June 15th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Fatherâ€™s Day is tomorrow, and in the midst of neck ties, homemade cards and Sunday dinners, dads will be applauded for the role they play as a parent.
Although fathers come in all shapes and sizes and hold various jobs and responsibilities, few can say they also shoulder state government.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In a down economy, many individuals, surprised at finding themselves jobless, have great difficulty securing a new place of employment.
For those who have a criminal conviction, it is even more difficult.
It was with this in mind that Indiana House Enrolled Act 1482, effective July 1 of this year, was signed into law. Under this code, individuals may now have criminal convictions removed from their record.
This provision is possible for all misdemeanor convictions and most felonies, with violent and sexual offenses excluded.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Tassels were turned, caps were thrown, and Columbia City High School recognized its newest graduating class Friday night in the gymnasium.
â€śToday is a profound passage in your life,â€ť said Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor, superintendent of Whitley County Consolidated Schools. â€śEach of you will now be on a unique journey. High school graduation marks an ending and a new beginning.â€ť
You can participate in this community photo-documentary project!
How? Just be ready to snap photos of your activities Friday, June 21!
It's the longest day of the year and there will be lots of daylight for many activities. Whether activity is unique and exciting or routine and mundane, WE WANT IT ALL!
Direct your submissions to email@example.com.
Deadline is July 3. Questions? Contact Christie Barkley at 244-5153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls softball team held its awards ceremony June 6.
Award winners, pictured from left: Emily Gangwer, Defense and 1st-Team All-Northeast Hoosier Conference; Brey Ousley, Mental Attitude; Hannah Schnorr, Most Valuable Player and 1st-Team All-NHC; Amanda Sands, Most Improved and 2nd-Team All-NHC; Krystin VanHouten, Pitching Award.
Not Pictured: Allie Vodde, Offense Award; Misty Hyndman, Coaches Award.
Predicting the future personal finances of the Class of 2013 compared to their parents, will graduates be...
COLUMBIA CITY â€” National Flag Day will be observed with a celebration ceremony held on the north lawn of the Whitley County Courthouse at noon Saturday.
National Flag Day is held in recognition of a resolution by the Second Continental Congress, signed June 14, 1777, stating that â€śthe flag of the U.S. be 13 stripes, alternate red and whiteâ€ť and that â€śthe union by 13 stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.â€ť
The Whitley County Historical Societyâ€™s Civil War campers honored fallen Civil War soldiers in front of the memorial on the Whitley County Courthouse Square Thursday afternoon.
Members of the 5th Annual Civil War Camp placed American flags in the ground in front of the memorial, in honor of the 10 new names to be added to the stone.
The memorial was dedicated in 1897 and has more than 300 names of men that were mustered into the war from Whitley County or lived in the area after the war.
Pictured, Chuck Jones (right) addresses the group involved in the ceremony.
Editorâ€™s note: Throughout the month of June, The Post & Mail will be featuring several public safety officials in a multi-part series.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While many police officers are consumed and captivated by their careers, thatâ€™s not the case for Chip Stephenson.
Columbia City Police Departmentâ€™s detective said one thing has taken precedence over all others.
â€śMy family has always been my priority,â€ť Stephenson said.
So important, in fact, that he has no goal of furthering his position in career until his children are out of school.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Officials in local law enforcement have been coordinating with administrators at Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) on safety plans and training for some time, and that will continue.
Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said officers in his department will be working on training in this realm, both in and out of the school district.
â€śWe have met with the state police,â€ť he said. â€ś(Indian State Police Sergeant) Aaron Cook shared about training with the state police and the school corporation.â€ť