January 7th, 2013
The Fire and Ice Festival, traditionally held on the Whitley County Courthouse Square, has been cancelled for 2013.
Both the Columbia City Chamber of Commerce and the mayorâ€™s office confirmed the cancellation. Financial reasons were cited as the reason for cancellation, although an official statement has not been released. â€śWe are disappointed, but I support the Chamber of Commerceâ€™s decisionâ€ť said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel. â€śWe would like to see a winter festival planned for Columbia City to bring people downtown, but that probably wonâ€™t happen for this year.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, the second-youngest mayor in Indiana, completed his first year in office in 2012, and, in a recent interview, highlighted what he felt were some of the bright spots of his inaugural 12 months in office.
The largest accomplishment for the city, in the mayorâ€™s estimation, was the completion of Phase 2a of the long-term control plan and, just as importantly, receiving a two-year extension on the need to complete Phase 2b.
Mary Lee Campbell, 79, formerly of Columbia City, died at 1:58 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 3, 1933, in Kent City, Mich. a daughter of Harry B. and Leona May (Riddle) Kelly. She graduated from Kent City High School.
Dorothy Ann Day, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:13 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.
Born July 26, 1933, in Boston, she was the daughter of Joseph J. and Catherine (Gately) Lynch.
A former resident of Boston and Amite, La., she moved to Whitley County in 1984.
She graduated from Mission Church High School with the Class of 1950 and attended Boston University for two years.
Esther L. Steinman, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
Born in Berne, Esther was a Nurses Aide at Fort Wayneâ€™s Veteranâ€™s Hospital and worked at AAA Auction.
She attended Trinity Evangelical Church. Surviving relatives include her daughter, Sharon (Max) Goldwood of Columbia City; son, Don (Karen) Stevens of Fort Wayne; sister, Shirley Burke of Colorado; stepsons, Barry, Allen and Ron Steinman; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Here are the sports headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:
Lady Eagle hoopsters win second in a row
Columbia City swimmers compete in conference swim meet
Lady Wildcat basketballers lose close game to Rochester
Colts run out of Luck; fall out of playoffs
Here are the headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:
City to hire new officer soon
No Whitley homicides for second year in a row
Smith-Green board hopefuls vie for two open seats
Review of Mayor Daniel's first year in office
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Annie Morsches of Columbia City will be part of presidential history. As a member of Culver Academyâ€™s Equestriennes, Morsches will be saddling up for a Jan. 21 ride down Pennsylvania Avenue as part of the Presidential Inaugural Parade.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The year 2013 brought one big change for a family from Whitley County. Lang Johnson and Nick Dausman of Larwill are now the parents of the first baby born in the county in 2013, their son, Cody Levi Dausman.
Cody was born on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 6:13 p.m. He was 8 pounds 4 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Cody has one sibling, his sister, Jennica, who is 7. His parents were glad to begin the new year with such joy and did not imagine that their son would be the first baby born in 2013.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Saturdayâ€™s dog-fighting bust has left many local residents asking the same question, â€śWhy did those people come to Churubusco?â€ť
Most of the 18 people arrested werenâ€™t from Whitley County. In fact, 13 were from out of state. Most of the arrested came from the Gary-Chicago area, along with several from Michigan.
Brice said typically, dog-fighting rings publish underground magazines, e-mail and text message each other to get the word out about what they call a â€śdog show.â€ť Saturday nightâ€™s show just happened to be hosted in Churubusco.