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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.

COMMUNITY MOURNS: Death of Hively

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.

COLUMBIA CITY — A slow start by Columbia City’s Lady Eagle softball team and patience at the plate...
LIGONIER — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle softball team banged out 13 hits and used a six-run second...
AKRON — Whitko’s girls tennis team picked up a conference win at Tippecanoe Valley High School...

 

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