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WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Comments sought on huge lottery

March 28, 2012

The Post & Mail will feature a story in Thursday's edition about the record-breaking Mega Millions lottery, which Tuesday night ballooned to a new high of $476 million.

In the Thursday article, comments will be published from readers on what they would do with that kind of money. Those contributions will be selected from comments received on the website under this article.

CELEBRATING SUCCESS: Teachers tout inaugural year at Eagle Tech

March 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The “Celebrate Success!” program has been an ongoing project for Whitley County Consolidated Schools, giving each school the opportunity to showcase what programs and procedures are going on around the district. Last week, it was Eagle Tech Academy’s turn.

While Principal Brady Mullett gave a general overview of the school’s first year and its preparation for the second, the staff dove into more specific areas of what the school is up to.

"GOD WAS WORKING THROUGH US": Food pantry directors stepping down

March 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — For the past decade, Bud and Karen Rothgeb have been coordinating events at Grace Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry and as of April 1 they are retiring.

The Rothgebs live right down the street from Grace Lutheran Church. The couple has always been active in the church but since Bud retired from DANA in Fort Wayne in 2001, he’s been volunteering at the local food pantry. In 2007, when Karen retired from ITT in Fort Wayne, they became co-directors of the pantry.

BYLAWS EVER EVOLVING: Most recent changes for WCCS

March 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Having reviewed proposed revisions from NEOLA, a consulting firm which provides school districts with a complete service for developing and updating board bylaws and policies, the committee in charge of reviewing those for Whitley County Consolidated Schools made its final recommendation to the school board, which approved the final adoption at last week’s board meeting.

NEOLA also deals with administrative guidelines, forms, staff handbooks and student/parent handbooks in both electronic and printed format.

DEMO DERBIE COSTS INCREASE: Other rule changes for 2012 as well

March 28, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — New rules and higher entry fees are ahead for the 2012 Whitley County 4-H Demolition Derbies. 4-H Clubs, Inc., approved a $50 entry fee for each car that enters the demolition derby scheduled July 15 and 18 at this year’s 4-H Fair. Last year the fee was $25. This fee includes one driver and one pit crew member.

WILD, WACKY & WEIRD NEWS:Real life 'Hamburglar' strikes at Maine McDonald's

March 28, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A real-life Hamburglar has struck at a Maine McDonald's.
Police say a young man, seemingly inspired by the pattie purloining character once featured in McDonald's advertising campaigns, ran between a car and the takeout window at the Augusta restaurant Sunday night as an employee handed a bag of food to a driver.
A witness flagged down an officer leaving a nearby convenience store.
Lt. Christopher Massey, acting on a description of the hungry thief, found him in the parking lot of a rival fast food restaurant diving into a McDonald's bag.

PUMP PRICE JUMPS: $4.15 per gallon the new norm?

March 28, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Gas prices to the west of Whitley County jumped to $4.15 per gallon throughout Tuesday afternoon – and pump prices in the local area and Fort Wayne followed suit later.

Earlier Tuesday gasoline prices had fallen to $3.89 at many filling stations in Whitley County. As of Wednesday morning, there were but a handful of gas stations locally at sub-$4.15 per gallon.

The surge by 25 cents was in full force by Wednesday's commute, which leads motorists to question if $4.15 per gallon is the new norm at the pump.

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