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March 12th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Passages Community Support Coordinator Brooke Dear spends a great deal of her time working with schedules, but still relishes her time working with clients.
Dear describes her main job as making the schedules and supervising Passages staff in providing opportunities for its clients.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With a low turn out so far for kindergarten round-up for Whitley County Consolidated
Schools, officials are reminding parents how important kindergarten round-up is for the parents, incoming students and teachers.
WCCSâ€™ kindergarten round-up is next Thursday, March 19, for all four elementary schools.
Officials are concerned about the low number of sign-ups so far, as the event is important to all involved.
In response to Columbia City Eagles Sectionals victory The Post & Mail and area businesses have come together to create a spirit poster to congratulate the basketball team and wish them luck in their upcoming Regional games.
Find a spirit poster inside the Thursday, March 12 edition of The Post & Mail.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” South Whitleyâ€™s Town Council continued plans to update the townâ€™s water tower at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting.
The council received bids from six companies offering their service of painting and repairing the tower to a â€ślike newâ€ť condition.
The lowest price quote came from Civil Coating from Valparaiso, Ind. at a bid of $364,015.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A fire at a rural sawmill last month has caused pollution in area water sources.
On Feb. 23, the Yoder Sawmill at 4547 W. CR 300 S. experienced a major fire that consumed the businessâ€™ primary sawmill building on its property.
During the fire, numerous tanks containing diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid were damaged or destroyed, causing the products to release and absorb into the soil, according to Whitley County Emergency Management Director Charlie Heflin.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Park Department is bidding farewell to Kidâ€™s Dreamlandâ€™s playground, as officials announced that demolition on the playset should begin this week.
For the last year, park officials have said that the wooden structure is unsafe, with pieces of the wood damaged and rotting.
â€śWe are concerned for the safety of the children,â€ť said Park Director Mark Green. â€śWe would hate for anyone to get hurt on this structure.â€ť
Foggy conditions have caused numerous school delays in Whitley County.
Use caution and allow for extra time when traveling.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In Whitley County there is a generation that remembers the old building that was Marshall Memorial. Those who did not attend the school, and probably quite a few that did, were blissfully unaware of who the building was a memorial to.
Marshall Memorial, now the Marshall Building, is just one of the connections with Thomas Riley Marshall, former Indiana governor and 28th Vice President of the United States.
Marshallâ€™s home on East Jefferson Street is now the home of the Whitley County Historical Museum and a treasure trove of Marshall memorabilia.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Those who plan to attend college in the 2015-16 school year must complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by midnight tonight, Eastern Daylight Time.
As a major part of the college enrollment process, the FAFSA determines whether or not a student is economically qualified to receive government aid in the forms of grants, loans or work-study funds.
SEBRING, Fla. â€” Donald Adams, previously of Columbia City, passed away after crashing his small plane in Florida last week.
Adams, 73 years old, crashed his plane 40 feet away from a home in Sebring, Fla., and officials say his experience as a pilot may have been what kept him from hitting the numerous homes in the area.