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January 19th, 2015

CHEATERS?: NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs

January 19, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts.

McCarthy said Monday morning he cannot provide any other information now.

The inquiry was first reported by the website for WTHR-TV in Indiana, citing an unnamed source.

The NFL rule book says "it is the responsibility of the home team to furnish playable balls at all times."

RELAY KICK-OFF PARTY: 2015 event slated for June 6-7

January 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Relay for Life Whitley County is gearing up for this year’s event by hosting its annual kick-off party Tuesday night.

Though the actual Relay for Life event won’t be held until June, planning and coordinating for the event has already begun. Relay for Life is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. However, the event is much more than a fundraiser.

“During those 18 hours, we will celebrate with the survivors, remember those we’ve lost and fight back against cancer,” said Shelby Simpkins, a leader of the Whitley County event.

DAZZLERS: Grow, perform, compete

January 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — From professional basketball to the competition floor, the Whitley County Dazzlers continue to make a name for themselves.

The special needs cheerleading squad has grown from nine members to 16 in the last two years.

In that time, the squad has won national-level competitions and been an inspiration for special needs children in Whitley County and the region.

FOG; Visibility decreased

January 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Fog settled into the area at approximately 7:30 a.m. Monday morning, creating driving hazards and visibility issues in Whitley County.

Schools were not delayed due to the late onset of the fog.

January 18th

EAGLES WIN: Churubusco takes NECC tourney title

January 18, 2015

See Monday's edition for coverage of Churubusco's first-ever championship title at the Northeast Corner Conference tournament this weekend.

January 17th

JACKPOT: Savvy shoppers save more than $103 in this Weekend's Post & Mail

January 17, 2015

Savvy shoppers will hit the jackpot by finding more than $103 in coupons and discounts in this Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail, now available on newsstands, convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County.

In addition to top local news, features and sports, readers will find popular circulars and additional discounts from:

•SmartSource Coupon Magazine;
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•Walgreens
•Aladdin Vacuum Cleaner Sales & Services
•Culligan
•and The Post & Mail

January 16th

SPORTS TONIGHT: ’Busco seeks tourney title

January 16, 2015

TOPEKA — The Class 2A No. 7-ranked Churubusco boys basketball team ran its way into the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament Championship game tonight night at Lakeland High School by running past the Lakeland Lakers, 67-42.

’Busco plays Fairfield at 7:45 p.m. tonight for the championship game.

NUMBER NINE: City’s Coyle running for 9th term

January 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle has made a career out of her elected position, serving for 35 years.

Coyle is entering her ninth election season this year and is unopposed — so far.

“I enjoy the job and will continue to serve the citizens to the best of my ability,” Coyle said.

As a teenager, Coyle began working for the city in 1965 and in August of 2015 she will have served for 50 years.

“It doesn’t seem possible that I have been working this long,” Coyle said

In 2014, Coyle was honored by Ind. Governor Mike Pence as a “Distinguished Hoosier.”

HAPPY 109TH BIRTHDAY: Former Columbia City woman is one of country’s oldest

January 16, 2015

AVILLA — In conversation, people wouldn’t guess Ollie Roberts is over 100 years old.

Roberts turns 109 years old today, and doesn’t miss a beat.

At 100 years old, Roberts, of Columbia City, was still living on her own and even had her driver’s license.

It wasn’t until Roberts was hospitalized after a fall that she went into nursing care.

GETTING SLICK: Roads become icy

January 16, 2015

Cooling temperatures and wet roads are making for icy conditions on Whitley County roads Friday night.

 

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