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January 14th, 2013

HIGH NOTES: Doctor attributes healthy living to vocal practice

January 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Having a healthy lifestyle is nothing to laugh at. But it may very well be something to sing about.

Dr. David Haines, of Warsaw, has been singing with the Chain O’ Lakes Chorus for six years and sees many healthy advantages to singing.

“You get a high from singing just like runners get from running,” said Haines. “There are endorphins released when you sing, just like when playing sports.”

STILL STRIKING: Factory has new owners, but no deal

January 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Strikers weren’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.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 14, 2013

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

IN THE HEADLINES

January 14, 2013

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 Stewart, 89

January 14, 2013

Eugene H. “Whitey” 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 Anderson, 84

January 14, 2013

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.

January 12th

CRASH CLAIMS ANOTHER LIFE: Two-car collision results in another death

January 12, 2013

DeKalb County — 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 Wooden, 92

January 12, 2013

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 Zumbrun, 73

January 12, 2013

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.

FESTIVAL ON ICE: Fire & Ice to return in 2014

January 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’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 festival’s return in 2014.

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