March 3rd, 2015
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” As the economy rebounds from the recent recession, Northeast Indiana in general, and Whitley County in particular are looking to the manufacturing sector to fuel the recovery.
Fort Wayne Canterbury Schoolâ€™s Darby Maggard (right) and Coach Wayne Kreiger, both of Whitley County, are headed to the Indiana High School Girls Basketball State Finals this weekend after winning the Warsaw Semi-State Saturday. This is Maggardâ€™s fourth trip to the state finals as a Lady Cavalier.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Post & Mail, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Field Band, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will host The Volunteers, a six-person band, for one performance Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m. at Newell Rice Auditorium at Columbia City High School.
The 90-minute show is a ticketed event, but tickets are free of charge. Free tickets are available at The Post & Mailâ€™s business office, 927 W. Connexion Way in Armstrong Industrial Park, American Legion Post 98 and VFW Post 5582, both in Columbia City. This is an all-ages event.
As predicted, freezing rain fell on Whitley County shortly after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, encasing vehicles in ice and turning sidewalks, parking lots, streets, roads and highways into skating rinks.
Warming temperatures this afternoon are forecast to change the freezing rain to rain only.
Meanwhile, schools were delayed or closed due to the hazardous dose of winter weather.
Robert Williams found a woolly worm (above) on his doorstep at 115 McDonald Ave. in Columbia City last week, when the temperature was 16 degrees. The worm is black on its ends and has a large section of brown in the middle.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Nancy Beyhan, the Spanish teacher at Eagle Tech Academy, created a unique project for her senior Spanish 3 class.
Students created their very own superheroes and super villains, then made their own comic books and costumes for their super beings. The origin of their comic books had to be from a Spanish-speaking country.
Indiana high school boys basketball sectionals begin Tuesday night. Columbia City is hosting its own sectional, facing Mississinewa at 6 p.m., and Whitko travels to West Noble to take on Wawasee at 6 p.m. Churubusco drew the bye and will play the winner of Adams Central and Woodlan in the semi-finals Friday night at Woodlan. Above, Mason Coverstone shoots a 3-pointer at Concordia Friday night in the Eaglesâ€™ final regular-season game.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Columbia City-Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Department issued its report for 2014, detailing a busy year.
During 2014, the department issued building permits for 82 new single-family dwellings with an estimated value of $15,427,400, down from 89 permits with a value of $18,068,500 in 2013.
The department issued six permits for two-family dwellings with a value of approximately $750,000. There were no multi-family permits issued in 2013.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School senior Macie Hinen signed a letter of intent to attend Bethel College in Mishawaka, where she will play basketball.
Hinen was a 1st-Team All-Northeast Hoosier Conference selection this year and was named the 21 Alive Player of the Week in December after hitting the winning basket in Columbia Cityâ€™s 58-57 win over Carroll.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indiana Farm Bureau hosted its annual Farmerâ€™s Share Breakfast with Legislators Saturday morning at the Whitely County Agriculture Museum on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Regional Manager Susan Lawrence and Whitley County President Dane Drew hosted the breakfast and passed out surveys regarding community issues.
Local farmers enjoyed a light breakfast and had the opportunity to speak with Ind. Rep. Chris Judy about his positions on local political issues.