Archive - 2014
Indianaâ€™s Secretary of State Connie Lawson made an appearance at Eagle Tech Academy in Columbia City Thursday afternoon to speak with students about the importance of financial literacy, with a focus on understanding the importance of budgeting and how credit cards impact credit scores before graduation. For more information on financial literacy for Hoosiers, visit www.IndianaInvestmentWatch.com
Local races are heating up in Whitley County as residents are preparing to cast their votes in Tuesdayâ€™s primary election.
Three Republican seats are contested on the ballot â€” House Representative, Whitley County Prosecutor and Whitley County Sheriff.
The candidates of these races have been present at numerous community events to share their viewpoints on several issues.
In the prosecutorâ€™s race, incumbent Matthew Rentschler is opposed by Bruce Scott.
Q: If people could know one thing about you to decide whether you would make a good prosecutor, what would it be?
For the past several weeks, The Post & Mail has featured a historical photograph that depicts Whitley County life.
No doubt for some readers, the Timewarp Tuesday feature has brought back memories of glory days on the basketball court, what used to be at Columbia City High School, and classmates that may have moved on.
The Post & Mail is pleased to offer this feature in future issues, and has partnered with the Whitley County Historical Museum to solicit residents for photos.
Whitkoâ€™s girls track team picked up a win in a four-way meet Tuesday night.
Though the weather was against them, the Lady Wildcats picked up several first-place finishes in the win.
â€śIt was a very blustery night for a track meet but we came out on top,â€ť said Whitko Head Coach Gary Sims.
Kaitlyn Reed placed first in the 100-meter dash, followed by teammate Abby Overmeyer in second. The 400-meter relay team of Abby Overmeyer, Elaine Warner, Reghan Craig and Lauren Riemersma also picked up a win.
Cameron Evans, 13, a seventh grader at Indian Springs Middle School, attends the after-school program every Wednesday. â€śI wish more kids would come because itâ€™s really fun!â€ť
Maddie Evans, 15, student at Eagle Tech Academy and a regular to The Center said she â€ślovesâ€ť The Center. â€śIt feels as if itâ€™s another family,â€ť said Evans. â€śMy heart is literally filled with love when I leave this place.â€ť
Peyton Maul, a first-time visitor to the program said he enjoyed being at The Center because of the â€śfood, games, as well as the nice and caring people.â€ť
Be sure to see Saturdayâ€™s Post & Mail for the Saturday Selfie feature. Would you like to be seen in the newspaper? Weâ€™re soliciting your selfies.
The Post & Mail would like Whitley County residents to email their selfie pics for a special Saturday feature promoting area people.
Selfies can include you and a friend or family member. Those who submit photos must be willing to accept a reply message that includes 10 quick questions that require a couple of short answers. Your photo and your answers will be published in a weekend issue of The Post & Mail.
Whitkoâ€™s golf team traveled to Rochester Wednesday night to take on two Three Rivers Conference opponents, North Miami and Rochester.
The Wildcats split the match, beating North Miami and falling by three strokes to Rochester.
North Miami did not post a complete score. The Wildcats were led by Danny Zawlocki who scored a 41.
Cole Bechtold was one stroke behind his teammate with a 42, and Will Peters finished in 43 strokes.
The Camp Whitley Board of Directors recently announced Lauren Strandlund, assistant director from 2013, will be stepping into the role of interim director for the summer of 2014.
Camp Whitley will once again be offering a summer residential camp opportunity for boys and girls ages 7-14 in Whitley County this summer.
The following are the dates for each age group:
Fun Night June 13-14, First time campers ages 7-8. (Requires a non-refundable deposit of $20 to register. The $20 deposit may then be transferred to the full week registration fee.)
Boys 7-8 â€” June 15-21
Whitkoâ€™s junior varsity softball team picked up an impressive 31-1 victory at Wayne High School.
Andrea Snavely led the Lady Wildcats with five hits, including two doubles and a triple.
Emily Hughes had three hits, including a double and a triple.
Pitcher Tori Silveus helped her own cause with three hits, including two doubles.
Silveus was also sharp on the mound, striking out 11 and giving up two hits.