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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.

FIRE CONTRACTS: Townships renew

May 26, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County townships have renewed firefighter contracts and are ready to provide fire protection to the county’s residents and businesses. However, many townships have different methods when operating this service.

Townships such as Cleveland and Jefferson have signed three-year contracts with the men and women of the fire department at the beginning of the year.

Hoax sets off panic alarm in Col. City

May 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A possible phony phone call sent police in a scramble Monday evening in Columbia City.

A two-block radius around Main Bowl at 303 S. Main St. was blocked off while police responded to a call that a man had a fight with his girlfriend and he had hurt her, had a weapon with him and was going to get in a shootout with police. Police were dispatched at about 5:15 p.m.

After a 3.5-hour operation that included more than 50 police officers, officials gave the “all-clear” with no signs of anyone inside the building.

HOSTAGE SITUATION: Armed subject at Main Bowl

May 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – Local police are on the scene of a hostage situation with an armed subject at Main Bowl, 303 S Main St., Columbia City. It is advised to stay clear of the area. Initial reports say a person has been stabbed. Their condition is unknown at this time. Additional information will be released when available.

NO VAPING HERE: Indiana city considers adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban

May 25, 2015

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Officials in an Indianapolis suburb are considering a proposal that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.

Some members of the Greenwood City Council say they support the move that would add add e-cigarettes and vaping to the city's current smoking ban.

Councilman Ron Bates tells the Daily Journal he believes e-cigarettes could be just as bad for public health as smoking cigarettes and should be included in the ban.

SUSPENDED PUBLICATION

May 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Post & Mail will not be published on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.
Publication will resume Tuesday.

COLUMBIA CITY — Northeast Hoosier Conference honors in tennis and softball have been announced, and...
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