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Archive - 2014

November 7th

ANSWER QUESTION, WIN RECLINER: Ball Furniture & Mattress Company's November Trivia Contest underway

November 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Ball Furniture & Mattress Company in downtown Columbia City is sponsoring a Trivia Contest in commemoration of the company’s 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.

CALLED TO SERVE: ‘I always wanted to be part of something bigger’

November 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Joshua Foor has always had his sights set high. In 2006, Foor, of Columbia City, joined the Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. “I always wanted to be a part of something bigger. I loved the idea of a cohesive team,” Foor said.


November 7, 2014

WEATHER NO FACTOR: Veterans Marathons set for big turnout

November 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Despite cold, rainy weather in the forecast for Saturday’s 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.

LOCAL ATHLETES: Col. City boys soccer awards

November 7, 2014

Columbia City High School’s 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.

IND. 9 WRECKAGE: Ambulance crashes, squad car catches fire south of Col. City

November 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 Sheriff’s deputy was completing his report when smoke began billowing from his squad car.

FALL PROPERTY TAXES DUE MONDAY: Payments can be made in-person, by phone or online

November 7, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Treasurer’s Office of Whitley County is reminding residents that fall property taxes are due this Monday, Nov. 10. Monday’s 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.


November 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

RECRUIT: ISP makes last call for apps

November 7, 2014

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 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.

November 6th

TEMPS DROP: Funds rise

November 6, 2014

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 nonprofit’s fundraising campaign, with only a small number of workplace campaigns submitted.

Columbia City High School Lady Eagle Aubrey Wright, a senior, was recognized at last Saturday’s...
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CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco boys’ basketball team used a 25-point fourth quarter surge to blow open...


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