April 9th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Seven Whitley County voters cast ballots on the first day of absentee primary voting Tuesday. Absentee ballots may be cast at the Voter Registration Office at the Whitley County Courthouse, 101 W. Van Buren St, Room 18, Columbia City, during business hours, until May 5 at noon. The primary election day is May 6.
A photo identification is required. A person does not need a reason to vote early. Office hours for early voting are weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Two Saturdays will also have voting hours: April 26 and May 3. The hours for those dates are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď The Post & Mail debuts a new daily puzzle today on its Classified Advertising pages.
‚ÄúPoint & Solve,‚ÄĚ created by renowned puzzlemaker Frank Longo, will anchor The Post & Mail‚Äôs Classified pages and will routinely be situated in the top left quadrant of the lead Classified page.
Richard W. Stang , 73, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Elyria, Ohio, Richard worked as a union carpenter with Local 232 for 20 years, and was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and fishing.
PIERCETON ‚ÄĒ Whitko Community School Corporation has taken an aggressive approach to implement technology in the classroom.
Although the district has already made steps in its 1:1 technology plan, school board members are making student achievement a number one goal by expanding the program.
What many schools call 1:1, Whitko has named the Personal Learning System (PLS).
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Community leaders will morph into chefs to ladle out a dose of competitive fun in The Center for Whitley County Youth‚Äôs annual cookoff.
This year‚Äôs cookoff will be held Thursday at First Church of God. The event will start at 6:15 p.m., and the dinner is served for a freewill donation.
‚ÄúThe cookoff raises about a third of our annual budget,‚ÄĚ said Executive Director Jeff Wike. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs the only fundraiser we do, so we want to make it fun and successful.‚ÄĚ
Early voting for the primaries is open to the public starting today. Voting booths are set up on the second floor of the Whitley County Courthouse.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Sonshine Child Care Ministry, in South Whitley, has achieved a Level 2 rating in Paths to Quality.
Paths to Quality is Indiana‚Äôs rating and improvement system for child care programs.
It is a consistent set of standards to help parents identify licensed family child care centers, licensed family child care homes, and unlicensed registered ministries that have met state requirements for health and safety.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Riley Fry, a senior at Columbia City High School, has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Whitley County Community Foundation 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
She will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
Riley is the daughter of Todd Fry and Wendy and Martin Grooms of Columbia City.
Riley is the oldest of her four siblings, two brothers Jason and Brennan, and two sisters Cassie and Gabby.
WHITLEY COUNTY (HSPA) ‚ÄĒ New statistics show Indiana‚Äôs population grew in 2013 after falling for six straight years ‚ÄĒ but they also show a tale of two types of counties.
It‚Äôs a tale of urban and rural population trends moving in different directions.
Indiana‚Äôs population grew at a rate of 0.51 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates recently released that were analyzed by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University‚Äôs Kelley School of Business. The state added 33,120 people to grow to a population of 6.57 million.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ What was once an idea to provide aid to Haiti, has evolved into a full fledge mission.
Just Cause International, formed by Whitley County residents Thaddeus McKee, Jeff Royer and Alex Carlin, is a nonprofit outreach organization designed to provide support and hope to Haiti.
A benefit concert is set for Saturday at First Church of God, Columbia City, from 6 to 8 p.m. Nina Daniels, a worship leader from Chicago, will be the featured performer. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted to aid in the next phase of JCI‚Äôs work in Haiti.