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March 17th, 2015

SEVERE WEATHER: Officials prepare

March 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — As the community begins to enjoy the warmth of spring, it is important to remember that as the temperatures increase, so does the chance for severe weather.

This week has been proclaimed Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana by Governor Mike Pence. As part of a group effort to build toward a “weather-ready nation,” the National Weather Service (NWS), State Police, Public Safety Commission, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education and Broadcaster’s Association in Indiana would like to take this week to inform the public about severe weather.

READERS' CHOICE POLL: Whitley County entry ballot inserted today, March 19 and March 24; deadline is March 27

March 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County 2015 Readers' Choice Entry Ballot is inserted inside today for residents to choose their favorites — from pizza to plumbers and everything in between.
The annual balloting is the basis for creating the popular annual "Readers' Choice" publication to be inserted in The Post & Mail newspaper in late April.
Those readers participating in the balloting process will be eligible to win a free six-month subscription to the newspaper, with the winner being randomly selected from entry ballots.

POT O' GOLD: What would you do with it?

March 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Local elementary school students are excited for St. Patrick’s Day today. Students answered the following question posed by The Post & Mail:
What would you do if you found a pot of gold?

Mary Raber Elementary School second grade
“I would buy a bike and cars and a motorcycle.” — Gage Smith.
“I would buy every animal in the world and every animal outfit in the world. And pet supplies so I can have a pet shop.” — Kaylee Perry.
“I would buy 100,000,000 pokemon and legos because the pokemon are really fun and with legos you can build anything.” — John Whitacre.

TRAIL CLOSED: Portion of Blue River Trail closed indefinitely

March 17, 2015

Due to a large washout area along the Blue River, part of the Blue River Trail will be closed.

The rising water has washed out a large section of the river bank. The high water has also undermined part of the asphalt trail, making is dangerous to have pedestrians on the greenway.

This section that is closed is located between the YMCA and Whitley Street. The rest of the Blue River trail that is located north of the YMCA will remain open.

March 16th

HERE'S YOUR MARCH MADNESS TIP SHEET: This guy has all your answers!

March 16, 2015

Midwest Region

Louisville, Ky

1 UK
16 HAM / MAN




Columbus, OH



4 MD


Pittsburgh, PA

11 TEX


3 ND
14 NE


Omaha, NE

10 IND


2 KU


Most Intriguing First Round Match Up

Butler v. Texas

TRACK: Col. City competes in indoor meet

March 16, 2015

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s boys and girls track teams competed at the Bulldog Invite indoor track meet, hosted by New Haven High School, Saturday at IPFW’s Gates Athletic Center.

The Eagles competed in the open division consisting of 12 other teams.

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.


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