March 10th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Peabody Public Library now has a notary public on staff.
The service is added to the other numerous activities, programming and assistance offered at the library.
For those wanting to utilize the service, a photo identification is need.
The service will be completed at the administration office and those needing documents notarized should plan to go to the library‚Äôs basement level to visit the office.
Normal notary hours are Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ Relay for Life of Whitley County, a 24-hour walk-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and patient services, has several fundraising events to support area teams working to generate money for their relay efforts.
All the money raised from fundraisers will go to the Whitley County relay event, slated for June 7 and 8 at Indian Springs Middle School, and will go to support local community members battling cancer.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Parkview LiVe Healthy Families will begin a new class designed to help families eat healthier and stay active.¬†
The eight week program will provide families with tools and resources needed to help create an active household.
Participants will receive a complimentary YMCA family membership for the entire program, recipes, menu planners, tips on eating awareness and access to the best websites.
Classes will meet every Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whitley County Family YMCA for eight weeks, beginning Thursday, March 20.
Taylor Duncan was named Outstanding Performer for City Heat, Columbia City High School‚Äôs mixed show choir, at East Noble Saturday, March 1. Duncan is pictured holding the choir‚Äôs Grand Champion trophy as well as her award.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Rain and what to do with it, was a special topic at a recent Rotary Club topic at a meeting. John Gotz was the guest speaker and works with the local Soil and Water Conservation District.
Managing stormwater is critical information this year.
Soon all the snow in the area will begin to melt, and excessive amounts of water will have no place to go.
Gotz states that residents will have a storm water management plan for when the snow melts.
‚ÄúThe environmental impact of unmanaged stormwater can lead to erosion, pollution and flooding,‚ÄĚ Gotz says.
COLUMBIA CITY (March 10, 2014) -- Demolition works has started to bring down Thorncreek School, located on Airport Road. The once elementary and junior high school has been closed for a number of years.
See more photos of the demolition in Tuesday's Post & Mail.
Betty Jane ‚ÄúBJ‚ÄĚ Blaising, 86, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Born Nov. 6, 1927, in Fort Wayne, she was raised by her grandparents, Pearl Ethel Marker Keiser and Charles Marker. She is the daughter of the late Blanch M. Marker and Charles Hagen. She graduated from Edgerton High School in Ohio with the Class of 1944.
She retired from Allen County‚Äôs Printing Department where she worked 35 years in the print shop and composed more than 2,000 forms and printed many more. She worked for Fashion 220 and earned a company car.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A sample of Whitley County nonprofit agencies, companies and service providers will gather together at Indian Springs Middle School for the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce‚Äôs annual expo, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Executive Director Doug Brown said the event offers a chance for residents to get a ‚Äútaste of what is available in Whitley County under one roof.‚ÄĚ
Last year, the event drew in more that 1,500 visitors. Brown said he anticipates hitting that number again this year.
Members of the Coesse community are collecting money and donations for a family that lost nearly all of its belongings in a house fire on Barr Street last week. Two people died in the fire, Robert McKenzie and Rick Niemann. According to fire officials, McKenzie escaped the fire, but went back into the home to rescue Niemann and perished. See Page A3 for McKenzie‚Äôs obituary. Collection cans, such as the one pictured above, are located at several gas stations in Whitley County.
Get out your camera phones and shoot a selfie! The Post & Mail would like Whitley County residents to email their selfie pics for a special Saturday feature promoting area people.
Selfies can include you and a friend or family member. Those who submit photos must be willing to accept a reply message that includes 10 quick questions that require a couple of short answers. Your photo and your answers will be published in a weekend issue of The Post & Mail. This is a fantastic way to highlight the great people that make up Whitley County.