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September 4th, 2014

REPORTING FOR DUTY: Fond farewell for Senator Banks

September 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As of Friday, State Sen. Jim Banks’ role will shift from state leader to officer, as he reports for duty with the U.S. Navy. At a reception held in his honor Wednesday night, Banks addressed Whitley County leaders and supporters. “I am proud to do what I am about to do,” said Banks.


September 4, 2014

Columbia City Head Coach Brett Fox:
Last Week: “Last week we did a good job of coming out quickly to score early. We must do a better job of tackling from this game forward or it could be a long season for us.”
THIS WEEK: “Bellmont is a very strong team that is fine with getting three yards per carry and moving the chains down the field.

Whitko Head Coach Josh Mohr:
Last Week: “Last week we played well at times, but still had some mental mistakes that cost us. We have focused a lot on ourselves this week while preparing for the conference opener.”

MAKING HISTORY: Innovative heart operation helps Col. City man

September 4, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbia City resident Kevin Pulley, alongside Dr. Z. A. Hashmi, of Indianapolis, made history Wednesday with a revolutionary new heart procedure. Performed for the first time in Indiana, Dr. Hashmi implanted a miniature medical device inside Pulley in order to combat Pulley’s viral cardiomyopathy, according to area media.

EARLY EARNS SECOND-PLACE: ISMS girls place fourth, boys come in fifth in season opener

September 4, 2014

OSSIAN — Indian Springs Middle School’s boys and girls cross country teams took strong placings in Wednesday night’s Norwell Middle School Invitational for the squads first meet of the season. Led by a second-place finish by Jasmine Early, the girls came in fourth out of 12 teams. The boys were led by Landon Wakeman, who placed seventh in a field of 70 runners.

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY: Resolution proposed to assist veterans

September 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Raising awareness and support of a new treatment for post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) and traumatic brain injury (PTI) for veterans is a Whitley County resident and veteran Bill Hicks. Hicks, most commonly seen chair caning at the Whitley County Farmers Market Saturday’s in Columbia City, was seeking a county resolution in support of a new medical procedure that makes use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat injuries.

Barbara Paris, 59

September 4, 2014

March 10, 1955 — Sept. 2, 2014
Barbara L. Paris, 59, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:23 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at her home on Tri-Lakes surrounded by her loving family.
Born March 10, 1955, in Noble County, she was the daughter of Roger F. and Marilyn J. (Shepard) Fry.
She was a lifetime resident of Whitley County, graduating from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1973.

NOT SO FAST: Man in work release charged with escape

September 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Fort Wayne man serving time for burglary in Whitley County is now facing escape charges. Christopher Anderson, 36, was serving his time for burglary at the Whitley County Work Release Center.

September 3rd

50 YEARS OF WONDERFUL YOUNG WOMEN: Coming Thursday in your Post & Mail!

September 3, 2014

Golden Anniversary of Distinguished Young Women/Junior Miss special 24-page publication will be inserted in Thursday's Post & Mail!
Facts, features and photos about 50 years of the scholarship pageant are included, as well as a preview of Saturday's big event.
The Post & Mail is available at newsstands throughout Whitley County, so pick up your newspaper today! Better yet, subscribe by calling
260 244-5153 today to get your new subscriber special for as little as 37 cents per day delivered to your doorstep!

SCHINBECKLER NAMED AUDITOR: Overwhelming majority gives support

September 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (Sept. 3, 2014) -- A Republican caucus was held tonight to determine who would fill the Whitley County Auditor office. With 20 out of 25 votes, 23-year-old Jana Schinbeckler was elected to the position.

Read more coverage of the caucus in Thursday's Post & Mail.

CHEMICAL STORAGE: New fertilizer facility slated to come to Columbia City

September 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP, CHSCO, CHSCN), the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, and Ag Plus, LP, South Whitley, Ind., announced today they have formed a 50-50 joint venture company to construct and operate a liquid fertilizer facility near Columbia City. The facility will have 3 million gallons of liquid storage and 130,000 gallons of chemical storage.


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