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January 16th, 2015

GUILTY: McGuire pleads guilty to stealing from county

January 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Former Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire changed her plea from not guilty to guilty Friday.

For more details, see the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail.

VIDEO-ALERT • DIETS: Best tips and tricks for the new year

January 16, 2015

SEWER RATES: Amid city, town increases, Tri-Lakes’ fall

January 16, 2015

TRI–LAKES — Though many municipal sewer rates are increasing across Indiana, the rates in Tri-Lakes are going to be substantially lower next month.

Twenty years ago, the Tri-Lakes Sewer District entered into a bond to fund a centralized sewer system for area residents.

The final payment for that bond was in December 2014, which was billed to utility customers in January. Users can expect an $18.49 per month decrease to their bills starting in February.

PROM TIME: CCHS collecting prom dresses for annual giveaway program

January 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s prom time and the only thing that is missing is the dress.
Columbia City High School is now accepting clean and gently-used prom dresses and accessories for its annual Free Prom Dress Give Away program.

Dresses and accessories can be dropped off at the front office of CCHS from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The giveaway is open to all girls who need or want a prom dress.

March 11 is the date set for the give away and will take place at CCHS from 3:30 to 5 p.m., or until all individuals are taken care of.

ALL ABOUT THE WATER: Discussions heat up in South Whitley

January 16, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — An abundance of important community-related issues gave the residents of South Whitley cause to come out to the town’s council meeting Tuesday night.

Due to the arrival of the more than 30 residents, the council meeting was moved from the town’s usual meeting place, the council chamber, and into the adjoining community recreation room.
The topic that appeared to be a focus on most residents’ minds — the town’s water.


January 16, 2015

HOUSING MARKET: Affordability and availability watchwords for 2015

January 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The new year brings a set of questions and concerns about the economy in general, and in particular the segment of the economy that involves the housing market. A recent United Way of Indiana report rated Whitley County as lacking in affordable housing.

Scott Darley, of Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Real Estate, took a different look at the issue.

January 15th

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January 15, 2015


January 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The tickets are running out fast for the annual Father-Daughter Dance, hosted by the Columbia City Park Department.

Park Director Mark Green said more than half of the tickets have already been sold.
“They’re going really quickly,” Green told the City Council Tuesday night.

DONATION AT A COST: Downtown building deemed dangerous, will be razed

January 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A donation of downtown property to the city’s redevelopment commission will come at a cost, officials say. The owner of the two-story building at 213 W. Van Buren Street, in Columbia City, has offered to give the building and land to the city.

The building, approximately 20 feet wide and 75 feet long, is located on the alley on the south side of Van Buren Street, between Chauncey and Line streets. Though in a prime location, the building is leaning and has been deemed unstable.


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