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FOR THE STUDENTS: Mary Raber encourages growth in literacy, math

February 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Mary Raber opened its doors last week to help parents with new teachings in math and literature.

Teachers from each grade provided their own worksheets and instructions to help parents understand exactly what their students are learning, and how they can help their children at home.

Math and Literacy Night started almost five years ago when the PIE, the school’s parent organization, put on a school book fair.

CHAMBER'S EXPO: To celebrate businesses, non-profits

February 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The 2015 Whitley County Chamber of Commerce's Whitley County EXPO is slated for Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Indian Springs Middle School.

The annual event highlights local businesses and non-profits in Whitley Co-unty, inviting visitors to learn more. Admission and parking are free.

The annual event welcomes more than 1,500 residents, with entertainment, an opportunity to sample local food and products, and a mini version of the Whitley County Farmers Market.

PRESCRIPTION ONLY?: Legislatures try to cure meth epidemic

February 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Due to the overwhelming number of methamphetamine incidences in Indiana, government officials are pushing for harsher restrictions on the drug’s key ingredient, pseudoephedrine.

Data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says that 2013 was Indiana’s year to be the meth capital of the country with over 1,800 lab busts by police. Year 2014 showed an 18 percent decrease in lab seizures, but Indiana still managed to rank in the top three states in meth activity.

TOASTY $AVING$: Warm up with more than $156 in coupons and discounts in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

February 28, 2015

In addition to the top local news of the day, features, American Profile magazine and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail – now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County – contains more than $156 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials including those via pre-printed inserts from:
•SmartSource Magazine of coupons;
•CVS Pharmacy;
•Walgreens;
•Walmart;
•Dunham's Sports;
•JC Penney;
•Shoe Carnival;
•Dollar General;
•Dick's Sporting Goods;
•Arby's;
•Superior Tree Service;
•Discount Mattress Center;

FOOTBALL: The Post & Mail debuts legacy poster

February 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Similar to last year’s basketball legacy poster, The Post & Mail has published a Columbia City High School Legacy Football Poster.

The poster is 24x36 inches and includes nearly 300 individual photos of teams, players, coaches and fans from the entire history of CCHS’ fooball program, dating back to 1923.

The poster is suitable for framing and would look great in a family room, den, business office lounge or “mancave.”

CHAMPIONS: ’Busco boys capture NECC title

February 28, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Phil Collins’s “In the Air Tonight” played over the gym speakers as the Class 2A 9th-ranked Churubusco boys basketball team ran onto the gym floor Friday night.

For six Eagles, it was their last time doing this warm-up on their home court.

Churubusco hosted Eastside on senior night, winning 69-39 and taking a share of the conference title.

The gym was packed to say thank you and goodbye to a group of boys who have been part of a historic season.

CLOSE TO HOME: ISIS suspect arrested in Indy

February 27, 2015

A man was arrested earlier this month in Indianapolis, and has now been identified as someone with connections to ISIS.

The arrest was made during Obama's visit earlier this month after police stopped his truck and found weapons. He was taken into custody by the FBI and charged with terrorist-related crimes.

Today,, the suspect was identified as and ISIS-related terrorist, and is one of the six Bosnian terrorists conspiring to funnel money, guns, and military equipment to ISIS fighters in the Middle East.
The suspect is now in custody in Missouri.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Lilly Scholar uses education to study abroad

February 27, 2015

Editor’s note: The following is part of a series on former Whitley County Lilly Community Scholarship winners

CHURUBUSCO — Kelsie Murray graduated from Churubusco High School and was one of two students from Whitley County to receive the Lilly Community Scholarship in 2005. She chose to attend Butler University in Indianapolis where she majored in General Studies as a freshman.

While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Murray was able to study abroad in Athens, Greece and Salamanca, Spain.

WHITLEY CO. STUDENTS: Choosing to stay local

February 27, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY – A recently-released report by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) indicated that most students who graduated from Whitley County high schools chose to attend college either at Ivy Tech or Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne in 2013.

According to the CHE’s College Readiness Report, 279 of the 498 high school graduates in Whitley County enrolled in college in 2013.

Of those who enrolled, 66 chose IPFW and 66 chose Ivy Tech for further education.

TIMES TWO: City adds second junk pick up day

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City residents will now have a second opportunity to have their larger “junk” items picked up by the city’s trash service.

Junk pick up day was previously held once per year, but due to savings with a new trash service that was contracted in 2013, junk pick up will now be held twice per year.

“We are very happy with the service Advanced Disposal has provided,” said Columbia City Common Council President Dan Weigold. “They are timely and work hard to get the trash picked up, even in inclement weather.”

FENDER-BENDER: No injuries in minor accident with school bus

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County Consolidated Schools bus was involved in an early-morning accident at the intersection of Line and Van Buren streets in Columbia City Friday.

At approximately 8 a.m., a WCCS bus carrying about 25 students was involved in a minor collision with a late-model Toyota Camry.

OUTBOUND: Carmen Jagger will travel, study in Peru via Rotary Outbound Youth Exchange

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Carmen Jagger, daughter of Ryan & Leah Jagger of Thorncreek Township, announced Tuesday to her sponsoring Columbia City Rotary Club that her Outbound Youth Exchange destination for next year will be the South American country of Peru.

The Columbia City High School/Eagle Tech Academy student will fly out sometime in July or August for her south-of-the-equator educational experience.

BLUE CREW: Colts’ mascot visits local schools

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY -- BLUE, the mascot of the Indianapolis Colts, visited Little Turtle and Coesse elementary schools on Tuesday.

The 30-minute Blue Crew presentation was part of a program that is visiting 75 different schools in the 2014-15 school year.

SCAM NOTICE: State Police, BBB Warn of "Grandparent Scam"

February 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE - Emergency scams can happen to anyone. Scammers make up an urgent situation saying “I've been arrested,” “I've been mugged,” “I'm in the hospital”. They target friends and family with pleas for help… and money. However, oftentimes, scammers gear their pitch towards unsuspecting seniors with a plea that appears to be coming from their grandchild.

The BBB offers these steps that families can take to avoid the "Grandparent Scam".

IDOE: Release of high school graduation rates

February 26, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — All three of Whitley County’s public school districts are above the state average in graduation rates.

The graduation rate in Indiana for 2014 was 89.6 percent, and all three local districts were above 90 percent, according to statistics released by the Indiana Department of Education.

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