June 25th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the City of Columbia City have agreed to postpone the cityâs next phase of the Long Term Control Plan.
The city received a letter from IDEM last week, which postponed Phase 2B for two years past its scheduled date. The original plan called for design to begin in 2015 with construction to take place in 2017.
In May, city officials began working with IDEM to request the new timeline.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Commissioners, working in conjunction with the Whitley County Fire Chief's Association, have issued a burn ban for the county effective at noon Monday.
According to Commissioner Chairman Don Amber, the ban will continue until July 2 at 1 p.m., "which coincides with the next commissioners meeting."
Amber said the three-member panel would re-assess the ban at that meeting.
Additional information will be printed in the Tuesday edition of The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â Anne Plunkett, technology director, told the Whitley County Consolidated School (WCCS) board last week that her team had another successful year.
âThe success can be seen in the many events that happen on a weekly, daily or even hourly basis that require technology,â said Plunkett. âThe majority of these events happen without a thought as a to whether the technology will be working and available for these events to take place.â
Ashley Storm, 19, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, after being involved in a motorcycle accident. Funeral arrangements are pending at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City.
Myrna J. Ennis, 72, passed away at 7:10 Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Funeral arrangements are pending at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City.
Mark E. Macy, 56, of Etna Troy Township, died at 8:05 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at his home. He had been in failing health since March.
He was born July 17, 1955, in Wolf Lake, a son of Thomas O. and Viola M. Burns. His formative years were spent in Thorncreek Township. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1973.
On Dec. 21, 1974, he was united in marriage to Kathy Jeanette Ellison. They made their home in Columbia City for six months, before moving to Etna Troy Township. Mrs. Macy died June 7, 1978.
COLUMBIA CITY â A 2012 Columbia City High School graduate and a Wolf Lake man were killed in two separate motorcycle accidents over the weekend.
Ashley Storm, 19, of Columbia City, was a passenger on a motorcycle when it crashed into a pick-up truck at the Hillegas and Goshen Road intersection in Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon.
According to police, around 11:30 a.m. a truck headed north on Hillegas Road turned in front of the motorcycle. The bike was driven by 19-year-old Jacob Bunker, who remains in serious condition.
Several young linksters participated in Eagle Glenâs Junior Golf Camp.
Front row, from left: Seth Mills, Colin White, Logan Harkenrider and Evan White. Second row: Sawyer Bales, Jacob Straub, Gary Brice and Matt Brice. Third row: Landon Tuttle, Daniel McCullough, Abby Pequignot, Kendra Roberts, Taylor Glass and Sydni Farber. Fourth row: Jacob Farber, instructor Tia Lantz, Gracie Mills and Cole Straub. Sixth row, instructor Lauren Holloway and Evan Straub. Back row: instructor Andrew Thompson, instructor Trent Murphy and instructor Max Dryer.
CHURUBUSCO â Smith-Green Community Schools is on a search to find a new superintendent and a high school principal.
Steve Darnell, superintendent, has tendered his resignation but the school board heard it off record and the staff of SGCS has received an e-mail from him stating his last day is June 29.
âI have enjoyed my time at Smith-Green Community Schools these past three years,â said Darnell.
Tony DeWitt, a Whitley County 4-H volunteer, sprays down the motocross track last week. Officials are âgroomingâ the track for the 88th annual Whitley County 4-H Fair, which runs July 13-19.