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May 29th, 2015

$1M MODERNIZATION: New traffic signals coming

May 29, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY —– The Indiana Department of Transportation announced signal improvements to numerous intersections along U.S. 30 in Whitley County beginning today, weather permitting.

Shambaugh & Son of Fort Wayne is scheduled to begin the $1 million modernization project in Whitley County, moving east along U.S. 30 toward Fort Wayne.

WHITLEY CO. BOYS TRACK: McFarland, ’Busco relay qualify for state

May 29, 2015

Col. City’s McFarland headed for state in 400-meter dash

SOUTH BEND ­— Columbia City’s Andrew McFarland participated at the boys Regional Track Meet at St. Joe High School in South Bend. McFarland qualified for the state finals track meet in Bloomington — twice in the same event.
McFarland ran in the 200-meter dash trials and qualified for the finals. McFarland then ran in the fast heat of the 400-meter dash and won with an unofficial time of 48.8, which would have set a new school record.

Churubusco track runs at Marion regional


May 29, 2015

Home Delivery as low as 37 cents a day.
Join The Post & Mail at the Whitley County Farmers Market Saturday at the Whitley County Courthouse Square, downtown Columbia City.

NO CHICKENS: Whitley County Fair searching for bird alternatives

May 29, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – With a statewide ban on all bird movements to events such as county fairs, Whitley County 4-H and its poultry club are exploring alternative events and activities for the hard-working members who have put time and effort into their projects.

The ban issued by the Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) is in response to the avian flu virus that made its way into Whitley County earlier this month. With poultry shows cancelled across the state, more than 100 4-H poultry club members in Whitley County are left searching for alternative ways to exhibit their projects.

HEADED TO STATE: Col. City relay gets call back

May 29, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City‘s Lady Eagle 1,600-meter relay team received official word that it has qualified for the June 6 state finals track meet at Indiana University in Bloomington.

The team of Regan Decker, Molly Green, Elise Cormany and Hanna Wappes, along with alternates Samina Qureshi, Morgan von Seggern and Lauren Keller, got its “call back” qualification notice on Wednesday afternoon.

The team placed fourth at the Warsaw Regional in a time of 4:04.45. That time was good enough to seed them in the 21st spot in the 27-team field.

FUNDRAISING: ETA assists homelessness with program

May 29, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Homelessness isn’t something that many tend to think about, and the students at Eagle Tech Academy want to change this.

In the last trimester of the school year, the students have been working in their advisory classes, side by side with The Lighthouse, to help those in need.

May 28th

CLASS OF 2015: Special section coming Friday

May 28, 2015

A special section featuring all of Whitley County's Class of 2015 will be inserted in Friday's edition of the newspaper.

The section includes photos of each graduate from all three schools, Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco.

ILLUMIN8 EVENT: EDC encourages a ‘brighter downtown’

May 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation celebrated entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs Tuesday evening at the EDC illumin8 finale.

EDC’s illumin8 was an event created to encourage entrepreneurs to launch new business ventures downtown, and redevelop downtown buildings.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Staffing a major concern at Passages, Inc.

May 28, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the programs of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — Human Resources Manager Sonya Rubrake occupies a unique position at Passages, Inc.
She is one of only a few who does not work directly with clients on a daily basis.
“I deal with hiring of staff, training, benefits, workman’s compensation and unemployment for our staff,” said Rubrake.

STATE BAN: No birds at this year’s fair

May 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — There will be no roosters crowing at the Whitley County 4-H Fair this year.

Indiana imposed a statewide ban Wednesday for poultry and other birds to events such as Whitley County’s 4-H Fair, in hopes of preventing the spread of a bird flu strain that’s killed millions of chickens, turkeys and other birds across the nation.


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