September 10th, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Firemen in full gear carried hoses through Renaissance Village Nursing Home Saturday â€” not for a true fire, but a hands-on fire drill. Jefferson Townshipâ€™s Fire Department partnered with Renaissance Village Nursing Home Saturday for a special, hands-on training with staff and residents of the facility.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For the second time in a week, the Columbia City boys soccer team gave up multiple goals to a single opposition player.
On Saturday, the Eagles gave up five goals to a single Huntington North player. Tuesday night, the Eagles squared off against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe DeKalb. Baron senior Brennan Cochran went one better, tallying six scores to send Columbia City to a 6-0 defeat.
June 21, 1933 â€” Sept. 1, 2014
Melvin Martel Mance, 81, of Columbia City, passed away at his home at 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
He was born June 21, 1933, in Evanston, Ill., to Stonewall and Anna Mae (White) Mance.
Melvin lost both of his parents while in his early teens but, with the guidance of his sister, brothers and uncle, he was able to stay in Evanston and graduate from Evanston Township High School in 1951.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The City of Columbia City held its first public hearing of the 2015 budget Monday night, with a total of $5,374,051. The proposed 2015 budget is $400,000 higher than in 2014, but officials said the budget is expected to be cut by December. The budget is set for adoption Oct. 14. The budget was published in The Post & Mail as a legal advertisment Aug. 22 and 29.
(Sept. 10, 2014) There is a flash flood watch in effect this afternoon into this evening.
From the National Weather Service:
A WARM FRONT LIFTING INTO THE REGION TODAY WILL DRAW ABUNDANT LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE NORTHWARD. THIS INCREASED MOISTURE WILL COMBINE
WITH A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES AND COLD FRONTAL
BOUNDARY TO PRODUCE THE POTENTIAL OF SOME LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING.
* FLASH FLOODING MAY CAUSE ROADS TO BE CLOSED AND IMPASSABLE.
RISES ON AREA RIVERS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.
FORT WAYNE (Sept. 9, 2014) -- Indiana Tech advised students and faculty to stay indoors due to a "police emergency" in the area around 9:30 a.m. this morning.
The all-clear signal was given around 10:10 a.m.
According to area media, a spokesperson with the Fort Wayne Police Department said that a "high profile" search warrant was being served in the area the area but did not give details on the location or the investigation.
A variety of vendors offered handmade crafts, artwork, along with jewelry and other items at the festival. This is the 13th year for the event, which also featured entertainment, a chalk walk, student art show and silent auction.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Since 1991, Flow-Tech Plumbing and Heating, Inc., with its main office located at 208 E. Chicago St. in Columbia City, has made comfort its goal. At the helm of the business are Dave Gareiss and Jim Farber, both 48. Before Flow-Tech took shape, Gareiss began working for a local builder where he installed heating and cooling systems as well as plumbing.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Paintings, sketches, and a variety of handcrafted pieces were on display at the Whitley County Autumn Arts Festival Saturday. The event was coordinated by Whitley County Humane Society board members and helped to raise funds and awareness for the countyâ€™s animal shelter.