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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies
â€™Tis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ If you are looking for a way to volunteer and improve the lives of people right here in Whitley County, the Whitley County Literacy Council has an opportunity for you.
The Literacy Council is currently seeking volunteers to tutor adults who want to prepare for the High School Equivalency test or improve their basic reading skills.
Volunteers and students are matched based on tutor preferences and student requirements in Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science.
No previous experience is necessary, and all training and materials are supplied.
Crews with Kim L. Reiff & Sons, new property owners, began taking big bites out of this former gas station at 315 West Van Buren St. in Columbia City about mid-day on Wednesday. The buildingâ€™s corner positioning on the lot, and its long history as a downtown service station, made the structure unique. Perhaps most notably it was Barnettâ€™s Gas Station for years. By the end of the day the structure was leveled.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Those going for noon lunch encountered a traffic snarl near Line and North streets due to fire personnel responding to a re-kindle of a structure fire at 504 N. Line St.
The house caught fire Thursday afternoon.
A hot spot that re-kindled at noon Friday was quickly put out by firemen.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Members of the Smith-Green Community School Board decided 3-2 to set the graduation date for seniors for Sunday, June 7.
The boardâ€™s decision did not come lightly, as it was initially tabled by board member Luke Gross for further discussion.
Gross said his decision was based primarily on a need for additional discussion.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Judging for Columbia City Municipal Electricâ€™s annual Christmas Lighting Decorating Contest has concluded with the following awards:
â€˘Paul & Joyce Coulter
1595 E. Sparrow Cove
â€˘Chad & Laurie Richter
323 N Main St.
â€˘Steve & Rosemary Brown
325 E. Shorewood Ct.
â€˘Duane & Tamie Miller
600 E. Hanna St.
â€˘Jim & Lois Brandenburg
416 W. Spencer St.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In nautical terminology â€śabeamâ€ť means â€śto be even with.â€ť
At the December meeting of the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees, six Columbia City High School students presented information on how Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s Career and Technical Education program and ABEAMS has put them not even with, but rather, ahead on the pathway to a career.
Firefighters attempt to make entry into a burning home at 504 N. Line St. in Columbia City about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Line Street was closed from North Street to Park Avenue while firefighters extinguish the blaze. The home was believed to be empty at the time of the fire.
There was also a property damage crash in front of the home, before Line Street was closed.
Details in Friday's Post & Mail.
According to eyewitnesses, young drivers â€śdoing donutsâ€ť in the Towne & Country Center parking lot, directly in front of Dunhamâ€™s Sports in Columbia City, got out of hand Monday and the recklessness resulted in a trip down the embankment separating the parking lot from U.S. 30. There were believed to be no injuries. Details were not available from police.