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Injured hunter identified

October 31, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Conservation Officers have investigating a tree stand accident that occurred around 8:50 a.m. Friday morning in Whitley County.
Jason Branning, age 36, from Columbia City, was hunting from an elevated climbing stand when the cables broke free from the tree. Branning fell with his tree stand 24 feet to the ground.
He was able to call a friend who was hunting in nearby woods with his cell phone for help.
Emergency personnel from multiple agencies were on scene to assist with locating and transporting Branning out of the woods.

Smoke detected at Churubusco High School

October 31, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – A small smoke issue brought the Churubusco-Smith Township Fire Department to Churubusco High School Sunday afternoon.
According to Chief Roger Bennett, a fan in one of the maintenance rooms near the gym overheated, causing an emission of smoke.
The department was dispatched to the scene and minor ventilation was performed to vent the smoke out of the building.
Bennett said there was no damage other than to the overheated fan.

Candidate Profiles to run this week

October 31, 2011

The Post and Mail will be be running profiles throughout the week of the candidates for all Whitley County elections taking place Nov. 8.
The profiles will begin with the three mayoral candidates in Tuesday's edition of the Post and Mail.

October 28th

Weekend edition print product

October 29, 2011

Due to a mechanical malfunction, some news pages in the weekend edition of The Post & Mail are missing from the newspaper -- notably sports coverage. This will be rectified in Monday's edition. We apologize for this omission.

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October 27th

S. Whitley opens bids for sewer’s Phase II

October 27, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Three bid packages were submitted for Phase II of the waste water treatment plant and opened by project manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink at Tuesday evening’s South Whitley town council meeting.
Mandated by the state, Phase II includes upgrades to the waste water treatment plant by enlarging the main water inceptor along Water and Main Streets, constructing a headwaters work building, and a new electrical building on an adjacent property.
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October 26th

Wright named ’11 United Way chair

October 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Robin Wright has been named to chair the 2011 fund raising campaign for United Way of Whitley County.
John Black, executive director of the local United Way, made the announcement this week.
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Completely petable

October 26, 2011

Beth Wood, of Indiana Wild, visited Mary Raber Elementary School Friday with her “friends” including an opossum. Maeson Young, second grade student, wasn’t sure she wanted to pet the opossum but eventually did. Other animals shown were a North American alligator, chocolate-striped skunk, rabbit, a hissing cockroach and a fruit bat. The students have been studying about bats and the visit tied in well. For more information go to www.indianawild.org.

New WCSD deputy on duty Sunday

October 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is welcoming a new deputy to the force.
Though he was hired several weeks ago, Brandon Smith will go on duty Sunday.
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October 25th

Local musicians form a band that was ‘Years’ in the making

October 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A pair of Columbia City natives make up one half of an indie rock band that, with a little financial help, is hoping to make a big splash in the music business for “years” to come.
The band, called years, is making an album and has planned a fundraiser to get the final financing in place.
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October 24th

New Parkview Whitley Hospital welcomes firstborn

October 24, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Ran-dall Carpenter, MD, made local history at Parkview Whitley Hospital by delivering the last baby born at the old hospital Oct. 17, and the first baby born in the new hospital four days later on Oct. 21, just a day after the hospital officially opened.
Parkview Whitley Hospital’s first baby to be born in the new facility is Alexander Dean Crampton, born to Barbara Gideon and Christian Crampton, of Columbia City.
Alexander, who was born at 11:14 a.m. on Friday, weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces at birth, and was 19 inches long.

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