October 25th, 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.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ 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.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄúChristmas lights are one way in which we can continue to be open and inviting during the holiday season,‚ÄĚ said Mayor Ryan Daniel. ‚ÄúI think it‚Äôs great for community development.‚ÄĚ
According to Mayor Daniel, the Christmas light committee consists of himself, Columbia City Councilwoman Nicole Penrod and Columbia City Electric Department Superintendent, Larry Whetstone.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Updates are in store for Morsches Park as the Columbia City Park Board has announced several upcoming projects.
‚ÄúI think people are going to see almost a reinvention of Morsches Park within a couple months time,‚ÄĚ said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
According to Columbia City Park Director Mark Green, one of the projects includes the replacement of the park‚Äôs main playground.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs many changes and transitions over the past year.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre not anything without the members,‚ÄĚ he told the crowd. ‚ÄúAnd, I wanted to say ‚Äėthank you.‚Äô
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Ask John Buchanan, also known as ‚ÄúJ.B.,‚ÄĚ what he thinks about his wife‚Äôs work ethic, and two words sum it all up for him ‚ÄĒ ‚Äúsuper awesome.‚ÄĚ
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.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ 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‚Äôs Electric Department Superintendent, will now serve South Whitley with electrical concerns and situations needing his level of expertise.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ 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‚Äôs energy source.
For months, the council has been working on revamping the electrical contracts for the town. After hearing Indiana Municipal Power Agency‚Äôs (IMPA) proposal on its co-op energy service, the council was able to determine contractual obligations with the town‚Äôs current energy provider Duke Energy. Previous considerations proved Duke‚Äôs rate is costing the town $220,000 more on an annual basis compared to IMPA‚Äôs pricing.
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 ‚ÄĒ With the Columbia City Common Council approving its authority for a water bond in September‚Äôs regular meeting, the council approved a motion Tuesday to set the dollar amount at $2 million.
The council discussed the possibility of the proposed water bond at its last meeting in September, saying it was needed in order for the water department to eventually start rolling on many of its upcoming projects.