March 12th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Passages Community Support Coordinator Brooke Dear spends a great deal of her time working with schedules, but still relishes her time working with clients.
Dear describes her main job as making the schedules and supervising Passages staff in providing opportunities for its clients.
Sam Eberly, a third-grader at Mary Raber Elementary School, has been a part of the Columbia City boys basketball team since he could walk. Eberly was there for the teamâ€™s last sectional title in 2011 and was there on Saturday when the Eagles got to cut down the nets in their own gym. Eberly is pictured with the sectional trophy.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With a low turn out so far for kindergarten round-up for Whitley County Consolidated
Schools, officials are reminding parents how important kindergarten round-up is for the parents, incoming students and teachers.
WCCSâ€™ kindergarten round-up is next Thursday, March 19, for all four elementary schools.
Officials are concerned about the low number of sign-ups so far, as the event is important to all involved.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” IHSAA Sectional Champion Columbia City placed four players on the All-Northeast Hoosier Conference teams for 2014-15, including two first-team selections.
Senior Mason Coverstone, who provided a 3-point threat for the Eagles all season, was a first-team selection. Brachen Hazen joined Coverstone as a first-team selection. The 6-foot-7 Hazen was one of three juniors on the first-team squad.
In response to Columbia City Eagles Sectionals victory The Post & Mail and area businesses have come together to create a spirit poster to congratulate the basketball team and wish them luck in their upcoming Regional games.
Find a spirit poster inside the Thursday, March 12 edition of The Post & Mail.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” South Whitleyâ€™s Town Council continued plans to update the townâ€™s water tower at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting.
The council received bids from six companies offering their service of painting and repairing the tower to a â€ślike newâ€ť condition.
The lowest price quote came from Civil Coating from Valparaiso, Ind. at a bid of $364,015.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A fire at a rural sawmill last month has caused pollution in area water sources.
On Feb. 23, the Yoder Sawmill at 4547 W. CR 300 S. experienced a major fire that consumed the businessâ€™ primary sawmill building on its property.
During the fire, numerous tanks containing diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid were damaged or destroyed, causing the products to release and absorb into the soil, according to Whitley County Emergency Management Director Charlie Heflin.
ALBION â€” Indian Springs wrestling team competed in the Central Noble Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday, with 11 wrestlers advancing to the finals, and seven of those winning in the championship round.
Winning championships for Indian Springs were Jarrett Forrester, Ryan Sheets, Dylan Arick, Riley Hare, Jacob Wigent, Jon Oâ€™Dell and Drew Rethlake.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Park Department is bidding farewell to Kidâ€™s Dreamlandâ€™s playground, as officials announced that demolition on the playset should begin this week.
For the last year, park officials have said that the wooden structure is unsafe, with pieces of the wood damaged and rotting.
â€śWe are concerned for the safety of the children,â€ť said Park Director Mark Green. â€śWe would hate for anyone to get hurt on this structure.â€ť
Foggy conditions have caused numerous school delays in Whitley County.
Use caution and allow for extra time when traveling.