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February 13th, 2015

IHSAA SEMI-STATE: County wrestlers prepare

February 13, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Eight Whitley County wrestlers will take the next step on the road to a possible IHSAA State Championship on Saturday when they compete in the Fort Wayne Semi-State at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

The top four finishers in each weight class will advance to the Feb. 21 State Finals to be held at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Six wrestlers from Columbia City and two from Churubusco will be seeking Semi-State titles.

TWICE IS NICE: CCHS’s City Heat wins Grand Champion in second competition

February 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City High School’s City Heat won Grand Champion for the second time in two invitationals.

The mixed (boys and girls) show choir placed first at the first competition in Fishers, and again at the Northrop Invitational on Saturday.

The choir competed in the invite’s small school division along with six other schools with enrollments of 1,700 students or less.

Choir Director Rosalie Geller said the group was excited with its results.

February 12th


February 12, 2015

Snow on the ground creates a beautiful landscape for sunrises in Whitley County. Bitter cold air is in the forecast for Northeast Indiana, with high temperatures dipping into single digits on Sunday, and a low of three degrees below zero on Saturday night. Send your winter photos to The Post & Mail for a special publication. Photos should be submitted to All people in the photos should be identified, and photos should either be taken in Whitley County or include Whitley County residents.

80 NEW JOBS: Impact CNC to expand in Columbia City

February 12, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY —Locally based Impact CNC, LLC, a production machining company, announced plans today to add two additional facilities here, creating up to 80 new jobs by 2018.

The company will invest more than $5 million to purchase and equip 35,000 and 50,000-square-foot facilities in Columbia City to provide computer numerical control (CNC) machining services for customers in the automotive, heavy-truck and agricultural industries.

“Indiana’s manufacturing industry is on a roll,” said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Kauffman sees many changes at Passages

February 12, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — Paula Kauffman has been with Passages for more than 10 years, with seven of those years spent as a community direct support professional.
In that time, she has seen incredible growth in both the program and in Passages as a whole.

Rosalie Kreider, 91

February 12, 2015

Sept. 1, 1923 — Feb. 9, 2015
Rosalie Kreider, 91, formerly of Cleveland Township, died at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at Peabody Home in North Manchester where she became a resident in June 2012.
She was born Sept. 1, 1923 in Wabash County, a daughter of Carl and Gladys (Bentz) Wendel. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1941.
On May 31, 1941 she was united in marriage to Samuel T. Kreider. They made their home for a brief period of time south of Liberty Mills then to a farm in Cleveland Township. Mr. Kreider died Oct. 4, 2010.

HEADED TO SEMI-FINALS: Lady 'Cats big third quarter fuels win

February 12, 2015

SYRACUSE — Sporting one of the winningest teams in recent history, the Whitko Lady Wildcats started down the road to an IHSAA Sectional basketball title on Wednesday night when they opened play at the Wawasee Class 3A Sectional.

The Lady Wildcats blew open a close game with a strong third quarter to down the West Noble Lady Chargers, 56-39.

Points were hard to come by for either team in the first quarter, as the Lady Chargers took a one-point, 4-3 lead into the second quarter.

FAMILY COURT PROGRAM: Judge Fahl works to create better lives for families of divorce

February 12, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl doesn’t think the courtroom is always the best place to conduct family court, especially in divorce situations.

That’s why Judge Fahl worked to create a family court program to create a more smooth process for discussing custody, parenting time and other important family law issues.

The program would allow for families to work with mediators, rather than hashing out those decisions in the courtroom.

February 11th

BUDGET CUTS: City forced to cut budget

February 11, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City officials were forced to cut $314,000 from the 2015 budget after final numbers came back from the state this week.

Columbia City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle has been working to massage the budget without losing quality of the city’s services.

“It was really a hit,” Coyle said. “Almost everyone’s budgets are less than last year.”

The county’s budget was cut over $1 million dollars, officials announced last week.

HEADED TO SEMI-FINALS: Col. City halftime adjustments lead to win

February 11, 2015

OSSIAN —”That’s why we have a halftime,” said Columbia City Head Girls’ Basketball Coach Amy Shearer after the Lady Eagles’ 61-46 opening-round sectional win over the Heritage Lady Patriots Tuesday night.

Down three and shooting only 21 percent from the field at halftime, the Lady Eagles’ locker room adjustments unleashed a third quarter offensive and defensive barrage on the Heritage Lady Patriots, turning a three-point halftime deficit into a 14-point lead going into the fourth quarter.

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