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January 23rd, 2015

BOSTON'S GOT TALENT: Columbia City musician to try out for national television show

January 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Trent Boston will be singing the blues this weekend — but not in a figurative sense.
The Columbia City musician will be auditioning for “America’s Got Talent,” a NBC television show that will be entering its 10th season this year.

Auditions are held in Chicago. While anyone can try out for the show, Boston received a special front-of-the-line pass from a local radio station, giving him a special advantage.

January 22nd

EIGHT CANDIDATES: Buchanan joins Columbia City mayor’s race

January 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The first Democrat has stepped into the ring of this year’s municipal election season.
“Richard” Dick Buchanan is set to take on incumbent Ryan Daniel (R) for the mayor’s seat. Buchanan is the lone Democrat in this year’s election so far.

Eight candidates have filed for the primary so far — four incumbents and four new face.

PHOTOS SOUGHT: Public urged to submit photos depicting winter life in Whitley County

January 22, 2015

An open invitation has been issued to Whitley County residents to photograph their winter life during Super Bowl Weekend, Saturday, Jan. 31 and Sunday, Feb. 1.
Photo submissions to this special Post & Mail community project will be featured in a unique newspaper publication to be published in late February.

TRAFFIC UPDATE: Head On Crash on I-69 at 296 Mile Marker Has Interstate Closed

January 22, 2015

(Allen County, IN)-A head on crash with injuries on southbound I-69 at the 296 mile marker, in front of the GM plant, has the interstate closed at that location.

Traffic is being diverted onto Lafayette Center Road.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel.

EYES NEW FACILITY: WCCS hires consultant

January 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are continuing to look toward the future of its facilities with the hiring of a consultant.

The district’s Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a communication and data specialist, Steve Klink.
The consultant will continue to collect and analyze data to provide school officials with information regarding the future of the district.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Harmon enjoys people and responsibility

January 22, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.

COLUMBIA CITY — In speaking with several of the Passages staff about Mike Harmon, they all mentioned that if there were an “assistant” for them, Mike would be it.
Harmon said he likes helping.

CLIFFORD RETIRES: After ‘a million meals.’

January 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — After nearly 39 years of preparing, cooking and serving meals at Miller’s Merry Manor, Becky Clifford has hung up her apron for the last time. Starting as a dishwasher and dietary aide with Miller’s in 1975, Clifford has seen many changes over the years, but one thing remained the same; she was there for the residents to make sure they had great meals.

POLICE HELP: State Police Investigator Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Stolen Credit Card Suspects

January 22, 2015

(Fort Wayne, IN)-A Detective from the Indiana State Police post in Fort Wayne is asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify two individuals who allegedly used a stolen credit card at two Fort Wayne businesses this past Tuesday.

January 21st

WCCS CUTS: Buses included in budget constraints

January 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — In light of budgeting restrictions, Whitley County Consolidated Schools has elected to cut back its new school bus purchases for 2015.
The district was scheduled to purchase four new school buses this year, but elected to only buy three.
The school board approved the purchases, which total $352,000 for two 78-passenger buses and one 54-passenger special needs bus.

COUNTY COMPENSATION: Public notice details pay of county workers

January 21, 2015

A public notice legal advertisement on page 9 of today's print edition of The Post & Mail details compensation for Whitley County government workers.

It can also be read, along with other legal advertisements, under the Classified tab on the top blue bar on this home page under Legals.

 

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