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March 30th, 2012

PHASE II SEWER PROJECT: S. Whitley council hears updates

March 30, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — Phase II of the waste water treatment facility project continues to prosper as project manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink presented the South Whitley town council with partial payment application number three to Gerig-Ottenweller, who is the contractor for the project.

Fleis and Vandenbrink provides a wide-range of service for municipal, industrial, institutional, commercial and private development clients.

DEVOL FIELD TO SEE IMPROVEMENTS: Wigent gets nod

March 30, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — By unanimous vote and with a price tag of $14,500, Wigent Excavating was awarded the DeVol Field project by Columbia City Park Board members at its monthly meeting Monday evening. Improvements include grating, tile and drainage.

'POT OF GOLD' WINNER: County Coordinator wins St. Patrick's Day contest

March 30, 2012

Dozens of readers at www.thepostandmail.com entered the web site's St. Patrick's Day "Pot of Gold" promotion. Amy Crickmore, county coordinator, was the winning random entry in the contest and won a restaurant dining certificate and cash. Watch for other online specials and contests right here at www.thepostandmail.com.

BREAKING NEWS: Three injured in early morning crash

March 30, 2012

COLLAMER — Indiana State Police are saying alcohol appears to be a factor in a one-vehicle crash early this morning involving two Whitley County adults and one unidentified 15-year-old, all of whom were injured in the crash.
According to the ISP, a vehicle driven by Trenton A. Gable, 21, 514 S. Line St., South Whitley, left the roadway at 4519 S. CR 900 W. near Collamer.
Police report the vehicle struck a utility pole, a cement post, rolled onto its top and then struck a tree. The accident report said seatbelts were not used.

March 29th

UNITED WAY DIRECTOR STEPS DOWN: John Black leaving after two years at the helm

March 29, 2012

After two years at the helm, John Black is stepping down as executive director of the United Way of Whitley County.
Black has been offered a new position in management with a northeastern Indiana company.
He will be leaving United Way by mid-April, according to Barbara Bilger, United Way board president.
“We have been fortunate to have John serve as our leader for these last couple of years. John has great passion for United Way, having served as a board member and volunteer for several years before becoming our executive director. We wish him the best in his new role.”

THE GIFT OF MUSIC (with video): Whitko musician on third album

March 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Three years ago, 15-year-old Ivory West from Whitko High School picked up a guitar that had been hanging on the wall at her home in Pierceton and began strumming the chords. Her father, Rod West, told her if she would practice some basic chords he taught her, she could take lessons. Later, as a Christmas gift, he gave her a certificate for lessons.

500 MILLION DOLLARS: Record-setting lottery on horizon

March 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — In January, one lucky winner walked away with a Mega Millions prize of $72 million. The pot has since then grown considerably.

On Friday, an estimated record-setting $500 million will be up for grabs across 42 states and Washington, D.C.

SOUTH WHITLEY DEVELOPMENT: EDC looking at future

March 29, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — President Alan Tio and Community Development Coordinator Lori Shipman with the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) attended the South Whitley Town Council meeting Tuesday evening to present details on community development initiatives for re-development of the downtown area.

EDC’s role in the re-development of the downtown area is to work with the town of South Whitley — whether it’s job retention, activities, job creation activities, investments, business start-ups or responding to each need in the community as investors.

Two Lady Eagles honored by IBCA

March 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City High School girls basketball program recently had two of its own recognized by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Associatoin (IBCA). 

Seniors Sidney Bunyan and Sarah Opliger were awarded the IBCA Academic All-State Honorable Mention for their efforts in the classroom and on the basketball court.

IBCA head coaches from high schools across the state nominated seniors who met specific criteria, which included a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, a rank in the upper 25 percent of one’s class, a minimum SAT score of 1,500 or minimum ACT score of 23.

Whitko boys, girls track down Wabash

March 29, 2012

WABASH — Whitko boys and girls track and field teams traveled to Wabash and game away with victories, 99-33 and 65-57, respectively.

The boys team had several tracksters win multiple events, helping the Wildcats triple the Apache’s point total.

Trapper Mize won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:55 and the 3200 at 10:54. Whitko’s Jordan Sims also won two events, the 110-meter (16.9 seconds) and 300-meter hurdles (42.1). Finishing first in the 100-meter dash was Connor Stouder. Stouder’s time was 11.5 seconds.

His time of 23.8 was also good enough for first in the 200 dash.

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