March 25th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â The word museum to most conjures up images of musty old glass cases filled with dusty old artifacts taken care of by sleepy old men with thick glasses, tweed sport coats and bow ties. However, the treasures of a working and active museum extend far beyond its collection of artifacts.
One of the treasures of the Whitley County Historical Museum is its collection of resources and publications available to the public for research and information purposes.
ROCHESTER, Mich. â The Whitley County YMCA Rapids swim team had its most successful showing at the Great Lakes Zone meet this past weekend at Oakland University.
Competing against 1,400 of the top swimmers from 92 teams and five different states in the Great Lakes region, the Rapids finished 35th overall with 114 points.
The boys 11-12 year-old squad finished 11th with 95 points and girls 11-12 year-oldâs finished 21st with 19 points.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City Park Director Mark Green breathed a sigh of relief this week as the fundraising for the cityâs new playground was completed, thanks to a $25,000 donation by Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Green told Columbia Cityâs Common Council Tuesday night that construction for the new playset is expected to begin next month, as parts will soon be ordered and shipped.
The new playset has a pricetag of $159,000, primarily paid for by donation, grants and fundraising.
COLUMBIA CITY â Pick up your free tickets as soon as possible for this Sunday's performance of The Volunteers, a talented and entertaining adjunct of the famed United States Army Field Band.
The Post & Mail, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Field Band, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be hosting The Volunteers, a six-person band, for one performance Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m. at Newell Rice Auditorium at Columbia City High School.
An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansaâs budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter.
Sarah Furthmiller helps her daughter, Morgan, 3, cross a balance beam at Kidâs Dreamland in Columbia City. Warmer days last week allowed kids to enjoy the playground for the final time before it was disassembled. A new playset is expected to be constructed this summer, pending additional fundraising.
COLUMBIA CITY â Tiffany Murphy is the Columbia City Rotary Clubâs newest member and took the opportunity to tell club members about her background at a recent meeting.
âMurphy has an interesting and varied background for a person so young,â said John Meier, Rotarian.
Murphy works for the Whitley Co. Sheriffâs Department as a 911 dispatcher.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People On Board
COLUMBIA CITY â Itâs cook-off time, but with a professional twist this year. The Center for Whitley County Youthâs 8th Annual Cook-Off is returning for 2015, but this year all the competitors will be local restaurant and catering professionals. The event will be held April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at First Church of God.
The competitors are Brunoâs BBQ & Catering, Daniel Menu & Party Consulting, Pickles CafĂ© and Cerutiâs at Eagle Glen Event Center.
COLUMBIA CITY â This week marks the start of highway construction season and the Indiana State Police is collaborating with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to draw awareness to motorist and worker safety.
Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed March 23-27 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana. With more than $1.3 billion worth of construction projects planned for this year, drivers will see more work on existing state highways, roads and bridges.