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A series of special features coming in The Post & Mail

July 23, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — After several photograph submissions depicting Whitley County life on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Day In The Life - Summer Edition will be inserted in Thursday’s Post & Mail.

A special publication featuring the 2013-14 Athletes of the Week will be inserted Friday. Each photograph of high school athletes selected during the school sports season are compiled in this keepsake.

Also in Friday’s edition of The Post & Mail pets will be spotlighted in “Pets On Parade.” Dozens of local pets will be pictured.

LOCAL BIZ RECOGNIZED: Impact CNC company ‘one to watch’

July 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Impact CNC, LLC, a company located at 1380 S. Williams Dr. in Columbia City, has been recognized as one of the 2014 Indiana Companies to Watch.

SDI SOLIDIFIES DEAL: New mill in Mississippi

July 23, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Steel Dynamics Inc. is significantly expanding its steel production with the $1.625 billion purchase of a Mississippi mini-mill, officials announced Monday.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Salvation Army to pack school bus with supplies

July 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Schools throughout Whitley County will be in session in approximately two weeks. The Salvation Army of Whitley County is working to ensure students have the supplies they need when going back to school.

ROAD REPAIRS ONGOING: City begins emergency repairs

July 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Road repairs are continuing to hinder Columbia City drivers and are expected to get worse in the days to come. After recently completing an emergency repair that closed down East Van Buren Street, the City of Columbia City announced Tuesday night that another repair will have to be made under the busy road.

CITY SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT: Sewer utility increase imminent

July 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Out of options, Columbia City officials have no choice but to increase the sewer rate for local residents. The question is — how will the hike be applied? Columbia City’s Common Co-uncil is looking for input from the public on the impending rate hike, which is expected to go into effect by January at the latest.

EXPANDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Whitley-Forward announces college savings plan

July 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A collaborative, community-driven initiative was announced at a meeting of community leaders Tuesday. Whitley-Forward, a group comprised of business owners, government officials and community activists working to advance the county in areas such as education, economic development and quality of life, gave an update on its progress.

GARDENING 101: Volunteers needed for Master Gardener group

July 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Purdue University is offering a program for anyone interested in sharpening their gardening skills and sharing gardening knowledge with others. Beginning Sept. 9, 2014, a Purdue Master Gardener “Basic Training” series will be offered for residents of Noble and Whitley Counties and surrounding areas.


July 22, 2014

The photograph was submitted by Chuck Mathieu, a Churubusco resident and Churubusco historian, courtesy of the Churubusco History Center. The photo depicts summer enjoyment at Tri-Lakes where a group of lake lovers enjoy the Bathing Beach.

SPECIAL PUBLICATION: Scrapbook to recap Whitley Co. Fair

July 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As part of The Post & Mail’s coverage of the Whitley County 4-H Fair, a scrapbook will be published in August. The special publication will include a recap of fair events and contests. It will highlight 4-Hers’ projects and fair memories. This annual scrapbook is the ideal keepsake for 4-H families, friends and supporters. Due to be inserted into the Aug. 8 edition of The Post & Mail, the scrapbook will include results from various 4-H shows.

STANDING IN THE GAP: ‘Community’ created by new nonprofit in South Whitley

July 22, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — A newly-formed nonprofit organization has plans to unite resources, services and volunteers in South Whitley. One Community is focusing on connecting neighbor to neighbor in South Whitley, and its board of directors is working to create an environment in which individuals can engage in meaningful ways with each other and with the overall community. “We want to be a group that can build a community that promotes the positive development of the minds, bodies and spirits of its residents,” said Dane Starkey, executive director for One Community.

PARTNER FOR PARKING: CC leases parking lot to Eagle Tech

July 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — City and school officials have partnered once again for the good of the community. At Monday night’s Whitley County Consolidated School’s Board of Trustees meeting, Business Manager Kirk Doehrmann told the board that he had reached an agreement with city officials to lease city property to be used as parking for Eagle Tech Academy students.

BUBBLECRAFT: Bubble ambassador comes to library

July 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— The ambassador to Bubbleland amazed both children and adults alike with her dazzling feats of bubblecraft. Armed with her proprietary bubble solution, she demonstrated her mastery with bubbles by encapsulating audience members in a six-foot bubble cylinder.

HOMEGROWN AND HANDCRAFTED: DeWitt as engineer, biologist, family man

July 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Nutrient-rich waters flow through a series of plastic pipes and valves as they make their way to the homes of a multitude of different species. Waters feed the inhabitants of the rocky plateaus before ebbing and making their way back to their headwater. This isn’t some alien biosphere on a strange otherworldly planet, rather, it’s a hybrid of engineering, new-wave gardening, and holistic biology tucked away behind a non-descript house nestled near the shores of Old Lake.

JOB CREATION: "We’ve got a lot happening in Whitley County”

July 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Positive progress is being made in Whitley County’s economic development initiative according to assessments made by the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC). At a recent Churubusco Town Council meeting, job creation was touted after a mid-year update was presented by EDC President Alan Tio.


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