September 3rd, 2013
J. Richard â€śDickâ€ť Cira, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at his residence with his loving family surrounding him at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.
He was born Jan. 8, 1930, in South Bend, the son of Don L. and Alice Marie (Hickling) Cira.
He was raised in South Bend and graduated from South Bend Riley High School with the Class of 1948. He then graduated from Hanover College, Hanover, with a Bachelor of Science in Education and received his Masters Degree at Ball State and St. Francis Universities in Guidance and Administration.
Churubuscoâ€™s football team is off to a 2-0 start this season.
Pictured, Eagle senior Cody Conwell (33) delivers a stiff arm against Central Noble last Friday.
Conwell has rushed for more than 300 yards in the teamâ€™s first two games.
Churubusco will play at Prairie Heights this Friday to attempt to move to 3-0.
Columbia City quarterback Brock Snouffer breaks into the open with Whitkoâ€™s Draven Ivy (23) defending.
Columbia Cityâ€™s junior varsity football team defeated Whitkoâ€™s JV squad Saturday by a final score of 20-12.
TOPEKA â€” Whitkoâ€™s volleyball team posted a record of 0-4 at the Westview Tournament Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats opened with a loss to Angola in straight sets. The team pushed Central Noble to three sets before losing.
Whitney Hobbs had 23 kills and 19 blocks in the four matches. Elane Warner had 57 assists, seven aces and 21 digs.
Whitko harriers compete at Northfield
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s cross country teams placed in the middle of the pack at the Northfield Invite Saturday.
Whitkoâ€™s boys came in fifth out of 10 teams. The Wildcats had 161 points, 10 behind fourth-place Southwood.
Oak Hill was the winner for the boys with a total of 38 points, 15 ahead of runner-up Angola.
In the girls race, the Lady Wildcats had 144 points to take sixth.
Host Northfield was the winner for the girls with 61, just four ahead of second-place Oak Hill.
Whitko next competes at Warsaw Tuesdsay.
The water main under Ind. 205, south of U.S. 30, broke again Sunday, after it was repaired Friday afternoon.
Water to Parkview Whitley Hospital, Eagle Glen and Irish Glen was shutdown for several hours while crews worked to repair the break.
The city is in the process of creating a looping project, which would provide a secondary feed to residents north of U.S. 30 in the event of a water main break.
The Post & Mail will be publishing a salute to public safety personnel, slated to be inserted Sept. 11.
Pictured is the Washington Township Fire Department.
Front row, from left: Jim Mullett, Ben Ashbaugh, Jason Trabert, Brad Arnold, Nathaniel Worrick, Ryan Walter, Andrew Woodruff, Travis Kuckuck, Kyler Alexander and Larry Ashbaugh. Back row: Kevin Bollinger, Jerry Zorger, Chief Jeremy Hammel, Phillip Ness, Brad Wolfe and Assistant Chief Mike Vogely.
SIDNEY â€” A father and his four-year-old daughter were killed in a crash in Sidney early Friday morning.
Wesley Cox, 37, was taking his daughter, Grace, from his home in Laketon to his motherâ€™s in North Webster, when a freight train struck their car at a crossing in Sidney.
Coxâ€™s mother was planning to watch the girl while Wesley went to work in Elkhart County, Kosciusko County Sheriff Spokesman Chad Hill said.
The Norfolk Southern train crew told officials that Coxâ€™s vehicle came to a stop before entering the crossing, reports say.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After nearly 10 years of raising funds, St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, in Columbia City, is able to move forward on its building project that began in 2005.
The church is looking to develop the empty lot to the north of its current building, located at 315 S. Line Street.
The community center will contain a gymnasium, food pantry and full kitchen, and the pricetag has dropped since the initial fund drive in 2005.
The initial estimated cost was $1.1 million, and Father Gary Sigler said he recently worked with contractors to help lower the price to $989,000.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Internal needs of the city could result in an exciting feature for Columbia City residents.
The city is working to install a fiber network to help provide more fluid communications between its buildings â€” City Hall, the Municipal Service Facility, Wastewater Facility, Water Treatment Plant and Parks Department (Morsches Park).
Putting in a fiber network also give officials the option of providing public wireless internet, WiFi, in the downtown area and parks.
Communications Director Terry Wherry said the public WiFi could cover three blocks of the downtown area.