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Tabs collected for kids’ cause

October 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County employees are making way in their goal to collect one million — pop tabs, that is.

This will be the second year the county had gathered a million tabs.

In 2000, employees collected a million aluminum tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis.

Recently, the Whitley County Engineer’s office, who spearheads the collection with the support of the County Commissioners, received a generous donation of 149 pounds of tabs from the Living Waters Lutheran Church in Wolf Lake.

Task force works to generate awareness

October 14, 2013

Members of the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force converged on the Courthouse lawn to decorate the square with purple ribbons in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Joining in the effort were Whitley County Commissioners, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Columbia City High School Key Club members and other volunteers.

See a special publication inserted in today’s Post & Mail for on the task force.

SALVATION ARMY: Whitley County says ‘goodbye’ to a servant

October 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With news of her leaving the Salvation Army, Facebook comments flooded Pat Mossburg’s page.

“I didn’t even know I was that well-liked,” Mossburg responded to her Facebook comments.

Mossburg has been the ministries director for Whitley County’s Salvation Army for seven years.

Earlier this month, she announced she would be leaving her post, effective Oct. 31.

A special open house is planned in her honor Monday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Salvation Army’s office, inside the First Church of God in Columbia City.

TEST RESULTS: WCCS works to perfect ISTEP+

October 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — While Whitley County Consolidated Schools posted competitive scores in the recent release of the ISTEP+ results, school officials are still working to make improvements for next year.

WCCS collectively had 78 percent of its students pass the test, but noted some areas where scores were lower than others.

SCHOOLS A PRIORITY: County agencies participate in active shooter training at CCHS

October 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Squad cars flooded the parking lot at Columbia City High School Saturday, as nearly every law enforcement officer who serves Whitley County participated in a special training.

The training was held by the Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team to assist the county with its recent focus on school safety.

The ISP team has traveled to several school districts in Indiana to help prepare agencies with the best tactics in the event of a school shooting.

“We wanted everyone to be on the same page,” said Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh.

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