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Snow falls again

March 14, 2014

Pictured is snow moved back into the area Wednesday, creating picture-perfect scenes and slick roadways.

Program to cover weeds, nitrogen use

March 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Purdue Extension in Whitley County is sponsoring a private applicator recertification program April 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the 4-H Center in Columbia City.

This program will count as one of the three required programs for private applicators (pesticide and/or Category 14) during the five-year active period of their license.

Registration, refreshments, and payment for the program will take place from 8:15 a.m. until the program begins at 9 a.m.

Season ends with a close loss

March 14, 2014

Pictured is Churubusco’s boys basketball season ended last week with a close loss in the sectional semifinal. Pictured are T.J. Campbell (left) and Beau Barkley.


March 14, 2014

Solid waste
The March 17 meeting for the Solid Waste District will take place at 5:30 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. as previously publicized.

Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Items on the agenda include recognition of the district’s Difference Makers and Columbia City High School’s FFA group for their national championship.
The board will also approve of the hiring of a new director of business and operations.


Jagger earns state honors for photo: ISMS student wins best photo in Middle School Div.

March 14, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — A local student’s photo earned state recognition last week.
Alissa Jagger’s photo, “Price for Freedom” (pictured right), won the Middle School Division at the statewide exhibition at the Indiana Statehouse on Sunday.

The photo was featured in The Post & Mail several weeks ago, as Jagger earned honorable mention in the Regional Scholastic Competition.

Jagger’s art teacher, Mary Hilger, decided to enter Jagger’s photo in another competition, the Indiana Youth Art Month Celebration.

Jagger’s photo competed against middle school art from around the state.

AT-RISK YOUTH: WCCS discusses alternative learning program

March 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Since its inception, Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Eagle Opportunity Program to Success has helped four students graduate, ensuring a better future for Whitley County’s at-risk youth.

The alternative education program rolled out last fall for middle and high school students, helping them earn a combined 27 credits so far this year, and advancing in their academic careers.

LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: State lawmakers resolve several issues in session

March 14, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the first in a three-part series recapping the recent legislative session.

INDIANAPOLIS — Legislators finished their session at the Statehouse Thursday, and some key issues were dealt with after much debate.

On the list of laws passed, several items are expected to trickle down with a significant impact on Whitley County and its residents.

Lawmakers approved of new tax cuts for businesses, the first-ever state funds for quality pre-kindergarten education for low-income children, and agreed to invest $400 million in roads and bridges.

Not-so-boring board games

March 14, 2014

Charlotte Misiora, 4, along with her father, Tim (right) contemplate their next move on a board game at Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, Thursday afternoon. The library typically hosts the board game gathering two Wednesdays per month. Due to poor weather this Wednesday, the game day was moved to Thursday this week.

CITY TO TEST SIRENS IN STATEWIDE DRILL: Sunday begins Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week

March 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City will be joining the rest of Indiana Thursday in a statewide tornado siren test.

Gov. Mike Pence proclaimed March 16 to 22 as Severe Weather and Flood Safety Preparedness Week, and local officials are participating in statewide activities.


March 14, 2014


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