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February 13th, 2015


February 13, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY CHAMBER: Long to speak at Chamber’s legislative forum

February 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Senate Pro Tempore David Long will join State Senator Amanda Banks and State Representative Christopher Judy as speakers for the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s Third House Legislative Forum.

The forum is slated for Friday, February 20, at noon at the Whitley County Agricultural History Museum and 4-H Learning Center on the Whitley County Fairgrounds campus.

Each legislator will have an opportunity to speak on current legislative affairs. The Chamber will also field questions from attendees so that the legislators can answer them.

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February 13, 2015

GIS: Providing a wealth of information

February 13, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — A program originally put into place to aid 9-1-1 emergency dispatches has grown into a tool used by virtually every department of city and county government.

Whitley County GIS (Geography Information System) provides a wealth of information, including everything from property owners to street locations, to the position of fire hydrants and the locations of more than 19,000 parcels of land in Whitley County.

TWICE IS NICE: CCHS’s City Heat wins Grand Champion in second competition

February 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City High School’s City Heat won Grand Champion for the second time in two invitationals.

The mixed (boys and girls) show choir placed first at the first competition in Fishers, and again at the Northrop Invitational on Saturday.

The choir competed in the invite’s small school division along with six other schools with enrollments of 1,700 students or less.

Choir Director Rosalie Geller said the group was excited with its results.

February 12th


February 12, 2015

Snow on the ground creates a beautiful landscape for sunrises in Whitley County. Bitter cold air is in the forecast for Northeast Indiana, with high temperatures dipping into single digits on Sunday, and a low of three degrees below zero on Saturday night. Send your winter photos to The Post & Mail for a special publication. Photos should be submitted to All people in the photos should be identified, and photos should either be taken in Whitley County or include Whitley County residents.

80 NEW JOBS: Impact CNC to expand in Columbia City

February 12, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY —Locally based Impact CNC, LLC, a production machining company, announced plans today to add two additional facilities here, creating up to 80 new jobs by 2018.

The company will invest more than $5 million to purchase and equip 35,000 and 50,000-square-foot facilities in Columbia City to provide computer numerical control (CNC) machining services for customers in the automotive, heavy-truck and agricultural industries.

“Indiana’s manufacturing industry is on a roll,” said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Kauffman sees many changes at Passages

February 12, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — Paula Kauffman has been with Passages for more than 10 years, with seven of those years spent as a community direct support professional.
In that time, she has seen incredible growth in both the program and in Passages as a whole.

FAMILY COURT PROGRAM: Judge Fahl works to create better lives for families of divorce

February 12, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl doesn’t think the courtroom is always the best place to conduct family court, especially in divorce situations.

That’s why Judge Fahl worked to create a family court program to create a more smooth process for discussing custody, parenting time and other important family law issues.

The program would allow for families to work with mediators, rather than hashing out those decisions in the courtroom.

February 11th

BUDGET CUTS: City forced to cut budget

February 11, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City officials were forced to cut $314,000 from the 2015 budget after final numbers came back from the state this week.

Columbia City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle has been working to massage the budget without losing quality of the city’s services.

“It was really a hit,” Coyle said. “Almost everyone’s budgets are less than last year.”

The county’s budget was cut over $1 million dollars, officials announced last week.


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