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NEW YEAR, NEW BODIES: Advice for starting out at new gym

December 31, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — With newly-formed New Year’s resolutions and the spring break season only months away, many residents of Whitley County will be hitting the gym to tone muscles and shed holiday pounds.

For the past 10 years, Columbia City resident Matt Lawrence has made working out at the Whitley County YMCA part of his weekly routine.

IT'S HUGE! 2014 Mammoth Crossword Puzzle published in Wednesday's Post & Mail

December 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – As the end of 2014 becomes final later today, it’s that time when we begin talking about the year in review.

SPORTS: Photo year in review

December 31, 2014

Pick up a copy of Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail for a special sports publication — a scrapbook filled with local sports photos from 2014.

December 30th

TOURNEY CHAMPS: Lady Eagles go 4-0 in tourney to earn title

December 31, 2014

MIDDLEBURY — It’s a long trip to Middlebury, and four ball games in 30 hours is a lot of basketball, but it was all worthwhile for the Columbia City Lady Eagles, as they came home Tuesday night with the Bankers’ Classic championship trophy. The Lady Eagles downed the host Northridge Lady Raiders in a closely-played championship game, 42-35.

The Lady Eagles used a solid third quarter, a stingy defense and a strong performance at the free-throw line that had been missing during the brief three-game losing streak to hold off a very disciplined Northridge squad.

RATE INCREASE: City moves forward with sewer rate hike

December 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — By a 3-2 vote, Columbia City’s Common Council is moving forward with a sewer rate increase, which is expected to take effect early next year.

In the first full billing cycle after March 1, 2015, Columbia City Sewer utility customers can expect to see an approximate $7 per month increase.

ON THE AGENDA FOR COUNCIL: Sewer rate increase

December 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A sewer rate increase is on tap for Columbia City’s Common Council’s meeting tonight.
A topic that has been discussed by the council for several months, officials are expected to make a decision tonight regarding the increase.

In their most recent discussions, council members have been in favor of a 7-6-5 increase. In the first year (2015) the average user would see a $7 per month increase. In the second year (2016), the average user would see a $6 per month increase, and $5 per month in the third year.

CHANGING OF THE GUARD: Spencer named WCSD’s chief deputy

December 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— With the changing of the guard this week for the new Whitley County Sheriff, Marc Gatton, a new chief deputy has been named for the department.

Jason Spencer has 16 years of service with the department, including several years as a sergeant and two years as detective.

Spencer will be replacing Gatton’s as chief deputy, the right hand man to the sheriff, as Gatton is sworn in Thursday as sheriff.

PHONE APP TO THE RESCUE: Providing help in winter weather

December 30, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Despite the seasonably mild holiday weather, some residents of the county have their fingers crossed hoping for a moderate rest of the winter.

Should mother nature decide to blanket the are with another record snowfall this year, the Indiana Office of Technology, along with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), has crafted a free mobile phone application (app) to provide Hoosiers with the most up-to-date travel status updates.

December 29th

DROPPING FUEL COST: Helping farmers

December 29, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — With Christmas now over and with residents looking forward to a new year, the holiday gift of low gasoline prices will continue well into 2015.

According to sources at AAA earlier this week, the steady decline in gasoline prices is longer than any period previously tracked by the organization.

Having declined for approximately 95 consecutive days in a row, the decrease has now pushed the national average to $2.29 a gallon.

LOUD MUSIC: Fight leads to arrest in ’Busco

December 29, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — A Churubusco man is facing three charges after allegedly attacking his neighbor because of loud music.

Joshua Leffel, 25, was arrested for criminal mischief, battery causing bodily injury and residential entry after a dispute with a neighbor in a nearby apartment on Maple Lane.


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