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January 21st, 2012
Trevor Ellis, 11, of Columbia City leaps from the top of a snow pile at the corner of Chauncey and Van Buren streets Saturday during the 7th Annual Whitley County "Fire and Ice" Winterfest. 11-year-old James Romano looks on. More photos, coverage and results will appear in the Monday edition of The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Police Departmentâs newly-appointed detectives began their first full week on the job this week.
Robert Stephenson and Gary Archbold were chosen by CCPD Chief Tim Longenbaugh and Captain Tony Hively last week, to replace their (Longenbaugh and Hivelyâs) former positions.
âIts a great opportunity to expand my law enforcement background,â Archbold said.
Archbold and Stephenson have more than a decade of experience on the CCPD with 13 and 14 years respectively.
COLUMBIA CITY â Halfway through its inaugural school year, Eagle Tech Academy is exactly where it planned to be, according to Principal Brady Mullett.
The year began with an enrollment of 112 students, five full-time staff members and a focus on providing a project-based learning environment for both students and staff.
âWe want to create a true professional learning community where we can ask the question to each other of âwhy are we doing what weâre doing,â and become reflective on our own practices,â said Mullett.
COLUMBIA CITY â Seldom do you see an orchestra at an elementary school.
Students and staff at Mary Raber Elementary School got a special visit from some of the Fort Wayne Philharmonicâs string section Wednesday.
Members of the Meadowlark Quartet warmed up their instruments as the children entered the gymnasium.
The children used their active listening skills to hear the beautiful sounds of two violins, a viola and a cello playing J.S. Bachâs greatest hits.
Violinist Marey Trentacosti welcomed the children and told them the philharmonic featured 44 full-time musicians.
Indian Springs eighth grade Eagles won the Wawasee Tournament last weekend. Front row, from left: Luke Schrader, Drew Lamle, Josh Christen and Bryce Parnell. Back row: Matt Benedict, Carson Reed, Ryan Mosher, Andrew McFarland, Brachen Hazen, Luke Taylor and Head Coach Jim Pope.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County is ushering in a new committee in the hopes of improving communication and knowledge between departments.
A previously formed Land Committee will now be defunct to make way for a new board, to be known as the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Task Force.
The GIS Task Force will consist of members from several different departments and will serve to help one another learn what decisions are made by specific departments and how those decisions affect other departments within the county, according to GIS Coordinator Dan Weigold.
COLUMBIA CITY â Former Columbia City baseball player Bruce Miller is going to be inducted into the Indiana Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame today.
Miller graduated from Columbia City in 1966 and played for Indiana University as a shortstop.
He got a varsity letter all four years and was named the Eagleâs MVP in 1965 and 1966. In both his junior and senior years, Miller was named all-conference and still holds four school records.
In 1966 he led his team to regional and state titles, where Indiana University spotted and recruited him.
A fast-moving storm system brought travel-disrupting snow to the Northeast late Thursday, but it will turn out to be only an appetizer to the "main course" ahead this weekend.
According to the National Weather Service, snow will overspread the area this afternoon and continue into tonight. Total snowfall accumulations of four to seven inches can be expected for Whitley County today and overnight Friday, with continuing frigid temperatures.
It will be a perfect weekend for the Fire & Ice WinterFest on the Courthouse Square in downtown Columbia City.
A vehicle was hi-jacked from South Whitley this morning after a gun was allegedly displayed. The car was not stolen at gunpoint. Area schools were put on lockdown as a precautionary measure. No injuries were reported and according to police, the vehicle fled southbound on Ind. 5 from South Whitley. Stay tuned to our website www.thepostandmail.com for updates
COLUMBIA CITY â Morning snow showers steadily grew into snow squalls, bolstered by gusty winds, making travel in Whitley County nasty by noon.
Temperatures hovered in the low 20s, but will steadily drop into the teens throughout the afternoon.
I-69 was closed south of Fort Wayne due to slide offs and road conditions.
U.S. 30 was slick and hazardous.
Columbia City streets were very slick, especially at intersections.
Weather forecasters indicate the snowfall will diminish to flurries later in the day, with only a few inches of accumulation.