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June 15th, 2012

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.

June 13th

MEMORY LANE: Local woman visits car she once saw in Indy

June 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — When local 80-year-old Barbara Craig picked up the paper one morning she saw a photo of a vintage Indy car she had not laid eyes on in years.
In the article with the photo, Barbara read that STAFCO, Steel Tank and Fabricating Corporation, was to host the refurbished Kennedy Tank Indy car for a day.
Venturing to reconnect with her past, Barbara visited STAFCO June 5 to see the car.
“It’s in perfect shape,” said Craig. “They even wanted me to get in it.”

ZONING REQUEST: City council approves change

June 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council approved a request for an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance on second reading at its meeting Tuesday.
“As you remember, this is in regard to SDS Communications out on West Lincolnway, changing it from an Ag setting from a house to a business,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel to the council.
David Sewell, executive director of the Joint Planning and Building Department, was present, representing the Columbia City Plan Commission with the request.

June 12th

SUPER DADS: Slavich is a parent with a servant’s heart

June 12, 2012

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a four part series in honor of Father’s Day.
COLUMBIA CITY — John Slavich is known as one of the faces of the Whitley County Community Foundation, but to his five children he is known as “Dad.”
This father is somewhat of a “super dad.” Having two teenage kids in his 50’s will make him a superhero to any young parent.

 

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