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May 4th, 2011

County raises questions about EMS proposal

May 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A proposal to change gears with the Whitley County Emergency Medical Service received its second audience in as many days Tuesday and will have its fate possibly decided before the end of the week.
Jim Freeman, president of Ambulance Billing Services, Inc. of Elkhart, presented a plan to the Whitley County Council that would create a new EMS service under complete county control.
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Daniel wins Republican nomination for mayor

May 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Ryan Daniel will represent the Republican Party in the November general election for mayor of Columbia City.
Daniel, 26, received 575 votes in Tuesday’s Primary Election to defeat Gary Parrett and Don Sexton.
Daniel will face Democrat Cathy Heritier who advanced unopposed to the Nov. 8 election for Columbia City’s highest elected office.
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May 3rd

Republicans nominate Daniel

May 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Republicans in Columbia City chose Ryan Daniel as their candidate for mayor during Tuesday's primary election.
Daniel won the three-man race with nearly 49 percent (575 votes) of the vote. Gary Parrett finished behind Daniel with 32 percent (378) and Don Sexton collected 19 percent (227) of the vote.
Daniel will face Democrat challenger Cathy Heritier in November.
See Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail for candidate comments and more election coverage.

Voter turnout steady in Columbia City

May 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — by 11 a.m. today, Whitley County Clerk of Courts Debbie Beers described voter turnout as steady throughout nine precincts tallied in four voting locations.
"The absentee voting was very, very light," she said, reporting 185 votes in through mail-in and walk-in absentee voting.
Columbia City residents are voting for the Republican candidate for mayor between Don Sexton, Ryan Daniel and Gary Parrett.
The winner of the election today will square off against unopposed Democrat Cathy Heritier in November.
Polls close at 6 p.m.

May 2nd

Double vision X 2

May 2, 2011

Veterinarians at the Conley & Koontz Equine Hospital may be thinking about having the water tested, as the rare birthing of twin foals has happened again. Wednesday around 10 p.m., a mare named “Hooker,” owned by the Herbster family of Middlebury, delivered a colt and a filly.

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EMS plan comes to county

May 2, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — An alternative plan to the current Whitley County Emergency Medical Service program was scheduled for discussion today by the Whitley County Board of Commissioners and Tuesday at the regular meeting of the county council.
According to Commissioner Don Amber, Consultant Jim Freeman will provide data and specifications for an EMS service that would become 100 percent under the county’s control.
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Judge, soldier reminds citizens to be vigilant

May 2, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The news today that longtime enemy of the United States, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was felled by an American bullet to the head in a special operations raid in Pakistan drew reactions from Indiana lawmakers and local veterans.
“There’s the old expression, ‘you can run, but you’ll only die tired,’” said Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl this morning.
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Long road back: Reserve officer nearly killed a year ago cherishes life

May 2, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Sheriff reserve officer Adam Schrader sped toward a possible suicide, his last thoughts, gone now forever, were likely of the sense of urgency to get to the scene and prevent a tragedy.
His next conscious thought came weeks later with both his skull and his shoulder crushed.
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April 29th

Whitley County Children’s Choir to perform

April 29, 2011

In existence since January of this year when rehearsals began, the Whitley County Children’s Choir will have their premiere at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Rhinehart Auditorium at IPFW, Fort Wayne followed by a local performance at 7 p.m. Friday at the Columbia City United Methodist Church.
A subsidiary of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, the group is the first outreach from that choir, begun after Becky Walter of Columbia City approached them with the idea.

Duo to open discount store

April 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A pair of friends and business partners, one with local ties, will soon be the latest merchants to open a new store front in Columbia City.
Bargain City, a discount store, is slated for its grand opening May 7 in the Columbia Plaza Shopping Center.
Columbia City resident Jack Palmer and Tim Slaughter of Fort Wayne have been busy stocking shelves preparing for the store’s debut.
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