July 1st, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â âItâs an honor and a privilege,â said Gene Smith at Columbia Cityâs Rotary Club meeting last week.
Smith will become the new club president today. Smith had a chance to present his plans for his year as the clubâs chief officer.
Smith started his remarks by recognizing some of the club members whom he considered key to the success of the Rotary Club.
SOUTH WHITLEY â For two months, South Whitley Town Council members have been debating the issue of grass.
Yard waste and grass clippings have been traditionally picked up and disposed of by the town. However, the increasing amount of debris as well as the time it is taking for town employees to collect the waste has caused town leaders to reevaluate the townâs policy on such a service.
COLUMBIA CITY â As Old Settlers Day came to its closing day, the American Legion Parade celebrated âOur Fallen Heros.â
As groups, bands and floats were traveling down Main Street in damp weather, each parade entry was judged Saturday.
The following prizes were awarded for parade entries.
â˘Mizpah Shrine Power Club â First prize, $50
â˘Frank Fahl â Second prize, $30
â˘Carol Goff â Third prize, $20
Color Guard (men walking)
â˘Smith Township Fire Department â First prize, $100
KENDALLVILLE â A Larwill man was arrested Saturday night after an altercation with a hospital security guard and nurses in Kendallville.
Scott A. Sponable, 66, was admitted to Parkview Noble Hospital for âextreme intoxication,â according to a press release Sunday morning by Indiana State Police Public Information Sergeant Ron Galaviz.
Sponableâs blood alcohol content was .27, more than three times the legal driving limit (.08).
He allegedly punched a 58-year-old security guard in the face.
COLUMBIA CITY â Another step was taken for a potential new company hoping to locate in Columbia City and bring five to eight jobs to the community.
Blue M. Medical is the name of a company that Bill Smith, of Whitley County, will be starting. It will be a medical device manufacturing company.
Last Tuesday at the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety meeting, the board approved applying for a loan with the USDA, with the funds going toward Smithâs company.
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COLUMBIA CITY â Work is advancing for Passages, Inc. as it prepares to move into the former Lehmberg Building in Columbia City.
âItâs the sound of progress,â said Tim Hearld, president of Synergid Commercial, the general contractor of the project.
He was referring to work in the building, which has been going on for some time and is picking up as Passages, Inc. nears its targeted move-in date â the first week of September.
Passages Creative Learning Center will be the name of the building once the nonprofit occupies the space.
Despite wet, rainy conditions Saturday evening, the American Legion Parade still made its way through the streets of downtown Columbia City.
Pictured, from left, Alyssa, Tyler and Cameron Eubank huddle under a blanket to stay dry.
See more photos from the parade and festival in the July 1 issue of The Post and Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â A man is facing six felony charges after he allegedly attempted to rape a 13-year-old girl in Columbia City early Friday morning.
Dustin A. Nimtz, 18, of Columbia City, allegedly broke into an apartment at Park Terrace â armed with a deadly weapon.
According to court records, Nemitz then forced the victim to perform sexual acts on him.
Nemitz pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday morning to all six felony charges, including attempted rape and molesting, burglary and strangulation.
Some Whitley County residents are questioning Columbia City High Schoolâs black uniforms in many sports, such as football, basketball and cheerleading.
Columbia Cityâs football team is expected to return to the traditional maroon color this season.
Voice your opinion on The Post & Mailâs Facebook page, and see an article including public and coaches' comments on Page A1 of Saturday's issue of The Post and Mail.