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November 7th, 2014

FALL PROPERTY TAXES DUE MONDAY: Payments can be made in-person, by phone or online

November 7, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Treasurer’s Office of Whitley County is reminding residents that fall property taxes are due this Monday, Nov. 10. Monday’s tax date is one of two days during the year, the other being May 10, in which residents must have property and personal business tax payments completed.

CRASH SOUTH OF COL. CITY

November 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — An automobile crash on Ind. 9 south of Col. City around Indian Springs Middle School is currently obstructing traffic. It is advised to avoid the area if possible. There are no details on who was involved at this time or the seriousness of the accident. There will be more coverage in today's newspaper. Stay tuned for more updates as information is learned.

RECRUIT: ISP makes last call for apps

November 7, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS - The opportunity to apply for the Indiana State Police 75th Recruit Academy is quickly coming to an end. Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at http://www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as a career with the Indiana State Police Department.

Applications must be received via e-mail by 11:59 pm (EST), on Sunday, November 30, 2014. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted for the 75th Recruit Academy.

November 6th

TEMPS DROP: Funds rise

November 6, 2014

With fall settling in, the mercury may be dropping on thermometers around the county, but the thermometer on the Whitley County Courthouse Square is rising for United Way of Whitley County Funds. Currently, the nonprofit is reporting $35,000 in contributions for the nonprofit’s fundraising campaign, with only a small number of workplace campaigns submitted.

INSIDE PERSPECTIVE: Confinement officers face many dangers

November 6, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — As he walks down the secure concrete corridors of his workplace, his footsteps echoing off of the steel-plated doors, Shawn Martin has to be ever-vigilant about the threats that he may face as he goes about his job. Not alone in his dangerous and stressful line of work, Martin is in charge of the health and safely of 19 others in his department.

ALMOST READY: YMCA’s early learning center set to open

November 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Crews are putting the finishing touches on the Whitley County Family YMCA’s Armstrong Early Learning Center. The preschool is expected to open Monday, and YMCA employees are packing up materials from its current location at a local church, New Hope Wesleyan, to move to the new building.

GIRLS HOOPS: Special girls basketball season preview inserted in Thursday's newspaper

November 6, 2014

Local high school girls basketball teams take to the floor next week!

Inserted in Thursday's Post & Mail as a special tabloid section is the 2014-15 Girls Basketball Preview, detailing hardwood expectations for Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco high schools.

Also, as the community gears up for the big Sectional Championship football game Friday at Max Gandy Athletic Field between Columbia City and Norwell, Thursday's Post & Mail contains a brand new Spirit Poster for the contest.

The full-color CCHS Spirit Poster is inserted inside the newspaper.

GIRLS HOOPS: Special girls basketball season preview inserted in Thursday's newspaper

November 6, 2014

Local high school girls basketball teams take to the floor next week!

Inserted in Thursday's Post & Mail as a special tabloid section is the 2014-15 Girls Basketball Preview, detailing hardwood expectations for Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco high schools.

Also, as the community gears up for the big Sectional Championship football game Friday at Max Gandy Athletic Field between Columbia City and Norwell, Thursday's Post & Mail contains a brand new Spirit Poster for the contest.

The full-color CCHS Spirit Poster is inserted inside the newspaper.

Douglas J. Harding, 46

November 6, 2014

Sept. 18, 1968 — Nov. 4, 2014
Douglas J. Harding, 46, of rural Edon, Ohio, died at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in his home.
Mr. Harding was a graduate of South Side High School in Fort Wayne, and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, stationed at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Texas as an Avionics Technician for F-4 fighter jets.
He was employed by Glenbrook Dodge and Don Ayres Honda in Fort Wayne for many years in auto finance and sales and was also a former co-owner of Rita’s Restaurant in Edgerton, OH.

Mary B. Pepple, 71

November 6, 2014

Jan. 13, 1943 — Nov. 4, 2014
Mary B. Pepple, 71, a resident of Union Township, died at 11:03 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born Jan. 13, 1943 in Berne, a daughter of Raymond Henry and Donna V. Weaver Snyder.
Her formative years were spent in Decatur, where she completed her formal education.
On Jan. 13, 1961, she was united in marriage to Gene Pepple and they spent most of their married life in the Columbia City community.

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