March 28th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â County health rankings were released for the state of Indiana this week, and once again, Whitley County stands out among surrounding counties on the list.
Whitley County ranks ninth overall in the rankings. Only two other counties in the northeast corner of the state rank higher â Wells and LaGrange.
Officials say access to healthy activities and food for all people in the county plays a factor in the rankings. Erica Miller, executive director for the Whitley County YMCA, said that is part of the nonprofitâs mission, which is now reaping dividends in the community.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City High School students were given a brief, but unique opportunity to experience life with disabilities Thursday.
As part of Disabilities Awareness Month, several stations were set up around the high school gymnasium for students to visit.
At each stop, a challenge was given to teens to maneuver through an obstacle with a twist that focused on a certain disability.
Columbia City High School hosted a Disabilities Awareness Day Thursday in the gymnasium during lunch. Pictured is Shaina Hiatt, Karen Koday and Brittany Haire sell items made by CCHS students with disabilities.
According to area media, two white males, armed with a gun, entered the home of an elderly couple just north of Laotto, tied them up and robbed the place. The gunmen held the couple overnight until early this morning.
Reports say the suspects took weapons from the home, as well as a red pick-up truck, before leaving. The suspects remain at large.
Dolores C. Winters, 84, passed away suddenly Thursday morning after being taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Her visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Her complete life story will appear in the Saturday edition of The Post and Mail or visit online at www.demoneygrimes.com where her life story will be published later today.
Carol S. Young, 65, of Albion, passed away at 8:45 pm on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Parkview Oaks in Columbia City.
Ms. Young was born Sept. 8, 1948, in Wolf Lake, a daughter of Lloyd T. and Ruth Anna (Brown) Young. She spent her formative years in Green Township, and graduated from Churubusco High School.
She worked on the family farm and Chain Oâ Lakes State Park.
Ms. Young was a member of Blue River Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed reading, cross stitching, knitting, mowing, and tending to the garden.
Columbia City's Redevelopment project at the corner of Line and Van Buren Streets has been deemed irreparable and is set to be demolished this spring.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitko High School is in their production of Rodgers and Hammersteinâs âCinderella,â directed by Dawn Hinthorn and Susie Trixler.
The musical will be held in the auditorium of Whitko High School at 7 p.m. April 25 and 26.
The tale of the young servant girl turned belle of the ball with the help of a little magic is a well known tale.
However, few know that one of her stepsisters wanted to be a lawyer, without having the brains for the job.
And few know that the entire kingdom turned out into the town square to try on the slipper.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City High School will hold its annual Honors Convocation Monday, May 12, at 6 p.m. in the Newell Rice Auditorium.
School officials are preparing for the ceremony and asking that any group or individuals planning to present an award to CCHS students, to call Cheryl Hoffman to make arrangements for the presentation.
Hoffman can be reached at 244-6136, ext 3211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Presenters should include the following information:
â¢the name of the award,
â¢the presenter of the award, and
â¢the name of the student recipient.