Archive - 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â Ball Furniture & Mattress Company in downtown Columbia City is sponsoring a Trivia Contest in commemoration of the companyâs 53rd anniversary.
The Ball Furniture Trivia Contest is based on items and pricing from a 1962 advertisement in the Columbia City Post and The Commercial-Mail.
Grand prize winner in the Trivia Contest will receive a recliner chair from Ball Furniture.
A new question and multiple-choice answers to select from will be published frequently in The Post & Mail throughout the month of November.
COLUMBIA CITY â Joshua Foor has always had his sights set high. In 2006, Foor, of Columbia City, joined the Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. âI always wanted to be a part of something bigger. I loved the idea of a cohesive team,â Foor said.
COLUMBIA CITY â Despite cold, rainy weather in the forecast for Saturdayâs annual Veterans Marathon, race numbers are comparable to last year, officials say. The Veterans Marathon, hosted by Three Rivers Running Company, is an annual race in downtown Columbia City and Whitley County.
Columbia City High Schoolâs boys soccer program handed out its annual awards last month. Pictured, from left: Jordan Lahr, Defensive Player Award, ISCA (Indiana Soccer Coaches Association) Academic All-State; Drake DeWitt, MVP Award, NHC 2nd-Team All-Conference, ISCA Top Team Player Award, ISCA Academic All-State; Jordan Gregory, Offensive Player Award; and Eric Romanowski, Coaches Award, ISCA Academic All-State.
COLUMBIA CITY â An unfortunate series of events led to traffic hindrances and a busy morning for police on Friday. An ambulance was on its way to a run in Jefferson Township at 7:15 a.m. when it struck a deer on Ind. 9 near CR 50 S. A Whitley County Sheriffâs deputy was completing his report when smoke began billowing from his squad car.
WHITLEY COUNTY â The Treasurerâs Office of Whitley County is reminding residents that fall property taxes are due this Monday, Nov. 10. Mondayâs tax date is one of two days during the year, the other being May 10, in which residents must have property and personal business tax payments completed.
COLUMBIA CITY â An automobile crash on Ind. 9 south of Col. City around Indian Springs Middle School is currently obstructing traffic. It is advised to avoid the area if possible. There are no details on who was involved at this time or the seriousness of the accident. There will be more coverage in today's newspaper. Stay tuned for more updates as information is learned.
INDIANAPOLIS - The opportunity to apply for the Indiana State Police 75th Recruit Academy is quickly coming to an end. Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at http://www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as a career with the Indiana State Police Department.
Applications must be received via e-mail by 11:59 pm (EST), on Sunday, November 30, 2014. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted for the 75th Recruit Academy.
With fall settling in, the mercury may be dropping on thermometers around the county, but the thermometer on the Whitley County Courthouse Square is rising for United Way of Whitley County Funds. Currently, the nonprofit is reporting $35,000 in contributions for the nonprofitâs fundraising campaign, with only a small number of workplace campaigns submitted.