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Archive - Feb 2012

February 9th

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.

February 8th

BREAKING NEWS: Robbery at Walgreens

February 8, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Walgreens Pharmacy in Columbia City was robbed at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh, the suspect was described as a white male, 5'7" to 5'10", with a medium build and red facial hair. He was reported wearing a black hat, black jacket and blue jeans.

According to police scanner traffic he was believed to get in a vehicle near carriage house flowers and headed southbound on Line St.

Columbia City and Indiana State Police are investigating the scene.

SMITH-GREEN SCHOOLS: Building plan discussed by board

February 8, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — “Just bite the bullet and complete this entire project,” said Mel Egolf, former Smith-Green Community school board member and Noble County farmer.
That was said during a public work session Monday night in Churubusco.
Members of the board were discussing with the public the proposed building plan, presented to them by the Strategic Planning Committee of the school.
Superintendent Steve Darnell heads that committee and explained the process of the plan.
“We met for five months,” said Darnell.


February 8, 2012

Judy Platt doesn’t like the spotlight, but that’s exactly what she got at Monday’s Smith-Green Community School Board meeting.
Platt was honored as the Teacher of the Month.
Platt has taught fourth grade at Churubusco Elementary School for 22 years. She began her teaching career while working for Cindy Zollinger, also a fourth teacher at CES.
“Judy came in with a passion for students from the very beginning and continues with that same intense passion today,” said Zollinger.


February 8, 2012

The gym floor of Churubusco High School was rockin' during Saturday’s Zumba-thon, which had 35 women getting fit, rocking out and having a blast at the inaugural event designed to raise money for the upcoming Churubusco Junior-Senior High School aerobics class. The Zumba instructor was Kellie (Barker) Malone (pictured), of Kendallville. Silent auction items and baked goods were donated by several area businesses and students.

Churubusco girls advance; down South Adams

February 8, 2012

MONROE — The Churubusco Lady Eagles began their “second season” with a trip to Adams Central High School to take on a statistically similar South Adams Lady Starfire squad with the winner advancing to meet host Adams Central in the semifinals.

’Busco’s season will continue as they jumped out to a big first quarter lead and used a stifling defense to take a 42-27 win over the Lady Starfires.

The Lady Eagles extended their defense keeping the Lady Starfires off balance the entire first half, holding South Adams to three first quarter points and only seven in the entire first half.


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