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April 8th, 2011

Harriet Veazey, 97

April 8, 2011

Harriet E. Veazey, 97, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at The Oaks where she had been a resident for the past three years. She had moved from her Churubusco home to Oak Point in 2000.
She was born Oct. 3, 1913 in Washington Township, Whitley County to Levi Jacob and Edith A. Morrolf Keiser. She attended the West Ward Grade School and after graduating from the Columbia City High School in 1931 was employed at the Daniel Brothers Grocery.

Carl Crickmore, 75

April 8, 2011

Carl S. Crickmore, 75, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011. He was born May 20, 1935 in Ft. Wayne to the late Frederick and Martha (Worley) Crickmore. He retired from the Zollner Piston Corporation. He laid carpet for Clark and Mitchell. He also served on the Poe fire department and greatly enjoyed camping and fishing.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 54 years, Marilyn Crickmore of Ft. Wayne; children, Stanley Crickmore of Fort Wayne, Mark Crickmore of Columbia City, Ann (Randy) McCallister of Florida; four grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Crickmore.

April 7th

Many factors in county's top-10 healthy ranking

April 7, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A top-10 finish by Whitley County can be good or bad.
Ranking in the top 10 in Indiana in pollution or illiteracy — bad.
But a recent study that ranked Whitley County near the top in the Hoosier state brought with the findings good news for local residents.
Along with several counties in the area, Whitley County was ninth in the state in overall health, according to the County Health Rankings, a project being conducted by the University of Wisconsin.
“This ranking is great news,” said Gail Altekruse, manager of physical rehabilitation at Parkview Whitley Hospital.

County to do away with paper paychecks

April 7, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — While Whitley County government takes small steps toward saving a tree or two, the move doesn’t come without some degree of old-school resistance.
Whitley County Auditor Jen McGuire reported to the Whitley County Council Tuesday that a campaign to go paperless for county payroll was underway.
“It’s not really worth it anymore,” said McGuire of providing paychecks to county employees. She reported that the county will require all employees to have direct deposit before the end of the year.

Bailey joins YMCA as aquatics head

April 7, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne and the Whitley County Family YMCA welcomed    Kameron Bailey as the new Sports and Aquatics Director of the Whitley County Family YMCA.     

C&A Tool expands into new facility

April 7, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s largest employer will soon be even larger and the company’s president attributes the constant growth amidst economic uncertainty to diversity.
“We’re five different business units, so this is a natural part of our continued growth, said Dick Conrow, president of C&A Tool Engineering, which announced Wednesday it will expand its northern Whitley County operations and add about 18 news jobs.
“It’s a continuing part of our planning,” Conrow said.
“Our growth rate is pretty phenomenal.”

C&A Tool making investments to prepare for further growth

April 7, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – Locally based C&A Tool Engineering announced today that the company is expanding production capabilities at its Churubusco operations at both its main facility and the former MAHLE Clevite facility, which the company acquired in spring 2010.
See today's edition of The Post & Mail for more details.

April 6th

Governor portraits adorn government center

April 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Local history became even more visible Tuesday as large portraits of the county’s only two former Indiana governors were officially unveiled at the entrance to the Whitley County Government Center.
The portraits, along with two plaques, grace the entrance and were made possible by a collaborative effort of local political organizations and a law firm steeped in local history.

GOP mayoral candidates share views of running the city

April 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A local political group hosted a forum Tuesday night for candidates running in the upcoming May primary and general election next November.
The Whitley County Patriots invited all four mayoral candidates to speak at its regular meeting, held at Columbia City’s Church of the Nazarene.
All three Republican candidates for Columbia City mayor spoke for 15 minutes each. Cathy Heritier, the lone Democratic candidate for mayor, could not attend.

Abatement allows expansion at IOS

April 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Economic development expert Alan Tio stood before the Whitley County Council Tuesday morning touting the expanding potential of a local company.
“It’s a growth-oriented company,” said Tio of Imaging Office Systems, Inc., which received from the council a tax abatement of about $350,000.
That tax break, phased in over six years, will be used to free up capital for the purchase of information technology hardware and the software to run it, according to company Senior Vice President Bob Barkley.
“We anticipate adding six new employees,” Barkley told the council.

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