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August 21st, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â The Helpline of Whitley County has been housed on the Columbia City United Methodist Church grounds for several years, but at the moment the doors are closed.
According to Vice President, Meggan Hoag, the organization is going through a revamping phase.
âOriginally, we had different volunteers take care of donations and giving out items to people who need them,â said Hoag. âThat made it hard to have any consistency.â
When Helpline reopens its doors, a new partnership will have formed to help the program better serve the area.
COLUMBIA CITY â TROY Center Alternative Learning Program, due to costs continuing to increase and available grant money continuing to decline, was faced with the possibility that doors may not stay open to youth in the community.
The County Com-missioners and Council, as well as many other departments, organization and donors, have come through with funds for TROY to maintain the program throughout the 2012-13 year.
CHURUBUSCO â Putt, putt, chug, chug and the quiet purr of tractors came through Churubusco Saturday morning during the Mizpah Shrinerâs Antique Power Club Tractor Parade.
The drivers and riders came from all around northeast Indiana to Northeastern REMC to begin what has become the 10th year for the parade.
This was the fifth year the Shrinerâs opened it up the Power Club.
Sixty-seven tractors ranging from IH Farmall, John Deere, Case, Ford, Allis-Chalmers, Co-op and Massey Fergusons.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City resident Nancy Brunner, 68, knows the struggles her great-great grandfather Mortimer Jeffries endured and the persistence he demonstrated.
âI think there were many struggles he went through to be able to vote and have his children attend school, and from what I understand they were educated,â said Brunner as she complimented her great-great grandfatherâs handwriting.
COLUMBIA CITY â Upon arriving at Columbia City High School Tuesday, students will still call Kyle Nelson âMr. Nelsonâ but it wonât be in their business class. He is now Dean of Students.
Born and raised in Columbia City, his parents are Barry and Darlene Nelson.
He graduated from Columbia City in 2003 and then studied business management at Butler University.
Nelson transferred to Ball State University and finished with a secondary education degree.
He filled in for one semester at Attica High School where there were only 400 students.
COLUMBIA CITY â She knows a champion sheep when she sees it and is reaping the rewards.
Eryn Schinbeckler is only 16 years old and has recently added more sheep championships to her trophy case. But this easy going Columbia City High School junior isnât about to brag.
âShowing sheep is just what we do,â said Schinbeckler.
Competing against 850 other sheep, Schinbeckler won the 2012 Reserve Champion Suffolk and Fourth Overall Market Lamb at the Indiana State Fair.
She competed in the Grand Drive, traditionally one of 4-Hers top goals.
COLUMBIA CITY â The most recent www.thepostandmail.com online poll results showed poll respondents enjoyed gymnastics, beach volleyball and track & field as favorites to view during the recently completed Summer Olympics. Basketball fared poorly in the poll.
The weekly poll appears on the home page of www.thepostandmail.com
This week's poll asks readers about Paul Ryan.
COLUMBIA CITY â Renovations are being made at the Water Pollution Control Facility. Work which began on the installation of a wet well pump in June for the new Recycle Station is estimated to take a few more weeks to become operational, according to Mike Cook, the superintendent of the Water Pollution Control Facility.
COLUMBIA CITY â Pam Loe, of Columbia City, has been diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer.
A car wash will be held today at Carriage House Flowers, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to help raise money to cover some of her treatment expenses. The benefit will accept free will donations in exchange for the wash.
Loe currently works at the Whitley County YMCA.
Brandi Kreps, Loeâs daughter, said, âShe greets everyone at the Y with a smile. Sheâs a sweet person.â
The car wash was the idea of Brandiâs son, Jaegar.
CHURUBUSCO â The event was a corporation meeting for the staff of Smith-Green Community Schools.
But with school beginning next week all over Whitley County, the advice that educational expert Ralph Bailey gave could help any educator.
Bailey, 85, SGCSâs interim superintendent, spoke to the many teachers, aides, administrators, maintenance and cafeteria staff Wednesday.
His topic was âGrowing Together.â
He gave each person in attendance a packet of sunflower seeds and a can with a label which read âI Can!â