March 18th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Portions of the Blue Riverbank washed out into the river once again, creating a hazard for those wishing to walk the Blue River Trail.
Officials closed the trail Tuesday afternoon for safety.
Between the Whitley County Family YMCA and Whitley Street, a large portion of the bank was washed away, taking away ground from under the pavement.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” During the spring season there is always the possibility of flooding due to melting snow and runoff. A local health clinic that provides free services to the uninsured is dealing with its own flooding from a different source.
In late February, a pipe burst in the Wolf Lake Free Clinic at Columbia City located a 524 Branch Court flooding the offices with 12 inches of water, damaging electrical surge protectors, paper table covers, paper gowns and computer paper.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whiko senior April Bishop and freshman Rozlyn Bishop are destined for Washington D.C. this summer to compete in the FCCLA National Leadership Conference.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a career and technical student organization providing personal growth, leadership development and career opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As the community begins to enjoy the warmth of spring, it is important to remember that as the temperatures increase, so does the chance for severe weather.
This week has been proclaimed Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana by Governor Mike Pence. As part of a group effort to build toward a â€śweather-ready nation,â€ť the National Weather Service (NWS), State Police, Public Safety Commission, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education and Broadcasterâ€™s Association in Indiana would like to take this week to inform the public about severe weather.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County 2015 Readers' Choice Entry Ballot is inserted inside today for residents to choose their favorites â€” from pizza to plumbers and everything in between.
The annual balloting is the basis for creating the popular annual "Readers' Choice" publication to be inserted in The Post & Mail newspaper in late April.
Those readers participating in the balloting process will be eligible to win a free six-month subscription to the newspaper, with the winner being randomly selected from entry ballots.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Local elementary school students are excited for St. Patrickâ€™s Day today. Students answered the following question posed by The Post & Mail:
What would you do if you found a pot of gold?
Mary Raber Elementary School second grade
â€śI would buy a bike and cars and a motorcycle.â€ť â€” Gage Smith.
â€śI would buy every animal in the world and every animal outfit in the world. And pet supplies so I can have a pet shop.â€ť â€” Kaylee Perry.
â€śI would buy 100,000,000 pokemon and legos because the pokemon are really fun and with legos you can build anything.â€ť â€” John Whitacre.
Due to a large washout area along the Blue River, part of the Blue River Trail will be closed.
The rising water has washed out a large section of the river bank. The high water has also undermined part of the asphalt trail, making is dangerous to have pedestrians on the greenway.
This section that is closed is located between the YMCA and Whitley Street. The rest of the Blue River trail that is located north of the YMCA will remain open.
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FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys and girls track teams competed at the Bulldog Invite indoor track meet, hosted by New Haven High School, Saturday at IPFWâ€™s Gates Athletic Center.
The Eagles competed in the open division consisting of 12 other teams.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Citing that the goals of the city and state â€śproperly include providing individuals with disabilities the opportunities and support to make informed choices and decisionsâ€ť and to live in communities where they can exercise their full rights and responsibilities as citizens, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel signed a proclamation designating March as Disability Awareness Month.
The Columbia City proclamation mirrors the one declared by Governor Mike Pence for the State of Indiana.