June 12th, 2013
National Flag Day will be observed with a celebration ceremony held on the north lawn of the Whitley County Courthouse at noon Saturday.
National Flag Day is held in recognition of a resolution by the Second Continental Congress, signed June 14, 1777, stating that â€śthe flag of the U.S. be 13 stripes, alternate red and whiteâ€ť and that â€śthe union by 13 stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.â€ť
Columbia City Elks Lodge will be joined by the South Whitley VFW, AmVets, Daughters of the American Revolution and Columbia City VFW to honor the National Banner.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council had a history lesson at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting.
Mark Jesse of GAI Consultants reviewed with the council how storm water fees were set for the city.
Back in 2006, the council worked to set the fee, which includes a residential rate of $9.15 per household, and a variable price for non-residents. Today, there are no Common Council members who remain in office from that time, and the city has since elected a new mayor.
The County Highway Department is paving Lincolnway West west of Ind. 5 to the County Line today.
Expect brief delays as the pavement is being laid.
The Whitley County Sheriff's Department asks those traveling that way to respect and obey the flagmen and highway workers while work is being done.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Board of Works and Public Safety approved a contract for completion of the Eagle Glen Water Main Project Tuesday.
DLZ, an engineering firm based out of South Bend, was contracted to perform the work for a price of $59,400. DLZ will be subcontracting with Walker and Associates based out of Columbia City.
â€śI appreciated its (DLZ)â€™s willingness to work with a local firm,â€ť Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said.
You can participate in this community photo-documentary project!
How? Just be ready to snap photos of your activities Friday, June 21!
It's the longest day of the year and there will be lots of daylight for many activities. Whether activity is unique and exciting or routine and mundane, WE WANT IT ALL!
Direct your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline is July 3. Questions? Contact Christie Barkley at 244-5153 or email@example.com.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Debris and refuse from yards in South Whitley have created much controversy within the town.
Decisions over how to properly dispose of grass clippings have left town council members scratching their heads.
According to South Whitley Town Council President Tony Starkey, pink cards have been left at homes in recent weeks notifying the resident that if grass clippings were not picked up by the town, it was because the yard waste wasnâ€™t bagged.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A routine traffic stop led to a drug investigation Wednesday morning, as Columbia City Police Captain Tony Hively discovered an active methamphetamine lab on his way to work.
Hively initiated a traffic stop on Ind. 205 near the Cider Mill Road intersection at approximately 7 a.m., and uncovered a one-pot lab in a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Charges pending, two unidentified suspects were detained. One was taken to the Whitley County Jail and the other was transported to Parkview Whitley Hospital for medical reasons.
Ann Arbor, Michigan â€“ Roy Sexton, originally from Columbia City, will take the stage in a unique musical role for Penny Seats Theatre Company, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Now in its third year of operation, Ann Arborâ€™s Penny Seats Theatre Company is set to produce its trademark summer show at the West Park Band Shell, 215 Chapin Street in Ann Arbor.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls track team held its awards banquet recently.
Pictured, front row form left: Regan Decker, Mental Attitude Award; Kalisha Goree, Most Outstanding Track Athlete and Hannah Wappas, Rookie of the Year.
Back row: Megan Deutsch, Most Improved Field Event and Coaches Award; Marissa Evilsizer, Most Improved Runner; Samantha Roush, Most Valuable Runner and Carlee Hearld, Most Valuable Field Event.
Editorâ€™s note: Throughout the month of June, The Post & Mail will be featuring several public safety officials in a multi-part series.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” More than 26 years ago, Larry Creech, an employee with Columbia Cityâ€™s Street Department, lent Police Chief Ron Glassley a helping hand.
His simple act of kindness led to a career with the Columbia City Police Department, including a term as chief and two decades of helping the community.
Creech began his work for the city in 1974, working with the street department.