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May 15th, 2011

Water tower contract mulled by city

May 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Water Department Superintendent Mike Dear will have to wait a few weeks to see if the town’s current agreement with its water tower maintenance company will be extended.
“This is the largest company in the country that does the cleaning,” said Dear Friday at the regular meeting of the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety.
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Home break-in reported in Columbia City

May 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City police are investigating a home burglary that happened Monday in the Heritage Place subdivision.
According to Det. Tim Longenbaugh, a home on Cambridge Drive was forcibly entered between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday.
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City crews working shorthanded

May 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — As belts get tighter and budgets begin to squeak in the wake of a staggering economic downturn several years running, municipalities are feeling the crunch like everyone else.
And, as is the case with Columbia City, the war on terror joins the economy as a reason for some city departments that are stretched to the limit.
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May 13th

Churubusco comes home from NECC with titles

May 13, 2011

Churubusco senior sprinter Kyle Mathewson bursts down the track in the 100-meter dash NECC preliminary race Tuesday. Friday night, Mathewson entered the finals of the 100 with the fastest qualifying time and won the conference title. Mathewson went on to win not only the 100 but also took the 200 and the long jump with ’Busco winning the team title. A full story and more photos to follow in the Monday edition of The Post & Mail Newspaper.

Post & Mail photo / Andrew Shultz

Plunk! Bruised ’Busco beats rival Wildcats

May 13, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — Normally, a pitcher throwing a no-hitter through four innings with three runs and four hits in support could expect to have a fairly comfortable lead.
   That, however, was not the case for the Whitko Lady Wildcats in their contest with Whitley County rival Churubusco.
   Six hit batters and six Wildcat errors gave the visiting Eagles a 13-6 win on a rainy Friday night.

Whitko beats rain, Eagles 6-3

May 13, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — A heavy downpour of rain added an extra element to a Whitley County rivalry Friday as Whitko played host to Columbia City.
   Despite being out hit by the Eagles, the Wildcats fought through wet conditions to win the home game 6-3.

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Dryer, Cheng tops in ’11 class

May 13, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School seniors will be led by two young ladies this year.
Alexandria Kathleen Dryer, daughter of Jeff and Sharon Dryer of Columbia City achieved valedictorian status for the 2011 graduating class and Hei Lam “May” Cheng, daughter of Ray and Amy Cheng of Columbia City ranked salutatorian.
“We were tied for second at the beginning of the year,” said Cheng in a dual interview with Dryer Thursday.
It was the weight of the Advanced Placement classes that separated the top three students in the final rankings.

Theo Thomas, 84

May 13, 2011

Theo J. Thomas, 84, of Syracuse, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Jan. 25, 1927 in Wolf Lake to Carlton L. and Edna (Galloway) Thomas.
Survivors include a daughter, Beckie Thomas; a son, Carl (Becky) Thomas of Mishawaka; a brother, DeWitt Thomas, and lifetime companion, Phyllis Weaver.

Chelsea Solliday, 19

May 13, 2011

Chelsea Patricia Solliday, 19, of New Hope, Ala., passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011.
Born Nov. 2, 1991, she was a daughter of James Solliday and Denise H. (Jody) Schaffer,
Besides her parents, survivors include a son, Cameron Solliday; grandmother, Patricia Bradlow; sister, Wendy Estelle; three uncles, Geoff (Cheryl) Hoch, Christian Hoch and Bradley (Holly) Solliday; an aunt, Tammy (Paul) Solliday-Burris; a great-uncle, William Beckman; and cousins, Autum Solliday and John Solliday.

Hazel Hartley, 96

May 13, 2011

Hazel L. Hartley, 96, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Sycamore Village, Fort Wayne. Born May 28, 1914 in Mercer County, Pa., she was a daughter of Charles and Emma (Miller) Musselman.
She lived in Allen and Noble counties until moving to Florida and then returned to Whitley County. She married Ralph “Jack” Hartley. She worked for Fort Wayne Community Schools at Lakeside School as a cook.

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