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October 17th, 2014

CALLED TO SERVE: Teen set to follow family’s footsteps, joins military

October 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Nicholas Ianucilli is following in his family’s footsteps and joining the military. “A lot of my relatives have joined the military, and I have a sense of honor. I want to help the country I live in,” Ianucilli said.

'ROCK'TOBER: Local club holds show

October 17, 2014

FORT WAYNE — For those amateur explorers and scientists looking to learn more about the world beneath their feet, the Three Rivers Gem and Mineral Society will be holding their 53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Lapidary and Jewelry Show and Sale today through Sunday at the Allen County Fair Grounds.

A DAY ON THE FARM: Learning at Merry Lea

October 17, 2014

Four- and five-year-old children from Stepping Stones Preschool went to the Merry Lea Environmental Center Farmstead for a field trip. The angora goat (pictured) enjoyed their company. On the trip, children learned that life on the farm is hard work. They pressed apples for cider, ground corn, made “magic” muffins and helped feed farm animals.

LINKSTERS HONORED: Col. City girls golf awards

October 17, 2014

Columbia City’s girls golf team held its awards ceremony Sunday. Pictured from left are: Abbey Polanco, Most Improved Award; Cheyenne Johnson, Coaches Award; Macenzie Lane, Season Low Average, MVP and 1st-Team All-Conference; and Taylor Daniel, Mental Attitude Award.

Thelma Curry, 97

October 17, 2014

March. 2, 1917 — Oct. 13, 2014
Thelma Curry, 97, from Ruskin, Fla. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Oct. 13, 2014.
She was born March 2, 1917, in Leesburg. She was the town clerk for Columbia City for over 25 years. She was the bookkeeper at the same feed store in Columbia City which her husband, the late Harold Curry managed.

LOCAL HALLOWEEN EVENTS: The Post & Mail contest to cap off costumed events

October 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County is going all-out for Halloween this fall, with approximately eight events to celebrate the holiday. In conjunction with those events, The Post & Mail is holding a special contest for those participating in Halloween activities — an online costume contest.

October 16th

'BEHIND-THE-SCENES': City to host open house

October 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The City of Columbia City is opening the doors to all of its facilities Saturday for a special open house for residents to offer a behind-the-scenes look. The open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Fire trucks and police squad cars will also be available for tours.

NEW SPEC BUILDING: Slated for construction at Park 30

October 16, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — An innovative new facility is currently in the works to be built in the Park 30 Business Center, east of Columbia City north of U.S. 30, to house new manufacturing companies and to bring additional jobs to the county.

RENOVATIONS COMPLETE: Bank celebrates with ceremony

October 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Local business leaders and policy makers, along with prominent members of the community gathered Wednesday evening to celebrate the newly-renovated STAR Bank building in downtown Columbia City.

MARATHON MATCH: Lady Pats spoil Col. City Senior Night

October 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — For the second time in five days, the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team squared off against a strong Heritage Lady Patriot team. Saturday’s match went the full distance, with the Lady Eagles pulling out the win in the final game. This time, the match again went the maximum number of games, but the outcome swung toward the Lady Patriots as they left the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium with a 17-25, 25-19, 20-25, 18-25 and 15-10 marathon win on Columbia City’s Senior Night.

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