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March 18th, 2015

EMA: Severe weather is unpredictable

March 18, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Whitley County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) are reminding the public of the unpredictablility and danger that comes with severe weather.

While severe weather watches are necessary to make the public alert to the threat of severe weather, warnings are issued to inform that dangerous and damaging weather is imminent.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY: Going green

March 18, 2015

Violet Fields, age 3, decked out in green, accompanied her grandmother Vonda Ousley to the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Senior Center Tuesday afternoon.

BODY FOUND: Police identify remains found near Churubusco as 22-year-old Fort Wayne man

March 18, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — A body found near Churubusco on Sunday has been identified as a missing man from Fort Wayne, officials say.

Keith Edward Adam, 22, was found dead in a wooded area east of Churubusco, off Brandon Road west of McDuffee, in Allen County Sunday afternoon.

According to reports, Adam had been missing since Jan. 14, and was under the care of the Bowen Center.

TRAIL CLOSED: Blue River bank washes out once again; officials make plans to repair

March 18, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Portions of the Blue Riverbank washed out into the river once again, creating a hazard for those wishing to walk the Blue River Trail.

Officials closed the trail Tuesday afternoon for safety.

Between the Whitley County Family YMCA and Whitley Street, a large portion of the bank was washed away, taking away ground from under the pavement.

March 17th

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Local free clinic reopens after water damage

March 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — During the spring season there is always the possibility of flooding due to melting snow and runoff. A local health clinic that provides free services to the uninsured is dealing with its own flooding from a different source.

In late February, a pipe burst in the Wolf Lake Free Clinic at Columbia City located a 524 Branch Court flooding the offices with 12 inches of water, damaging electrical surge protectors, paper table covers, paper gowns and computer paper.

Whitko sisters heading to D.C.

March 17, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whiko senior April Bishop and freshman Rozlyn Bishop are destined for Washington D.C. this summer to compete in the FCCLA National Leadership Conference.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a career and technical student organization providing personal growth, leadership development and career opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.

SEVERE WEATHER: Officials prepare

March 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — As the community begins to enjoy the warmth of spring, it is important to remember that as the temperatures increase, so does the chance for severe weather.

This week has been proclaimed Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana by Governor Mike Pence. As part of a group effort to build toward a “weather-ready nation,” the National Weather Service (NWS), State Police, Public Safety Commission, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education and Broadcaster’s Association in Indiana would like to take this week to inform the public about severe weather.

READERS' CHOICE POLL: Whitley County entry ballot inserted today, March 19 and March 24; deadline is March 27

March 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County 2015 Readers' Choice Entry Ballot is inserted inside today for residents to choose their favorites — from pizza to plumbers and everything in between.
The annual balloting is the basis for creating the popular annual "Readers' Choice" publication to be inserted in The Post & Mail newspaper in late April.
Those readers participating in the balloting process will be eligible to win a free six-month subscription to the newspaper, with the winner being randomly selected from entry ballots.

POT O' GOLD: What would you do with it?

March 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Local elementary school students are excited for St. Patrick’s Day today. Students answered the following question posed by The Post & Mail:
What would you do if you found a pot of gold?

Mary Raber Elementary School second grade
“I would buy a bike and cars and a motorcycle.” — Gage Smith.
“I would buy every animal in the world and every animal outfit in the world. And pet supplies so I can have a pet shop.” — Kaylee Perry.
“I would buy 100,000,000 pokemon and legos because the pokemon are really fun and with legos you can build anything.” — John Whitacre.

TRAIL CLOSED: Portion of Blue River Trail closed indefinitely

March 17, 2015

Due to a large washout area along the Blue River, part of the Blue River Trail will be closed.

The rising water has washed out a large section of the river bank. The high water has also undermined part of the asphalt trail, making is dangerous to have pedestrians on the greenway.

This section that is closed is located between the YMCA and Whitley Street. The rest of the Blue River trail that is located north of the YMCA will remain open.

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