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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.

MAN CAUGHT LOOKING UP-SKIRT: Davies, 27, admitted to crime at local grocery store

November 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man was arrested for taking photos up a woman’s skirt at a local grocery store. Brandon Davies, 27, has a previous conviction for voyeurism and was arrested last week for an incident that happened Nov. 5 at Kroger in Columbia City.

BLACK OUT: Power outages in Columbia City

November 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Vast power outages have been reported through much of Columbia City Monday morning.

Officials say they hope power will be restored within the next 1-2 hours (noon-1 p.m.), however due to high winds and other factors, and exact time is not known.

Officials advise motorists to use caution at intersections with non-working stoplights.

ADVISORY: Wind Advisory & Flood Warning

November 24, 2014

A FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE EEL RIVER AT NORTH MANCHESTER UNTIL WEDNESDAY MORNING.

...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH...OR GUSTS OVER 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

AN INTENSE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE
UPPER GREAT LAKES TODAY RESULTING IN VERY WINDY CONDITIONS IN OUR
AREA.

'THANK YOU': John Lefever honored for 20 years of service

November 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Philanthropist: a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others.

No better word describes the devotion and dedication of John Lefever to the Whitley County community.

Tuesday night, Lefever was honored by the Whitley County Community Foundation for his 20 years of service as a board member.

“We are so blessed that he has been a part of our cause,” said WCCF Executive Director September McConnell.

READY, SET, $AVE!: More than $108 in coupons, discounts in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

November 22, 2014

We're all warming up to big holiday savings and – they start heating up in this Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail.

In fact, there are more than $108 in coupon savings, discounts and specials in your Post & Mail – now available at newsstands throughout Whitley County!

In addition to the money you can save, you'll also find out about local news, local sports and features that you simply can't obtain anywhere else. Additionally, you'll receive the very popular American Profile magazine and TV Times television digest.

•VIDEO ALERT• Good Things: Three Sweet Sides for a Thanksgiving Meal

November 21, 2014

Who says all your sides have to be savory? Pears, honey, and baked sweet potatoes can go a long way next to stuffing and turkey. Try these recipes for a well-balanced holiday spread.

LOW PRICES AT PUMP IN ’15: Whitley County residents happy with savings

November 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — In Whitley County, gas prices have hovered at less than $3 for the last three weeks. According to AAA, the national average for a gallon of Regular gasoline is approximately $2.85, which is six cents less than the price last week and down 36 cents from this time last year. Many local residents said the recent drop in price has resulted in a savings of approximately $15-20 a week.

HEARTS OF GOLD: 32 honored by Whitley County Community Foundation

November 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Friends, family and neighbors were honored at the Whitley County Community Foundation’s 18th Annual Heart of Gold Awards Ceremony Thursday night at the Eagles Nest.

LOCAL SPORTS PREVIEW: Boys winter sports preview inserted in today's Post & Mail

November 21, 2014

The 2014-15 Whitley County high school winter sports season for boys is previewed in Friday's edition of The Post & Mail.

Included are previews and photos for basketball, wrestling and swimming teams from Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco high schools.

It's all in a special tabloid publication inserted in Friday's Post & Mail!

GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE: Last chance to win a free turkey

November 20, 2014

Start or renew a subscription to The Post & Mail by the end of TODAY ONLY and be entered in a drawing for 1 of 2 free turkeys.

AUTOPSY RESULTS: Inmate death ruled a suicide

November 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The death of a jail inmate has been ruled a suicide by Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger.

Kevin J. Minnix, 48, of Columbia City, was found dead in his cell at the Whitley County Jail Tuesday night.

Dellinger said Minnix was found with the string of his hooded sweatshirt wrapped around his neck and tied to a door hinge.

According to police reports, Minnix was detained Tuesday afternoon for operating while intoxicated, criminal mischief and operating as a habitual traffic offender.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lines down on Main Street

November 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Motorists are advised to avoid the area of Main and North streets while crews clean up from a property damage car accident that knocked down an electrical pole and put power lines on the street.

NO FOUL PLAY: Coroner investigates inmate's death

November 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After an autopsy of a Columbia City man who died in jail Tuesday night, Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger said no foul play is suspected in the case.

Kevin J. Minnix, 48, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

According to a press release by Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges, Minnix was arrested by WCSD Deputy Scott Schimtt at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday for operating while intoxicated, criminal mischief and driving as a habitual traffic violator.

TWO HONORS CONVERGE: Sen. Banks sworn in while deployed

November 19, 2014

AFGHANISTAN — It was just another day of swearing in new legislators at the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday — except for one. Banks was sworn into office via Skype, an online video web chat, from halfway across the world — a first in Indiana’s history.

 

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