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June 18th, 2012

CLASSIC FUNDRAISER: Car and motorcycle show benefits band program

June 18, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School’s band, The Marching Eagles, sponsored a car and motorcycle show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event was held at the Columbia City Eagles lodge No. 1906, located at 306 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.
All proceeds made from the event will benefit the band program at Columbia City High School. The Columbia City Marching Eagles also had a hog roast Saturday at 4 p.m. At 8 p.m., live music was provided by “Walking Papers.”

NEPOTISM: Col. City to adopt rules

June 18, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — According to a new state law, all developmental entities must adopt rules against nepotism by July 1 of this year.
“The legislature has passed a new state statute dealing with nepotism which involves employees and contracts,” said City Attorney Marcia McNagny at the Common Council of Columbia City’s meeting last week. “July 1 is our time to get this done so I wanted to make sure the resolution was in your hands.”

Col. City Parks host Garrett

June 18, 2012

Columbia City’s youth baseball league got a fresh set of competition Saturday, hosting Garrett’s teams at Morsches Park.

Marshall Smith, 85

June 18, 2012

Marshall A. “Smitty” Smith, 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
Born March 20, 1927, in Whitley County, he was the son of Lewis and Maude Martha (Kneller) Smith.
He attended the public school system and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
In 1954, he married Barbara L. (Hire) Smith. A lifetime Whitley County resident and part-time farmer, he owned Smitty’s Auto Parts since 1985 and also worked for General Electric for 20 years. Smitty, a “tinkerer,” loved to create things with wood and metal.

June 17th

SUPER DADS: Salyer is a father with more faith than worry

June 17, 2012

Editor’s note: The following is the third of a four-part series in honor of Father’s Day.
COLUMBIA CITY — David Salyer is a father to two sons, but a source of guidance to many.
As the pastor of Victory Christian Fellowship, Salyer, with the support of his wife Michelle, has been leading his congregation for 14 years.
Salyer has had to re-invent himself three times. With his military service record, an engineering background and finally as a clergyman, Salyer has evolved into a father who basis his decisions on faith and family.

June 15th

‘Whitley Weighs In’ winners

June 15, 2012

The winning team of the 2012 Whitley Weigh’s in competition, sponsored by the YMCA, Parkview Whitley Hospital and The Post & Mail, finished last week.

The winning team, the Rollie Pollies, showed an 11.4 percent weight loss.

On the team was Peggy Johnson, Matt Strickler, Steve Smith and Chris Thompson.

The winning team received a $1,000 check.

Smith was the top male, losing 28 percent. Nick Schrader was second (23 percent), Chad Whetston was third (12 percent), Johnny Couch was fourth (11 percent) and Randy Bufkin was fifth (nine percent).

GARDEN WALK: Event planned for June 23

June 15, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Even though Whitley County is suffering from drought conditions, one group of gardeners is keeping everything green and the flowers bright.
The Whitley County Master Gardeners present their 2012 Garden Walk, and it centers around the Columbia City and Churubusco areas. The Walk includes seven gardens and is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23. The cost is $7 per person which is $1 per garden.

PRODUCER: 'Busco native works in reality TV

June 15, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — When Randy Jones was growing up in Churubusco, theatre was a great influence on his life. Now an adult and living in New York City theatre has moved over, and reality television has taken its place.
Jones, a son of Eddie and Diane Jones, of Churubusco, is busy working on a new television series for The Learning Channel (TLC) about Amish kids moving to New York City for the summer to explore the modern world.
“We are in our final week of shooting in NYC,” said Jones.
He is a director and sometimes a supervising producer depending on the show.

STEPS DOWN: Larwill council matter resigns

June 15, 2012

LARWILL — Larwill Town Council member Rick Flauding announced his resignation this week which will be effective after the July meeting. Flauding, who has held his position for approximately 13 years, plans on relocating to another area.
“Next month will probably be my last meeting,” Flauding said. “I’ve been on the board since 1999.”
“I hate to see this, but I wish you the best,” Hobbs said.

Adrian R. Beers, 89

June 15, 2012

Adrian R. Beers, 89, of Columbia City, died at 4:40 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted on Wednesday.
He was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Etna Township, a son of Keslar R. and Nellie R. (Dobbin) Beers. He graduated from Larwill High School in 1940.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 8, 1942, serving during World War II. Following his discharge on Nov. 7, 1945, he returned to his employment in Crestline, Ohio with the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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