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MISCONDUCT WITH MINOR: Columbia City man charged for sexual misconduct with a minor

November 28, 2014

Columbia City man was charged last month for sexual misconduct with a minor.
Ian Vorndran, 20, was arrested Oct. 28 after an investigation by the Columbia City Police Department.

HOLIDAY HIKE: Annual InterFaith Mission Christmas Walk

November 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Once again, InterFaith Mission, Inc. is ushering in the holiday season with its annual Christmas Walk slated for Saturday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. Six stops are planned for the walk and will include entertainment, food and festivities at each location. Tickets are $15 each or two for $25. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Lighthouse, a transitional shelter serving Whitley County's homeless and displaced.

EAGLES EXCELLENCE: Columbia City's girls basketball 6-0

November 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Columbia City’s girls basketball team is off to its best start since the 2005-06 squad after beating North Side Friday night.
With a perfect 6-0 record, the Lady Eagles tie the 2005-06 team, with a chance to improve on their record Tuesday at Bishop Dwenger

LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE downtown tonight

November 28, 2014

After Black Friday shopping today, Whitley County residents can enjoy the annual Columbia City Lighted Christmas Parade downtown tonight. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and starts at Eagle Tech Academy on Walnut Street.

The parade travels south, then east on Van Buren Street, ending at the Whitley County Courthouse Square. Capping off the night will be the arrival of Santa, who will spend the next several weeks in the Santa house at the northwest corner of the Courthouse Square.

FIREARMS ALLOWED on SGCS grounds

November 28, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools is now allowing firearms to be brought onto the elementary and high school grounds.

New and updated policies regarding the legal possession of weapons and firearms were unanimously approved by SGCS board members last week during their monthly meeting.

MAN ARRESTED for battering police officer

November 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Porter County man was arrested last week after allegedly battering a Columbia City Police officer.

Andrew Dutcher, 21, of Hebron, faces four charges, two felony and two misdemeanor, after an incident on Nov. 7 during a traffic stop.

COMING FRIDAY: Christmas parade, holiday events slated in Col. City

November 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Christmas Festival will commence with the third annual Whitley County Lighted Christmas Parade on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in Columbia City.

The parade, featuring illuminated floats and walking units, will lineup near Eagle Tech Academy, heading south on Walnut Street, east on Van Buren Street and then south at the corner of Chauncey and Van Buren Streets in downtown Columbia City.

PLAYING IT SAFE: Police offer safety tips for Black Friday

November 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Long before local shopping centers become a sea of vehicles, local law enforcement officials are making plans to keep citizens safe for Black Friday.

Along with stepped up patrol, including security details at stores such as Walmart, Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh offers advice to local residents on how to keep themselves safe for Black Friday and holiday shopping in general.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Small businesses featured in Thursday's big Post & Mail

November 26, 2014

More than 50 small businesses are being celebrated in a special section of The Post & Mail's expanded delivery edition on Thanksgiving Day. This is the third year that The Post & Mail has published on Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday's big Post & Mail is packed with local news and features, plus tons bargains for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. The newspaper has more than a dozen pre-printed advertising circulars inserted into the big holiday edition.

BLACK THURSDAY: Boycott or not?

November 26, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — As tensions rise among consumers against retailers regarding Thanksgiving shopping, many residents of the county are choosing not to shop on Thursday. “We refuse to shop any store that is open on Thanksgiving,” said local resident Angela Knezevich in a post on The Post & Mail’s Facebook page. “It’s sad how retailers have hijacked the family holiday.”

E-x-p-a-n-d-e-d delivery is Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – All households in the greater-Columbia City area will receive Thursday morning’s huge Thanksgiving Day edition of The Post & Mail.
The complete Thursday newspaper will be filled with local news you need to know and important consumer savings as the holiday shopping season begins in earnest.
In fact, more than 53 local advertisers are participating in The Post & Mail’s big Small Business Saturday promotion, there will be more than a dozen pre-print inserts packaged in the holiday issue – plus tons of other advertising throughout the newspaper.

BUSCO PLANNING: Town council approves comprehensive zoning plan

November 26, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — After much time and effort, the Churbusco Town Council has officially approved a comprehensive plan regarding the suggested future zoning for the town.
The comprehensive plan was assembled by Sturtz Public Management Group, a Churubusco-based company.

FAIR RECEPTION: 4-H Board to allow alcohol

November 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Faced with growing expenses in several areas and a desire to market the facilities on a year-round basis, the Whitley County 4-H Inc. Board announced last Thursday at its annual meeting a change in policy that will allow beer and wine at the 4-H Center under certain circumstances.

APPROVED BY ACCLAMATION: 4-H Board elects new members

November 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Board of Directors of Whitley County 4-H, Inc. welcomed five new members at its annual meeting Thursday night at the 4-H Center. With no nominations from the floor, the proposed slate of candidates was approved by acclamation. Board members elected are Jeremiah Geiger, Andy Weaver, Gregg Palmer and Carl Brown. Not pictured is Lori Heuer.

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