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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.


April 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City entrepreneur and economic leader lost a seven-month battle to cancer Thursday morning.

Lindsey Hively, 27, was a founding member of the Columbia City Main Street Association, a Leadership Whitley County alumnus, on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, was a recipient of Northeast Indiana’s 40 under 40, played a role with the Whitley County EDC, and owned Poptique Popcorn, formerly known as Kernel Coladas.

WILD GAME: ‘A walk on the wild side’

April 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Bob Addison of Columbia City has a passion for hunting wild game and turning it into sizzling, delicious meals. As a Whitley County resident for most of his life, Addison has also shared his skills with the community.

He began cooking in high school after big hunts would leave him with stock-piles of meat.

CANCELLED: Col. City opening day cancelled for weather

April 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Due to rainy, cold conditions in the forecast for Saturday, Columbia City’s Park Department has cancelled its opening day ceremony.
Park officials said the parade, which was to begin at 10:30 a.m., will likely not be rescheduled.
Park officials have not yet decided if the games will be rescheduled.

SPRING CAR CARE: Special inserted in today's Post & Mail

April 24, 2015

Getting the ol' buggy ready for the season?

Pick up today's Post & Mail at newsstands throughout Whitley County! Included is a special Spring Car Care section that offers tips on maintaining and enhancing your vehicle for warmer weather, as well as where to obtain automotive goods and services.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft history

April 24, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft history

Patrick Jones has the 5 worst number one overall draft picks in NFL history. Who were they? Check out the video!

OPENING DAY: Thousands expected at Morsches on Saturday

April 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Park officials expect at least 2,000 people at Morsches Park Saturday morning for the park’s annual “opening day” ceremony.

A parade will begin at the diamonds at 10:30 a.m. and the first games of the youth league’s season will follow.

TAKING 2ND: Deaf student places at state speech contest

April 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A famous quote in the deaf community says, “Deaf people can do anything, except hear.” Kali Lacy, a sophomore Honor student at Eagle Tech, is the living embodiment of that quote.

After winning the sectional competition, Lacy competed in the IHSFA (Indiana High School Forensics Association) State Speech Tournament at Fishers High School on March 28. Her 10-minute original oratory, “Born This Way,” compared the medical and cultural views of deafness and won her a second-place trophy.

BALANCING PRIVACY AND SAFETY: Sheriff speaks on inmate suicide

April 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — With approximately 2,000 inmates coming in and out of the jail each year, officers have no easy job.

On top of keeping inmates safe from each other, they also strive to keep inmates safe from themselves — all while providing inmates with the privacy they want, and demand.

NEW TRUCK: New tech

April 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Two years in the making, Columbia City’s new fire truck is finally being put into service this week.

The new truck comes with exciting new features — some that trucks in other departments in the area don’t have.

FRIDAY DEADLINE: Farm Bureau sponsoring scholarships

April 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Farm Bureau announced their sponsorship of two scholarships that will be awarded to graduating seniors. High school seniors who plan to major in an agricultural-related field and whose parents are Farm Bureau members are eligible.

Scholarship applications can be found online at and are due to the Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance office at 607 N. Opportunity Dr. in Columbia City by Friday.

EARTH DAY: Where does all that recycling go?

April 22, 2015

Today is Earth Day. Places such as Whitley Environmental work to protect the environment by collecting all recycling from residential properties in Whitley County. The service is funded by residential property taxes. Pictured, crews at Whitley Environmental sort and compact plastic bottles for recycling.

CEDIT: County officials at odds

April 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Commissioners and County Council are at loggerheads over a distribution of CEDIT (County Economic Development Income Tax) funds.

The main topic of discussion is giving funds to the Whitley County Family YMCA for assistance in providing funding for a classroom at the Armstrong Early Learning Center.

The Board of Commissioners establishes a set of projects for funding.

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