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COMING FRIDAY: Christmas parade, holiday events slated in Col. City

November 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Christmas Festival will commence with the third annual Whitley County Lighted Christmas Parade on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in Columbia City.

The parade, featuring illuminated floats and walking units, will lineup near Eagle Tech Academy, heading south on Walnut Street, east on Van Buren Street and then south at the corner of Chauncey and Van Buren Streets in downtown Columbia City.

PLAYING IT SAFE: Police offer safety tips for Black Friday

November 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Long before local shopping centers become a sea of vehicles, local law enforcement officials are making plans to keep citizens safe for Black Friday.

Along with stepped up patrol, including security details at stores such as Walmart, Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh offers advice to local residents on how to keep themselves safe for Black Friday and holiday shopping in general.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Small businesses featured in Thursday's big Post & Mail

November 26, 2014

More than 50 small businesses are being celebrated in a special section of The Post & Mail's expanded delivery edition on Thanksgiving Day. This is the third year that The Post & Mail has published on Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday's big Post & Mail is packed with local news and features, plus tons bargains for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. The newspaper has more than a dozen pre-printed advertising circulars inserted into the big holiday edition.

BLACK THURSDAY: Boycott or not?

November 26, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — As tensions rise among consumers against retailers regarding Thanksgiving shopping, many residents of the county are choosing not to shop on Thursday. “We refuse to shop any store that is open on Thanksgiving,” said local resident Angela Knezevich in a post on The Post & Mail’s Facebook page. “It’s sad how retailers have hijacked the family holiday.”

E-x-p-a-n-d-e-d delivery is Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – All households in the greater-Columbia City area will receive Thursday morning’s huge Thanksgiving Day edition of The Post & Mail.
The complete Thursday newspaper will be filled with local news you need to know and important consumer savings as the holiday shopping season begins in earnest.
In fact, more than 53 local advertisers are participating in The Post & Mail’s big Small Business Saturday promotion, there will be more than a dozen pre-print inserts packaged in the holiday issue – plus tons of other advertising throughout the newspaper.

BUSCO PLANNING: Town council approves comprehensive zoning plan

November 26, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — After much time and effort, the Churbusco Town Council has officially approved a comprehensive plan regarding the suggested future zoning for the town.
The comprehensive plan was assembled by Sturtz Public Management Group, a Churubusco-based company.

FAIR RECEPTION: 4-H Board to allow alcohol

November 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Faced with growing expenses in several areas and a desire to market the facilities on a year-round basis, the Whitley County 4-H Inc. Board announced last Thursday at its annual meeting a change in policy that will allow beer and wine at the 4-H Center under certain circumstances.

APPROVED BY ACCLAMATION: 4-H Board elects new members

November 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Board of Directors of Whitley County 4-H, Inc. welcomed five new members at its annual meeting Thursday night at the 4-H Center. With no nominations from the floor, the proposed slate of candidates was approved by acclamation. Board members elected are Jeremiah Geiger, Andy Weaver, Gregg Palmer and Carl Brown. Not pictured is Lori Heuer.

MAN CAUGHT LOOKING UP-SKIRT: Davies, 27, admitted to crime at local grocery store

November 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man was arrested for taking photos up a woman’s skirt at a local grocery store. Brandon Davies, 27, has a previous conviction for voyeurism and was arrested last week for an incident that happened Nov. 5 at Kroger in Columbia City.

BLACK OUT: Power outages in Columbia City

November 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Vast power outages have been reported through much of Columbia City Monday morning.

Officials say they hope power will be restored within the next 1-2 hours (noon-1 p.m.), however due to high winds and other factors, and exact time is not known.

Officials advise motorists to use caution at intersections with non-working stoplights.

ADVISORY: Wind Advisory & Flood Warning

November 24, 2014

A FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE EEL RIVER AT NORTH MANCHESTER UNTIL WEDNESDAY MORNING.

...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH...OR GUSTS OVER 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

AN INTENSE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE
UPPER GREAT LAKES TODAY RESULTING IN VERY WINDY CONDITIONS IN OUR
AREA.

'THANK YOU': John Lefever honored for 20 years of service

November 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Philanthropist: a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others.

No better word describes the devotion and dedication of John Lefever to the Whitley County community.

Tuesday night, Lefever was honored by the Whitley County Community Foundation for his 20 years of service as a board member.

“We are so blessed that he has been a part of our cause,” said WCCF Executive Director September McConnell.

READY, SET, $AVE!: More than $108 in coupons, discounts in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

November 22, 2014

We're all warming up to big holiday savings and – they start heating up in this Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail.

In fact, there are more than $108 in coupon savings, discounts and specials in your Post & Mail – now available at newsstands throughout Whitley County!

In addition to the money you can save, you'll also find out about local news, local sports and features that you simply can't obtain anywhere else. Additionally, you'll receive the very popular American Profile magazine and TV Times television digest.

•VIDEO ALERT• Good Things: Three Sweet Sides for a Thanksgiving Meal

November 21, 2014

Who says all your sides have to be savory? Pears, honey, and baked sweet potatoes can go a long way next to stuffing and turkey. Try these recipes for a well-balanced holiday spread.

LOW PRICES AT PUMP IN ’15: Whitley County residents happy with savings

November 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — In Whitley County, gas prices have hovered at less than $3 for the last three weeks. According to AAA, the national average for a gallon of Regular gasoline is approximately $2.85, which is six cents less than the price last week and down 36 cents from this time last year. Many local residents said the recent drop in price has resulted in a savings of approximately $15-20 a week.

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