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January 7th, 2013

Lady Eagles win second in a row

January 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls basketball team picked up its second win in a row and first Northeast Hoosier Conference game of the season Saturday night.

The Lady Eagles hosted and defeated Bellmont’s Lady Squaws to get their fourth win of the season.Columbia City’s staunch defense held the Lady Squaws to one field goal in the first quarter en route to a 45-34 win.

Guards Macie Hinen and Aubrey Wright combined for seven steals and six assists. Emily Whiteleather and Hinen led the boards with seven rebounds apiece.

FESTIVAL CANNED: Fire and Ice no more

January 7, 2013

The Fire and Ice Festival, traditionally held on the Whitley County Courthouse Square, has been cancelled for 2013.
Both the Columbia City Chamber of Commerce and the mayor’s office confirmed the cancellation. Financial reasons were cited as the reason for cancellation, although an official statement has not been released. “We are disappointed, but I support the Chamber of Commerce’s decision” said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel. “We would like to see a winter festival planned for Columbia City to bring people downtown, but that probably won’t happen for this year.”

DANIEL'S FIRST YEAR: Mayor recounts 2012 successes

January 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, the second-youngest mayor in Indiana, completed his first year in office in 2012, and, in a recent interview, highlighted what he felt were some of the bright spots of his inaugural 12 months in office.

The largest accomplishment for the city, in the mayor’s estimation, was the completion of Phase 2a of the long-term control plan and, just as importantly, receiving a two-year extension on the need to complete Phase 2b.

Mary Campbell, 79

January 7, 2013

Mary Lee Campbell, 79, formerly of Columbia City, died at 1:58 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 3, 1933, in Kent City, Mich. a daughter of Harry B. and Leona May (Riddle) Kelly. She graduated from Kent City High School.

Dorothy Day, 79

January 7, 2013

Dorothy Ann Day, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:13 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.
Born July 26, 1933, in Boston, she was the daughter of Joseph J. and Catherine (Gately) Lynch.
A former resident of Boston and Amite, La., she moved to Whitley County in 1984.
She graduated from Mission Church High School with the Class of 1950 and attended Boston University for two years.

Esther Steinman, 95

January 7, 2013

Esther L. Steinman, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
Born in Berne, Esther was a Nurses Aide at Fort Wayne’s Veteran’s Hospital and worked at AAA Auction.
She attended Trinity Evangelical Church. Surviving relatives include her daughter, Sharon (Max) Goldwood of Columbia City; son, Don (Karen) Stevens of Fort Wayne; sister, Shirley Burke of Colorado; stepsons, Barry, Allen and Ron Steinman; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 7, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:

Lady Eagle hoopsters win second in a row

Columbia City swimmers compete in conference swim meet

Lady Wildcat basketballers lose close game to Rochester

Colts run out of Luck; fall out of playoffs

IN THE HEADLINES

January 7, 2013

Here are the headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:

City to hire new officer soon

No Whitley homicides for second year in a row

Smith-Green board hopefuls vie for two open seats

Review of Mayor Daniel's first year in office

January 5th

PRESIDENTIAL Pomp: Morsches to ride in Presidential Inaugural Parade

January 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Annie Morsches of Columbia City will be part of presidential history. As a member of Culver Academy’s Equestriennes, Morsches will be saddling up for a Jan. 21 ride down Pennsylvania Avenue as part of the Presidential Inaugural Parade.

NEW BABY: Whitley County welcomes first baby of the New Year

January 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The year 2013 brought one big change for a family from Whitley County. Lang Johnson and Nick Dausman of Larwill are now the parents of the first baby born in the county in 2013, their son, Cody Levi Dausman.

Cody was born on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 6:13 p.m. He was 8 pounds 4 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Cody has one sibling, his sister, Jennica, who is 7. His parents were glad to begin the new year with such joy and did not imagine that their son would be the first baby born in 2013.

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