October 29th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Itâ€™s official â€” the City of Columbia Cityâ€™s $5 million budget has been approved for 2015 â€” sort of. Columbia City Common Council approved the 2015 budget at Tuesday nightâ€™s meeting, but city officials wonâ€™t know exactly how much money theyâ€™re working with until they hear back from the state.
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Dozens of Post & Mail readers test their football predicting ability each week in the newspaper's popular Pigskin Picks weekly contest that is published each Wednesday.
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Simply pick up Wednesday's Post & Mail at newspaper racks, dealers and most convenience stores in Whitley County, examine this week's NFL and NCAA games, make your picks and submit them to the newspaper office by 5:30 p.m. each Friday.
So far this season, more than $220 has been won by Pigskin Pickers!
REYNOLDS, Ind. (AP) â€” A northern Indiana sheriff says 14 people aboard an Amtrak train were injured when the train traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago collided with a semitrailer that crossed into its path.
White County Sheriff Pat Shafer tells The Associated Press 14 people complaining of pain were taken to local hospitals. He says he didn't know the severity of the injuries.
Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says no one aboard the Hoosier State line suffered serious or life-threatening injuries in the collision about 25 miles north of Lafayette.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Try spelling words like â€śobfuscate,â€ť â€śfallaciousâ€ť and â€śknickknack.â€ť Those were some of the 51 junior division words, out of a possible 72, the Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s Spell Bowl team spelled correctly at the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference (NELMSC) Spell Bowl Competition hosted by Edgewood Middle School this month.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Nov. 4 election is one week away and there are several contested races at the county level, especially in the school systems.
Before making the trip to the voting booth, some are confused as to who they are, and arenâ€™t voting for. Between township trustees, township board members, school board members and county positions, some donâ€™t know what to expect.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€“ A 2014 Veterans Day Photo Salute in The Post & Mail newspaper will be published in the Nov. 8 Weekend Edition.
Details about how you can submit photos and information about family members who have served our nation in the military â€“ past or present â€“ can be found in an advertisement in today's newspaper, available at newsstands throughout Whitley County, or by calling the newspaper office at 260 244-5153.
This is an opportunity for the public to honor a loved one, living or deceased, on the pages of this special feature.
Editorâ€™s Note: The following is first in a series of Post & Mail articles regarding homeschooling within Whitley County.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” As the debate on the adoption of common core state standards and student assessment scores remain a hot topic among parents and lawmakers, many parents around the U.S. are looking to homeschooling as an alternative answer to traditional public and parochial schools.
Three Whitko High School girls soccer players were selected to compete in the 4th Annual Indiana Elite North vs. South All-Star Soccer Challenge. The game is slated for Nov. 8 at Danville Community High Schoolâ€™s Warrior Stadium. Pictured are Whitkoâ€™s three players, from left: Leighandra Goodman, Mikayla Findley and Heather Bryan. Goodman will play in the sophomore division at 3 p.m., Findley will play in the junior division at 4:45 p.m. and Bryan will play in the senior division at 6:30 p.m.
June 10, 1952 - Oct. 26, 2014
James â€śDarrellâ€ť Clark, 62, of Pierceton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 surrounded by his family. Born on June 10, 1952 in Harlan County, Kent., he was the son of Oscar Howard and Grace Ellen (Cody) Clark.
He and his family moved from Kentucky to South Whitley in 1972. He had worked at Dalton, Carey Construction and Star Light in Pierceton. For over 20 years, Darrell worked at Alfe Heat Treat, retired in 2008.