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October 25th, 2012

ROBBED: Fort Wayne Police probe armed robbery

October 25, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Police are looking for suspects in an armed robbery that occurred Thursday morning in Fort Wayne.

According to a press release by the Fort Wayne Police Department, at approximately 8:40 a.m. Thursday, two males in dark hooded sweatshirts approached two employees from Midwest America Federal Credit Union on Swinney Avenue, forcing the employees to take them inside.

Both suspects, who were armed with handguns, demanded cash before leaving.

Round 2: Local teams prep for second round of sectionals

October 25, 2012

Local football teams are prepping for the second round of sectional play this week. Columbia City is looking to break the cycle against Bishop Dwenger, which has beaten the Eagles in sectionals for the last six years in a row. Whitko faces the No. 1 team in Class 3A in the state, Jimtown, and Churubusco travels to 8-2 Elwood.

FATALITY: Woman dies in crash

October 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City woman was killed in an accident on Ind. 205 Wednesday.
Rachel Anderson, 28, of rural Columbia City, was traveling southwest on Ind. 205 when she went left of the center line and sideswiped a semi trailer before landing in the ditch near CR 300 E.
Anderson was flown by Parkview Samaritan to a hospital in Fort Wayne with head and facial injuries.
The driver of the semi, Timmy High, 56, of Waterloo, was not injured.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Comittee considers replacement options

October 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Christmas lights in Columbia City, which usually hang on the poles down Line Street and Main Street, may be getting replaced this year, as the old lights are estimated to be 15 years old.
“Christmas lights are one way in which we can continue to be open and inviting during the holiday season,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel. “I think it’s great for community development.”
According to Mayor Daniel, the Christmas light committee consists of himself, Columbia City Councilwoman Nicole Penrod and Columbia City Electric Department Superintendent, Larry Whetstone.

PARK: Renovations in store for Morsches

October 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Updates are in store for Morsches Park as the Columbia City Park Board has announced several upcoming projects.
“I think people are going to see almost a reinvention of Morsches Park within a couple months time,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
According to Columbia City Park Director Mark Green, one of the projects includes the replacement of the park’s main playground.

October 24th

COUNTY CHAMBER: Honors its own

October 24, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitley County’s Chamber of Commerce held its annual gala to recognize local businesses and business persons at Brownstone on State in South Whitley Tuesday night.
Doug Brown, the chamber’s recently-hired executive director, served as master of ceremonies and expressed his gratitude to colleagues and chamber members alike as he talked briefly about the organization’s many changes and transitions over the past year.
“We’re not anything without the members,” he told the crowd. “And, I wanted to say ‘thank you.’

LOCAL BUSINESSWOMAN: Works with family, building community relationships

October 24, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Ask John Buchanan, also known as “J.B.,” what he thinks about his wife’s work ethic, and two words sum it all up for him — “super awesome.”
Approximately 16 years ago, John asked his wife, Bethann Buchanan, to work in the office of his business, Buchanan Automotive, Inc., located at 2525 E. Business U.S. 30 in Columbia City.
Since then, Bethann, 55, has been answering phones, developing marketing strategies and getting to know the community better each day.

S. WHITLEY: Inks pact for electric help

October 24, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — The South Whitley Town Council approved a partnership between the Columbia City Electric Department and the town of South Whitley that would make provisions for electrical personnel.
Larry Whetstone, who is currently Columbia City’s Electric Department Superintendent, will now serve South Whitley with electrical concerns and situations needing his level of expertise.

STILL IN THE DARK: S.W. council sets special session to decide on energy contract

October 24, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — A special session will be held Thursday at 6:15 p.m. for the South Whitley Town Council to make a decision on the town’s energy source.
For months, the council has been working on revamping the electrical contracts for the town. After hearing Indiana Municipal Power Agency’s (IMPA) proposal on its co-op energy service, the council was able to determine contractual obligations with the town’s current energy provider Duke Energy. Previous considerations proved Duke’s rate is costing the town $220,000 more on an annual basis compared to IMPA’s pricing.

P&M: To pay tribute to military veterans

October 24, 2012


The Post & Mail newspaper is compiling tributes to veterans of the U.S. military for inclusion in a special publication to be inserted in the paper on Nov. 9.
Saluting Military, a 2012 Veterans Day Salute will be a special tabloid-sized section which will include names, photos and some details of military veterans, past and present.
The deadline to submit photos and information is Nov. 1.
Order forms can be picked up at The Post & Mail office at 927 W. Connexion Way, Columbia City or by clipping a form out of the paper.
Cost for tributes is $5.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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