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PASSAGES PROFILES: Teamwork is a key for Pam Hoyt

March 26, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — Passages’ Pam Hoyt carries the title of Community Living Manager, which she explained means that she oversees three group home managers and the nurse who provides medical attention in those homes. Hoyt, however, was quick to point out that she sees the work in the group homes as a team effort.

AWARD-WINNING ART: Foutz receives national honors for art

March 26, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — A Whitko High School art student received two national awards for her paintings at the 2015 Scholastic National Art Contest in New York.

Madelyn Foutz, a sophomore, received a gold medal for her painting, “The Rocketeer,” and a silver medal for her second painting, “Wonderwoman.”

WHITLEY COUNTY ROOTS: Progress editions inserted starting today

March 26, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Post & Mail will insert three special sections in coming days that will demonstrate that our Whitley County Community is “well established and ever growing.”

The series of special sections has an over-arching theme of Whitley County Roots, with subthemes dealing with how the community “cultivates, nurtures and thrives.”

The publications highlight the reason Whitley County is a great place for families to lay down their roots.

LILLY SCHOLAR: WCCF names Brommer as winner

March 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Lyndsey Brommer, a senior at Columbia City High School, has been named the Whitley County Community Foundation’s 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. In addition to the four-year scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice, she will also receive a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Brommer is the daughter of Randy and Julie Brommer of Columbia City.

TREASURES FROM THE MUSEUM: ‘More than just dusty old stuff’

March 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The word museum to most conjures up images of musty old glass cases filled with dusty old artifacts taken care of by sleepy old men with thick glasses, tweed sport coats and bow ties. However, the treasures of a working and active museum extend far beyond its collection of artifacts.

One of the treasures of the Whitley County Historical Museum is its collection of resources and publications available to the public for research and information purposes.

NEW PARK: SDI completes funds

March 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Park Director Mark Green breathed a sigh of relief this week as the fundraising for the city’s new playground was completed, thanks to a $25,000 donation by Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Green told Columbia City’s Common Council Tuesday night that construction for the new playset is expected to begin next month, as parts will soon be ordered and shipped.

The new playset has a pricetag of $159,000, primarily paid for by donation, grants and fundraising.

AMERICAN LEGION HOSTS: After-Concert Open House will be at Legion Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.

March 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – Pick up your free tickets as soon as possible for this Sunday's performance of The Volunteers, a talented and entertaining adjunct of the famed United States Army Field Band.

The Post & Mail, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Field Band, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be hosting The Volunteers, a six-person band, for one performance Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m. at Newell Rice Auditorium at Columbia City High School.

VIDEO: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People Onboard

March 25, 2015

An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansa’s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter.


March 24, 2015

Sarah Furthmiller helps her daughter, Morgan, 3, cross a balance beam at Kid’s Dreamland in Columbia City. Warmer days last week allowed kids to enjoy the playground for the final time before it was disassembled. A new playset is expected to be constructed this summer, pending additional fundraising.

NEW MEMBER: Murphy excited to join Col. City Rotary

March 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Tiffany Murphy is the Columbia City Rotary Club’s newest member and took the opportunity to tell club members about her background at a recent meeting.

“Murphy has an interesting and varied background for a person so young,” said John Meier, Rotarian.

Murphy works for the Whitley Co. Sheriff’s Department as a 911 dispatcher.

VIDEO-ALERT • 150 perish as flight crashes in French Alps

March 24, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People On Board

RAISING MONEY: The Center’s cook-off invites local experts

March 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s cook-off time, but with a professional twist this year. The Center for Whitley County Youth’s 8th Annual Cook-Off is returning for 2015, but this year all the competitors will be local restaurant and catering professionals. The event will be held April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at First Church of God.

The competitors are Bruno’s BBQ & Catering, Daniel Menu & Party Consulting, Pickles Café and Ceruti’s at Eagle Glen Event Center.

PROMOTING WORK ZONE SAFETY: Ind. 205 project to begin soon; officials await go-ahead

March 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — This week marks the start of highway construction season and the Indiana State Police is collaborating with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to draw awareness to motorist and worker safety.

Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed March 23-27 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana. With more than $1.3 billion worth of construction projects planned for this year, drivers will see more work on existing state highways, roads and bridges.

WHITLEY CO. ROOTS: ‘We’re well established, ever growing’

March 24, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY – The Post & Mail will publish three special sections in coming days that will demonstrate that our Whitley County Community is “well established and ever growing.”

The series of special sections has an over-arching theme of Whitley County Roots, with subthemes dealing with how we as a community “cultivate, nurture and thrive.”

Included in the special sections will be progress reports on our county communities, government, non-profits, agriculture, education, and overall quality of life.

MILITARY ACADEMY: Henley designs Class of 2018 crest

March 24, 2015

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The United States Military Academy at West Point unveiled the crest for the class of 2018 during its Plebe-Parent weekend. Adeline Henley, granddaughter of Keith and Beverly Henley, of Columbia City, addressed the assembled students and parents to explain the significance of her design that was chosen to be the crest for the freshman class.

SOUTH WHITLEY — Thanks to a terrific effort by Whitko Athletic Director Casey Stouffer to ready the...
ROCHESTER, Mich. — The Whitley County YMCA Rapids swim team had its most successful showing at the...
WEST LAFAYETTE — Track and field athletes from Whitko and Churubusco High Schools took part in the...


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