July 25th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” When Natalie Harker gave her best friend Carolyn Manning a couple extra sunflower seeds, neither one thought anything extraordinary would happen. However, as the weeks went by, and the sunflowers grew, it became apparent that Manning had planted some rather extraordinary seeds.
COLUMBIA CITY -- Since the Early Learning Center opened almost seven months ago, Passages Inc. leaders have not shied away from change, new challenges and adapting to the needs of those they serve. Passages, Inc. will be holding an art exhibit and silent auction to showcase creative pieces from its clients.
â€˘ Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.
â€˘ Creative Learning Center, 333 N. Oak St., Columbia City
â€˘ Free admission
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Hoping to step in to fill her husbandâ€™s Indiana Senate seat while he is deployed to Afghanistan is Amanda Banks, wife of State Sen. Jim Banks (R- Columbia City). Earlier in July, Banks announced he had elected to institute a leave of absence beginning in the fall when he is expected to serve with the U.S. Navy.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A rezoning proposal has been twice denied by the City of Columbia City. Two weeks ago, the Columbia City Plan Commission was approached by Stephan Wells, the owner of Wells & Sons Metal Recycling, and current owner of the former Testworth Laboratories property.
(COLUMBIA CITY) July 25, 2014 â€” Mayor Ryan Daniel received a message from INDOT stating that the U.S. 30 paving will now begin tomorrow rather than today.
Major delays are expected. The Columbia City Police Department advises drivers to avoid US 30 in Columbia City due to pavement resurfacing.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” In Fridayâ€™s edition of The Post & Mail, pets will be spotlighted in â€śPets On Parade.â€ť Dozens of local pets will be pictured.
The 2013-14 Athletes of the Week will also be inserted in today's paper. Each photograph of high school athletes selected during the school sports season are compiled in this keepsake.
East Van Buren Street (Ind. 205) in Columbia City was re-opened to traffic at 8:30 Friday morning following storm wastewater line repair, according to police reports.
However, as of 8 a.m. Friday morning, the resumption of repaving on U.S. 30, which INDOT and Brooks Construction had scheduled, was not in progress. Traffic was flowing normally with the exception of the bottleneck on U.S. 30 bridge construction near Morsches Park.
Officials Thursday afternoon advised motorists that "U.S. 30 repaving resumes (Friday) in Columbia City. Expect major delays."
COLUMBIA CITY - Crews are expected to be working inside the city limits for the next two weeks before heading west toward Ind. 5. INDOT officials advises long delays are expected, and encourages motorists to plan for alternative routes.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” A special publication featuring the 2013-14 Athletes of the Week will be inserted Friday. Each photograph of high school athletes selected during the school sports season are compiled in this keepsake.
Also in Fridayâ€™s edition of The Post & Mail pets will be spotlighted in â€śPets On Parade.â€ť Dozens of local pets will be pictured.
Be sure to get a copy of these special publications featuring Whitley County faces, athletes and pets!