April 12th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” There might be some new citizens to the community who ask, â€śWhy a new high school?â€ť
With the announcement of Whitley County Consolidated School Districtâ€™s (WCCS) plan for a new high school in Columbia City, Superintendent Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor explained that, while a new high school will be costly, it is needed.
In fact, it may be needed for new individuals in the community.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In Tuesdayâ€™s meeting, Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council passed a more specific version of its ordinance banning strip clubs.
Language was included in the revised ordinance, explicitly stating what constituted a nude or semi-nude act.
It also included the definition of a commercial establishment.
There was a section of the ordinance that included provisions for areas where nudity is normally allowed â€” such as locker rooms, hotels and doctorâ€™s offices. Those establishments would not constitute an ordinance violation under normal conditions.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Property tax bills will be in the mail soon.
While citizens will need to make payments for the spring installment by May 10, there are alternative methods to take care of the bill that do not involve a trip to downtown Columbia City.
Whitley County Treasurer Laurell Hodges said e-payments are encouraged.
â€śItâ€™s quick, easy and free,â€ť she said. â€śVisit the county governmentâ€™s website, www.whitleygov.com and click the option to pay taxes online.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Food was the focus at The Center for Whitley County Youthâ€™s 6th Annual Benefit Cook Off Thursday night, and wild game won over the palate of those in attendance.
Team Dillon, led by Dr. Gary Dillon and Bob Addison, took home the honor of Best Overall Meal at the fundraiser. Four teams competed with a variety of dishes.
Team Green served vegan dishes, while Team City, headed up by Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, served cinnamon-candied bacon over vanilla ice cream. The other team to compete was Team Forklift, with Hank Workman as the captain.
Frank M. Rice, 82, of Upland, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Marion General Hospital in Marion.
He was the son of the late Elijah Rice and the late Georgia (Jones) Rice. He was born in Jonesboro, Oct. 26, 1930. He attended Jonesboro High School. Frank was an inspector for Indiana Gas Company for 40 years retiring in 1991. Frank and Pauline McRoberts were married Dec. 26, 1999. Pauline survives in Upland. Frank loved horses and enjoyed shows and racing.
Robert Wayne Stevens, 48, of Columbia City, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at his home.
He was born Feb. 7, 1965, in Galesburg, Ill., a son of Jack L. and Carole Anne (Pittman) Stevens. His formative years were spent in Elmore. He graduated from Williamsfield High School in 1983. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard in Illinois and South Bend.
A bass guitar player for several bands, he also worked for Godfrey Marine in Syracuse for more than 17 years.
Clifford L. Stockamp, 49, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Indianapolis.
He is survived by his children, Brant and Sophia; parents, Laurel and Tom; sister, Cassie and her children, Sydney and Audrey; brother, Kurt (Tommi) and his children, Megan and Chandler, and his brother, Christopher.
Cliff was a mortgage broker for Royal United, a life coach with Total Success Institute, athletic competitor, passionate father, and an amazing poet.
His poetry website is called Project Inspire the World, which has more than 33, 000 subscribers.
COLUMBIA CITY (April 11, 2013) - Team Dillon, led by Dr. Gary Dillon and Bob Addison, took home the honor of best overall meal at The Center for Whitley County Youth's annual cook off event Thursday night.
See Friday's edition of The Post & Mail for full coverage of the event and photos.
Eric Todd Woodham, 52, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away unexpectedly in his sleep Saturday, March 30, 2012.Â He was born July 20, 1960, in Columbia City, to Dr. Gregory and Ruth Ann (Staley) Woodham.
He is survived by both parents, former long-time residents of Indianapolis who currently reside in Sanibel, Fla., and two sisters, Kathryn (Woodham) Theobald of Fort Mitchell, Ky. and Audrey Woodham Raycroft of Sherborn, Mass.
Eric lived the majority of his years in Indianapolis.Â
COLUMBIA CITY (April 11, 2013) â€” Administrators at some schools in the Northeast Hoosier Athletic Conference (NHC) are contemplating the future of the conference as it relates to its current membership, according to a press release sent out Thursday afternoon by Whitley County Consolidated Schools.
In the release, WCCS officials stated one of their chief concerns is the "disparity among schools in terms of enrollment [that] continues to grow."
Columbia City High School is currently a member of the NHC, along with Bellmont, Carroll, DeKalb, East Noble, Homestead, New Haven and Norwell.