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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTIE: You’re never too old to celebrate a birthday

August 26, 2014

I don’t know who sold us adults on the idea that once we get a certain age, birthday celebrations are not necessary. Today I turn 37, and even at 37, I would be the first in line for the bounce house, to receive a balloon animal or watch a magic show. To me, it doesn’t matter how old I get, I still enjoy my birthday. I get excited about the notion of cake, I still rush to the mailbox to collect my birthday cards and I wait with anticipation to see what my special day will hold.

'BUSCO'S MOVIE NIGHT: One of several downtown events

August 26, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — “The Amazing Spider-Man” made its debut at Churubusco PNC Bank parking lot Saturday for a screening of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The public screening was sponsored by the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce and local merchants in order to increase community involvement.

DETAILS STILL IN WORK: New pool to be a ‘destination’

August 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CTIY — While some may be shocked at the approximate $3.5 million pricetag on the proposed new aquatics facility in Columbia City, officials say the pool is meant to be more than a replacement for Burnworth Memorial Pool. “This is not your normal city pool,” said Columbia City Park Director Mark Green. “This is a destination that will draw people from well outside of Whitley County.”

PIGSKIN PICKS 2014: Debuts Wednesday

August 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The Post & Mail’s popular weekly Pigskin Picks returns each Wednesday beginning tomorrow, Aug. 27, with a selection of nine games (NFL and NCAA) for readers to choose winners.

The first week traditionally offers exclusively NCAA games.
What’s in it for readers? Weekly cash prizes will be awarded –plus weekly fame in your local newspaper!

WCCS SHOWS IMPROVEMENT: Current ISTEP+ test reaches its end

August 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With new testing making its way to Indiana this spring, Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Superintendent Patricia O’Connor took the opportunity to review the district’s history of the ISTEP+ test over the last six years.

STRONG STORM HITS: Central part of Whitley pummeled by roaring thunderstorm

August 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – A strong thunderstorm roared through central Whitley County shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, with winds topping 50 mph, accompanied by torrential rain and lightning.

The temperature plummeted from 93 degrees to 73 in the span of less than 15 minutes as the storm hit.

In Columbia City, rain fell at the rate of nearly two inches per hour as sustained winds of 35-40 mph gusted to more than 50 mph.

There were no immediate reports of catastrophic damage, no tornadoes or personal injury. Watch for updates on this website and details in
Tuesday's Post & Mail.

CAR SHOW: Squawbuck Days snapshots

August 25, 2014

A variety of cars were on display during Larwill’s Squawbuck Day’s Saturday. The event began Friday and continued through Sunday. As part of the town festival, special meals were prepared by The Lions Club, Richland Township Fire Department and several churches.

DONATIONS NEEDED: Churubusco seeks non-perishables for holidays

August 25, 2014

CHURUBUSCO ­— The town of Churubusco will again be collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items for the Churubusco United Methodist Church and St. John Bosco Catholic Church food pantries.

EMERGENCY DISMISSAL DRILL: Safety continues to be focus for WCCS

August 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Michelle Urban, leader of the Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Safety Committee, is “excited” to bring new projects to the table this school year.

HEART STRINGS: Collection captures Larwill history

August 25, 2014

LARWILL — Food, garage sales, a flea market and a car show were all featured at Larwill’s Squawbuck Days. However, it was history that plucked the heart strings for many who attended the three-day festival.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT from National Weather Service Northern Indiana

August 25, 2014

MON AUG 25 2014

...HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS IN STORE FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN
INDIANA AND FAR SOUTHWESTERN LOWER MICHIGAN...

WHILE THE CHANCE DOES EXIST FOR SOME CLOUD COVER IN SPOTS TODAY...
AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE STILL EXPECTED TO CLIMB INTO THE
UPPER 80S TO AROUND 90 ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA. INCREASING
HUMIDITY LATER THIS MORNING INTO THIS AFTERNOON WILL ALLOW FOR
HEAT INDEX READINGS TO CLIMB INTO THE 95 TO 100 DEGREE RANGE.
THOSE WORKING OUTDOORS TODAY SHOULD TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS AND STAY
HYDRATED.

VEHICLE ROLLS: Man injured on U.S. 30

August 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A South Bend man was injured after rolling his vehicle on U.S. 30 Saturday night. Bradley Zalas, 34, was traveling east on U.S. 30 near Wolf Road when he ran off the roadway and into the median, according to Whitley County Sheriff’s Sergeant Cory Patrick.

CAUCUS SET FOR AUDITOR OFFICE: Honoring Banks with party

August 25, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Details have been confirmed for a Republican caucus to fill the office of the Whitley County Auditor. As of Aug. 19, Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire tendered a resignation taking effect immediately. Immediately following the caucus, the Whitley County Republican Party will honor State Sen. Jim Banks with a party. Banks has been called to active duty by the U.S. Navy and is heading to Afghanistan in the fall.

PLACE TO PLAY: The Lighthouse’s play area slated for ‘makeover’

August 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A small garage was torn down at The Lighthouse in October, and is now the site of expanding play areas for children living at the transitional home.

NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Movie night to bring action to downtown

August 23, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The Amazing Spider-Man will be web-slinging his way to the Churubusco PNC Bank Parking lot tonight for a screening of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Whitko’s cheer block is gearing up for another home football game this Friday night. The Wildcats...
WARSAW — Whitko’s boys soccer team picked up its first win of the season Saturday at Lakeland...
NEW HAVEN — After a strong week of conference play, Columbia City’s girls golf team placed seventh...

 

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