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June 15th, 2015

PHOTOS NEEDED: A Day in the Life

June 15, 2015

“A Day in the Life of Whitley County: Summer Edition,” The Post & Mail’s annual popular public-submitted photo documentary publication, will be published in July – but submissions are encouraged this weekend.
This Sunday, June 21, is not only Fathers Day, but it’s also the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.

This Sunday is a perfect summer photo day to capture “A Day in the Life of Whitley County.”
Family outings and events will be going on, plus fun recreational activities. And some folks will be working too.

COMING THIS WEEK: Special sections

June 15, 2015

Several special items will be inserted in this week's newspapers.

• Thursday: On the Lakes
• Friday: Old Settlers Days Preview Booklet

ADVISORY: East-bound U.S. 30 restricted due to crash

June 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — East-bound U.S. 30 is restricted to one lane due to an accident near the Ind. 205 intersection. Motorist should use caution and plan for a delayed commute.

June 14th

SECOND RESPONSE: Crews respond to C&R again

June 14, 2015

Crews responded to C&R Plating again Sunday after reports of the building being on fire again. After fire fighters cleared the scene, they were called back out to the scene for a third time.

There was no information available on the cause or origin of the fire.

June 13th

HONORING THE FLAG: Elks held annual ceremony at Courthouse

June 13, 2015

The Columbia City Elks Lodge held its annual Flag Day Ceremony on the Whitley County Courthouse Square today (Saturday, June 13)

HAPPY 125TH: CC Vet celebrates anniversary today

June 13, 2015

CC Veterinary Hospital is celebrating its 125th Anniversary today at the clinic.

DETAILS DIVULGED: City hosts press conference on C&R fire

June 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — City and county officials hosted a press conference Saturday morning in the aftermath of a fire at a Columbia City factory.
Fire crews were alerted at 11:25 p.m. Friday of a fire at C&R Plating, located on Factory Avenue in southwest Columbia City.
The fire started in a dryer box at the factory, which contains several chemicals and machines for metal plating.
Columbia City’s Fire Department got to work on fire suppression, as smoke and flames were shooting out of the windows and roof of the building.

POST-FIRE PRESS CONFERENCE: Additional information on C&R Plating fire, aftermath coming Saturday morning

June 13, 2015

Heavy fog shrouded Columbia City Saturday morning following a harried night due to a chemical fire at C&R Plating, 302 Factory Avenue on the city's southwest side, that forced the evacuation of residents in a 25-block area of the city.

That evacuation order was lifted about 4:30 a.m. Saturday and evacuees began drifting back to their residences.

Evacuation notices began about 11:55 p.m. Friday, according to Post & Mail reporters at the scene.

A shelter for evacuees was open at First Church of God, 1200 W. DePoy Dr., near U.S. 30 on the city's northwest side.

CA$H IN: More than $132 in discounts, coupons in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

June 13, 2015

Enjoy your weekend by picking up your copy of this Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail!

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 more than $132 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials, including those in pre-printed inserts from:
•CVS Pharmacy;
•Dunham's Sports;

June 12th

UPDATE: Evacuation for midnight chemical fire at C&R Plating, thunderstorm on the way

June 13, 2015

Emergency officials were evacuating residents near C&R Plating on Columbia City's southwest side due to a chemical fire at the facility.

Notice began about 11:55 p.m. Friday. Post & Mail reporters are on the scene.
A shelter is open at First Church of God, 1200 W. DePoy Dr., near U.S. 30 on the city's northwest side.

Multiple fire departments are at the scene. A Fort Wayne HazMat team is now on the scene.

Columbia City's Parks Department's Valero Junior Golf Tour played Monday at Eagle Glen Golf Course...
Whitko's 10-and-under baseball travel team advanced to the second round of semi-state play where...
Columbia City's volleyball team competed in the Hoosier Open Thursday and Friday at Bishop Dwenger....


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