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June 27th, 2012

BETTER SAFE: Columbia City postpones fireworks

June 27, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel announced Tuesday that the 4th of July fireworks, which were scheduled for July 3 at Morsches Park, are being postponed. “We were hoping for a different outcome, but for the safety of our homes and residents, we are going to postpone the annual fireworks display,” Daniel said in a press release.
City Officials are working to reschedule the event which included fireworks, games and a performance by Spike and the Bulldogs.
“Weeks without rain and plenty of dry vegetation have dramatically increased the fire hazard,” said Fire Chief Tom LaRue.

June 26th

COVER GIRL: Raises Awareness

June 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — After recently being named the 2012 National American Miss Indiana Cover Girl, 15-year-old Macayla Cramer of South Whitley, hopes to attend nationals at Disneyland in California to be held in November. There, she aims to spread awareness for Fibromyalgia, a nerve disorder.
“Cover girl is for the girl who sold the most ads for an ad book,” said Cramer. “I found I was it (cover girl) because they put it in this book that they hand out to all the parents. I was flipping through my mom’s and I found it.”

DEEP IMPACT: WCCS discusses importance of new rules

June 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Geoff Penrod, Columbia City High School athletic director, came before the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees last week to talk about a new Indiana Code to the Concussion Law which will go into effect July 1 for grades nine through 12.
Penrod said the 40-page document was broken down into six different areas.
“It basically says we are going to require all our student athletes next year to be tested on the computer using FWO (Fort Wayne Orthosport) as the basis for this,” said Penrod.

June 25th

Ashley Storm, 19

June 25, 2012

Ashley Morgan Storm, 19, of Columbia City, died at 1:05 p.m. as the result of a motorcycle accident Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born March 16, 1993, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Todd Alan and Kimberly Ann (Kruse) Storm.
She attended Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School through sixth grade, Carroll Middle School and recently graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 2012.

Zovelda Andris, 93

June 25, 2012

Zovelda M. Andris, 93, of Bloomington formerly of Saybrook and Gibson City, died at 4:15 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Martin Health Center in Bloomington, Ill.
Mrs. Andris was born Feb. 9, 1919, in Ormas, Ind. A daughter of Harry Leroy Price and Ruth (Ramsey) Goodrich, she married Russell Andris on Feb. 9, 1946, in Chicago. He died Feb. 5, 2002.

Myrna Ennis, 72

June 25, 2012

Myrna J. Ennis, age 72, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Since April, 2011, she resided at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Huntington.
Born Sept. 27, 1939, in Laud, she was the daughter of Ralph E. and Luella M. (Miler) Esterline.


June 25, 2012

The sun sets in the sky Friday.

IDEM, COLUMBIA CITY: Agreement on 2-year postponement

June 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the City of Columbia City have agreed to postpone the city’s next phase of the Long Term Control Plan.
The city received a letter from IDEM last week, which postponed Phase 2B for two years past its scheduled date. The original plan called for design to begin in 2015 with construction to take place in 2017.
In May, city officials began working with IDEM to request the new timeline.

NO FIRE: Commissioners ban open burning

June 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Commissioners, working in conjunction with the Whitley County Fire Chief's Association, have issued a burn ban for the county effective at noon Monday.
According to Commissioner Chairman Don Amber, the ban will continue until July 2 at 1 p.m., "which coincides with the next commissioners meeting."
Amber said the three-member panel would re-assess the ban at that meeting.
Additional information will be printed in the Tuesday edition of The Post & Mail.

WCCS: Technology director celebrates success

June 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Anne Plunkett, technology director, told the Whitley County Consolidated School (WCCS) board last week that her team had another successful year.
“The success can be seen in the many events that happen on a weekly, daily or even hourly basis that require technology,” said Plunkett. “The majority of these events happen without a thought as a to whether the technology will be working and available for these events to take place.”

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