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March 15th

NONPROFIT: Annual United Way campaign exceeds goal

March 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Coming up with $30,000 additional dollars seemed like a “lofty goal,” but Whitley County’s Executive Director Cindy Baker rose to the challenge.

Live United, the United Way’s 2012 campaign, is complete and the nonprofit stands with a total amount of $197,258 raised — more than $7,000 over the anticipated goal of $190,000 and more than $37,000 over what was raised in 2011.

“We worked hard, but really it was the community that did it. They deserve the pat on the back,” said Baker. “I think this proves that people in Whitley County are invested in this community.”

2013 LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Shelby Smiley

March 15, 2013

Editor’s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. A boy and girl will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.

SOUTH WHITLEY — Shelby Smiley is a junior at Whitko High School.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?

March 14th

WHITLEY COUNTY LIFE: Special section series focuses on life quality here

March 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— “Whitley County LIFE: Learning, Living & Lots of Fun” is a series of special sections to be published in The Post & Mail that will focus on quality of life issues.

The series of special sections will continue today and Friday. The first section of LIFE was published Wednesday in The Post & Mail.

Today's section focuses on "Learning."

The sections will be exciting, graphic-oriented compilations by the newspaper’s award-winning news-editorial staff examining criteria for Whitley County concerning livability.

BREAK IN: Humane shelter window busted

March 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Humane Shelter was broken into in the early hours Tuesday morning.

Alarms on the premises sounded just after 3 a.m. The Columbia City Police Department and the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department responded to the shelter on South Line Street.

Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said officers at the scene determined that an individual entered the building through a window.
Police cleared the premises and found nobody inside.

Longenbaugh would not comment on if any items were stolen.

IN COURT: Pressler fails drug test, has bond revoked and returns to jail

March 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Larwill man facing charges for meth manufacturing and child molestation had his bond revoked by Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer Monday due to a failed drug test.

Dean Pressler, 39, who was charged in late December and early January, posted bond for his two cases.

The state filed a motion Feb. 25 to revoke Pressler’s bond due to a failed drug test.

Brad Voelz and Al Anzini, Pressler’s attorneys, argued that the results of the drug test were confidential.

On that basis, they could not be used to revoke Pressler’s bond.

2013 LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Abigail Atkins

March 14, 2013

Editor’s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. A boy and girl will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.

COLUMBIA CITY — Abigail Atkins is a sophomore at Columbia City High School and Eagle Tech Academy.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?
A:
“I am involved in FFA, 4-H, Girl Scouts, track and bowling.”

COUNTY EXPO: Event dovetails business with entertainment

March 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Sixty different businesses, nonprofit organizations and vendors will converge on Indian Springs Middle School for the Whitley County Expo Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event and Executive Director Doug Brown said this year’s expo is “more like a party than a business fair.”

“Vendors are still signing up and the numbers are still coming in,” Brown said. “We have some unusual vendors and quite a few that are here for the first time. It’s a completely different show than in years past.”

GOVERNOR VISITS: 80/20 expansion to generate 97 jobs

March 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in town Wednesday to help announce an expansion for 80/20 which will create almost 100 new jobs.

The modular framing supplier will invest $11 million to build an additional 31,000 square feet onto its existing 250,000 square-foot facility.

Its 38-acre campus is located five miles east of Columbia City on U.S. 30.

Construction of the new addition, which will house a training auditorium and expanded office space, is expected to begin in April.

March 13th

80/20 EXPANDS: 97 new jobs expected

March 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Governor Mike Pence joined executives from 80/20 Inc., a t-slotted aluminum components and framing provider, today (Wednesday) to announce the company’s plans to expand its headquarters here, creating up to 97 new jobs by 2016.

The homegrown-Hoosier company, which designs and manufactures modular extruded aluminum framing for a variety of industrial and home-hobby applications, will invest $11 million to build an additional 31,000 square feet onto its existing 250,000 square-foot facility on its 38-acre Columbia City campus.

NEW POPE: Catholic church has new pope; white smoke rises

March 13, 2013

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Catholic church has chosen a new pope.

White smoke is billowing from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, meaning 115 cardinals in a papal conclave have elected a new leader for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.

The new pope is expected to appear on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica within an hour, after a church official announces "Habemus Papum" — "We have a pope" — and gives the name of the new pontiff in Latin.

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