January 5th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Production machining company Impact CNC, LLC, announced plans late Wednesday to invest $12.8 million to purchase and equip a new facility at Gateway Park in Whitley County.
The facility, a 30,000 square-foot building, is expected to be operational as early as February and create up to 106 jobs in Columbia City by 2014.
Whitley County Economic Development Corporation President Alan Tio said Jerry Busche, founder and president of Impact CNC, has been looking to get the project off the ground for approximately nine months.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Solstice Medical, LLC announced in a statement today the company is locating its operations at a new, state-of-the-art facility in Park 30 Business Center.
The company anticipates adding 10 to 15 new jobs by the middle of 2013.
The new facility will position Solstice Medical, which manufactures and installs radio frequency identification technology (RFID) and software systems globally for medical device manufacturers, distributors and hospitals, to meet growing product and service demands from across the country.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City wrestling alumni ‚Äď on hand for Alumni Night Wednesday ‚Äď didn‚Äôt quite get the show they were hoping for.
The Eagles lost to East Noble, 60-10.
‚ÄúI was very proud of our guys,‚ÄĚ said Eagle Head Coach Blane Culp. ‚ÄúFor the most part our guys really went after them. It‚Äôs a tough team. (Head Coach) Keith Koffar‚Äôs got them going.‚ÄĚ
After five matches, East Noble led 21-4.
Despite the loss, the Eagles only surrendered four pins in 12 matches, something Culp said the coaches have stressed to the team this year.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Eagle junior varsity wrestling got a taste of victory Wednesday, winning three of its four matches and defeating East Noble‚Äôs JV squad 15-6.
Brice Bauer opened the meet at 145 pounds with a 9-3 win over his Knight opponent. Bauer was down 3-0 heading into the final period.
Head Coach Blane Culp said the team preaches that it is a six-minute match and Bauer showed that by continuing to work.
At 152 and having to mount several counters, Columbia City‚Äôs Hunter LaRue got a pinfall victory with time expiring in the first period.
Thursday's sunrise over Whitley County was visually enchanting, bouncing rays off unusually spectacular cloud formations.
WOODBURN ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys basketball team traveled to Woodlan Wednesday night to post a 71-49 win and improve the Eagles to a winning record (4-3).
‚ÄôBusco‚Äôs Josh LeFever scored 10 of the Eagles‚Äô 16 first-quarter points, while the defense held the Warriors to nine.
‚ÄúHe (LeFever) got off on a real good roll in the first quarter,‚ÄĚ Churubusco Head Coach Mike McBride said. ‚ÄúIn the first quarter we did a nice job defensively, they have some kids that shoot it pretty well and we stopped them.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď At least two attempted telephone scam reports were made to local law enforcement officials Wednesday concerning a phone solicitor seeking personal information to issue ‚Äúa new Medicare card.‚ÄĚ
According to information supplied to The Post & Mail, the male phone caller informed his target that ‚Äúhe was going to send out a new Medicare card‚ÄĚ and needed to confirm personal information. Included was a solicitation of personal banking information.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ In addition to their regular duties as Whitley County Commissioners, Don Amber, Tom Rethlake and George Shrumpf will continue to serve on several committees and boards throughout the county in 2012.
All three will serve on the Board of Finance, responsible for determining how to invest monies for the year.
The trio will also be members of the Solid Waste Board.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Having sworn-in Sunday and with the lay-over passed, Mayor Ryan Daniel spent the first day at his new office job Tuesday, wearing different hats throughout the day.
After rising while streets were still lit only by streetlights, the Mayor hosted a breakfast at the Eagle Nest Event Center for all city employees from 7 to 8:30 a.m.
Once finished, Daniel went to his office at City Hall to familiarize himself with his new surroundings and attend to mayoral duties.
At 5:15 p.m., Daniel had his first official meeting as Mayor, specifically with the Board of Works.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Blanche Louise Nichols, 94, of rural Columbia City, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at her home.
She was born Feb. 18, 1917, in Thorncreek Township, a daughter of Ray Jennings and Alice Berniece (Lott) Hively.
Her formative years were spent in Thorncreek Township. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1935.
On June 28, 1935, she was united in marriage to Paul C. Nichols. They made their home in Thorncreek Township until 1939 when they moved to Lorane. Mr. Nichols died Oct. 18, 1952.