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October 10th, 2014

ON TO THE FINALS: Victory over Lady Redskins 1-0

October 10, 2014

Columbia City’s girls soccer team is advancing to the sectional championship match after beating Fort Wayne North Side Thursday night. The first-round game was originally slated for Tuesday, but was postponed to Thursday due to weather. The Lady Eagles beat the Lady Redskins 1-0, with Columbia City’s goal coming from Hannah Wappes (pictured). The sectional final game will be held tonight at Homestead at 5 p.m.

Margaret Wilcoxson, 94

October 10, 2014

Dec. 7, 1919 — Oct. 8, 2014
Margaret L. Wilcoxson, 94, of Columbia City, passed away Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City.
Born Dec. 7, 1919, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of James and Ruth (Gangwer) Hess.
A lifetime resident of Whitley County, Margaret graduated from Coesse High School with the Class of 1938.
On Nov. 6, 1941, she married Charles E. Wilcoxson. She was a homemaker and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Whitley County Women’s Extension Club.

Hancford Layne, 90

October 10, 2014

April 23, 1924 — Oct. 9, 2014
Hancford “Hank” Louise Layne, 90, of South Whitley, went home to be with the Lord Thursday Oct. 9, 2014.
Born April 23, 1924, in Manton, Ky., she was the daughter of Lee and Nelis (Howard) Stephens.
She grew up in Manton and graduated from Martin High School with the Class of 1944.

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall

October 10, 2014

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall
Summer may be over, but there are a few flavorful fruits and veggies that may get you excited for the Fall season! Krystin Goodwin (@Krystingoodwin) has a few of the best harvested produce to inspire you to get cooking this season!

WCCS REQUIRES OVERHAUL BEFORE 1:1: Study shows $1M in upgrades needed

October 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Careful not to get in over their heads, Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are taking some time before jumping into a 1:1 technology program. While some may think a 1:1 program would simply consist of purchasing devices for students, WCCS is focusing on behind-the-scenes tasks before considering the purchase of devices.

FALL CAR CARE: Special informative section inserted in Friday's Post & Mail

October 10, 2014

It's time to think about cold weather and it's time to think about how it will affect one of your most important possessions: Your vehicle.

A special FALL CAR CARE section will be inserted in Friday's edition of The Post & Mail. The publication highlights tips and ideas, plus tells readers exactly where they can obtain the best auto buys and service locally.

October 9th

CAREER COUNSELING: WhitleyForward to sponsor free career exploration testing

October 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— For Whitley County residents who might be curious about a new career, feel stuck in a job, or are searching for opportunities to advance, WhitleyForward, in conjunction with Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast and Huntington University, will offer free career-path testing and counseling services Monday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday, Nov. 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

GRAPE GROWING: Rotarians learn of county vineyard

October 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Austin Fergusson, a Whitley County vineyard owner, doesn’t make wine, but he grows the grapes and sells them to people who do.
Fergusson was the guest speaker at a Columbia City Rotary Club recent meeting. He’s been told by various wineries that they’ll take all the grapes he can produce. The venture was supposed to make him a lot of money. “We’re still waiting,” Fergusson said.

WARNER SETS SCHOOL RECORD: Lady Wildcats start strong; fall to T. Valley

October 9, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Lady Wildcats fought a hard match against conference rivals Tippecanoe Valley High School Wednesday, falling 3-1. Whitko started the first set strong showing off the gains in communication and fundamentals that it has been developing over the season.

LIVE UNITED: Investing in children, county’s future

October 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “We all have a stake in creating a healthy community,” said Cindy Baker, executive director of the United Way of Whitley County (UWWC). Considering the focus for UWWC is to “live united,” partnering with a local nonprofit that supports healthy families is a perfect fit. B.A.B.E of Whitley County, located at 533 N. Line St. in Columbia City, provides incentives for pregnant women and families to consistently participate in programs and services that benefit the health and well-being of infants and young children.

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