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October 22nd, 2014

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Ann Fahl puts heart into home-buying

October 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Fahl, who as been a Realtor with Orizon Real Estate for 25 years, puts passion above paycheck when it comes to her job.
“I want to do more than sell homes, I want to invest in our community,” Fahl said.

WATER WORKS: Somebody has to do it

October 22, 2014

Columbia City Water Department gave a tour of the city’s Water Treatment Plant Saturday during the city’s open house. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel opened the doors to all city facilities for local residents to take tours and ask questions.

PEOPLELINK: County looks to change part-time hiring practices

October 22, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Current and prospective part-time employees for the county may be facing new changes in the form of hiring and benefits. In a bid to reduce cost and increase efficiency, the county would use Peoplelink as the personnel agency in regards to the hiring and payroll of current and part-time employees.

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:Chamber honors community at banquet

October 22, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet.

COLUMBIA CITY — Numerix, a precision CNC machining company, was honored by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year. Jeff Johnson’s former employer, Micropulse, was the chamber’s Large Business of the Year winner at Tuesday night’s annual banquet.

WOMEN IN BIZ: Special salute begins today in your Post & Mail

October 22, 2014

This is National Women in Business Week and, starting with Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail, four local businesswomen will be featured during the next four days.

The annual popular feature is "a must read" and can be found on page 2 of Wednesday's, Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's editions of your local Whitley County newspaper.

Find out who is featured by picking up your copy of The Post & Mail on newsstands throughout Whitley County.

SEWER RATE: City makes progress on utility hike

October 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After months of discussion, the City of Columbia City is in the process of drafting an ordinance for increasing the sewer rate for its utility users. Several meetings ago, officials agreed that the rate would be increased in steps over the next three years. In 2015, there will be a $7 increase. In 2016, there will be a $6 increase, and in 2017, there will be a $5 hike.

Viola J. DeHabey, 95

October 22, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014
Viola J. DeHabey, 95, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
Viola had been a resident at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community since 2005. Born in Toledo, OH, Viola was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed hosting family and friends at her house where she could cook for them.
She also enjoyed going to the Barr Street and South Side Markets for years. She was a lifetime member of Faith Missionary Church.

Diana Hull, 62

October 22, 2014

Oct. 21, 1951 — Oct. 20, 2014
Diana L. Hull, 62, a resident of rural Larwill, died at 10:48 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been in failing health.
She was born Oct. 21, 1951, in Whitley County, a daughter of Anthony Hill and Betty (Sheckler) Hill. Her formative years were spent in Etna-Troy Township. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1970.
On July 31, 1970, she was united in marriage to Arden E. Hull. They made their home in Virginia until her husband completed his military service. They then moved back to the Larwill area.

SECTIONAL OPENER: Fairfield ends Lady ’Cats’ season

October 22, 2014

GOSHEN — What had been one of the most successful Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball seasons in recent memory came to an end in the opening round of the IHSAA Sectional at the hands of the host Fairfield Lady Falcons.
The Lady Wildcats faced a very tall, aggressive Lady Falcon squad, falling 25-17, 25-11 and 25-18.

October 21st

POSTSEASON VOLLEYBALL: Tourney set to begin tonight

October 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County’s volleyball teams are gearing up for the postseason, which begins tonight with the opening rounds of sectional play.
Whitko will be taking the court first, traveling to Fairfield to face the sectional host at 7 p.m. tonight. If the Lady Wildcats win, they will take on Lakeland in the semi-final game.

 

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