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July 23rd, 2014

SDI SOLIDIFIES DEAL: New mill in Mississippi

July 23, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Steel Dynamics Inc. is significantly expanding its steel production with the $1.625 billion purchase of a Mississippi mini-mill, officials announced Monday.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Salvation Army to pack school bus with supplies

July 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Schools throughout Whitley County will be in session in approximately two weeks. The Salvation Army of Whitley County is working to ensure students have the supplies they need when going back to school.

ROAD REPAIRS ONGOING: City begins emergency repairs

July 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Road repairs are continuing to hinder Columbia City drivers and are expected to get worse in the days to come. After recently completing an emergency repair that closed down East Van Buren Street, the City of Columbia City announced Tuesday night that another repair will have to be made under the busy road.

CITY SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT: Sewer utility increase imminent

July 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Out of options, Columbia City officials have no choice but to increase the sewer rate for local residents. The question is — how will the hike be applied? Columbia City’s Common Co-uncil is looking for input from the public on the impending rate hike, which is expected to go into effect by January at the latest.

EXPANDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Whitley-Forward announces college savings plan

July 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A collaborative, community-driven initiative was announced at a meeting of community leaders Tuesday. Whitley-Forward, a group comprised of business owners, government officials and community activists working to advance the county in areas such as education, economic development and quality of life, gave an update on its progress.

July 22nd

GARDENING 101: Volunteers needed for Master Gardener group

July 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Purdue University is offering a program for anyone interested in sharpening their gardening skills and sharing gardening knowledge with others. Beginning Sept. 9, 2014, a Purdue Master Gardener “Basic Training” series will be offered for residents of Noble and Whitley Counties and surrounding areas.


July 22, 2014

The photograph was submitted by Chuck Mathieu, a Churubusco resident and Churubusco historian, courtesy of the Churubusco History Center. The photo depicts summer enjoyment at Tri-Lakes where a group of lake lovers enjoy the Bathing Beach.

SPECIAL PUBLICATION: Scrapbook to recap Whitley Co. Fair

July 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As part of The Post & Mail’s coverage of the Whitley County 4-H Fair, a scrapbook will be published in August. The special publication will include a recap of fair events and contests. It will highlight 4-Hers’ projects and fair memories. This annual scrapbook is the ideal keepsake for 4-H families, friends and supporters. Due to be inserted into the Aug. 8 edition of The Post & Mail, the scrapbook will include results from various 4-H shows.

STANDING IN THE GAP: ‘Community’ created by new nonprofit in South Whitley

July 22, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — A newly-formed nonprofit organization has plans to unite resources, services and volunteers in South Whitley. One Community is focusing on connecting neighbor to neighbor in South Whitley, and its board of directors is working to create an environment in which individuals can engage in meaningful ways with each other and with the overall community. “We want to be a group that can build a community that promotes the positive development of the minds, bodies and spirits of its residents,” said Dane Starkey, executive director for One Community.

PARTNER FOR PARKING: CC leases parking lot to Eagle Tech

July 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — City and school officials have partnered once again for the good of the community. At Monday night’s Whitley County Consolidated School’s Board of Trustees meeting, Business Manager Kirk Doehrmann told the board that he had reached an agreement with city officials to lease city property to be used as parking for Eagle Tech Academy students.


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