March 9th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Friday afternoon phone call answered by Whitley County Commissioner Don Amber led to an expense of more than $23,000.
Piling snow and heavy rains caused a flood in the basement of the Whitley County Government Center Feb. 21.
Wet carpet was found in a basement meeting room, but the source of water was unable to be located at the time.
By Sunday afternoon, Feb. 23, Amber was on the scene only to find the source of the water came from a faulty sump pump.
Office furniture is stacked in the basement hallway of the Whitley County Government Center after a sump-pump failure flooded several rooms Friday, Feb. 21.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” South Whitley gardeners are invited to a special presentation in preparation for spring gardening.
Beth Ann Sickafoose will present a short program, Favorite Flowers for Special Areas, at the South Whitley Community Public Library Thursday at 6:30 pm.
After the presentation, their will be a discussion of the possibility of a South Whitley area gardening group that would meet to share knowledge and experiences, help with community service activities, and take some interesting garden outings together throughout the year.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Whitley County Kiwanis Club had its first official meeting since the election of its officers and board of directors in early January.
The Whitley County Kiwanis Club is part of Kiwanis International, a global organization dedicated to serving children and their communities.
This Club will work with local schools and churches in order to help promote and support multiple programs in Whitley County.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Whitley County Country Quilters gathered for its February monthly meeting recently.
Thirty-four members were in attendance and enjoyed camaraderie, refreshments, show and tell, and a round-robin of four different quilt-making techniques demonstrated by Dee Duff, Barb Born, Janet Reed and Linda Jones.
Members are looking forward to celebrating National Quilting Day by attending The Gathering of Quilters March 15 at Wayne High School, hosted by the Appleseed Quilters Guild.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Sheriffâ€™s Department is warning residents of another phone scam that has been reported locally.
WCSD Chief Deputy Marc Gatton said a concerned citizen reported the scam, which was like many others in that the caller requested money.
However, this time, the caller already knew much of the victimâ€™s personal information.
Sheriffâ€™s deputies and WCSD Detective Jason Spencer obtained the suspectâ€™s phone number, (917)775-8486, which is based out of New York, and began to investigate.
The Post & Mail presented its Columbia City Basketball Legacy poster to Columbia City High School Friday morning in the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium. The poster is available at The Post & Mailâ€™s office during regular business hours. Pictured above, from left: CCHS Principal Jennifer Reiff, The Post & Mail Co-Editor and poster designer Nicole Ott, CCHS Boys Basketball Head Coach Chris Benedict, CCHS Athletic Director Geoff Penrod.
Taylor Creech, of Churubusco, works at Papaâ€™s Place and attends Ivy Tech Community College.
When Creech isnâ€™t working or doing school work, she spends her free time â€śhanging out with friends.â€ť
Creechâ€™s favorite part about attending Churubusco High School was all the friends she made over the years.
â€śI loved being able to walk down the hallways and see one of my friends,â€ť Creech said.
Her favorite part about living in a small town is how the community comes together in hard times, â€śbecause everyone seems to know everyone.â€ť
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Students at Little Turtle Elementary School are â€śtickled pinkâ€ť to have their families and friends come to Charging Against Cancer Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at LTES. Pink ice cream was served by Dairy Queen Friday in support of the carnival. Pictured, from left, are Addi Jordan, Reid Jordan, Sydney Jordan, John Mark Jordan, Owen Marshall, Bekah Marshall, Anna Schrader, Evan Fudge, Clayton Scott and Kendall Scott. Pink ice cream for a cure
Whitko High Schoolâ€™s cheerleaders ended their winter sports season by cheering on the Wildcats in a sectional quarterfinal loss against West Noble Tuesday.