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CLASS OF 2015: Special section coming Friday

May 28, 2015

A special section featuring all of Whitley County's Class of 2015 will be inserted in Friday's edition of the newspaper.

The section includes photos of each graduate from all three schools, Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco.

ILLUMIN8 EVENT: EDC encourages a ‘brighter downtown’

May 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation celebrated entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs Tuesday evening at the EDC illumin8 finale.

EDC’s illumin8 was an event created to encourage entrepreneurs to launch new business ventures downtown, and redevelop downtown buildings.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Staffing a major concern at Passages, Inc.

May 28, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the programs of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — Human Resources Manager Sonya Rubrake occupies a unique position at Passages, Inc.
She is one of only a few who does not work directly with clients on a daily basis.
“I deal with hiring of staff, training, benefits, workman’s compensation and unemployment for our staff,” said Rubrake.

STATE BAN: No birds at this year’s fair

May 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — There will be no roosters crowing at the Whitley County 4-H Fair this year.

Indiana imposed a statewide ban Wednesday for poultry and other birds to events such as Whitley County’s 4-H Fair, in hopes of preventing the spread of a bird flu strain that’s killed millions of chickens, turkeys and other birds across the nation.

BEAUTIFY: Flowers in downtown Col. City

May 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Each summer, downtown Columbia City’s lightposts are adorned with colorful flowers.

The tradition began years ago with the help of Gloria Smith, who was instrumental in bringing the beautification idea to reality.

THURSDAY: Passages to hold open interviews

May 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that has successfully served Whitley County for more than 60 years.

Passages is currently looking for passionate people to join the organization. Individuals who would like a job where they can directly make a difference in people’s lives should apply. Passages wants to hear from them. As an employee of Passages, at the end of the day, the worker will have assisted in helping people and making a difference in their lives.

MEMORIAL DAY: Legion honors fallen

May 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — “Every year we gather at this same cemetery to both remember and mourn,” said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel. “We remember those who have fought and died for the sake of one goal ... one idea ... one hope — freedom.”

The annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony, hosted by American Legion Post 98, was held Monday morning at Greenhill Cemetery in Columbia City.

SEVERE STORM WARNING: Alert posted for Whitley until 1:45 p.m. Wednesday

May 27, 2015

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Statement as of 12:54 PM EDT on May 27, 2015

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
southeastern Fulton County in North Central Indiana...
southern Kosciusko County in North Central Indiana...
northern Miami County in North Central Indiana...
northern Wabash County in North Central Indiana...
Whitley County in Northeast Indiana...

* until 145 PM EDT

* at 1252 PM EDT... severe thunderstorms were located along a line

BIRD BAN: Indiana imposes ban on moving poultry, other birds to events

May 27, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials have imposed a ban on moving poultry and other birds to events in hopes of preventing the spread of deadly bird flu.

The State Board of Animal Health said Wednesday the ban includes county fairs, exhibitions and all events where birds are commingled. The ban also includes public bird sales at flea markets, swap meets and sale barns.

The ban will likely remain in place through the rest of 2015.

3,000 PLUS DOLLARS: Phony phone call cost taxpayers

May 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A more than three-hour long strain on public safety officials has left police frustrated and on the hunt for the man who called in a fake hostage situation Monday evening.

The man who identified himself as “Michael” has cost taxpayers more than $3,000 in public funds for the incident, which called upon the Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team, local law enforcement and the Columbia City Fire Department for traffic and crowd control.

GUNPOINT: Husband, wife pair arrested after stealing car

May 27, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — A husband and wife were arrested Tuesday evening following a vehicle pursuit that ended in Whitley County.

Police say the two had taken the vehicle they were in at gunpoint from its owner in southern Noble County only minutes earlier.

According to Indiana State Police Trooper Justin Snyder, at approximately 6:45 p.m. a gray 2007 Subaru Forrester was taken at gunpoint from its owner in the 600 block of East CR 600 South in Noble County by Marty Robbins, 46, and his wife Dawn Robbins, 40.

COL. CITY CEREMONY: Flags retired

May 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Members of the Northern Indiana Leatherneck Coffee Club, a group of former U.S. Marines, performed the ceremonial disposal of old and no-longer-servicable American flags Sunday evening on the Whitley County Courthouse lawn.

The club follows the procedures set forth by law in the U.S. Flag Code. Title 4, Chapter 1, Sec. 8(k), which states:

“The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

FINE ARTS: Columbia City High School review in Wednesday's edition

May 27, 2015

Fine Arts review for Columbia City High School will be in the Wednesday, May 27 edition of The Post & Mail.

Don't forget to pick up your copy. Papers can be found at many location throughout Whitley County.

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.

LAGRANGE — Whitko used two solid pitching efforts combined with just enough offense to defeat West...
COLUMBIA CITY — Northeast Hoosier Conference honors in tennis and softball have been announced, and...
WHITLEY COUNTY — All three Whitley County girls track teams competed in IHSAA regional competition...

 

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