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WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Sears’ Jan Greaf not afraid to roll up her sleeves

October 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Many would describe Jan Greaf as outgoing, positive and energetic — that’s what makes her perfect to be an owner of a Sears Hometown Store. Greaf, along with her husband Greg, have been co-owners of Columbia City’s Sears Hometown Store for 14 months, and Greaf has found her niche.

EVERY KID'S DREAMLAND: Schools help in park fundraising

October 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A new playground is in the works for Columbia City, and the community’s youth came together to raise funds for the park, Every Kid’s Dreamland.

PEABODY LIBRARY: ‘Jewel’ of the community

October 23, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Recognition Night.
COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library is a jewel that has been shining bright in Columbia City for 113 years.

HANDS ON WITH TECH: SGCS fourth-grade teachers adjust for new curriculum

October 23, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Board members for Smith-Green Community Schools were given a presentation on the newly revised fourth-grade curriculum Tuesday by Churubusco Elementary School’s fourth-grade teachers.

DOING WORK: Harvest season in full swing

October 23, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — For farmers across Whitley County, the fall harvest season and the long hours in the field have begun. Despite the cloudy skies and muddy fields, Whitley County farmer Brent Drew spent the majority of his day Tuesday harvesting in the fields northeast of South Whitley on County Road 350 West.

WEATHER ALERT: Dense fog blankets area

October 23, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Motorists should use caution Thursday morning, as dense fog has covered the area, causing several school delays.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Ann Fahl puts heart into home-buying

October 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Fahl, who as been a Realtor with Orizon Real Estate for 25 years, puts passion above paycheck when it comes to her job.
“I want to do more than sell homes, I want to invest in our community,” Fahl said.

WATER WORKS: Somebody has to do it

October 22, 2014

Columbia City Water Department gave a tour of the city’s Water Treatment Plant Saturday during the city’s open house. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel opened the doors to all city facilities for local residents to take tours and ask questions.

PEOPLELINK: County looks to change part-time hiring practices

October 22, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Current and prospective part-time employees for the county may be facing new changes in the form of hiring and benefits. In a bid to reduce cost and increase efficiency, the county would use Peoplelink as the personnel agency in regards to the hiring and payroll of current and part-time employees.

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:Chamber honors community at banquet

October 22, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet.

COLUMBIA CITY — Numerix, a precision CNC machining company, was honored by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year. Jeff Johnson’s former employer, Micropulse, was the chamber’s Large Business of the Year winner at Tuesday night’s annual banquet.

WOMEN IN BIZ: Special salute begins today in your Post & Mail

October 22, 2014

This is National Women in Business Week and, starting with Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail, four local businesswomen will be featured during the next four days.

The annual popular feature is "a must read" and can be found on page 2 of Wednesday's, Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's editions of your local Whitley County newspaper.

Find out who is featured by picking up your copy of The Post & Mail on newsstands throughout Whitley County.

SEWER RATE: City makes progress on utility hike

October 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After months of discussion, the City of Columbia City is in the process of drafting an ordinance for increasing the sewer rate for its utility users. Several meetings ago, officials agreed that the rate would be increased in steps over the next three years. In 2015, there will be a $7 increase. In 2016, there will be a $6 increase, and in 2017, there will be a $5 hike.

CAREER CHOICES: WhitleyForward seeks to improve job skills

October 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Anyone curious about a new career or feeling stuck in a job is likely searching for opportunities to advance.
Whether undecided about going back to school or looking to earn a working certificate to improve your job skills, everyone is invited to WhitleyForward, in conjunction with Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast and Huntington University, for a free career path testing and counseling service.

YOUTH COUNCIL: Inaugural Halloween Parade set for Nov. 1

October 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Youth Council has spent the last several weeks planning the city’s inaugural Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, which will be held downtown Nov. 1. The Saturday, Nov. 1 parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and will travel east on Van Buren Street and south on Chauncey Street before coming to an end at the blacktop on the west side of the Whitley County Courthouse lawn.

CAR COLLECTION: Fall Harvest Festival

October 21, 2014

The Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds were flooded with festival-goers Saturday morning for the club’s Fall Harvest Festival. The festival included a car show (pictured), art show, food and games for children. The 4-H Club is continuing the fall fun this weekend with the 4-H Spooktacular Event Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H Center.

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