July 28th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For a second year, Beth Gaff, of Columbia City, is spearheading an initiative for city residents to offer garage sales as a collective. The Columbia City Garage Sale will be Saturday from 8 to 5 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Cars, trucks, motorcycles and golf carts will all convene around the Whitley County Courthouse Square Saturday to benefit local children. Junior Achievement will host its annual auto show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money for the organizationsâ€™s programs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The U.S. 30 resurfacing project is in full-swing this week in Columbia City. Motorists should expect long delays, as traffic has been restricted to one lane in each direction on the federal highway.
Roger B. Thomson, 81, of Columbus, passed from this life at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home.
Born in South Whitley, Jan. 31, 1933, Mr. Thomson was the son of Ralph Benjamin and Prudence White Thomson. He married Nellie W. Newell Sept. 11, 1953.
Mr. Thomson was drafted into the U.S. Army in April 1953, during the Korean War; he was honorably discharged in 1955.
He received a bachelors degree in electronic engineering from Indiana Tech in 1960, and was the salutatorian of is class.
Editorâ€™s Note: The following is the fifth installment of The Post & Mailâ€™s series: Whitley County Homegrown and Handcrafted, highlighting local enthusiasts.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The farm and the pasture in its current state belies its past history. The farm has a â€śDisney-esqueâ€ť quality to it. Flocks of birds were heard chirping and flying in an out of the barn. Flutters of color in the form of bees and butterflies cover the abundant fields of buckwheat. A calico barn cat made itâ€™s way from the field, purring curious about the farmâ€™s new visitor.
Money was raised for Leadership Whitley County through a sand volleyball tournament at DeVol Field Saturday.
(COLUMBIA CITY) â€” Vehicles traveling east on U.S. 30 from Warsaw are experiencing minimal movement along with vehicles headed west. Both lanes appear to be moving very slow.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In its 19th year, the Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow returns to Morsches Park, in Columbia City, Aug. 8-10.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Admission is $4, with children under the age of 12 admitted at no charge.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The scent of burgers and potato salad filled the air near the steps of the Whitley County Courthouse Friday.Whitley County employees were served a cookout by their elected commissioners.
Kevin Thompson, of Tim Smith Construction, removed the letters atop the entryway of Columbia Cityâ€™s City Hall before repainting it. As part of the spruce up, both pillars were also replaced.