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STATE OF THE CITY: Address slated for February

January 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The annual State of the City Address has been scheduled for Feb. 25 at Peabody Public Library.

The event, hosted by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, will feature Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, who will speak at the luncheon. The event begins at 11:45 a.m. and is expected to finish at 1 p.m.

The cost is $12 for Chamber members and $16 for nonmembers. To RSVP, call the Chamber office at 248-8131 or email Michelle Lesley at office@whitleychamber.com.

INFLATE YOUR INCOME: Play Supercharged Pigskin Picks Wednesday

January 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – The Post & Mail will publish its annual Supercharged Pigskin Picks in Wednesday's edition, giving local football prognosticators a final chance this season to make their predictions – this time on The Big Game.
The Big Game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots in Sunday evening.
Supercharged Pigskin Picks, appearing as a full-page feature in Wednesday's Post & Mail, will consist of 12 proposition questions for readers to decide on. There is a cash prize for the Supercharged Pigskin Picker who is most accurate.

LARSON APPEARS IN COURT: Man accused of child crimes gets defense attorney

January 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man facing 23 felony charges for crimes against children appeared in court Monday.

Following a month-long investigation, Charles Larson, 45, of Columbia City, was taken into custody Friday afternoon after detectives looked into various allegations of child sex crimes.
Larson appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court for his initial hearing Monday morning.

SEASON OPENER: City show choirs take first and second in Fishers

January 27, 2015

FISHERS — Columbia City High School’s show choirs, City Lights and City Heat, opened up their competition seasons Saturday at Fishers High School for the 2015 Silver Spotlight Invitational, taking home a handful of awards.
City Heat, CCHS’s boy/girl show choir, placed first in the small mixed choir division.

LAUX COMPETES: First January Indiana State Fair Pageant

January 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — An event that was formerly held during the Indiana State Fair in August was moved to January this year, and Brooke Laux represented Whitley County in the event.

The Indiana State Fair Board decided to move the pageant to January to allow contestants more time to prepare for the event.

The pageant now coincides with the Indiana Association of Fairs’ annual convention where the contestants spent time during their stay.

GUILTY: Huffman pleads to molesting

January 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Two men accused of child sex crimes appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court this month.
Jay Huffman, 58, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to two counts of child molesting. William Greenwood, 40, of Pierceton, was arrested Jan. 15 for sexual misconduct with a minor, child molesting and child seduction.

Huffman was arrested in October on allegations that he had engaged in sexual activity with two girls in his family, 11 years old and younger.

COUNTY SPELLING BEE: Robinson wins

January 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Little Turtle Elementary hosted the 2015 Whitley County Spelling Bee.
All seven contestants who participated came from Whitley County schools.
By the fifth round, it came down to Austin Kreps and Chris Robinson, each competing for their chance at the regional competition.

WEATHER REPORT: NWS advisory issued Sunday

January 25, 2015

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DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE: Buchanan joins mayor’s race

January 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Dick Buchanan has officially declared his intention to run on the Democratic ticket for the office of Mayor of Columbia City in the upcoming May primary.

He and his wife Jean raised their daughter, Christy Fulk, an elementary teacher residing in South Whitley, and Phillip Buchanan, a clinical pharmacist in Nashville, Tenn., in Columbia City.

WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD: Whitko fosters ‘real world’ success

January 24, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Success breeds Success. That is the hope of the Whitko High School administrators as they kicked off a series of events arranged to expose students to the “real world.”

With the intent of introducing students to some of Whitko’s more successful graduates, four former WHS students and members of the recently formed Successful Whitko Alumni Speakers Bureau came to the school Wednesday morning to share their post-Whitko experiences with current juniors and seniors.

GUILTY: Huffman pleads guilty to molesting

January 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Two men accused of child sex crimes were seen in Whitley County Circuit Court this month.

Jay Huffman, 58, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to two counts of child molesting. William Greenwood, 40, of Pierceton, was arrested Jan. 15 for sexual misconduct with a minor, child molesting and child seduction.

Huffman was arrested in October on allegations that he had engaged in sexual activity with two girls in his family, 11 years old and younger.

HERE'S $83 FOR YOU!: Coupons and discounts are in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail now available at newsstands

January 24, 2015

Savvy shoppers will win big by finding more than $83 in coupons and discounts in this Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail, now available on newsstands, convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County.

In addition to top local news, features and sports, readers will find popular circulars and additional discounts from:

•SmartSource Coupon Magazine;
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•Walgreens
•Dollar General
•Burger King
•Ruby Tuesday
•Aladdin Vacuum Cleaner Sales & Services
•Culligan
•and The Post & Mail

CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN: Col. City man faces 23 child crime felonies

January 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man is facing 23 felony charges for crimes against children.

Following a month-long investigation, Charles Larson, 45, of Columbia City, was taken into custody Friday afternoon after detectives looked into various allegations of child sex crimes.

Investigators with the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police’s Cyber Crime Information Technology Section uncovered a substantial cache of child pornography during the execution of a search warrant at Larson’s home in Columbia City.

SCHOOL FLAP: School board member may have violated law

January 23, 2015

Indiana's public access counselor says an eastern Indiana school board member may have violated the state's open door law when she suspended the district's superintendent.

Christa Ellis, the president of Union School Corp.'s school board, suspended Superintendent Fred Herron on Monday, a day before she and two fellow board members voted to place Herron on paid administrative leave. The board's two other members, who were surprised by the move, abruptly resigned during the meeting.

"I don't want to be part of this train wreck," board member Alan McCormick said in resigning.

MORE SNOW: Significant snowfall to come Sunday

January 23, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Forecasters are expecting 3-5 inches of snow in Northeast Indiana on Sunday. Flurries are expected to begin Saturday, but increase Sunday morning and continue through the night.

ALBION — The Churubusco Eagles took fifth place at Saturday’s Northeast Corner Conference wrestling...
SYRACUSE — Indian Springs Middle School’s 7th grade Eagles boys’ basketball team used team defense...
WABASH — Whitko’s girls basketball team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win over Northfield...

 

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