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March 14th, 2015

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Lilly provided opportunities for Duggins

March 14, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Callista Duggins graduated from Whitko High School and was one of two students from Whitley County to receive the Lilly Community Scholarship in 2007. She chose to attend Butler University, majoring in International Studies and Spanish with a minor in International Business.

PRIORITIES: U.S. 30 named a regional priority

March 14, 2015

FORT WAYNE — The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has released the region’s first-ever, prioritized list of regional interstate projects.

Regional leaders will use the list to lobby for infrastructure funding at the state level.

In all, 13 projects are included on the list, which was developed by the region’s 10 local economic development organizations (LEDOs). The projects were segmented into three tiers in order of priority. Topping the list in Tier 1 are improvements to sections of U.S. Highway 30, U.S. Highway 33 and U.S. Highway 6.

BANK IT: More than $106 in coupon savings and discounts in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

March 14, 2015

In addition to the top local news of the day, features, American Profile magazine and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail – now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County – contains more than $106 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials including those in pre-printed inserts from:
•SmartSource Magazine of coupons;
•CVS Pharmacy;
•Dunham's Sports;
•Outback Steak House
•Discount Mattress Center;
•Glenbrook Collision Center;
•Grabill Truss;
•The Post & Mail and The Post & Mail's TV Times.

March 13th

BUSY SATURDAY: Lots on tap for Whitley County

March 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County residents should not be bored this weekend.

With warm weather on the way, the various city and town parks should be crowded, but there are also several events to keep residents busy.
The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual EXPO at Indian Springs Middle School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission and parking are free for the annual event that draws upward of 1,500 people.

Attendees can enjoy live entertainment, sample hors d’ oeuvres, shop local food booths and learn more about products and services offered in and around Whitley County.


March 13, 2015

BREAKING RECORDS: YMCA swimmers compete at state meet

March 13, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS ­— The Whitley County YMCA Rapids swim team traveled to Purdue University last Saturday to participate in the state finals meet.
The Whitley County YMCA boys’ team took first place and the girls’ came in third. Overall, the Rapids team placed second, marking the best performance by any team from Whitley County.

INVESTIGATION UPDATE: 5th person jailed in Syracuse shooting

March 13, 2015

SYRACUSE — A fifth suspect is in custody for involvement in the shooting deaths of Tara Thornburg and Joshua Knisley on Feb. 19 in Syracuse.

A series of questions from investigators revealed enough information to arrest Thomas Hursey, 27, of Warsaw.

Hursey has been charged with two counts of murder and a level 2 felony charge of aiding, inducing or causing robbery with serious bodily injury. He was originally arrested for violation of parole and transported to Kosciusko County Jail where he is held with no bond.

EXPO AT ISMS: Whitley County Chamber EXPO is Saturday

March 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The 2015 Whitley County Chamber of Commerce EXPO is this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Indian Springs Middle School, highlighting great businesses and non-profits in Whitley County and the surrounding area.

Admission and parking are free for the annual event that draws upward of 1,500 people.

Under one roof, attendees will enjoy live entertainment, sample hors d’ oeuvres, shop local food booths and learn more about products and services offered in and around Whitley County. Activities will be changing and ongoing throughout the day.

FIRST-GRADE AG DAY: Col. City FFA hosts Ag Day for youngsters

March 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Approximately 350 Whitley County first-graders attended the annual Ag Day at the 4-H Center at the fairgrounds.

The event is hosted by the Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District, Whitley County Farm Bureau, Inc. and the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service.

The event was presented by the Columbia City High School FFA Chapter. First graders had the opportunity to see a wide variety of farm animals.

TESTING: HSE test to be computer-only in 2016

March 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Those who wish to take the High School Equivalency (HSE) test on paper will have to do so before the year ends.

The HSE, formerly known as a GED, will switch to a computerized-only test in the year 2016.

While computerized tests save paper and allow for quicker results, it is imperative that test takers have basic computing skills such as being able to type at least 14 words per minute.

Fortunately, three Whitely County organizations are offering to help future test-takers prepare for the HSE test.

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