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July 26th, 2012

CONTACT INFO: The Post and Mail has new email addresses

July 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — In the interest of making it easier to contact key personnel at The Post & Mail, a reconfiguration of contact information is being developed.
At present, several emails have changed and in the weeks ahead, those changes will appear on the “Contact Us” page of The Post & Mail’s website.
For readers wanting to contact members of The Post & Mail’s newsroom, the following changes have been made:
Publisher, Rick Kreps
publisher@thepostandmail.com

Editor, Phil Smith
editor@thepostandmail.com
phil@thepostandmail.com

Sports, Nicole Ott
sports@thepostandmail.com

WINNER: Schaefer takes vocal award

July 26, 2012

Hannah Schaefer, of Columbia City, won the ARTS Talent Showcase singing competition with her performance of “Vanilla Ice Cream” from the broadway musical, “She Loves Me.” She also received an award for photography modeling.
Shaefer attended the ARTS Showcase in Orlando, Fla. with Charmaine Models and Talent Agency. While there, she competed in singing, television commercials, photography modeling, runway modeling, swimsuit modeling, monologue and cold reading.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

July 26, 2012

Life coaching
Free life coaching sessions will be offered at the Peabody Library starting Wednesday and continuing on Aug. 8, 15 and 22.
The sessions will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. To register, call 503-9047 or 212-2457.

Radio test
The Whitley County W5YI Amateur Radio Test will be held on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room A and B of the Peabody Library. For additional information visit www.wcarc.org or contact Roger McEntarfer via email at n9qcl@arrl.net or call 503-9008.

Bus trips

CRASH: Motorcyclist severely injured Wed.

July 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A local man was severely injured Wednesday after hitting a vehicle head on with his motorcycle.
Thomas Hesting of Columbia City was airlifted to Fort Wayne at approximately 10:30 a.m. from the area of Ind. 9 and CR 500 N.
Witnesses say Hesting drove his Harley Davidson motorcycle left of center, hitting a vehicle driven by Chelsea Craig of Columbia City head on.
Craig was transported by ambulance to Parkview Whitley with back pain.
The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department said Hesting was wearing a helmet and Craig was properly restrained.

Aurora: City ready if it happened here

July 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After the violent shooting that took place in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. July 20, killing 12 people and injuring 58, local government officials met to discuss procedures in the event of similar scenario in Whitley County.
As a precaution, Mayor Ryan Daniel said he met with Fire Chief Thomas LaRue, Police Chief Timothy Longenbaugh and Director of Communications Terry Wherry Monday morning.
At the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday, Daniel explained their discussion.

BEAUTIFY ’BUSCO: Biz owners address downtown revitalization

July 26, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Several Churubusco business owners attended a town meeting regarding the Main Street Churubusco (MSC) project Wednesday at Smith-Green Community Schools administrative offices.
Dave Pearson, chairman of MSC, welcomed a majority of downtown Churubusco business owners.
Pearson explained how the project was started when Frank Kessler, town council president, approached him to become a part of Indiana’s Main Street Project in late fall of 2010.
Then, a sub-committee was formed and the 12-step process required to be a part of IMSP began.

S. WHITLEY: Resident wants sticks picked lickety split

July 26, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — The severe storm on June 29 left quite a mess in the town of South Whitley which prompted resident Les Hoffman to attend the town council meeting Tuesday evening regarding limb pick-up.
“I don’t know if there is a rhyme or reason how they pick up sticks,” Hoffman said. “The last town gentleman that picked those up was very timely. Right now, they don’t seem to be on a timely basis at all and there should be a system for stick pick-up by finishing one neighborhood at a time.”

HOUSING AUTHORITY: City establishes changes

July 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — At the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday, to the Housing Authority was passed on second reading. This ordinance establishes a Housing Authority in line with the Indiana Code.
“As I talked about last time, this is changing our Housing Authority ordinance to reflect state statute changes,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
According to the ordinance, the Housing Authority’s public purpose is for the clearing, planning and reconstruction of areas in which unsanitary or unsafe housing conditions in the city exist.

Patricia Dean, 65

July 26, 2012

Patricia Ann Dean, 65, of Columbia City, died at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne,.
Born on July 16, 1947, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Jefferson Davis and Mary Jane (Kneller) Caudill.
Raised in Columbia City, she spent her lifetime in the Whitley County and Fort Wayne areas, living in Columbia City for the past 17 years. She graduated from Columbia City School with the class of 1965.

THE CENTER: Producing positive results in area teens

July 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Since its doors opened in 2005, The Center for Whitley County Youth has had a mission to promote positive youth developement.
The two men leading the charge are Program Director Todd Blanton along with Exectuive Director Jeff Wike.
Blanton said, “We want to come along side of the students, stand with them and mentor them. All our programs are based on that.”
Although programming and activities is what brings students in the door, Blanton said that the overall goal is to bridge the gap and allow for volunteers and staff to create a safe environment for the students.

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