Archive - News Article
April 12th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â Eighteen-year-olds Jenee Schneider and Michaela Thomas, were selected as this yearâs valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Columbia City High School â and the academic honors are opening doors.
Jenee is the daughter of Robert and Julie Schneider, and Michaela, the salutatorian, is the daughter of Micah and Michelle Thomas.
Both girls are good friends, playing volleyball together in high school and hanging out around Columbia City, as they both enjoy the lessons they have learned in high school.
COLUMBIA CITY â The National Association of Counties (NAC) is an organization that helps promote County Government. April has been designated as Local County Government Month, with the 2012 theme being âHealthy Counties, Healthy Families.â
In a press release issued for the month, Whitley County leaders have proclaimed they take seriously their responsibility to protect and enhance the health, welfare and safety of residents in a sensible and cost-effective way.
COLUMBIA CITY â Mark your calendars for a leadership refresher April 20.
As part of Excellence in Servant Leadership Week, Leadership Whitley County is hosting a lunch and learn session.
The session is titled âLead From Where You Are.â
The featured speaker is Bob Aibel, a Human Resources practitioner and instructor, with over 25 years of experience.
Aibel has worked and consulted in various industries, including medical device, consumer products, restaurant and hospitality, insurance and service organizations.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County has strong ties to Haiti as the local community continues to raise funds and serve on mission trips.
Amber Walker, of Columbia City, will soon be traveling to Haiti and taking with her more than 75 beaded bracelets, made by Lois Smith of Renaissance Village, for the Haitian children, and in February, a group of members of the Columbia City United Methodist Church (CCUMC) took a trip to Haiti to build new houses with the program âHomes for Haitians.â
Another group from CCUMC church will travel to Haiti in early May.
COLUMBIA CITY â According to Street Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh, the leaf mulch giveaway scheduled for this Saturday will not take place.
âItâs something weâve advertised for a while now, but (the mulch) is all gone already,â Cearbaugh said.
The mulch has been available to the public for a few weeks. Department personnel is on hand once a year to load the mulch for residents who bring a way to haul it away.
COLUMBIA CITY â 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 â despite the record March heat wave.
Forty percent incorrectly predicted that âspring was here to stay.â
Never fear. A 70-degree warming trend is predicted for the weekend â along with April showers.
COLUMBIA CITY â An ordinance discussion came before the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday regarding the cityâs restricted animals ordinance.
Currently, part of the wording reads â.... the term ârestricted animalâ as used in this section means: poultry, horses, cows, goats, swine, sheep ...â.
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.
âI believe that you will be responsible,â Weigold said. âBut if we open it up, will the next people be responsible?â
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 âsatineâ 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â 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 Commerceâs 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 todayâs The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â 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.
âApril is our biggest fundraising month all year,â said Shawn Ellis, executive director of B.A.B.E. âWe have 17 churches and many banks all over Whitley County collecting money in our baby bottles for our program.â