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April 5th, 2012

WIND ORDINANCE GETS NOD FROM PLAN COMMISSION: Favorable recommendation headed to Commissioners

April 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Following nearly two years of discussion concerning a zoning ordinance regarding regulations for wind energy systems, the debate has finally ended. For now, anyway. The truth is the subject has merely shifted sails and is now making its way to the desks of the Whitley County Board of Commissioners, where there is little chance an approval or disapproval will be a quick process.

SUMMER SAFETY: Cops issue friendly reminders

April 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With warm weather moving into the area soon, the Columbia City Police Department is offering summertime safety tips for local residents.

The CCPD wants to remind citizens to lock their vehicles, homes and outbuildings, walk or run in well-lit areas at night and educate children about potential dangers. According to the CCPD, most vehicle break-ins and thefts are crimes of opportunity. If the vehicle is unlocked, it is easy to go through and take things.

EASTER EGG TIME: City egg hunt set for tonight

April 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY ­— The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Columbia City Rotary Club will be held at Morsches Park baseball diamonds tonight at 6 p.m.

Age groups for children include: Up to 2 years old with parent assisting; 3 to 5 years old with parent accompanying, 6 to 8 years old, no adult help, and 9 to 11 years old. Children over age 11 are not allowed to participate.

Columbia City’s scholars

April 5, 2012

Columbia City seniors Brandon Gay and Matt Rethlake were named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State Honorable Mention team.

Also garnishing honors from the IBCA were juniors Drew Benedict and Derek Hinen, receiving All-State Underclassmen Honorable Mention honors.

April 4th

FREEZE WARNING: Sunny days – but freezing nights

April 4, 2012

Freeze Warning
Apr 4, 02:48 PM - Apr 6, 09:00 AM

In effect for Whitley, Adams, Allen, Blackford, Cass, De Kalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, Lagrange, La Porte, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, Saint Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells snf White, according to the National Weather Service. Click on the Weather Forecast tab, top right on The Post & Mail's home page, for forecast details.

BUSCO'S TOP GRADS: Best friends, academic peers

April 4, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Brandi Herron and Rachel Fehring are not just close academically, they’re best friends.
Herron is Churubusco Junior-Senior High School’s Class of 2012 valedictorian. With a GPA of 11.745, Herron is the daughter of Margie and Randy Herron of Churubusco.
That’s a difference of .005 percent from this year’s salutatorian, Fehring, who has a GPA of 11.740. She is a daughter of John and Rhonda Fehring also of Churubusco.
The young women are best friends and they’ve been one and two nearly all of their academic years.

TUESDAY BLAZE: Barn burns to ground in two hours

April 4, 2012

Cleveland and Washington township firemen battled a barn fire Tuesday evening at 4375 Pook Rd. near South Whitley. The barn, which was full of hay, was wiped out in less than two hours. No animals were injured in the blaze.

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Post and Mail photos / Nicole Ott

WIND ISSUE TURNING: Plan Commission meeting tonight

April 4, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Having called a special meeting slated for tonight, the Whitley County Plan Commission will once again be discussing the hot-topic issue of amending a zoning ordinance to account for wind turbines.

In February, the commission took an impromptu vote — one which did not count or would have even decided anything — to gauge where the commission stood on the drafted ordinance in front of them. Last month, a mandatory public hearing was held to allow for opinions from all sides to be shared.

’Busco back in action tomorrow

April 4, 2012

Churubusco’s Corey Sarrazin pitches in a game last week. The Eagles are back in action Thursday night, traveling to Oak Hill for a 5:15 p.m. start.

Harry Dailey, 68

April 4, 2012

Harry James “Jimmy” Dailey, age 68, of Columbia City, died at 9:28 a.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born July 4, 1943, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Harry E. and Mildred L. (Pelkey) Gill-Dailey.
He graduated from Central High School, Fort Wayne with the class of 1962.
After graduation, he served in the Army National Guard of Indiana as a reserve.
He moved from Fort Wayne to Whitley County in 1974.

 

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