September 14th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The 2013 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Budget was approved by the Columbia City Common Council at its meeting Tuesday.
The budget included money for communications, curb/sidewalk, the park and pool, street, unplanned projects and WCEDC.
For the park and pool, $90,000 was approved by the CIP committee for the Morsches Park bathroom facility.
NORTH MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Manchester hosted Whitko and Columbia City at Sycamore Golf Course in North Manchester Thursday. The Lady Squires fired a 182 to win. Columbia City placed second with 200 and Whitko shot a 217.
Manchester posted three scores sub-50, including medalist Lindsay Budnik‚Äôs 40. Of the Whitley County School‚Äôs, Jackie Leeuw scored the best with a 47, followed by Jessica Klemm with a 48.
Cheyenne Johnson scored a 51, Allison Yoder finished with a 52 and Macenzie Lane had a 53. Sydney Ford was Columbia City‚Äôs No. 6 with a 57.
The most recent www.thepostandmail.com Online Poll reveals that 48 percent of respondents personally know a current or former participant in Whitley County's Distinguished Young Women program (formerly known as Whitley County Junior Miss).
To participate in this week's poll about the future of Burnworth Memorial Pool in Columbia City, go to the home page at www.thepostandmail.com
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Board of Works established additional days for citizens to shoot off consumer grade fireworks at its meeting Tuesday.
According to Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue, fireworks can be set off Friday, Sept. 21, Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23 at specific times on those dates.
‚ÄúThe time frames would be that Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.,‚ÄĚ said LaRue.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ As of Tuesday‚Äôs Columbia City Council meeting, Mayor Ryan Daniel said the city has received more than 70 surveys concerning Burnworth Memorial Pool. With feedback rolling in, the city plans to obtain even more opinions at the upcoming Fall Festival.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs really taken off right now,‚ÄĚ said Park Director Mark Green. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre getting a lot of feedback and that‚Äôs what we‚Äôre after, to kind of get what people are thinking about that topic.‚ÄĚ
Plow Day cancelled
The annual Plow Day event in South Whitley has been cancelled this year. The committee has already planned that the 2013‚Äôs Plow Day will be on Friday at Roy and Mary Rubrake‚Äôs Farm in South Whitley. Be prepared for a wonderful day in the country.
A benefit for James M. Beck will be Friday and Saturday, at 6 p.m. at Four D‚Äôs Bar and Grill, 1820 W. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne.
James M. Beck. Beck passed away Aug. 11 in a drowning accident at Old Lake in Columbia City. The benefit, held in Beck‚Äôs honor is for those 21 years old and older.
See Thursday's edition of the Post & Mail for previews of this week's gridiron action.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Phillip Kessie, a 37-year-old South Whitley resident, plead guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to a gun incident that occurred in May.
According to a police report, South Whitley Police Officer Rick Carroll was notified May 6 by dispatch that Kessie had been calling his wife at her sister-in-law‚Äôs residence, threatening to kill himself.
According to the report, Carroll waited near the area to see if Kessie would show up while Whitley County Sheriff‚Äôs Deputy Scott Geist went to the Kessie‚Äôs residence to see if he was still there.