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March 16th, 2015

DECLARATION: Mayor makes March Disability Awareness month

March 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Citing that the goals of the city and state “properly include providing individuals with disabilities the opportunities and support to make informed choices and decisions” 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.

CC BASKETBALL: Eagle season ends at Regional

March 16, 2015

HARTFORD CITY — In a closely played game between two high-caliber, patient teams, every possession counts.

In Saturday’s IHSAA Blackford Regional semifinal, turnovers in the middle two quarters limited the Columbia City Eagles’ offensive opportunities and allowed the NorthWood Panthers to rally in the fourth quarter to down the Eagles 39-33, ending Columbia City’s season at 19-8.

March 15th

NEW SHOP: City approves grant for new shop

March 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 building’s interior.

March 14th

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Lilly provided opportunities for Duggins

March 14, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — 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.

PRIORITIES: U.S. 30 named a regional priority

March 14, 2015

FORT WAYNE — The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has released the region’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 region’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.

BANK IT: More than $106 in coupon savings and discounts in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

March 14, 2015

In addition to the top local news of the day, features, American Profile magazine and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail – now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County – contains more than $106 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials including those in pre-printed inserts from:
•SmartSource Magazine of coupons;
•CVS Pharmacy;
•Dunham's Sports;
•Outback Steak House
•Discount Mattress Center;
•Glenbrook Collision Center;
•Grabill Truss;
•The Post & Mail and The Post & Mail's TV Times.

March 13th

BUSY SATURDAY: Lots on tap for Whitley County

March 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 d’ oeuvres, shop local food booths and learn more about products and services offered in and around Whitley County.


March 13, 2015

BREAKING RECORDS: YMCA swimmers compete at state meet

March 13, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS ­— The Whitley County YMCA Rapids swim team traveled to Purdue University last Saturday to participate in the state finals meet.
The Whitley County YMCA boys’ team took first place and the girls’ came in third. Overall, the Rapids team placed second, marking the best performance by any team from Whitley County.

INVESTIGATION UPDATE: 5th person jailed in Syracuse shooting

March 13, 2015

SYRACUSE — 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.

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