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October 10th, 2014

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall

October 10, 2014

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall
Summer may be over, but there are a few flavorful fruits and veggies that may get you excited for the Fall season! Krystin Goodwin (@Krystingoodwin) has a few of the best harvested produce to inspire you to get cooking this season!

WCCS REQUIRES OVERHAUL BEFORE 1:1: Study shows $1M in upgrades needed

October 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Careful not to get in over their heads, Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are taking some time before jumping into a 1:1 technology program. While some may think a 1:1 program would simply consist of purchasing devices for students, WCCS is focusing on behind-the-scenes tasks before considering the purchase of devices.

FALL CAR CARE: Special informative section inserted in Friday's Post & Mail

October 10, 2014

It's time to think about cold weather and it's time to think about how it will affect one of your most important possessions: Your vehicle.

A special FALL CAR CARE section will be inserted in Friday's edition of The Post & Mail. The publication highlights tips and ideas, plus tells readers exactly where they can obtain the best auto buys and service locally.

October 9th

CAREER COUNSELING: WhitleyForward to sponsor free career exploration testing

October 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— For Whitley County residents who might be curious about a new career, feel stuck in a job, or are searching for opportunities to advance, WhitleyForward, in conjunction with Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast and Huntington University, will offer free career-path testing and counseling services Monday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday, Nov. 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

GRAPE GROWING: Rotarians learn of county vineyard

October 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Austin Fergusson, a Whitley County vineyard owner, doesn’t make wine, but he grows the grapes and sells them to people who do.
Fergusson was the guest speaker at a Columbia City Rotary Club recent meeting. He’s been told by various wineries that they’ll take all the grapes he can produce. The venture was supposed to make him a lot of money. “We’re still waiting,” Fergusson said.

LIVE UNITED: Investing in children, county’s future

October 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “We all have a stake in creating a healthy community,” said Cindy Baker, executive director of the United Way of Whitley County (UWWC). Considering the focus for UWWC is to “live united,” partnering with a local nonprofit that supports healthy families is a perfect fit. B.A.B.E of Whitley County, located at 533 N. Line St. in Columbia City, provides incentives for pregnant women and families to consistently participate in programs and services that benefit the health and well-being of infants and young children.

GIS AERIAL MAP UPDATE: Weigold seeks project approval

October 9, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department Coordinator Dan Weigold is looking to update the county’s GIS aerial maps.
Weigold went before the Whitley County Commissioners Monday to seek approval for the $101,388 project. The project includes hiring a company to fly over Whitley County to capture orthogonal and oblique images of the county’s landscape.

MAN JAILED IN STANDOFF: 3-hour incident puts Whitko schools on lockdown

October 9, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — A police standoff near the schools in South Whitley ended in an arrest Wednesday afternoon. Justin Tingle, 34, of South Whitley, was taken into custody for resisting law enforcement after a traffic stop went wrong.

October 8th

FEVER SCREENING: U.S. steps up response at 5 airports

October 8, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic.

At the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest said an additional layer of screening would begin at New York's JFK International and the international airports in Newark, Washington Dulles, Chicago and Atlanta. He said the new steps would include taking temperatures and would begin Saturday at JFK.

PATIENT DIES: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has died

October 8, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, was pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where he had been kept in isolation since Sept. 28.

"Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease," hospital spokesman Wendell Watson said in a statement.

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