October 1st, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The final plans on a bridge replacement project are in, set to begin today on 700 S, with an estimated cost of $165,045.
â€śThe length of the new bridge will be 36 feet and 32 feet, respectively,â€ť said Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester.
According to Forrester, the new structure will be a concrete slab bridge that will allow free flow through the ditch under the road.
The existing structure, located at CR 700 E between county roads 900 S and 1000 S, is known as a twin culvert since it does not span 20 feet in length, the requirement for it to qualify as a bridge.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s cross country teams, along with the rest of the Northeast Hoosier Conference, competed at The Plex in Fort Wayne for a second week in a row, this time for the conference meet.
Last week, hundreds of runners from all over Northern Indiana competed in the New Haven Classic, where Columbia Cityâ€™s Evan Harney and Samantha Roush had stand-out performances, placing second and fourth, respectively.
Marjorie L. Knafel, 69, of rural Columbia City, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Vibra Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been battling lung cancer for the past few months.
She was born July 23, 1943, in VanWert, Ohio, a daughter of Charles R. and Georgia Victoria (Fronefield) Mason. Her formative years were spent in Van Wert. She graduated from Lincolnview High School.
Lynn E. Kissinger 76, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at his residence. He was born on May 13, 1936, in Fort Wayne, the son of Walter Olin and Viola May (Solt) Kissinger.
He spent his childhood in Fort Wayne, graduating from South Side High School with the class 1954. He then earned an Associates Degree at Purdue University.
He served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 17, 1958, and was discharged on Oct. 12, 1960. He was a postal clerk with the United States Postal Service in Fort Wayne for 38 years.
The Mizpah Shrine Charity Horse Show was held in Columbia City today. More photos can be seen on The Post and Mail's facebook page. Coverage and photos will be in Tuesday's edition of The Post and Mail
The Whitley County Humane Society held its Canine Carnival at Morsches Park today. More photos and coverage will be in Monday's edition of The Post and Mail. More photos can be viewed on The Post and Mail's facebook page.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” â€śSwenderâ€™s not going to believe this, but Iâ€™ll make him,â€ť said Whitkoâ€™s Assistant Coach Josh Mohr with a laugh in his voice.
Whitko took to the field Friday without Head Coach Wayne Swender, and nonetheless taking the upset over former undefeated Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami. A low scoring game, the Wildcats overtook the Warriors in the fourth quarter, ending 13-10.
Swender returns Monday to prepare for next weekâ€™s game at Rochester.
CULVER â€” Churubuscoâ€™s 16-game regular season win streak came to an end Friday at Culver Military Academy.
Culver capitalized on â€™Busco miscues to take a 35-16 win, giving Churubusco its first loss of the season.
CMA took control of the field from the beginning of the game, picking off a â€™Busco pass on its first possession and scoring a touchdown two plays later.
Churubusco looks to comeback from its loss, traveling to Northeast Corner Conference foe Fairfield next Friday.
KENDALLVILLE â€” The Columbia City football teamâ€™s roller coaster season fell off a cliff against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe, the East Noble Knights Friday. A week after the Eagles came within a whisker of upsetting undefeated New Haven, Columbia City ended up on the wrong end of a 79-7 shellacking by the Knights.
With the Columbia City sidelines bearing a strong resemblance to an orthopedics ward, the Eagles were forced into using several players with almost no varsity experience to fill out an injury depleted receiving corps and defensive backfield.