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July 5th, 2012

Lob ball champions

July 5, 2012

Schrader’s lob ball team won the season-end championship game Tuesday evening at Morsches Park.

Above, front row, from left: Chris Butler, Sebastian Cripe, Adi Timin, Andrew Hedrick, Aiden Martinez and James Victor Lewis.

Second row: Coach Kevin Hedrick, Alex Roberson, Logan Trier, Peyton Pope, Alex Hedrick, Ricco Martinez, Coach Jim Pope and Chris Bartol.

See Thursday's Edition of The Post & Mail for photos from Tuesday night's lob ball championship game at Morsches Park.

Lois Pulley, 87

July 5, 2012

Lois Marie Pulley, 87, of Columbia City, died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at her residence. Born April 15, 1925, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Clarence David and Hulda M. (Anderson) Leininger.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1943. On Dec. 24, 1946, she married Homer LeRoy Pulley in Columbia City.
She lived most of her lifetime in the Columbia City area where she served as the secretary of the Whitley County Welfare Department for 35 years. She was an avid reader and attended all sporting events for all her children.

William Mathias, 76

July 5, 2012

William R. Mathias, 76, of Columbia City, died at 7:01 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at his home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Columbia City a son of John R. and Marjory A. (Howenstine) Mathias.
His formative years were spent in Larwill. He graduated from Larwill High School.
On Oct. 31, 2002, he married Deborah K. Monnier. They have always made their home in Columbia City.
He was employed at Precision Plastics, retiring in the late 1980s.
His memberships include Eagles #1906.

Marian Bollinger, 99

July 5, 2012

Marian Emelyn Bollinger, 99, retired South Whitley librarian, died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Timbercrest Healthcare in North Manchester where she had been a resident since 2007.
She was born Jan. 1, 1913, in South Whitley, a daughter of Clarence O. and Leola B. (Faudree) Enos. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1930.
On June 23, 1934, she was united in marriage to William B. Bollinger. They made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Bollinger died Feb. 4, 1961.

Sharon Klingenstein

July 5, 2012

Sharon Klingenstein, 79, devoted wife and best friend of Fred for 59 years, died June 24, 2012.
Her parents were the late Andy and Selma Lowe, former Columbia City residents.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1950.
Sharon’s volunteer leadership benefited many of Mt. Sinai Hospital’s programs. A former member of the Board of Central Park Conservancy, she was also actively involved in the U.S. Hospital in Port Chester, New York and the Buick Open Golf Tournament at Westchester Country Club.

July 4th

EXCESSIVE: Relentless heat wave causes feds to issue tips; some relief early next week?

July 4, 2012

STAY SAFE DURING EXCESSIVE HEAT CONDITIONS
Be ready for high temperatures with a few simple steps

COLUMBIA CITY – With an excessive heat warning for Whitley and area counties firmly in place for the next four days and high temperatures to settle near 100 degrees, the federal government has issued tips on how to cope. Perhaps the biggest coping mechanism will be forecast highs in the low- to mid-80s early next week.

Regardless, here is what the feds want Whitley Countians to know about the ongoing heat wave:

July 3rd

WIND: Proposed ordinance set to become law

July 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After some confusion, the proposed Wind Ordinance is currently on its way to become law July 19, with the changes to the setbacks included.
David Sewell, with the Columbia City/Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Department, came to the Whitley County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday to clear up the results of the last plan commission meeting held in June.
Sewell said the vote made in the plan commission's meeting was determined by the county attorney and the plan commission’s attorney to be a “failure to act.”

July 2nd

NEW ASSESSOR COMING: County GOP schedules caucus

July 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Republican Party announced Monday it would hold a caucus July 10 to fill the vacancy in the Whitley County Assessor elected position.
County Assessor Angie Heath announced her resignation earlier this year, which goes into effect Saturday.
According to a county GOP press release, “the political party occupying that office has 30 days from the date of the resignation to hold a caucus and elect a new elected official, in this case county assessor.”

EXTENDED: Commissioners continue burn ban

July 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — County Commissioners approved a motion to extend Whitley County’s burn ban based on the recommendations by the Whitley County Fire Chief’s Association.
The burn ban was originally set by the commissioners to last until Monday’s meeting so they could re-asses their decision for the following week.
“The fire chief’s association took a vote, and the vote was eight to keep the burn ban, including fireworks, and one opposed,” said County Commissioner Don Amber. “So we will continue the burn ban including fireworks.”

CLOSING DOORS: Stepping Stones day care announces shut down

July 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Julie Claxton, a Columbia City resident who sends her two kids to the Stepping Stones Day Care at the First Church of God, said she received a letter in her mailbox on Friday stating Stepping Stones’ intentions to close down the day care service.
“They decided after 13 years of day care, they are closing,” said Claxton.
“They basically said July 27 is the last day.”

 

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