Archive - Jan 2014
Regardless of bitter cold temperatures and inches upon inches of snow, postal carriers push through the winter weather to deliver mail to Whitley County residents. Pictured, Troy Jagger, a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, delivers mail on Washington Street in Columbia City Saturday. Sunday, the price of stamps increased to 49 cents to cover what the department says is a growing revenue loss for letter and mail delivery.
ALBION â Cornerstone Christian School has announced the second quarter Honor Roll. The Pastorâs Honor Roll is between 94 to 100 percent of the children.
Second & third graders
Fourth & fifth graders
COLUMBIA CITY â A woman accused of dealing prescription drugs will have a bench trial Tuesday in Whitley County Circuit Court, winter weather permitting.
Carrie L. Hammons, 37, of Columbia City, was arrested in late June of 2013 and given two charges of dealing in a Schedule I, II or III controlled substance.
Her bench trial Tuesday will begin at 9 a.m. Her attorney is Robert W. Love.
Hammons was originally set to have a jury trial. But a motion was made last week to have it changed to a bench trial.
An open invitation has been issued to Whitley County residents to photographically document their winter life â two-days only â on Super Bowl Weekend (and Groundhog Day) â February 1-2.
Photo submissions to this special Post & Mail project will be placed in a unique newspaper publication to be published in late February.
âA Winter Weekend in the Life of Whitley Countyâ will herald slice-of-life happenings in our county community, such as community events, family outings, work-related activities â just about anything imaginable.
Mother Nature blew a snow drift all the way to the gutter of a home in Carlin Court in Smith Township Saturday. The section of roof pictured is 6 feet tall.
COLUMBIA CITY â John Woodmansee is the new Extension Educator working in agriculture and natural resources in Whitley County and in Noble County.
Woodmansee grew up on a family farm in Grant County. They raised corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, hogs, cattle and rabbits. From time to time they had a horse or two.
He got his undergraduate degree in agricultural education from Purdue University, and his graduate degree was also from Purdue in vocational education. Woodmansee taught high school agriculture at Batesville High School for three years.
COLUMBIA CITY â Peabody Public Library recently announced its special events, contest and cancellations for the month of February.
Tatting has been cancelled until April.
âąJeopardy! 2014 will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 and 25 at 6 p.m. Join a team or come and watch the Albertsons defend their title.
âąPBS Kids Go! Writers Contest and PPL Writers Contest â
COLUMBIA CITY â As the snow drifts get higher and the impending ISTEP+ test gets closer, educators worry that students may lose skills due to less time in the classroom.
In addition, the extra time off from school has parents fighting the never ending battle of cabin fever.
Tammy Weimer, principal at Little Turtle Elementary School, says keeping a childâs brain engaged can happen at home.
Winter weather forecasts may bring groans from most Whitley County residents, but a home in Columbia City added a little humor to the white stuff that piled up in their front yard. A sign that reads, âFree Snow â shovel all you want,â provides a comical perspective to what seems to be a never ending winter.
WATERLOO â Columbia Cityâs boys basketball C-Team won a holiday tournament Dec. 30.
The Eagles defeated DeKalb in the opener, 44-24, and defeated Homestead in the finals, 39-36.
Against DeKalb, Rob Wood led the Eagles in scoring with 15 points. Brock Snouffer had 13, Noah Wigent 10, Brendon Slagal scored three, David Osborn had two and Jordan Bechtold had one point.