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May 21st, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Eagle Tech Academy brought back Taste of the Town (TOT) on Saturday, this time with some extra spice.
Last year, there were many crafters who came out to show off their work. This year TOT worked hard to bring in more local businesses than last year.
Passages Profiles â€™15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the programs of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Donna Dakeâ€™s title is â€śdirector of supported livingâ€ť for Passages, Inc., but this Wednesday she reaches over and turns up the volume on the compact disc player, blaring out country music and begins to encourage nine Passagesâ€™ clients to get up and dance.
Dakeâ€™s wellness class is just one of several classes offered at Passagesâ€™ Creative Learning Center.
Letterman has a star-studded finale
ALLEN COUNTY â€” Indiana State Police and the Allen County Sheriff's Department are on the scene of a partially overturned semi blocking the exit from east-bound U.S. 30 and north-bound I-69.
The ramp as well as the far right lane of I-69 is closed at this time as crews work to turn the semi upright.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A national website has ranked Columbia City the 11th-best small â€śtownâ€ť in Indiana.
Towns include suburbs and cities with less than 100,000 residents.
U.S. Niche ranks the cities and towns based on livability, using a grading system for weather, safety, schools, access to activities, jobs, housing and transportation.
Crews from Kim Reiff Construction began razing an unsafe building on West Van Buren Street in Columbia City this week. The building was recently gifted to the city. Because the building is leaning, officials decided to have it demolished. Much of the demolition will have to be by hand due to multiple utility wires near the structure. The razing will be completed before Old Settlers Days in late June.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A recent influx of food trucks in Columbia City has prompted officials to require more safety regulations.
Currently, state law does not require food trucks to have fire extinguishers on them.
The Columbia City Fire Department recently prompted the City Council to approve an ordinance to require extinguishers on food trucks in the city limits.
"On the Lakes," a special section highlighting the kick-off to lake living this season, is inserted in Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail. Containing lake living tips and local businesses where goods and services can be obtained, "On the Lakes" is an excellent read as Memorial Day Weekend quickly approaches.
Pick up your copy of The Post & Mail at newsstands and convenience stores throughout Whitley County!
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man is facing multiple charges of child molesting after a long investigation by the Indiana State Police and Huntington County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
Melvin Knetter, 48, an alleged repeat offender, was arrested last month on six counts of child molesting in Whitley County.
A large group of Mary Raber Elementary School students participated in the schoolâ€™s Bike to School Day Wednesday morning. The annual event is intended to promote healthy lifestyles and bicycle safety. A special BMX program will be held after school.