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October 30th, 2014

CHURCH DIRECTORY BOOKLET: Insert in Post & Mail newspaper

October 30, 2014

A Church Directory Booklet will be inserted in today's copy of the Post & Mail newspaper. Pick one up at a local newsstand.

COLUMBIA CITY SPIRIT POSTER: Good Luck Eagles - Beat New Haven

October 30, 2014

Columbia City Spirit Posters will be available in today's Post & Mail newspaper. The Columbia City Eagles football team will play New Haven in game two of sectionals Friday night.

October 29th

DINNER WITH REP. CANDIDATES: Local GOP to host state candidates and Hog Roast

October 29, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County GOP will be sponsoring a Hog Roast & Voter Appreciation Evening this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitley County 4-H Community Center. During the appreciation dinner, Indiana’s three state-wide Republican candidates will speak, including: Connie Lawson (Secretary of State), Suzanne Crouch (Auditor of State) and Kelly Mitchell (Treasurer of State). The event is free; dinner and trick-or-treats will be provided.

SPOOKY DANCE: ETA hosts 3rd annual Halloween Dance

October 29, 2014

Eagle Tech Academy (ETA) opened its doors to high school students for its third annual Halloween Dance Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. Originated by ETA student Jasmine Hiss during her sophomore year, the Halloween Dance has become a completely student-run activity. Students brought in the decorations, contacted the facilitators, wrote the proposal for the dance, created and sold the tickets, as well as ran the dance throughout the night. They conceptualized with the dance room, movies in the commons, dance off, pumpkin pie eating contest and the pumpkin decorating room.

104 POUNDER: First year, big pumpkins

October 29, 2014

Ryan Romanowski, of Tri-Lakes, tried his hand at raising organic pumpkins this year. His attempt was a success, growing several large pumpkins, as pictured above. Romanowski’s largest pumpkin weighed in at 104 pounds.

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CODY COUSINS DEAD: Jailed in shooting death of Purdue student, found dead in cell

October 29, 2014

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (Oct. 29, 2014) – Cody Cousins, the man who killed Purdue University student Andrew Boldt, committed suicide in prison, his attorney said.

Cody Cousins, 24, was sentenced to 65 years for Boldt’s murder on Sept. 19. He killed himself at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. According to the Department of Correction, Cousins was found unresponsive in his cell during a routine security check Tuesday night. Staff tried to revive him but couldn’t. Cousins had cut his neck and arms, investigators said. He was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday. An autopsy is pending.

HOMESCHOOL PART II: Parents seek ‘the best education possible’

October 29, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the second part in The Post & Mail’s series on homeschooling.

WHITLEY COUNTY — As a mother of four children, Whitley County resident Amy Sigler wants what any other parent would want for their children — the best education possible. Because of this, Sigler spends a good deal of her time researching materials and pondering teaching methods as she walks through the stacks of the Peabody Public Library.

PASSAGES CELEBRATES: Awards, honors and 60 years

October 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc. celebrated its 60-year anniversary Monday by kicking it off with the Passages and Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation Annual Meeting.

3 FOR 3: Little Turtle Elementary harriers setting the pace for 1-mile runs

October 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Little Turtle Elementary Schools boys cross country team walked into three invitationals this season and ran away with three titles — posting an undefeated season with numerous individual awards.

Emogene Leasure, 95

October 29, 2014

June. 1, 1919 — Oct. 27, 2014
Emogene H. “Jean” Leasure, 95, North Manchester, died at 2:20 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester.
She was born June 1, 1919, in Kosciusko County, to Emory and Mary (Warner) Hossler.
She graduated from Pierceton High School (Pierceton) in 1937, and from Manchester College where she received a BS degree in education. She received her master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Purdue University in 1964.


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