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March 18th, 2013

PROPERTIES REASSESSED: Whitley County releases tax information

March 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — May 10 is the due date for residents of Whitley County to pay their first installment of property taxes.

The fall bill will be due Nov. 12. Forms will be in the mail by April 15.

According to Auditor Jen McGuire, Whitley County’s properties were re-assessed last year with a total value calculated at $1,336,049,342.

Most residents will see property tax increases, although the amount will vary from township to township and will depend on what city or town the property is located in.

GPA SCALE: WCCS weighs grade bonuses

March 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Course rigor is one of the goals of Whitley County Consolidated Schools.

Part of that goal is offering classes that are a challenge for students. To meet that aim, Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered at Columbia City High School, as well as dual-course offerings with area colleges. There are also honors courses offered.

2013 LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Kohltin Hoeppner

March 18, 2013

Editor’s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. One student will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.

COLUMBIA CITY — Kohltin Hoeppner is a sophomore at Columbia City High School.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?

Tracksters compete at state

March 18, 2013

MARION — Several local tracksters competed in Saturday’s Indiana State Indoor Track finals at Indiana Wesleyan.

Leading the area’s athletes were Austin McClure and Connor Stouder.

McClure, of Churubusco, took first in the shotput in the small school division. His teammate, Eric Kuznar, placed 16th in the same event.

Stouder, of Whitko, was state runner up in the 55-meter dash.

Churubusco’s Cory Miller came in eighth in the pole vault, and Whitko’s 1,600-meter relay team placed ninth.

’Busco’s Connor Hogeston finished 10th in the 3,200-meter run.

Dallas Shively, 85

March 18, 2013

Dallas Leon “Bud” Shively, 85, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday morning, March 17, 2013.
Bud was born June 17, 1927, on the family farm in Thorncreek Township, to Murry and Eva (Strouse) Shively. A 1945 graduate of Wolf Lake High School, he was a member of the 1941-42 Wolf Lake semi-state finals basketball team.
On Dec. 9, 1950, he was united in marriage to June J. (Rarick) in the Wolf Lake Baptist Church. She survives.

Aladean Weaver, 87

March 18, 2013

Aladean “Allie” Weaver, 87, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday March 16, 2013, at 1:05 a.m. at The Heritage of Huntington.
She worked as a repairer and finisher at Square D for 22 years. She was a member of Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was known for her cinnamon rolls.
Allie was born July 23, 1925, in Jefferson Township, the daughter of Thomas Major and Bertha B. (Geist) Swing.
On June 19, 1947, she married her beloved husband Robert DeLoss Weaver in Roanoke and he passed away Jan. 12, 2007.

FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY: Slick and slow going for early Monday driving

March 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Whitley County through 11 a.m. Monday. Freezing rain was pelting the Columbia City area shortly after 4:45 a.m. Monday.

Here is the NWS Urgent Advisory from shortly after 4 a.m. Monday:

FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/
THIS MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT
/10 AM CDT/ THIS MORNING.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO MOVE SLOWLY NORTHEAST THROUGH

March 17th

LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Garrett Vandersaul

March 17, 2013

Editor’s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. One student will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.

COLUMBIA CITY — Garrett Vandersaul is a senior at Columbia City High School.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?

STRIP CLUBS BANNED: City passes ordinance to keep clubs out of town

March 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — An ordinance approved at Tuesday’s Columbia City Common Council meeting will ban nude or seminude acts for entertainment.
The council unanimously approved the first reading of Ordinance 2013-11, which prohibits unclothed acts in commercial establishments within the city limits.

Fines for violation will be $250 on first offense, $500 on second and the fine for the third offense will not be less than $750 but not more than $2,500.

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said this ordinance was a matter of the city attempting to get ahead of a problem rather than be behind it.

AIRPLANE CRASH: Aircraft crashes into house near S. Bend airport

March 17, 2013

SOUTH BEND (AP) — Local news media say an aircraft has crashed into a home near South Bend Regional Airport in northern Indiana.

Area media reported the neighborhood, where the plane crashed, was being evacuated because of a gas leak.

Online media reported that the plane was a Lear jet.

A message seeking information was left for a Federal Aviation Administration representative, but no other information has been released.

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