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January 29th, 2015
WHITLEY COUNTY EMA: Roadways throughout Whitley County are becoming ice/snow covered and are slick in spots please slow down and use caution www.nixle.us/8KZWE
Championship Preview and Predictions
New England vs. Seattle
2/1 6:30 (ET)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Passages Profiles â€™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 â€” Melisa Puckett has risen through the ranks at Passages, Inc., working for six years in direct support in the waiver and group homes and progressing to the position of Supported Living Supervisor.
â€śI oversee some of our waiver homes and their staffing,â€ť explained Puckett.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Less than four months after a major bridge project on U.S. 30 in Columbia City, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officials are planning another major bridge project in Whitley County.
INDOT will hold a public hearing for a proposed Ind. 5 bridge project over Eel River.
The meeting is slated for 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the South Whitley Community Public Library, at 201 E. Front St.
ORLANDO, Fla. â€” Minda Lemmonâ€™s marathon journey was much more than the 26.2-mile trek this January.
Her journey began over a year ago, when she decided to run a marathon in honor of her neighbor, Jane Goble, who was diagnosed with Leukemia around Christmastime of 2013.
Over the last year, Lemmon has been training and fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), a nonprofit organization that raises funds for cancer research.
Lemmonâ€™s goal was to raise $5,000 for LLS. She reached her goal the weekend before the race, raising $5,125 for the Indiana chapter.
Freezing rain cause slick conditions on area roads this morning, delaying many local schools. Smith-Green Community Schools had a two-hour delay, Whitley County Consolidated Schools had a 3-hour delay and Whitko Community Schools were not delayed.
It may be wet, cold and snowy outside, but more than a dozen advertisers have some hot deals to warm you up in Thursday's Post & Mail.
A special 16-page publication will be inserted in Thursday's newspaper featuring advertising offers from more than a dozen businesses.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Chamber of Commerceâ€™s Third House Legislative Forum is being planned for Friday, Feb. 20 at noon at the Whitley County Agricultural History Museum and 4-H Learning Center on the Whitley County Fairgrounds campus. The event is sponsored by the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana.
State Sen. Amanda Banks and State Rep. Christopher Judy have committed their attendance at this important event geared at updating Whitley County residents on critical issues happening within our state government.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Due to legislation put forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), students and parents will notice a 10 cent increase in the price of breakfast and lunch at the elementary and high schools. For the 2015-2016 school year, the price of a school meal will be as follows:
Elementary: breakfast $1.20, lunch $2.00
Jr./Sr. High School: breakfast $1.40, lunch $2.15.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Walmart will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its opening in Columbia City this Saturday.
Opening Jan. 31, 1990 on West Plaza Drive, the store has gone through many renovations over the years, evolving into the current SuperCenter configuration.
At the time of its ribbon-cutting ceremony in 1990, the Columbia City store was one of only six in Northeast Indiana.