June 15th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Relay for Life committee would like to thank all those who gave in support of the fight against cancer.
According to Lisa Stoll and Tamara Carroll, the events chair persons, the Relay for Life event was, once again, a big success.
âBecause of the support and generosity of so many, we had a very successful relay event on June 2nd and 3rd. It truly is a blessing to be a part of such a caring, giving and kind community and we would be remiss in not taking the opportunity to publicly say thank you to so many of you,â said Stoll.
Hugh S. Henry, 96, of West Lafayette, Ind, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Indiana University Health.
He was born June 17, 1915, in Vanderburg, County, Ind., to the late Robert and Mayme Henry.
Survivors include his wife, Marge Henry, three daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel with the funeral service following at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Philip Klinger will be officiating. Interment will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
Ned E. Beekman, 84, of Columbia City, died at 3:53 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Parkview Oaks in Columbia City.
Ned was born on June 7, 1928, in Lancaster Township, Huntington County, and is the son of Ernest and Avis (McDaniels) Beekman.
He graduated in 1946, from Clear Creek High School and attended one year at Purdue University.
Ned married Shirley Callahan on Aug.10, 1975, in Huntington.
She preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 1995.
Edith Lelia Hershman, 94, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:54 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born Sept. 1, 1917, in Cincinnatti, Ohio, she was the daughter of Fred and Ida (Mullholland) Miess.
She graduated from Emerson High School in Gary with the class of 1935 and attended Wheaton College for two years.
On April 11, 1948, she married Lawrence W. Hershman in Crown Point where they established their home.
C.L. Boggs, 70, a lifelong resident of Etna Troy Township, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at his home of natural causes.
He was born April 28, 1942, in Etna, a son of Heber and Dortha E. (Beers) Boggs. He graduated from Larwill High School.
He worked at B.F. Goodrich, Harvester and Lynn Klingaman before beginning his employment with Essex, retiring from Dana PTG in 2005.
In October 1995, he married Penny A. Rodgers.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Common Council of Columbia City agreed to amend the Zoning Ordinance revising Chapter Eight Flood Hazard Overlay District at their meeting Tuesday.
David Sewell, the executive director of the joint planning and building department, said Columbia Cityâs Plan Commission recommended the approval of the amendment to Floodplain regulations in the Zoning Ordinance to make them consistent with state and federal requirements.
RICCIONE, Italy â Local swimmer Susan Rothert Meyers competed in the 2012 Final World Masters Championships in Riccione, Italy this week. She finished in the top three in her events in the 70-74 age group.
In her first race on Tuesday, she placed third in a field of 17 in the 400-meter individual medley. On Wednesday, Meyers swam the 200-meter individual medley, placing third in a field of 20.
In the 100-meter butterfly, Meyers placed second in a field of 15.
COLUMBIA CITY â Mayor Ryan Daniel announced today the city is issuing a ban on open burning . âDue to the lack of rain and for the protection of the residents of Columbia City, the fire department and Mayor Daniel have established a fire ban within the city limits,â said the city press release. âThe ban means no recreational fireworks or burning of campfires will be allowed within the city limits until further notice.â
Respondents to last week's poll question on 2012 vacation plans were fairly evenly split between an at-home "stay-cation," a short trip for rest and recreation â and no vacation at all.
Participate in this week's poll question on the home page of www.thepostandmail.com
COLUMBIA CITY âÂ Several passengers got stuck at the top of the "Runaway Train" roller coaster at Paiges Crossing Thursday afternoon.
Columbia City's Fire Department along with the Union Township Fire Department and Whitley County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Helfrich were able to safely get the riders off the train.
No injuries were reported, and Tim Summers, owner of Paiges Crossing, said the ride will not be reopened until deemed 100 percent safe.