March 16th, 2012
Breanna Lynne Walker, 20, a resident of Fort Wayne, passed away at 11:54 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident earlier in the evening in Fort Wayne.
Breanna was born Jan. 27, 1992, in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of Jeffrey A. and Lynne (Pitcock) Walker.
She spent her formative years in Fort Wayne, and graduated from Northrop High School in 2010.
She was a second-year student at the University of Saint Francis, and also worked part time as a waitress.
COLUMBIA CITY â The doors officially opened at the new 54,000 square-foot Iotron Industries, USA facility in Whitley County Thursday at an open house hosted by the company. In 2010, following an extensive 16 month search, the company decided to locate its e-beam sterilization and materials modification facility in Indiana.
The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball team recently held its end-of-season banquet. Award winners include, from left: Sarah Opliger, most steals, most assists, Defensive Award, second team all-NHC; Emily Whiteleather, most rebounds, second team all-NHC; Samara Qureshi, Lady Eagle Integrity Award; Macie Hinen, best field goal percentage, best free throw percentage.
COLUMBIA CITY â Kindergarten Round-up dates have been established in March for Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS).
School, roundup dates and office phone numbers are:
â¢Coesse Elementary, Thursday, March 15. Call for an appointment 244-3351.
â¢Northern Heights Elementary, Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21. Call for an appointment 691-2371.
â¢Mary Raber Elementary, Thursday, March 22. Call for an appointment 244-5857.
â¢Little Turtle Elementary, Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28. Call 244-3343.
Passages presents âPaintings,
Pickles & Patrick March 16
COLUMBIA CITY â In addition to the sound of the summer breeze, this June will hear the sound of several thousand engines powering motorcycles through the city for the Mayorâs Ride.
ABATE of Indiana, which stands for American Bikers Aimed Toward Education, chose Columbia City for this yearâs event. In the past, the city hosted the ride at the Shrine Horse Grounds, holding the event for 18 years.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said he spoke with the Downtown Business Association (DBA), who was very much in favor of the ride.
SOUTH WHITLEY â The planning of two popular events scheduled this fall in South Whitley took a step in the right direction Tuesday evening with the town councilâs approval of street closures in the downtown area.
Resident Ronda Sroufe, who organizes the annual car show, was in attendance and has requested street closure on Sept. 16 beginning at Columbia Street and continuing north on State Street to the railroad tracks for the car show. Car enthusiasts from the surrounding area participate in the annual event with approximately 110 entries last year.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety approved a policy Tuesday to reduce the use of police and department vehicles when officers and employees are not on duty.
âIn trying to be good stewards of the taxpayers dollars, we came to the conclusion that we would restrict off-duty use of police vehicles,â said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
COLUMBIA CITY - It's Whitley County's time to choose "the best" in numerous categories in The Post and Mail's popular annual Readers' Choice balloting that begins today.
An entry ballot flyer is inserted in today's newspaper. The official ballot will be inserted again Tuesday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 27. The ballot is also located under the Special Sections tab on the newspaper's website: www.thepostandmail.com
Deadline for the newspaper to receive completed ballots is at the end of the business day Friday, March 30.
Columbia City's parks and streets have been full of people this week with temperatures on the rise.
COLUMBIA CITY â Some of the cityâs departments are shifting sails a bit in preparation of spring, none more so than the cityâs Parks and Recreation Department.
Park Director Mark Green said with the weather change, Morsches Park has seen steady and consistent traffic recently, keeping the park busy. The department has also been working on playing fields in anticipation of holding softball practice soon.
Registration for softball will close with a registration session Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Boys Minor baseball evaluation will occur at 1 p.m. and Boys Major is at 2:30.