March 16th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Citing that the goals of the city and state â€śproperly include providing individuals with disabilities the opportunities and support to make informed choices and decisionsâ€ť and to live in communities where they can exercise their full rights and responsibilities as citizens, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel signed a proclamation designating March as Disability Awareness Month.
The Columbia City proclamation mirrors the one declared by Governor Mike Pence for the State of Indiana.
HARTFORD CITY â€” In a closely played game between two high-caliber, patient teams, every possession counts.
In Saturdayâ€™s IHSAA Blackford Regional semifinal, turnovers in the middle two quarters limited the Columbia City Eaglesâ€™ offensive opportunities and allowed the NorthWood Panthers to rally in the fourth quarter to down the Eagles 39-33, ending Columbia Cityâ€™s season at 19-8.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A new frozen yogurt shop is taking its own little piece of downtown Columbia City.
Yo2Go is expected to open its doors in April, and will be located at the corner of Van Buren and Chauncey streets.
The new business, owned by Billy and Jenny Reffitt, was recently approved for a facade grant by the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission. The grant will be used to paint the building, install a new awning and replace the third-story windows.
The Reffitts are also doing significant work to the buildingâ€™s interior.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Callista Duggins graduated from Whitko High School and was one of two students from Whitley County to receive the Lilly Community Scholarship in 2007. She chose to attend Butler University, majoring in International Studies and Spanish with a minor in International Business.
FORT WAYNE â€” The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has released the regionâ€™s first-ever, prioritized list of regional interstate projects.
Regional leaders will use the list to lobby for infrastructure funding at the state level.
In all, 13 projects are included on the list, which was developed by the regionâ€™s 10 local economic development organizations (LEDOs). The projects were segmented into three tiers in order of priority. Topping the list in Tier 1 are improvements to sections of U.S. Highway 30, U.S. Highway 33 and U.S. Highway 6.
In addition to the top local news of the day, features, American Profile magazine and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail â€“ now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County â€“ contains more than $106 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials including those in pre-printed inserts from:
â€˘SmartSource Magazine of coupons;
â€˘Outback Steak House
â€˘Discount Mattress Center;
â€˘Glenbrook Collision Center;
â€˘The Post & Mail and The Post & Mail's TV Times.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County residents should not be bored this weekend.
With warm weather on the way, the various city and town parks should be crowded, but there are also several events to keep residents busy.
The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual EXPO at Indian Springs Middle School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission and parking are free for the annual event that draws upward of 1,500 people.
Attendees can enjoy live entertainment, sample hors dâ€™ oeuvres, shop local food booths and learn more about products and services offered in and around Whitley County.
INDIANAPOLIS Ââ€” The Whitley County YMCA Rapids swim team traveled to Purdue University last Saturday to participate in the state finals meet.
The Whitley County YMCA boysâ€™ team took first place and the girlsâ€™ came in third. Overall, the Rapids team placed second, marking the best performance by any team from Whitley County.
SYRACUSE â€” A fifth suspect is in custody for involvement in the shooting deaths of Tara Thornburg and Joshua Knisley on Feb. 19 in Syracuse.
A series of questions from investigators revealed enough information to arrest Thomas Hursey, 27, of Warsaw.
Hursey has been charged with two counts of murder and a level 2 felony charge of aiding, inducing or causing robbery with serious bodily injury. He was originally arrested for violation of parole and transported to Kosciusko County Jail where he is held with no bond.