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Archive - Nov 16, 2013

Teleconferencing changes face of courts

November 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — In an effort to improve safety and save money, video teleconferencing will begin soon for the Whitley County Court Systems.

New equipment recently installed will take advantage of technology, and allow some court hearings to be held with the defendant not physically present in the Courthouse.

Among the benefits expected to be reaped are increased savings and safety.
Sheriff Mark Hodges said a great deal of time and money has been spent on inmate transportation.

Peabody programs cover multitude of mediums

November 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, has rows of shelves featuring a variety of book titles and genres.

Special designated areas highlight books for teens as well as children in hopes of engaging readers at a young age.

It is this early introduction to reading that sparked an initiative at the library, one that has parents and children committing to reading books by the thousand.

Beating the bulge

November 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With holiday feasts to tempt the palate and challenge the waistband, the Whitley County YMCA if offering a chance to stave off the holiday weight gain.

Starting Tuesday, Whitley Weighs In, a spring health and fitness challenge, will be concentrated to am eight-week program designed to help participants stay accountable and keep holiday weight gain at bay.

The holiday weigh in is a shorter version of the traditional Whitley Weighs In challenge.

Slew of signings

November 16, 2013

Columbia City High School had four female athletes sign to play college at Division I schools Friday.

Pictured, from left: Andrea Richter, swimming, Ball State; Kalisha Goree, volleyball, Ohio State; Gabrielle Hazen, volleyball, Northwestern and Samantha Roush, cross country and track, Indiana University.

See The Post & Mail next week for feature stories on each athlete.

Col. City comes out on top of shootout

November 16, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitley County rivalry matchup between Columbia City and Whitko was a shootout — to say the least.

Despite back-and-fourth action between the rivals, the Lady Eagles used second-half free throws to take an 81-68 win.

While Columbia City has beaten the Lady Wildcats the last five years in a row — the Lady Eagles have not scored more than 80 points in any game since 2000 — 13 years ago.

 

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