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MISSING MAN FOUND: Police find Beckner in his home

April 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — After an elderly Columbia City man was reported missing this morning, police found him in his home at approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday.

According to police scanner traffic, he was returned home in a vehicle with two Elkhart people and one Illinois person. According to the police scanner, Beckner had a handful of cash.

No further information is available at this time.

Becker was reported missing this morning and police say he hadn't been seen since 5 p.m. Sunday.

DELAYED START: School bus crashes Monday

April 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The ride to school was delayed for several Whitley County Consolidated Schools elementary-school students Monday morning after one of its buses was involved in a crash.

Bus 0101, a Mary Raber Elementary School bus, was involved in a crash with a passenger car just after 7 a.m. Monday, while the bus was picking up children for school in Columbia Shores.

No children were reportedly injured in the crash; however, an ambulance was summoned to the scene for the driver of the passenger car, with reports of a minor head injury, according to police scanner traffic.

VETERAN COACH: Kreiger wins Nancy Rehm Award

April 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE — Wayne Kreiger is the most recent winner of the Nancy Rehm Award.

Kreiger was recognized for his influence on women’s athletics, with decades of time put in as a girls basketball coach and a lifetime on the basketball court.

Kreiger, 72, was honored with the award at the annual Nancy Rehm Border Wars Classic on Sunday at the University of Saint Francis.

REWARD OFFERED: Manchester U. falls victim to prank

April 27, 2015

NORTH MANCHESTER — Similar to a recent hoax at Valparaiso University last week, Manchester University was on lockdown for four hours Friday night and Saturday morning.

At approximately 11 p.m. Friday, police received a phone call that someone had been stabbed, and that there were hostages, explosives and a shotgun involved, near the university’s administration building.

A reward will be issued for information on the caller.

SPRING HOME IMPROVEMENT: Special section in Monday's Post & Mail!

April 27, 2015

A special 12-page section will be inserted in Monday's Post & Mail, available at newsstands throughout Whitley County.

Monday's newspaper details local happenings from the weekend, and includes this helpful home improvement special section that highlights goods and services available from local businesses.

Pick up your Post & Mail today, or better yet subscribe for as little as 37 cents per day conveniently delivered to your doorstep!

Call 244-5153 to subscribe!

MISSING MAN: Police seek public help

April 27, 2015

Police are looking for a 79-year-old Columbia City man who is missing.

Donald Beckner is approximately 6-feet-tall and 185 pounds. He is bald with grey hair on the sides. Police believe he is wearing a light green jacket with a blue collar.

He has been missing since 5 p.m. Sunday.

Those with information should call the Columbia City Police Department at 248-5121.

LIGHTED GALA: Lighthouse celebrates 15 years

April 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Lighthouse InterFaith Mission reminisced about the past and got excited about the future at its 15-year celebration Thursday night.

The Lighted Gala was held at The Van Buren in downtown Columbia City.
The Lighthouse provides services to homeless women and children. More than just a homeless shelter, the operation offers classes on parenting, budgets, job acquisition — and more.

ARBOR DAY: Mary Raber hosts program

April 25, 2015

Landon Fazio sings a song about trees during Mary Raber Elementary School’s Arbor Day performance Friday.

The school’s second graders performed to their parents, members of the community and kindergartners.

ALL CLEAR: None injured at Manchester incident

April 25, 2015

NORTH MANCHESTER — After a 4.5-hour lockdown, police gave the all-clear at Manchester University at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The school was locked down after someone allegedly called 911 and said there was a stabbing, explosives and possible armed subject on the campus.

Police searched every building of the school and found the phone call to be a prank.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

MORE THAN $183: Coupons, discounts galore in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

April 25, 2015

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 $183 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials, including those in pre-printed inserts from:
•the popular SmartSource magazine of coupons;
•CVS Pharmacy;
•Walgreens;
•Dunham's Sports
•Walmart
•JC Penney
•Dick's Sporting Goods

LOCKDOWN: Reports of hostages at Manchester University

April 24, 2015

Police are on the scene of a possible hostage situation at Manchester University.

Reports say a college had taken a 12-gauge shotgun to a fellow student's head. There is also a report of a possible explosive and that another student has been stabbed.

These reports have not been confirmed by police.

School officials did send students an email, alerting them to lockdown their dorms, turn off all lights and stay quiet until the situation is under control.

SENTENCED: Woman sentenced in Trabert’s death

April 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indy woman has been sentenced for the death of a Columbia City man in 2012.

Morgan Mannix, 26, was convicted of killing Alex Trabert, 23, in a hit-and-run accident in Indianapolis.

The woman was sentenced to six years — three to serve in the Department of Correction and one at home detention.

Mannix was remorseful in Friday morning’s sentencing.

APPROVED: South Whitley's $364K water tower update

April 24, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Town Council members of South Whitley have approved a $364,000 project to update and repair the town’s water tower due to the tank springing two leaks.

The council settled on the plan after comparing prices to build a new structure or to have a new tank placed on top of the existing legs.

NEW POLICY: CCHS will now honor top 10 pct.

April 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The school board approved two policy changes to the Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ handbook at Monday’s meeting.

One of the changes is in regards to graduating seniors.

Previously, Columbia City High School only honored the top 10 students from each class.

Now, the school will give honors to the top 10 percent, based on GPA.

Y NOT ATTEND? IT'S FREE! Regional YMCAs to celebrate 'Healthy Kids Day' Saturday with open house events

April 24, 2015

The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne invites kids and families throughout the community to celebrate Healthy Kids Day with an Open House on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all YMCA’s in Whitley, Allen and Wells counties. This free community event includes fun, active play and educational activities that will inspire the whole family to focus on health.

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