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Archive - 2014

July 25th

DELAYS EXPECTED: Road construction to cause kinks in traffic

July 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY - Crews are expected to be working inside the city limits for the next two weeks before heading west toward Ind. 5. INDOT officials advises long delays are expected, and encourages motorists to plan for alternative routes.

July 24th

SPECIAL PUBLICATION: 2013-14 Athletes of the Week will be inserted Friday

July 24, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A special publication featuring the 2013-14 Athletes of the Week will be inserted Friday. Each photograph of high school athletes selected during the school sports season are compiled in this keepsake.

Also in Friday’s edition of The Post & Mail pets will be spotlighted in “Pets On Parade.” Dozens of local pets will be pictured.
Be sure to get a copy of these special publications featuring Whitley County faces, athletes and pets!

POSTCARD PIONEER: History, values and collectability to be presented

July 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A special program focused on postcards will be presented at the Peabody Public Library, 1160 E. Ind. 205 in Columbia City, Saturday, Aug. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Harley Sheets will be the guest speaker. Sheets is the past president of the Indianapolis Postcard Club and co-founder of the Indiana High School Basketball Historical Society.

POP TABS NEEDED: Nearlly a million collected for Ronald McDonald House

July 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Many Whitley County children and families have used the Ronald McDonald House in both Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. Aluminum tabs collected help underwrite the cost of their stay in the house. Several of Whitley County’s elementary schools, churches, individuals and organizations have collected tabs from time to time. County employees, with the support of the Whitley County Commissioners, created two permanent sites for tab drops.

PROTECTING FUEL ALLOCATION: Questions raised over county purchases

July 24, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — As the cost of fuel rises in the current economic climate, it is important that oversight and security exists for Whitley County Municipal Vehicle fuel allocations. “I want to make sure that the fuel we’ve purchased is going to where it’s supposed to,” said Whitley County Commissioner George Schrumpf.

CRAZY COOL-DOWN: Peabody Public Library summer fun

July 24, 2014

Peabody Public Library has hosted several special activities that coincide with its summer reading program, Fizz, Boom, Read. One of those programs was a water-balloon day, held behind the library on East Van Buren Street in Columbia City.


July 24, 2014

Famed musical satirist Weird Al is wowed by latest album's success. View it here!

ONE BANKS TO ANOTHER: Amanda announces candidacy for soon-to-be vacated Senate seat

July 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (July 24, 2014) -- Amanda Banks, wife of State Senator Jim Banks (R-Columbia City), announced today that she will run to fill her husband's vacancy in the Indiana State Senate while he is deployed to Afghanistan during the 2015 legislative session.

See Friday's issue of The Post & Mail for the complete story.

MONK MAKES CHOICE: Destination U. of Indianapolis

July 24, 2014

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and field. Monk holds records in discus at the Fort Wayne Northrop Sectional as well as a regional records. She was the state runner up in discus in 2014 and also competed in shot put at the state meet.

NEW EMA DIRECTOR STARTS: Heflin a hero and academic

July 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Charles Heflin still remembers the sounds of the approaching sirens and howling winter winds as paramedics made their way to the cemetery. Close to his chest, he held the infant, the near lifeless four-day-old child that was abandoned. “I was working as a supervisor for a cable company in Urbana, Ill.,” said Heflin. “I heard over my radio that emergency dispatch had received an anonymous call from a woman reporting she had abandoned her four-day-old infant in a cemetery. “


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