July 22nd, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â As part of The Post & Mailâs coverage of the Whitley County 4-H Fair, a scrapbook will be published in August. The special publication will include a recap of fair events and contests. It will highlight 4-Hersâ projects and fair memories. This annual scrapbook is the ideal keepsake for 4-H families, friends and supporters. Due to be inserted into the Aug. 8 edition of The Post & Mail, the scrapbook will include results from various 4-H shows.
SOUTH WHITLEY â A newly-formed nonprofit organization has plans to unite resources, services and volunteers in South Whitley. One Community is focusing on connecting neighbor to neighbor in South Whitley, and its board of directors is working to create an environment in which individuals can engage in meaningful ways with each other and with the overall community. âWe want to be a group that can build a community that promotes the positive development of the minds, bodies and spirits of its residents,â said Dane Starkey, executive director for One Community.
COLUMBIA CITY â City and school officials have partnered once again for the good of the community. At Monday nightâs Whitley County Consolidated Schoolâs Board of Trustees meeting, Business Manager Kirk Doehrmann told the board that he had reached an agreement with city officials to lease city property to be used as parking for Eagle Tech Academy students.
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Departmentâs league and tournament champions â Downtown on the Square.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ The ambassador to Bubbleland amazed both children and adults alike with her dazzling feats of bubblecraft. Armed with her proprietary bubble solution, she demonstrated her mastery with bubbles by encapsulating audience members in a six-foot bubble cylinder.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Nutrient-rich waters flow through a series of plastic pipes and valves as they make their way to the homes of a multitude of different species. Waters feed the inhabitants of the rocky plateaus before ebbing and making their way back to their headwater. This isnât some alien biosphere on a strange otherworldly planet, rather, itâs a hybrid of engineering, new-wave gardening, and holistic biology tucked away behind a non-descript house nestled near the shores of Old Lake.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Positive progress is being made in Whitley Countyâs economic development initiative according to assessments made by the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC). At a recent Churubusco Town Council meeting, job creation was touted after a mid-year update was presented by EDC President Alan Tio.
CHURUBUSCO â Turtle Days successes and concerns were the topic of discussion during a meeting of the Churubusco Town Council meeting Wednesday. Fitzpatrick made a request to the council to maintain the festivalâs date of the second Tuesday in June. The council approved both requests 3-0.
Cathy Bewak, 71, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Robert and Madelyn Walter, and her companion, Preston Stackhouse.
Surviving are her children, Christy (Dave) Roberts of Brighton, Mich., Todd (Susie) Neff of Decatur, and brother, Larry (Becky) Walter of Columbia City.
Nov. 15, 1938 â July 18, 2014
Ann Smith, 75, of rural Columbia City, died Friday evening, July 18, 2014, at her home.
She was born Nov. 15, 1938, in South Whitley, a daughter of Arthur H. and Marguerite B. (McConnell) Bechtold. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1956.
On Jan. 25, 1957, she was united in marriage to Richard D. Smith. They made their home south of Columbia City for 31 years before moving to their home at New Lake. Mr. Smith died July 31, 1993.
She was employed at Essex/Coupled Products for more than 35 years.