January 14th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Strikers werenâ€™t silenced when new ownership took over Coupled Products LLC in Columbia City.
Twenty-nine members of United Auto Workers Local 2049 started picketing the manufacturer in June 2011. Claims of unfair labor practices after contract negotians fell a part has kept 21 of the 29 picketers active.
A 33 percent pay cut was rejected by the union as well as a reduction in benefits, according to area media.
Those participating in the strike are eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, $2,000 a week in strike pay and full insurance benefits from the UAW.
Here are the sports headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:
Eagles look to bounce back from NHC loss
Columbia City, Whitko, grapple at Goshen Invitational
Homestead beats Columbia City girls, 65-37
Here are the headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:
Woman allegedly uses, buys drugs with child
Doctor attributes healthy living to singing
Factory has new owners, but no deal
Indiana father forgives parents, wants to see son
Eugene H. â€śWhiteyâ€ť Stewart, 89, of South Whitley, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born Dec. 19, 1923, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Delbert C. and Nellie (Walton) Stewart.
His formative years were spent in Mitchell, Ind. and later Detroit, Mich. He completed his education with a GED while in Detroit.
Betty L. Anderson, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
Born on Aug. 16, 1928, in Kimmel, she was the daughter of Chris H. and Dorothy Bernice (Ringler) Lehman.
She is a lifetime resident of Whitley County. She attended Kimmell schools for eight years and Columbia City High School.
On January 21, 1984, she married Donald B. Anderson at First Church of God. She worked at Millers Merry Manor, Columbia City with 10 years of service. She was a member of First Church of God, Columbia City.
DeKalb County â€” The Indiana State Police, with the assistance of the DeKalb County Sheriff Department, investigated a two vehicle head-on crash that occurred yesterday morning on State Road 1, which claimed the life of a 45 year old man from Butler and now a 13 year old girl from Fort Wayne.
Donald J. Wooden, 92, of Columbia City, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Parkview Hospital in Columbia City.
He is survived by one daughter, Kathleen (Bruce) Hazelet of Columbia City; three grandchildren, Ellen, Rachel & Russell, all of Columbia City.
Mickey Allen Zumbrun, 73, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home. Born on June 16, 1939 in Wolf Lake, he was the son of Timothy L. and Lulu (Clingerman) Zumbrun. He graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1957 and served in the U.S. Army.
On July 11, 1964, he married Dianne F. Ruckman at Larwill United Methodist Church. He has been a Whitley County lifetime resident and farmer. He worked at Dana Weatherhead for 35 years. He was a member of Weatherhead Pioneer Club and Wolf Lake United Methodist Church.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Fire and Ice Festival has been cancelled, but only for this year. The winter event, sponsored by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, was to be held in January on the Courthouse Square.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Doug Brown said the cancellation was due to scheduling conflicts, not financial reasons.
Chamber leaders and event organizers considered an alternative date, but was not successful in rescheduling the festival. However, Brown said there is already discussion for the festivalâ€™s return in 2014.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City recently had an added presence at the Indiana Statehouse. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel was mayor for the day in Indianapolis, and the event gave him the opportunity to meet with lawmakers and discuss important issues.
Daniel met with Rep. Kathy Heuer, Ind. Sen. Jim Banks and Rep. Dan Leonard. He had a chance to speak on issues that were important to local government.