March 25th, 2015
An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansaâs budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter.
Sarah Furthmiller helps her daughter, Morgan, 3, cross a balance beam at Kidâs Dreamland in Columbia City. Warmer days last week allowed kids to enjoy the playground for the final time before it was disassembled. A new playset is expected to be constructed this summer, pending additional fundraising.
COLUMBIA CITY â Tiffany Murphy is the Columbia City Rotary Clubâs newest member and took the opportunity to tell club members about her background at a recent meeting.
âMurphy has an interesting and varied background for a person so young,â said John Meier, Rotarian.
Murphy works for the Whitley Co. Sheriffâs Department as a 911 dispatcher.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People On Board
COLUMBIA CITY â Itâs cook-off time, but with a professional twist this year. The Center for Whitley County Youthâs 8th Annual Cook-Off is returning for 2015, but this year all the competitors will be local restaurant and catering professionals. The event will be held April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at First Church of God.
The competitors are Brunoâs BBQ & Catering, Daniel Menu & Party Consulting, Pickles CafĂ© and Cerutiâs at Eagle Glen Event Center.
COLUMBIA CITY â This week marks the start of highway construction season and the Indiana State Police is collaborating with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to draw awareness to motorist and worker safety.
Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed March 23-27 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana. With more than $1.3 billion worth of construction projects planned for this year, drivers will see more work on existing state highways, roads and bridges.
WHITLEY COUNTY â The Post & Mail will publish three special sections in coming days that will demonstrate that our Whitley County Community is âwell established and ever growing.â
The series of special sections has an over-arching theme of Whitley County Roots, with subthemes dealing with how we as a community âcultivate, nurture and thrive.â
Included in the special sections will be progress reports on our county communities, government, non-profits, agriculture, education, and overall quality of life.
WEST LAFAYETTE â Track and field athletes from Whitko and Churubusco High Schools took part in the Hoosier State Relays Saturday at Lambert Fieldhouse on the Purdue University campus.
The Whitko girls squad, which placed 14th as a team in the small-school division, was paced by second-place finisher senior Elaine Warner in the long jump. Warner jumped 17 feet, one-half inch to place second.
WEST POINT, N.Y. â The United States Military Academy at West Point unveiled the crest for the class of 2018 during its Plebe-Parent weekend. Adeline Henley, granddaughter of Keith and Beverly Henley, of Columbia City, addressed the assembled students and parents to explain the significance of her design that was chosen to be the crest for the freshman class.
The Post & Mail's annual Reader's Choice nomination ballot will be inserted in Tuesday's edition of The Post & Mail. Pick up a copy, pick out your favorites and submit your ballot to The Post & Mail to give local businesses the recognition they deserve.