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SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:Chamber honors community at banquet

October 22, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet.

COLUMBIA CITY — Numerix, a precision CNC machining company, was honored by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year. Jeff Johnson’s former employer, Micropulse, was the chamber’s Large Business of the Year winner at Tuesday night’s annual banquet.

WOMEN IN BIZ: Special salute begins today in your Post & Mail

October 22, 2014

This is National Women in Business Week and, starting with Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail, four local businesswomen will be featured during the next four days.

The annual popular feature is "a must read" and can be found on page 2 of Wednesday's, Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's editions of your local Whitley County newspaper.

Find out who is featured by picking up your copy of The Post & Mail on newsstands throughout Whitley County.

SEWER RATE: City makes progress on utility hike

October 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After months of discussion, the City of Columbia City is in the process of drafting an ordinance for increasing the sewer rate for its utility users. Several meetings ago, officials agreed that the rate would be increased in steps over the next three years. In 2015, there will be a $7 increase. In 2016, there will be a $6 increase, and in 2017, there will be a $5 hike.

CAREER CHOICES: WhitleyForward seeks to improve job skills

October 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Anyone curious about a new career or feeling stuck in a job is likely searching for opportunities to advance.
Whether undecided about going back to school or looking to earn a working certificate to improve your job skills, everyone is invited to WhitleyForward, in conjunction with Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast and Huntington University, for a free career path testing and counseling service.

YOUTH COUNCIL: Inaugural Halloween Parade set for Nov. 1

October 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Youth Council has spent the last several weeks planning the city’s inaugural Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, which will be held downtown Nov. 1. The Saturday, Nov. 1 parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and will travel east on Van Buren Street and south on Chauncey Street before coming to an end at the blacktop on the west side of the Whitley County Courthouse lawn.

CAR COLLECTION: Fall Harvest Festival

October 21, 2014

The Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds were flooded with festival-goers Saturday morning for the club’s Fall Harvest Festival. The festival included a car show (pictured), art show, food and games for children. The 4-H Club is continuing the fall fun this weekend with the 4-H Spooktacular Event Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H Center.

FALL COLORS: Enjoy them while you can

October 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow may not last long this season, officials say. Carrie Tauscher, of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, on Monday said the recent cool, rainy and windy weather will likely put a damper on the autumn colors.

$2M BOND: Taxes expected to be raised for technology project

October 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — By unanimous vote Monday evening, Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees elected to move forward with its proposed $2 million technology project. The project will address the district’s technology needs, from infrastructure to eventually putting devices in the hands of every student in the district.

HOLIDAY PREP: USPS urges residents to send packages early

October 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With Halloween fast approaching and retailers setting out merchandise for Christmas earlier than ever before, the U.S. Postal Service is prepping for the big holiday rush. The USPS is urging residents to be proactive this year when sending out packages, letters and cards to guarantee timely deliveries.

NEW TECH DIRECTOR: WCCS hire to start today

October 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After reviewing more than 50 applications, Whitley County Consolidated Schools has hired a new technology director. Former Tech Director Anne Plunkett officially resigned Sept. 5, and since receiving notice of her departure prior to that, school officials formed a committee, accepted applications, and conducted interviews before selecting Ronald Allen as the next tech director.

‘UNDEAD’ INVADE: Run wild in city for good cause

October 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Shambling packs of the undead roamed the streets of Columbia City this weekend in search of victims — for a good cause. The non-profit organization Signature Giving sponsored The Running Dead 5K run/walk Saturday to raise funds for its job training assistance programs for seniors and adults seeking higher education.

COUNCIL APPROVES SALARY: Minor adjustments to city ordinance

October 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council approved its annual salary ordinance for its 80 city employees last week. After an approximate $1,000 raise for employees last year, there were little changes to the salary ordinance for 2014. One change is the addition of volunteer fire assistance pay.

BAND ADVANCE: Columbia City High School's marching band goes to finals

October 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School’s Marching Eagles have spent 257.7 hours in practice and performance preparing for this year’s season.
For the 38 members of the band, it was worth the effort, as the Marching Eagles are advancing to the Scholastic Finals after a strong performance in the qualifying round last week at Homestead — for the first time in school history.

GAMES AND GORE: Columbia City Parks Department hosts mother/son Halloween party

October 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Park Department hosted its first mother/son Halloween party Friday night at Morsches Park.
A spin-off of the department’s annual father/daughter dance, officials said they wanted to spread the fun to mothers and sons as well, creating the fall event.

CRIMINAL CORRECTIONS: Whitley County to conduct feasibility study

October 18, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Due to recent legislative changes by the state of Indiana, the Whitley County Department of Corrections will likely be dealing with an increase of jail inmates and supervised community criminals, such as those individuals enrolled in work release and home detention.

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