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Archive - Feb 9, 2012

BACK FROM INDY: Sigler back on the job after weighty White case

February 9, 2012

The Decatur Daily Democrat
COLUMBIA CITY – Dan Sigler was back at work Monday in his Columbia City law office after a dramatic weekend in which the state official he was prosecuting was found guilty by a jury — a verdict Sigler learned of at his home while in bed recuperating from the flu.
“Everyone’s calling today to see if they’re in my will,” Sigler laughed over the telephone.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Local autism workshop deemed a success

February 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — It was not your average teachers’ meeting at Little Turtle Elementary School Wednesday.
The subject was autism spectrum disorder and education leaders from around the world attended the meeting.
Several international educators specializing in autism were in attendance at LTES.
Also visiting the school were Dr. Ann Cox of the National Professional Development Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. and Melissa Dubie, educational consultant from the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community and Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
Visiting from Saudi Arabia was Ohoud A. Alhaqbani.

INDIANA'S TOP LINKSTER: ISMS' Tyler Green dominates fairways and greens

February 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City may have a young Tiger Woods on its hands.

Tyler Green, student at Indian Springs Middle School is ranked No. 1 in Indiana and No. 12 in the U.S. in his age group in golf.

He recently placed second in a tournament in Arizona.

To read the full article including Green's hole-in-one as a five-year-old, see Thursday's Edition of the Post and Mail.

SCHOOL SAFETY: WCCS to survey parents

February 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees is gearing up to receive feedback from parents in an effort to monitor or improve safety in schools.

According to Dr. Pat O’Connor, the state requires school districts to create what is known as a Discipline Plan.

The plan is comprised of strategies to follow in terms of safety and discipline.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Food fare events, North Manchester ice fest among upcoming 'go-and-do' checklist

February 9, 2012

Spaghetti Dinner
Friday at CCUMC
COLUMBIA CITY – Columbia City United Methodist Church, 605 Forest Parkway, will host a spaghetti dinner Friday, Feb. 10, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit CCUMC’s Childcare and Youth Group.
There will be live music at the $5 per person dinner.

AMVETS offering
prime rib Saturday
SOUTH WHITLEY – AMVETS Post #2919, South Whitley, is hosting a Valentine’s Prime Rib Dinner Open House Saturday, Feb. 11. Boneless chicken will be available too.

'GIANT MICROWAVE': Iotron’s chief explains sterilization processes

February 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Using accelerated electrons to sterilize all sorts of things seems pretty hi-tech for Whitley County. However, for Jeff Blakely, general manager for Iotron Industries, it’s just another day at the office, he told Columbia City Rotarians at their weekly meeting.
One of Whitley County’s newest hi-tech companies that has located in Park 30 Industrial Park, Iotron is a Vancouver-based Canadian firm that chose Whitley county for one of its newer facilities.

WIND FARM OPINIONS: 'Wind farmer' topic creates commentaries in The Post & Mail

February 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – "Wind farmers in Whitley County" is the topic that has flooded The Post & Mail's Opinion pages in recent editions of the newspaper.

A sampling:

"I was 12 years old when rural Whitley County received electricity. However, almost every farm had a windmill, usually located close to the back door of the home.
"They made noise when they were running, made shadow flicker when blades were turning, yet no one got sick or experienced other medical problems.
"I am a former Trustee of Washington Township. I understand budgets, assessed valuations and tax rates.

SUPER PICKER: Janice Daniel big winner in Supercharged Pigskin picks

February 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Janice Daniel, of rural Columbia City, outlasted a field of dozens of entries in The Post & Mail’s “Supercharged Pigskin Picks” contest, earning her $25 and the title of “Super Picker 2012.”
Daniel successfully picked eight of the 12 proposition questions in regards to Sunday’s big game that crowned the New York Giants champions of the National Football League with their 21-17 win over the New England Patriots.
The proposition questions ranged from which team would win the coin toss to which defense would make the first quarterback sack.

SURVEYING SWEETHEARTS: You can feature your story in The Post & Mail

February 9, 2012

The Post & Mail is featuring an online survey to solicit anecdotes on what our readers feel makes their sweetheart so sweet.
To participate, readers can access The Post & Mail website at, click on the link in the upper righthand corner and fill out the attached form.
Results will be published in The Post & Mail sometime during Valentine’s Day week.
There is a 150-word limit.


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