father to Emily, eight, Daniel, six, Allison, four and Isabelle, one.

COOLING OFF: Columbia City's Splash Pad

June 14, 2012

Skyler Tucker, left, sprays his cousin, Zoey Egner, right, with a water bottle Tuesday at Columbia City's Splash Pad in Morsches Park.

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