November 11th, 2014
CHURUBUSCO â€” In a bid to increase the economic health and population of the town, the Churubusco Town Council held a public hearing last Thursday regarding a comprehensive master plan. The project, two years in the making, is a joint-venture between the town council, planning commission, Churubusco residents and a local company, Sturtz Public Management Group.
Veterans Day is today, and many government entities, such as Columbia Cityâ€™s City Hall, Whitley Countyâ€™s Government Center and the Whitley County Courthouse will be closed in observance of the national holiday. There will be no U.S. Postal delivery today.
Place Name Age Gender Time
1 Michael Lavallee 37 M 2:44:57.82
2 Justin Kowalski 29 M 2:52:01.21
3 Grant Stieglitz 29 M 2:54:14.12
4 Michael Fisher 44 M 2:55:55.33
5 Josh Maple 38 M 2:58:58.22
6 Elliott Stowe 42 M 2:59:27.45
7 Calum Johnson 35 M 3:00:34.38
8 Michael Johnson 24 M 3:02:13.45
9 Davon Geiger 20 M 3:02:36.04
10 Tim Schmitt 31 M 3:05:07.49
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After a frigid, snowy 2013-14 season, for many it seems last winter just got over. Winter weather is returning to the local forecast this week, with high temperatures in the 30s and the chance for snow this week.
Avoid the intersection of US 30 and Ind. 9 due to a personal injury crash.
Personal experiences shape our attitudes toward most wildlife. This is especially true for coyotes.
Thoughts range from worthless varmint that should be removed completely to a beautiful creature deserving of protection.
One thing for sure â€“ Indiana is coyote country.
Coyotes are a native species once limited to the prairie regions of western Indiana. Reports of coyotes in Indiana began to increase in the 1970s.
A program called 30 Days of Giving allowed Goodyâ€™s, a retailer in Columbia City, to raise $575 for The Lighthouse, a transitional shelter serving Whitley County. Customers and employees had the opportunity to give at the store for 30 days as part of the storeâ€™s bi-annual Community Counts initiative. â€śWe appreciate Goodyâ€™s for their generosity,â€ť said Tania Keirn, The Lighthouseâ€™s executive director. â€śThanks to all the customers who helped contribute to The Lighthouse.â€ť For more information about The Lighthouse, visit www.IFMLighthouse.com.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Early risers in parts of Whitley County had the opportunity to see a rare sight â€” one of the worldâ€™s largest trailer loads passing through Whitley County, en route to Ohio. The trailer measured in at 303 feet long, 800,000 pounds, 16 feet tall and 20 feet wide, with 28 axles and 160 tires.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Saturday morningâ€™s forecasted rain held off for the annual Veterans Day Marathon, which hosted nearly 1,000 in downtown Columbia City. Saturdayâ€™s event marked the fifth year for the event, and the first time the feature race wasnâ€™t won by Justin Gillette.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The following are the results from the Veterans Marathonâ€™s 5K race, held in Columbia City Saturday morning. For more results, including the marathon and half-marathon, see upcoming editions of The Post & Mail.
Place Name City Age Gender Chip Time
1 Roman Jennings Fort Wayne IN 16 M 17:07.27
2 Alissa McKaig Fort Wayne IN 28 F 17:16.75
3 Luke Griner North Webster IN 14 M 18:47.01
4 Aj Cambron Fort Wayne IN 15 M 18:53.10
5 Bailie Brown Columbia City IN 14 F 20:25.89