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March 17th, 2015

TRAIL CLOSED: Portion of Blue River Trail closed indefinitely

March 17, 2015

Due to a large washout area along the Blue River, part of the Blue River Trail will be closed.

The rising water has washed out a large section of the river bank. The high water has also undermined part of the asphalt trail, making is dangerous to have pedestrians on the greenway.

This section that is closed is located between the YMCA and Whitley Street. The rest of the Blue River trail that is located north of the YMCA will remain open.

March 16th

HERE'S YOUR MARCH MADNESS TIP SHEET: This guy has all your answers!

March 16, 2015

Midwest Region

Louisville, Ky

1 UK
16 HAM / MAN




Columbus, OH



4 MD


Pittsburgh, PA

11 TEX


3 ND
14 NE


Omaha, NE

10 IND


2 KU


Most Intriguing First Round Match Up

Butler v. Texas

TRACK: Col. City competes in indoor meet

March 16, 2015

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s boys and girls track teams competed at the Bulldog Invite indoor track meet, hosted by New Haven High School, Saturday at IPFW’s Gates Athletic Center.

The Eagles competed in the open division consisting of 12 other teams.

DECLARATION: Mayor makes March Disability Awareness month

March 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Citing that the goals of the city and state “properly include providing individuals with disabilities the opportunities and support to make informed choices and decisions” and to live in communities where they can exercise their full rights and responsibilities as citizens, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel signed a proclamation designating March as Disability Awareness Month.

The Columbia City proclamation mirrors the one declared by Governor Mike Pence for the State of Indiana.

CC BASKETBALL: Eagle season ends at Regional

March 16, 2015

HARTFORD CITY — In a closely played game between two high-caliber, patient teams, every possession counts.

In Saturday’s IHSAA Blackford Regional semifinal, turnovers in the middle two quarters limited the Columbia City Eagles’ offensive opportunities and allowed the NorthWood Panthers to rally in the fourth quarter to down the Eagles 39-33, ending Columbia City’s season at 19-8.

March 15th

NEW SHOP: City approves grant for new shop

March 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A new frozen yogurt shop is taking its own little piece of downtown Columbia City.

Yo2Go is expected to open its doors in April, and will be located at the corner of Van Buren and Chauncey streets.

The new business, owned by Billy and Jenny Reffitt, was recently approved for a facade grant by the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission. The grant will be used to paint the building, install a new awning and replace the third-story windows.

The Reffitts are also doing significant work to the building’s interior.

March 14th

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.

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