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November 22nd

Nation, county remember U.S. leader lost

November 22, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Residents across the county and the U.S. will pause and remember the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Today marks 50 years since the tragedy and Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, asked Whitley County residents to share what they remember most about that fateful day.

“I was in sixth grade, getting ready to wash blackboards. The principal came on the loudspeaker with the news that President Kennedy had been assassinated. Everyone in my class cried, even the boys.” — Charlene McDevitt

November 21st

Park preps for 5K: City to raise awareness for aquatics

November 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Park Department puts on a 5K race every December, called Dashing Through the Snow 5K.

In the past, money earned from the race has gone toward the Splash Pad at Morsches Park.

This year, though, Park Director Mark Green said the race is more about raising awareness for a new aquatics facility.

Since the announcement of the closing of Burnworth Memorial Pool, community members have rallied around the idea of a new aquatics facility.

To see the rest of this article, see Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail.

Whitko M.S. teacher named best in state

November 21, 2013

PIERCETON — Teachers do more than simply grade papers, assign homework and issue pop quizzes.

Interacting with students in such a way that develops leadership, confidence and healthy self esteem are some of the responsibilities that come with heading up a classroom.

At Whitko Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees meeting Monday night, one particular teacher was recognized for her positive impact in both students and teachers.

Sheila Gillett, a business teacher at Whitko Middle School, was named Middle School Teacher of the Year.

’Busco post office crash claims woman’s life

November 21, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco has experienced its second fatal crash in two days.

After a man who was allegedly fleeing police crashed into a tree and died Tuesday, a woman who may have been suffering from a medical condition drove head-on into the Churubusco Post Office Wednesday afternoon.

To view more of this article, see Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail, or purchase an e-edition.

Council determines mayor’s pay

November 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Every year, Columbia City’s Common Council is required to evaluate the salaries of elected officials.

This year was no different, and after discussions in previous meetings, the council made a decision last Thursday.

Officials chose to give both the mayor and clerk-treasurer positions the same raise that city employees are receiving this year, a $1,040 per year boost.

In previous meetings, the council considered giving the mayor’s position a larger raise, but after some research, decided against it.

Spellers set new school records as state finalists

November 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Spelling words like porphyry, beleaguerment, periphrasis and noblesse oblige, the Indian Springs Middle School Spell Bowl team competed in their second trip to a state competition Saturday at Purdue University.

Indian Springs placed 5th out of 9 teams in Class 1 spelling 63 words correctly out of a possible 72.

The team placed in the top 10 overall of the thirty schools competing in four different classes from throughout the state.

Eight rounds of nine words each are held for a total of 72 possible words in junior division competition.

Volunteers assist Toys for Tots in holiday drive

November 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Youth volunteers helped Whitley County Marine Corp Toys For Tots prepare their warehouse in preparation to gather toys for needy families in the area.

On Saturday, some members of the Columbia City Eagles football team helped the Leatherneck Coffee Club Marines move tables and supplies from storage to their warehouse.

On Sunday, National Honor Society students helped Toys For Tots get the warehouse ready for volunteers to come in and pack toys for families that have signed up for assistance.

November 20th

Three Birds Casual relocates to encourage ongoing expansion

November 20, 2013

LARWILL (Nov. 18, 2013) - Locally based luxury casual furniture manufacturer Three Birds Casualannounced today the company has completed relocation of its headquarters facility to the former Larwill High
School building at 414 E North Street in Larwill.

“We continue to see significant opportunities to grow our company,” said Three Birds Casual president Tad Varga, “Our new location provides a better configured and larger space for us to manage all of our operations.”

Christmas walk highlight

November 20, 2013

Ron and Karen Murphy’s home (pictured) is one of the homes featured on The Lighthouse’s Christmas Walk slated for Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. The home is located at 1176 Whitetail St. in Columbia City and is a 2,200 square-foot home with an open concept floor plan. Hardwood floors, Amish built cabinets and a unique 10-foot coffered ceiling are all showcased in this home. A handmade, homemade country Christmas motif is featured in the home. The annual event is held to raise funds for The Lighthouse, a nonprofit shelter.

MONEY MATTERS: Mileage debated by commissioners

November 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Getting the most bang for the county’s buck is one of the many duties for Whitley County’s Commissioners.

When an expense category seems to be out of line, Commissioners look to see if changes need to be implemented to curb the growing cost.
This was the case at Monday’s meeting, when a discussion regarding county maintenance vehicles was heard.

Commissioner Chairman George Schrumpf reminded county officials that maintenance staff are currently using their own vehicles to make trips to and from county buildings for work.

Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...
The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown...
COLUMBIA CITY — Sounds of revving engines and the smell of exhaust filled the Grandstand Sunday...

 

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