Archive - 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY â With newly-formed New Yearâs resolutions and the spring break season only months away, many residents of Whitley County will be hitting the gym to tone muscles and shed holiday pounds.
For the past 10 years, Columbia City resident Matt Lawrence has made working out at the Whitley County YMCA part of his weekly routine.
Anise B. Dicke, 89, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 at Emeritus in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia City, Anise began her RN career at Lutheran Hospital finishing most of her 48 working years at Parkview Hospital, and retiring in 1994.
July 7, 1949 â Dec. 29, 2014
Tommy âButchâ Lee Smith, 65, of Albion, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville, exactly seven years to the day of being diagnosed with cancer. Born in Wolf Lake July 7, 1949, he was the son of Thomas A. and Mildred J. (Waters) Smith.
Butch spent his childhood in Wolf Lake and graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1967 and served in the Army National Guard.
Sept. 2, 1971 â Dec. 28, 2014
Neil T. Shrock, 43, of Waterloo, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 at his residence. He was born Sept. 2, 1971 in Naples, Italy.
Neil enjoyed working at SDI for the past 19 years, but most importantly he valued the friendships that he made with his co-workers. Neil was a fan of the Chicago Bears, Detroit Tigers and enjoyed attending his childrenâs sporting events, concerts and in general spending time with his family.
COLUMBIA CITY â As the end of 2014 becomes final later today, itâs that time when we begin talking about the year in review.
Pick up a copy of Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail for a special sports publication â a scrapbook filled with local sports photos from 2014.
MIDDLEBURY â Itâs a long trip to Middlebury, and four ball games in 30 hours is a lot of basketball, but it was all worthwhile for the Columbia City Lady Eagles, as they came home Tuesday night with the Bankersâ Classic championship trophy. The Lady Eagles downed the host Northridge Lady Raiders in a closely-played championship game, 42-35.
The Lady Eagles used a solid third quarter, a stingy defense and a strong performance at the free-throw line that had been missing during the brief three-game losing streak to hold off a very disciplined Northridge squad.
COLUMBIA CITY â By a 3-2 vote, Columbia Cityâs Common Council is moving forward with a sewer rate increase, which is expected to take effect early next year.
In the first full billing cycle after March 1, 2015, Columbia City Sewer utility customers can expect to see an approximate $7 per month increase.
COLUMBIA CITY â A sewer rate increase is on tap for Columbia Cityâs Common Councilâs meeting tonight.
A topic that has been discussed by the council for several months, officials are expected to make a decision tonight regarding the increase.
In their most recent discussions, council members have been in favor of a 7-6-5 increase. In the first year (2015) the average user would see a $7 per month increase. In the second year (2016), the average user would see a $6 per month increase, and $5 per month in the third year.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ With the changing of the guard this week for the new Whitley County Sheriff, Marc Gatton, a new chief deputy has been named for the department.
Jason Spencer has 16 years of service with the department, including several years as a sergeant and two years as detective.
Spencer will be replacing Gattonâs as chief deputy, the right hand man to the sheriff, as Gatton is sworn in Thursday as sheriff.