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911 DOWN: DO NOT call 911 in Whitley County

September 20, 2014

The Whitley County Sheriff Department is not receiving 911 calls. For emergencies call 260-244-6410 opt 1 or 260-693-3943

I CAN MAN: Bailey celebrates 87th birthday

September 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (Saturday, September 20) — Today, Ralph Bailey celebrates his 87th birthday.
The long-time educator has extended encouragement to faculty, staff and students throughout Whitley County for decades earning him the nickname, the “I Can Man.”

VIOLENCE AWARENESS: Task force slated to ‘break the silence’

September 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Purple ribbons and banners will once again be seen around the Whitley County Courthouse in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (DVTF) will partner with County Commissioners in proclaiming the importance of this particular cause with the annual “Paint The Town Purple” campaign Tuesday, Sept. 25.

MONEY ON THE TABLE: $123-plus in coupons in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

September 20, 2014

Savvy local shoppers can save more than $123 in coupons and discounts by picking up the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail, now on newsstands throughout Whitley County.

Pick up your copy of The Post & Mail this weekend and earn big savings!

In addition to top local news, extensive features, court judgments, features and sports, the Weekend Edition has coupons and discounts from:
•The always popular SmartSource magazine of coupons
•CVS Pharmacy
•Walgreens Pharmacy
•Dunham's Sports
•Toys R Us
•Discount Mattress Center
•Aladdin Vacuum

BYOD: SGCS ‘bring your own device’ program gains steam

September 19, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — After a month into Smith-Green Community School’s new Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, Churubusco high school students are gradually making use of personal electronic devices in the classroom.

MAKING IMPROVEMENTS: Bettering South Whitley, one project at a time

September 19, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Improving the town of South Whitley has been the agenda of council members and community leaders during this budget year.

BALLOT: Schinbeckler added to election ballot

September 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — For a second time in three weeks, Jana Schinbeckler, 23, won over Precinct Committeemen in a Republican Caucus for the Whitley County Auditor Office.

Thursday night, a caucus was held to fill the ballot vacancy for the Whitley County Auditor in the general election.

TROUBLESOME TRUCKS: Heavy truck issues near Churubusco may affect all of Whitley Co.

September 18, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Residents of Smith Township living on East County Road 300 North near Churubusco went before the Whitley County Commissioners Monday to raise awareness of an issue of heavy trucks traveling on the road near their homes.

AWESOME ACADEMICS: ISMS’s Beckner receives state recognition

September 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A nine-year veteran academic coach at Indian Springs Middle School is receiving recognition from the state.
Dennis Beckner wears many hats. As a pastor, teacher, coordinator, manager and coach, Beckner is a community servant by anyone’s standards.

ENRICHED ENROLLMENT: Enrollment numbers up at Smith-Green

September 18, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Student enrollment is up at Smith-Green Community Schools, assuaging fears of dwindling student numbers and budget concerns.
Student enrollment is determined on two days during the school year, Sept. 12 and Feb. 15. According to the numbers on those days, the state grants funds to school corporations.

PLANNING BEGINS: School board to meet, discuss new high school

September 18, 2014

Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. with an executive session immediately following the meeting.
Items on the agenda include updates from the school resource officer, emergency dismissal drill procedures and a presentation regarding the professional development conference attended by district leaders. The board also plans to approve a request for proposals for architectural and engineering services for designs of a new high school.

Fall harvest leads to road safety

September 18, 2014

Fall harvest will be in full swing soon, and it’s important to understand a few tips to keep drivers and farmers safe.
What does the classic orange and red triangle on farm equipment mean when you approach it on the road? It means that equipment displaying this triangle is a slow-moving vehicle (SMV), capable of speeds no faster than 25 miles per hour. Flashing amber or red lights should also be displayed.

In short, motor vehicle operators should slow down, and farmers driving the equipment should buckle up and make sure all safety equipment is properly displayed.


September 18, 2014

Whitko’s Jake Rothgeb (center)) performs a flip throw-in during the Wildcats’ game at Manchester Wednesday night. For more coverage of the game, see the Sept. 18th issue of The Post & Mail.

Passages slated to partner with region coalition

September 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages Inc., a nonprofit in Whitley County serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, is a participating organization for the Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition.
Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition (NEIDAC) is hosting a public forum Friday for area candidates running for the Indiana General Assembly.

• LIFE VIDEO • NUTRITION TIP: Six ways to pack a better lunch

September 17, 2014

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

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