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WARM UP: Warmer temps today

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 15, 2014) -- It will be a bit warmer today, but cloudy. Clouds will move in this afternoon as a weather system from the northwest moves in. Showers are possible through early evening. Rainfall amounts will generally be light with anywhere from .10″ to .25″

Conditions will be dry for the rest of the work week with gradual warming trend with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Temperatures will warm up during the weekend with temperatures in the 70s through Friday and Saturday. A weather system moves in by late in the weekend bringing in some showers.

VIRULENT VIRUS: pathogen makes its way into Indiana

September 13, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — — Health officials say a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children has reached Indiana, but not Whitley County — yet.
The Indiana State Department of Health said Friday that four Lake County children have been confirmed as having had enterovirus, a virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.

DESPERATE DREDGING: Tri-Lakes channels cleared

September 13, 2014

TRI-LAKES — What were once over-grown channels and mucky canals have been dredged in a project spearheaded by Tri-Lakes area residents.
In 2013, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a project to dredge specific channels around Little Cedar, Big Cedar and Round lakes.

COMMUNITY LEADERS: Initiative to spearhead education

September 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “Prominent” community leaders spoke at a recent Columbia City Rotary Club meeting. The trio has stepped away from their usual careers in economic development, YMCA leadership, and the Community Foundation, to join forces in promoting a project that could make a lasting affect on the future.

APPRECIATION WEEK: Tractor Supply to spotlight pets

September 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Tractor Supply Co. in Columbia City will host local pet experts Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of Pet Appreciation Week.
Held Sept. 17 - 21, Pet Appreciation Week (P.A.W.) is Tractor Supply's annual event to celebrate pets and introduce families to the “joy” of owning animals.
As part of the main event Saturday, Sept. 20, the Columbia City store will feature pet experts, demonstrations on pet nutrition, discounts on pet food and supplies, free giveaways and $650 worth of in-store prize drawings.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT: Tenderloin dinner to be served at senior center

September 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­­— An all-you-can-eat grilled tenderloin dinner will be served at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City, located at 710 Opportunity Dr., Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit the Senior Center. The cost of admission will be $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children ages six to 12 and free for children under the age of five.

HERE'S A BENJAMIN: More than $103 in coupons, discounts in Weekend Post & Mail

September 13, 2014

Smart local shoppers can save more than $103 in coupons and discounts by picking up the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail, now on newsstands throughout Whitley County.

Pick up your copy of The Post & Mail this weekend and reap big savings!

In addition to top local news, extensive features, court judgments, features and sports, the Weekend Edition has coupons and discounts from:
•The always popular SmartSource magazine of coupons
•CVS Pharmacy
•Walgreens Pharmacy
•Dunham's Sports
•JC Penney
•Dollar General
•Discount Mattress Center
•Aladdin Vacuum

POWERFUL PAIRING: United Way's chairmen to do great things

September 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “It’s a powerful pairing,” said Whitley County United Way Executive Director Cindy Baker when describing this year’s two campaign chairmen.
Gary Parrett and Tammy Fearnow are working in tandem to lead the giving initiative for the county’s annual United Way campaign.

CHURCH TO HOST AUTHOR: Maley to speak at St. Matthew’s

September 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Author and speaker April Maley will be sharing her testimony Sunday during the 10 a.m. service at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church. Her book “I Will Not be Silent,” describes the child abuse and tragedy that plagued her early life. In the book, Maley shares a story of personal healing, crediting her recovery to the “One True Healer.”

RUSTY NAIL CROSSING: A bluegrass musical affair

September 12, 2014

Rusty Nail Crossing (pictured), a bluegrass gospel band, will present a free music concert at First Baptist Church of Pierceton Sunday, Sept. 21 at 10:15 a.m. as part of the church's annual Friend Day. The public is invited to attend. A love offering will be taken. First Baptist Church is located at 208 W. Market St. in Pierceton. For more information or for a ride, call (574)594-2197 or 834-2930.

CITY EDGES COUNTY: City gov’t wins YMCA Corporate Challenge

September 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The City of Columbia City was the winner of the Whitley County Family YMCA’s Corporate Challenge for the second year. This year’s corporate challenge had five teams, and each week the teams participated in a different activity, including basketball, soccer, pickleball, kickball, mini golf, euchre and more.

A MOVE FOR MCGUIRE: Change of address opens ballot for auditor candidate

September 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Another Republican Caucus has been scheduled concerning the Whitley County Auditor Office. As of Tuesday, general election candidate and former Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire, submitted the necessary documentation to remove her name from the Nov. 4 election.

LOVE SHACK: Parking lot karaoke party draws a crowd

September 12, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — More than 100 local residents gathered together at PNC Bank and K&K Video parking lots for the Churubusco Block Party and Karaoke Contest Saturday evening. The definitive highlight of the night was karaoke contest winner Molly Blake with her rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” winning her a $75 cash prize and the title of 1st place in the adult karaoke category. A cash prize of $50 and the second place title went to Lisa Waterman and Tim Holmes, with third place and $25 going to Denise Fulton.

RAILROAD CAUSING JAM: Crossing blocked by train

September 12, 2014

The railroad tracks on SR 9 north of SR14 is blocked by a train. The train has a mechanical problem and will be there for some time.

Mayor Daniel said the blockage could be expected to last at least until 11 a.m. before it is clear to pass.

Other area crossing are being affected as well. WCCS recently sent out calls that Little Turtle area buses are running late due to blocks at Washington Meridian 14 and 150.

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