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COLD WAR SECRETS: Divulged by Strach at Peabody Library

October 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As a retired 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Bruce A. Strach has made it a habit to inform the public of the nation’s secrets — well, declassified former secrets.

•VIDEO ALERT• GIANT STANDS TALL: Bumgarner's performance one for the ages

October 30, 2014

VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series
Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night

HOMESCHOOL PART III: Chosen for educational reasons

October 30, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the third part in The Post & Mail’s series on homeschooling.

COLUMBIA CITY — As her oldest child was about to enter kindergarten, Jessica Smith and her husband Scott were faced with the impending decision of their child’s education. “As A.J. was getting closer to going to kindergarten, I found that I couldn’t sleep at night,” said Smith. “God was placing it on my heart to homeschool my son.”

SPECIAL VETERANS SALUTE: Deadline is Friday to include photo, info about your special Veteran

October 30, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY – A 2014 Veterans Day Photo Salute in The Post & Mail newspaper will be published in the Nov. 8 Weekend Edition.

Details about how you can submit photos and information about family members who have served our nation in the military – past or present – can be found in an advertisement on Page A10 of today's newspaper, available at newsstands throughout Whitley County, or by calling the newspaper office at 260 244-5153.

This is an opportunity for the public to honor a loved one, living or deceased, on the pages of this special feature.

MAYOR: No raised taxes for new pool

October 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In more than one instance Tuesday night, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel assured the public and the city council that taxes will not be raised for the construction of a proposed new aquatics facility. The Columbia City Park Board’s proposed $4 million aquatics facility may begin construction next fall, provided land can be purchased and funds can be raised.

CHURCH DIRECTORY BOOKLET: Insert in Post & Mail newspaper

October 30, 2014

A Church Directory Booklet will be inserted in today's copy of the Post & Mail newspaper. Pick one up at a local newsstand.

COLUMBIA CITY SPIRIT POSTER: Good Luck Eagles - Beat New Haven

October 30, 2014

Columbia City Spirit Posters will be available in today's Post & Mail newspaper. The Columbia City Eagles football team will play New Haven in game two of sectionals Friday night.

DINNER WITH REP. CANDIDATES: Local GOP to host state candidates and Hog Roast

October 29, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County GOP will be sponsoring a Hog Roast & Voter Appreciation Evening this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitley County 4-H Community Center. During the appreciation dinner, Indiana’s three state-wide Republican candidates will speak, including: Connie Lawson (Secretary of State), Suzanne Crouch (Auditor of State) and Kelly Mitchell (Treasurer of State). The event is free; dinner and trick-or-treats will be provided.

SPOOKY DANCE: ETA hosts 3rd annual Halloween Dance

October 29, 2014

Eagle Tech Academy (ETA) opened its doors to high school students for its third annual Halloween Dance Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. Originated by ETA student Jasmine Hiss during her sophomore year, the Halloween Dance has become a completely student-run activity. Students brought in the decorations, contacted the facilitators, wrote the proposal for the dance, created and sold the tickets, as well as ran the dance throughout the night. They conceptualized with the dance room, movies in the commons, dance off, pumpkin pie eating contest and the pumpkin decorating room.

104 POUNDER: First year, big pumpkins

October 29, 2014

Ryan Romanowski, of Tri-Lakes, tried his hand at raising organic pumpkins this year. His attempt was a success, growing several large pumpkins, as pictured above. Romanowski’s largest pumpkin weighed in at 104 pounds.

Submit your fall harvest photos to The Post & Mail at community@thepostandmail.com.

CODY COUSINS DEAD: Jailed in shooting death of Purdue student, found dead in cell

October 29, 2014

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (Oct. 29, 2014) – Cody Cousins, the man who killed Purdue University student Andrew Boldt, committed suicide in prison, his attorney said.

Cody Cousins, 24, was sentenced to 65 years for Boldt’s murder on Sept. 19. He killed himself at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. According to the Department of Correction, Cousins was found unresponsive in his cell during a routine security check Tuesday night. Staff tried to revive him but couldn’t. Cousins had cut his neck and arms, investigators said. He was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday. An autopsy is pending.

HOMESCHOOL PART II: Parents seek ‘the best education possible’

October 29, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the second part in The Post & Mail’s series on homeschooling.

WHITLEY COUNTY — As a mother of four children, Whitley County resident Amy Sigler wants what any other parent would want for their children — the best education possible. Because of this, Sigler spends a good deal of her time researching materials and pondering teaching methods as she walks through the stacks of the Peabody Public Library.

PASSAGES CELEBRATES: Awards, honors and 60 years

October 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc. celebrated its 60-year anniversary Monday by kicking it off with the Passages and Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation Annual Meeting.

IT'S OFFICIAL, SORT OF: City Council approves 2015 budget

October 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s official — the City of Columbia City’s $5 million budget has been approved for 2015 — sort of. Columbia City Common Council approved the 2015 budget at Tuesday night’s meeting, but city officials won’t know exactly how much money they’re working with until they hear back from the state.

VIDEO: Notre Dame #10 in Initial College Football Playoff Rankings

October 29, 2014

VIDEO: Notre Dame #10 in Initial College Football Playoff Rankings

 

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