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ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS: Vardaman Insurance offers its best

December 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – "We hope the holidays bring you much warmth, love and happiness!" That's the wish from Vardaman Insurance, 244 Frontage Rd., in Columbia City.

An agent for Erie insurance, Vardaman Insurance can be reached at 260 248-8201 and offers the very best in auto, home, business, life, health and high risk insurances.

Even Santa is insured with Vardaman Insurance, just in case The Jolly Elf has an incident dropping down your chimney!

SUNDAY & CHRISTMAS EVE: Services highlighted at Columbia City United Methodist Church

December 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – "Come join us! Christmas makes everything NEW!," proclaims the staff and congregation at Columbia City United Methodist Church.

Warm and welcoming to visitors, CCUMC is located at 605 N. Forest Parkway in Columbia City. Their phone number is 244-7671 and the website is www.columbiacityUMC.com

Sunday, Dec. 21 worship services are 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Christmas Eve Services on Wednesday, Dec. 24 are at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and will include children and family candlelight services.

Please plan on attending Columbia City United Methodist Church soon!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Flower Barn & Treasures offers gift

December 20, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY – Flower Barn & Treasures, located at 114 N. State St., in South Whitley, wishes "Happy Holidays" to all. The business is offering 15% off on selected items.

You can stop by or call 723-4583. Email address is: dj.bowers@mchsi.com

HAPPY TIME: Wheeler Mechanical Services issues greeting

December 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Wheeler Mechanical Services LLC, 309 Diamond Ave., Columbia City has issued its holiday best wishes. "In appreciation of our customers during the past year, we extend our very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"

With 45 years of experience, Wheeler Mechanical Services has certainly made its mark in heating, plumbing and cooling for local and area customers, whether residential, commercial or industrial.

Wheeler Mechanical offers 24-hour service and can be contacted at 260 244-6328. Their website is www.wheelermechanical.com.
CO#50900283

MEGABUS CRASHES: Dozens hurt in Southern Indiana bus wreck

December 20, 2014

More than two dozen people were injured when a double-decker bus traveling from Chicago to Atlanta slid off an interstate in southern Indiana near Seymour and rolled on its side early Saturday.

The bus, operated by Megabus and carrying about 70 passengers, left the road about 5:30 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 65 in Seymour, Indiana State Police Trooper Clifton Elston said.

CHRISTMAS CHEER: Churubusco Middle School students help with U.S.O.

December 20, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Seeking to spread Christmas cheer and express gratitude to the servicemen and women of the armed services, five Churubusco Middle School students, along with their teacher, personally delivered hand-made Christmas cards to more than 300 members of the Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing.

FINAL SPRINT TO CHRISTMAS: Holiday bargains and coupons in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

December 20, 2014

Christmas shoppers can find nearly $100 in discounts and coupon savings in the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail, now available on newsstands throughout Whitley County.

In addition to important local news, sports and features, the Weekend Edition contains preprinted inserts from:
• CVS Pharmacy;
• Walgreens;
• Dunham's Sports;
• JC Penney;
• Dick's Sporting Goods;
• Aaron's;
• Aladdin Vacuum Cleaner Sales & Services;
• Whitetail Properties;
• and The Post & Mail.

• VIDEO OF THE DAY • GOOD THINGS: Unforgettable holiday cookies

December 19, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies
’Tis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.

READING GIFT: Local Literacy Council looking for volunteers to attend tutor training programs in January

December 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – If you are looking for a way to volunteer and improve the lives of people right here in Whitley County, the Whitley County Literacy Council has an opportunity for you.
The Literacy Council is currently seeking volunteers to tutor adults who want to prepare for the High School Equivalency test or improve their basic reading skills.
Volunteers and students are matched based on tutor preferences and student requirements in Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science.
No previous experience is necessary, and all training and materials are supplied.

Big bites . . . and it’s gone

December 19, 2014

Crews with Kim L. Reiff & Sons, new property owners, began taking big bites out of this former gas station at 315 West Van Buren St. in Columbia City about mid-day on Wednesday. The building’s corner positioning on the lot, and its long history as a downtown service station, made the structure unique. Perhaps most notably it was Barnett’s Gas Station for years. By the end of the day the structure was leveled.

TRAFFIC SNARL: Noon time re-kindle of house fire causes street re-routing

December 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Those going for noon lunch encountered a traffic snarl near Line and North streets due to fire personnel responding to a re-kindle of a structure fire at 504 N. Line St.

The house caught fire Thursday afternoon.

A hot spot that re-kindled at noon Friday was quickly put out by firemen.

DATE SET: Smith-Green establishes graduation

December 19, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Members of the Smith-Green Community School Board decided 3-2 to set the graduation date for seniors for Sunday, June 7.
The board’s decision did not come lightly, as it was initially tabled by board member Luke Gross for further discussion.
Gross said his decision was based primarily on a need for additional discussion.

BEST LIGHTS: Columbia City judges, awards top Christmas decorations

December 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Judging for Columbia City Municipal Electric’s annual Christmas Lighting Decorating Contest has concluded with the following awards:

Overall Winner
•Paul & Joyce Coulter
1595 E. Sparrow Cove
Eagle Glen
Columbia City

Northwest Quadrant
•Chad & Laurie Richter
323 N Main St.
Columbia City

Northeast Quadrant
•Steve & Rosemary Brown
325 E. Shorewood Ct.
Columbia Shores
Columbia City

Southeast Quadrant
•Duane & Tamie Miller
600 E. Hanna St.
Columbia City

Southwest Quadrant
•Jim & Lois Brandenburg
416 W. Spencer St.

ABEAMS PROGRAM: Putting CCHS students ahead

December 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In nautical terminology “abeam” means “to be even with.”
At the December meeting of the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees, six Columbia City High School students presented information on how Columbia City High School’s Career and Technical Education program and ABEAMS has put them not even with, but rather, ahead on the pathway to a career.

 

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