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April 13th, 2015

2ND-WORST: Incident spoils county health ranking

April 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A recently-released report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute credited Whitley County with a stellar 90th percentile-ranking in multiple categories in Indiana, including income inequality, diabetic monitoring, high school graduation rates and physical activity.

100 YEARS OF HAPPY: Col. City Rotary hosts birthday party for Heinley

April 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — More than 150 people came to the 4-H Center Friday evening to celebrate a man who has done a lot of things for a lot of people in Whitley County.

Elmer Heinley turned 100 years old last Thursday and still doesn’t miss a beat, greeting everyone with a smile and a firm handshake.

“He always has a smile,” said Jacie Worrick, president-elect of the Columbia City Rotary Club. “He’s so sharp.”
Worrick said Heinley is one of the oldest Rotarians in Indiana, with more than 50 years in the local club.

April 12th

CONSTRUCTION DELAYED: Weather haults Larwill road improvements

April 12, 2015

LARWILL — Two projects that were scheduled to begin this week were delayed due to rain.

Railroad crossing improvements and repaving of Ind. 5 is scheduled to begin Monday in Larwill.

The crossing, located a half mile south of U.S. 30 on Ind. 5, will close traffic between Main and North streets in Larwill.

The Indiana Department of Transportation suggests a detour of U.S. 30 to Ind. 9 to Ind. 205 to Ind. 5.

NEW COP CARS: Sheriff's Dept. mulls vehicles

April 12, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County Sheriff Marc Gatton and Chief Deputy Jason Spencer presented an updated request to the Whitley County Council at its April meeting for funds to purchase two four-wheel drive pickup trucks and one car as part of the vehicle replacement rotation for the department.

Council eventually approved a dollar amount for the purchase, rather than approving specific vehicles.

OVER $52K SEIZED: Prosecutor's Office to use seized money

April 12, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler came before the Whitley County Council with a request to use money seized in drug-related investigations to assist in funding the Whitley County Drug Task Force.
Rentschler informed the council of three substantial cash seizures during the past year.

He said that the seizures totaled $52,760.12 and that he was requesting the use of $30,000 to use in funding the Whitley County Drug Task Force.
Council members asked Rentschler why he was not requesting use of the whole sum.

April 11th

COUNTY RANKING: Whitley County is 9th in socio-economic factors

April 11, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Data reported to the federal government speaks well for Whitley County and its social and economic factors.

The data-collecting website countyhealthrankings.com recently released a report that places Whitley County ninth in the state in the category that includes high school graduation, unemployment and poverty rates.

Information gathered from 2011-12 shows that 93 percent of Whitley County high school students graduate in four years. This is 6 percent higher than the state average and ranks the county tenth of 92 counties.

TEE IT UP: More than $161 in coupon savings, discounts in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

April 11, 2015

In addition to the top local news of the day, features and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is full of coupon savings and discounts! The Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County.

This Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail offers advertised coupons, discounts and specials, including those in pre-printed inserts from:
•the popular SmartSource magazine of coupons;
•CVS Pharmacy;
•Walgreens;
•Walmart
•Dunham's Sports;
•JCPenney;
•Dick's Sporting Goods;
•Ruby Tuesday;

April 10th

DRUG THEFT: Nurse to serve one year in prison

April 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A former Parkview Whitley nurse has been sentenced for stealing narcotics from the hospital.

Britte Smith, 40, will serve one year in the state corrections facility, one year of home detention with supervision and will have two years suspended with probation.

Smith was arrested last June after hospital officials found that she had been stealing prescription narcotics similar to morphine from one of Parkview Hospital’s machines and replacing it with saline solution.

VIDEO-ALERT • Mixed bag for Tiger in his Masters return

April 10, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Mixed Bag for Tiger Woods in Masters Return
In his first round of competitive golf since February, Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 73 at the Masters on Thursday.

ANNOUNCED: CCHS names Valedictorians, Salutatorians

April 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School announced its Valedictorians and Salutatorians Thursday afternoon.

This year only, the school is naming two Valedictorians and two Salutatorians, one each from Eagle Tech Academy and Columbia City High School.

“Due to a difference in grading scales at the beginning of ETA, we will have one from each school this year,” said CCHS Principal Jennifer Reiff.

Eagle Tech is considered a program of CCHS, and all students will graduate with diplomas from Columbia City High School. This year marks the first group of graduates who attended Eagle Tech.

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