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October 7th, 2014

LOCALS ON EBOLA: ‘Shut the borders’

October 7, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — After the Ebola virus made its way from Africa to the United States last week, several Whitley County residents agree — close the borders. Indiana state health officials said Friday that proper measures would be taken to protect Indiana’s residents, but many are still feeling uneasy about the virus that continues to rack up a death toll. “This virus seems like something we don’t want on our soil,” said Debi DeWitt on The Post & Mail’s Facebook page.

October 6th

PASSAGES AT 60: Special publication to be inserted in Tuesday's total-market-circulation Post & Mail

October 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Passages, Inc., the iconic local organization dedicated to those in our community with intellectual disabilities, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month.

In commemoration of this event, a very special 36-page publication is inserted in this week’s total market circulation edition of The Post & Mail.

The glossy, informative publication is inserted Tuesday inside both The Post & Mail's daily paid newspaper, as well as The Post & Mail's total-market-circulation shopper.

HOFFMAN EXPLAINS FUNDS: Rotarians learn of foundation

October 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Rotary Club members learned about Parkview Whitley Hospital’s Foundation (PWHF) at a recent luncheon meeting. Carrie Hoffman, director of the Parkview Whitley Foundation, explained that PWHF raises funds and disburses money for “on campus” hospital needs, as contrasted to Parkview Whitley’s Community Health Initiative dollars, which help fund local organizations such as The Lighthouse, Whitley County Family Y and B.A.B.E.

ACLU says gay marriage 'now a reality' in Indiana

October 6, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana same-sex couples say they're looking forward to a day when no one talks about gay marriage now that the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the state's appeal of a ruling striking down the state's ban on such unions.

"This is over and same-sex marriage is now a reality," Ken Falk, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said at a news conference Monday attended by several plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Indiana's ban.

PEABODY EXPANDING PROGRAM: Reading popular and growing

October 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With more than 15,000 books read, the Peabody Public Library, in Columbia City, is planning to expand its 1,000 Book Club. More than 15 preschoolers have read or listened to 1,000 books so far, and more continue to come closer to reaching their goal.

LOCAL MAN ARRESTED FOR STABBING SON: Short hunt leads to capture

October 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County man was arrested Saturday afternoon after allegedly stabbing his son multiple times during an altercation at his home. Teddy Stanley, 49, was booked in the Whitley County Jail at 4:15 p.m. after a short manhunt. According to police scanner traffic, after the tussle with his son, he left his home, located near West Lincolnway, in his pickup truck.

TECHNOLOGY ON TAP TONIGHT: School board to discuss needs, funding at meeting

October 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With a three-year plan for 1:1 technology at Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS), discussions are in the works for funding and planning of the potential project, which may have a pricetag of more than $2 million. When fully implemented, 1:1 technology will place a device, either tablet or laptop, into the hands of every student in the district.

STABBING: Man arrested for injuring son

October 6, 2014

According to the police scanner, a man was arrested Saturday after stabbing his son multiple times.

See Monday's edition of The Post & Mail for more information.

October 5th

LEADERS IN THE MAKING: LWC kicks off 2014-15 class

October 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A diverse group of community members joined together in September as the 14th class of Leadership Whitley County (LWC) got underway.

This year’s group consists of 23 members from Columbia City, Larwill, Fort Wayne, South Whitley, Churubusco and Roanoke.

October 4th

GO EAGLES: School spirit rocks the halls in Churubusco

October 4, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Students at Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High school strolled through the hallways this week in a variety of styles — ranging from their Sunday best to their thrift shop threads — in the spirit of homecoming week.

The walls of the school’s commons were adorned with the likenesses of famous musicians superimposed with the heads of senior football players, coaches and administrators. The prominent image on the wall was the face of Eagle Football Head Coach Paul Sade on the body of Elvis Presley in mid-hip swing as “The King of Football.”

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