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PAYING RESPECTS

May 26, 2015

U.S. Army Veteran Clarence Hyndman takes a moment of solitude after the American Legion’s annual Memorial Day ceremony at Greenhill Cemetery.

USS TEXAS: Col. City native serving aboard

May 26, 2015

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – A 2012 Columbia City High School graduate and Columbia City native is part of a select crew protecting and defending America aboard the U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered attack submarine, USS Texas.

Seaman Apprentice Joseph McCullough is a submarine sonar technician aboard the ship, one of the Virginia-class based at the Navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

FIRE CONTRACTS: Townships renew

May 26, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County townships have renewed firefighter contracts and are ready to provide fire protection to the county’s residents and businesses. However, many townships have different methods when operating this service.

Townships such as Cleveland and Jefferson have signed three-year contracts with the men and women of the fire department at the beginning of the year.

Hoax sets off panic alarm in Col. City

May 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A possible phony phone call sent police in a scramble Monday evening in Columbia City.

A two-block radius around Main Bowl at 303 S. Main St. was blocked off while police responded to a call that a man had a fight with his girlfriend and he had hurt her, had a weapon with him and was going to get in a shootout with police. Police were dispatched at about 5:15 p.m.

After a 3.5-hour operation that included more than 50 police officers, officials gave the “all-clear” with no signs of anyone inside the building.

HOSTAGE SITUATION: Armed subject at Main Bowl

May 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – Local police are on the scene of a hostage situation with an armed subject at Main Bowl, 303 S Main St., Columbia City. It is advised to stay clear of the area. Initial reports say a person has been stabbed. Their condition is unknown at this time. Additional information will be released when available.

NO VAPING HERE: Indiana city considers adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban

May 25, 2015

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Officials in an Indianapolis suburb are considering a proposal that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.

Some members of the Greenwood City Council say they support the move that would add add e-cigarettes and vaping to the city's current smoking ban.

Councilman Ron Bates tells the Daily Journal he believes e-cigarettes could be just as bad for public health as smoking cigarettes and should be included in the ban.

SUSPENDED PUBLICATION

May 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Post & Mail will not be published on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.
Publication will resume Tuesday.

CHICKENS BANNED?: No decisions on Whitley County 4-H Fair

May 24, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Several poultry shows across the country have been cancelled as a result of the recent avian flu epidemic that made its way into Whitley County this month.

Reports are calling the outbreak the largest ever, affecting 15 states and 37 million birds.

As for Whitley County, a backyard operation was confirmed infected with the virus May 9 and lost 77 birds. This is, so far, the only documented case in Indiana.

DEBATE: Pig wrestling is dragged through mud

May 23, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY ­— With the recent controversy surrounding Whitley County’s pig wrestling event at the 4-H Fair, board members were forced to discuss the situation in a recent meeting.

“After our meeting, we decided to continue with the event as usual,” said Brad Arnold, head of events at the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

This decision follows harsh and lengthy debates on social media and petitions that argue back and forth about the morality of the event.

Two petitions created on www.change.org have been signed by people in other states and even other countries.

PARADE MONDAY: Legion to honor fallen on Memorial Day

May 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s annual Memorial Day Parade will march Monday at 10:30 a.m. through the city’s downtown.

The parade is hosted by American Legion Post 98 and coordinated by the Legion’s Dick Stark.

“Anyone can participate; just show up before the parade,” Stark said. Those wishing to participate should arrive between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

The parade begins at Eagle Tech Academy, travels east on Van Buren Street, and ends at Greenhill Cemetery.

START YOUR HOLIDAY RIGHT: Pick up your Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail!

May 23, 2015

Enjoy you Memorial Day Weekend by picking up your copy of this Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail!

In addition to the top local news of the day, features and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is full of coupon savings and discounts! The Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County.

This Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail offers more than $109 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials, including those in pre-printed inserts from:
•CVS Pharmacy;
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PERFECT: ’Busco baseball perfect in NECC

May 22, 2015

ALBION — Churubusco’s baseball team completed a perfect 11-0 slate in the Northeast Corner Conference with an 8-1 win over host Central Noble’s Cougars Thursday evening.

With two runs in the top of the third inning the Eagles went up 2-1 after three innings. Churubusco blew open a tight 2-1 game with six runs in the top of the sixth inning for the win.

Churubusco pitcher, Jacob Howe, tossed a one-hitter for the Eagles, striking out 11 and giving up only three walks in the complete game effort.

INPUT NEEDED: Lincoln Highway Association seeking public input

May 22, 2015

SOUTH BEND — A series of public meetings to discuss elements that will be included in the Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway Corridor Management Plan is being hosted by the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association.

The meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend one or more of the meetings.

The format of the meetings will include a presentation reviewing the history of the byway designation and an update of the current status.

STATE CHAMPS: CCHS livestock teams take 2 state titles

May 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School’s livestock judging program continued its winning tradition last weekend at Indiana’s state livestock judging competition.

The group accomplished a rare feat; winning both the FFA and 4-H divisions, giving Columbia City its fourth and fifth state titles in the last four years.

BIDDING FAREWELL: WCCS says good-bye to retiring teachers

May 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools honored 13 retiring staff members with a special reception and recognition at Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting.

The 13 retirees represent 297 years of service to the school district.

OSSIAN — Columbia City’s softball team lost in the first round of sectional play Monday against the...
LAGRANGE — Whitko softball took the first step on the road to an IHSAA sectional softball title...
FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s baseball team traveled to Fort Wayne Saturday for a doubleheader...

 

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