June 15th, 2012
Ned E. Beekman, 84, of Columbia City, died at 3:53 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Parkview Oaks in Columbia City.
Ned was born on June 7, 1928, in Lancaster Township, Huntington County, and is the son of Ernest and Avis (McDaniels) Beekman.
He graduated in 1946, from Clear Creek High School and attended one year at Purdue University.
Ned married Shirley Callahan on Aug.10, 1975, in Huntington.
She preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 1995.
Edith Lelia Hershman, 94, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:54 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born Sept. 1, 1917, in Cincinnatti, Ohio, she was the daughter of Fred and Ida (Mullholland) Miess.
She graduated from Emerson High School in Gary with the class of 1935 and attended Wheaton College for two years.
On April 11, 1948, she married Lawrence W. Hershman in Crown Point where they established their home.
C.L. Boggs, 70, a lifelong resident of Etna Troy Township, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at his home of natural causes.
He was born April 28, 1942, in Etna, a son of Heber and Dortha E. (Beers) Boggs. He graduated from Larwill High School.
He worked at B.F. Goodrich, Harvester and Lynn Klingaman before beginning his employment with Essex, retiring from Dana PTG in 2005.
In October 1995, he married Penny A. Rodgers.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Common Council of Columbia City agreed to amend the Zoning Ordinance revising Chapter Eight Flood Hazard Overlay District at their meeting Tuesday.
David Sewell, the executive director of the joint planning and building department, said Columbia City‚Äôs Plan Commission recommended the approval of the amendment to Floodplain regulations in the Zoning Ordinance to make them consistent with state and federal requirements.
RICCIONE, Italy ‚ÄĒ Local swimmer Susan Rothert Meyers competed in the 2012 Final World Masters Championships in Riccione, Italy this week. She finished in the top three in her events in the 70-74 age group.
In her first race on Tuesday, she placed third in a field of 17 in the 400-meter individual medley. On Wednesday, Meyers swam the 200-meter individual medley, placing third in a field of 20.
In the 100-meter butterfly, Meyers placed second in a field of 15.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Mayor Ryan Daniel announced today the city is issuing a ban on open burning . ‚ÄúDue to the lack of rain and for the protection of the residents of Columbia City, the fire department and Mayor Daniel have established a fire ban within the city limits,‚ÄĚ said the city press release. ‚ÄúThe ban means no recreational fireworks or burning of campfires will be allowed within the city limits until further notice.‚ÄĚ
Respondents to last week's poll question on 2012 vacation plans were fairly evenly split between an at-home "stay-cation," a short trip for rest and recreation ‚Äď and no vacation at all.
Participate in this week's poll question on the home page of www.thepostandmail.com
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ¬†Several passengers got stuck at the top of the "Runaway Train" roller coaster at Paiges Crossing Thursday afternoon.
Columbia City's Fire Department along with the Union Township Fire Department and Whitley County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Helfrich were able to safely get the riders off the train.
No injuries were reported, and Tim Summers, owner of Paiges Crossing, said the ride will not be reopened until deemed 100 percent safe.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The council approved an amendment to the Traffic Ordinance at its meeting Tuesday.
At the Common Council of Columbia City‚Äôs meeting in May, Kelly Cearbaugh, the Columbia City street superintendent, requested an amendment to chapter 75 of the city‚Äôs Traffic Ordinance.
Mayor Ryan Daniel reminded the council that this was an amendment ‚Äúto kind of go through and change different things.‚ÄĚ
The amendment regarded two-way stop intersections, one-way stop intersections, yield right-of-way intersections and speed limits.
Ice cream social
The Cleveland Township Fire Department will host its annual ice cream social Saturday at 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Cleveland Township Fire Department and will feature homemade ice cream, hamburgers and desserts. For more information contact Steve Weber at 479-8486 or email@example.com.
The Columbia City High School class of 1943, will have a reunion at Big G‚Äôs restaurant Saturday at noon.