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November 20th

VEHICLE MAKEOVER: City to change police car color

November 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s police cars are going to take on a new color next year.

The Columbia City Board of Works unanimously approved to change from the current dark blue squad cars to white, as well as a new logo on the vehicles.

“We’ve had the same color and striping package on the cars for a long time,” said Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh. “I think it’s time for a change.”

Board of Works member Walt Crowder agreed.

“Change sometimes motivates and changes people,” Crowder said. “I think this is a positive thing.”

FFA: Livestock judging continues success

November 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Throughout the past decade, Columbia City High School FFA and 4-H livestock judging has slowly been building a nationally competitive program.

This program offers the community an avenue for their youth to expand themselves through evaluating livestock.

FATAL CRASH: After pursuit, man dies in head-on collision

November 20, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — A Churubusco man died Tuesday afternoon when he crashed his vehicle after allegedly fleeing police.

At approximately 1:54 p.m., Churubusco Town Marshal Mike Engle was attempting to pull over Tristan Bender, 26, who was allegedly driving at a high rate of speed on County Road 150 N., near Johnson Road.
Police say Bender was attempting to elude Engle, when he crossed the centerline, then went off the north side of the road where his vehicle struck a tree head-on.

Police say Bender wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Whitley County earns awards for relay success

November 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County's Relay for Life was recognized for its fight against cancer.

The nonprofit division of the American Cancer Society held its annual 24-hour walk in June with results that surpassed the event's goals.
At a leadership conference in South Bend, the county's relay received three awards for the fundraising and awareness efforts in June.

An All American Award was presented to the county for its continuous efforts to present a relay event that captures the spirit of the Relay for Life organization and the American Cancer Society.

Youth leaders learn from fable

November 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Helpless babies floating in a river? What a disturbing thought!But that’s exactly the idea that teens were confronted with during a two-day youth philanthropy retreat held last weekend in Angola at Pokagon State Park.

Attending the retreat from the H.A.N.D.S Foundation from Whitley County were Luke Sturtz, Taylor Daniel, Allison Conrad, and Maren Lehman.
Teens were told an African tale of babies in a river and the reactions of three community leaders.

Hoosier history comes alive at local ag museum

November 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Fourth graders from all four elementary schools within the Whitley County Consolidated Schools district recently attended Pioneer Day at the Whitley County Ag Museum.
Students visited 14 stations to learn about various aspects of pioneer life.
Thanks to volunteers, students visited a one-room schoolhouse, pioneer kitchen, maple syrup operation and milking parlor. They also heard presentations on muzzle loaders, long hunters, pioneer music, candle making, wheat weaving, corn husk dolls, pioneer laundry, sewing, pioneer toys and games, soap making and arrowheads.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

November 20, 2013

The Post & Mail newspaper is seeking applicants for a part-time editorial assistant position in its newsroom. The position will pay $8.50 per hour for 25-28 hours per week. Candidates should have command of written word and be accurate and efficient while keystroking. Page layout and design skills a plus, as well as experience with Quark or InDesign. Experience with social media applications beneficial.

Send resumes to: Christie Barkley, The Post & Mail, 927 W. Connexion Way, Columbia City, IN 46725; or email to editor@thepostandmail.com

No phone calls accepted.

November 19th

After pursuit, Churubusco man dies in crash

November 19, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — A Churubusco man died Tuesday afternoon when he crashed his vehicle after fleeing police.

At approximately 1:54 p.m., Churubusco Town Marshal Mike Engle was attempting to pull over Tristan Bender, 26, who was allegedly driving at a high rate of speed on County Road 150 N., near Johnson Road.

Police say Bender was attempting to elude Engle, when he drove left of center, going off the north side of the road where he struck a tree head-on.

November 18th

Christmas walk highlight

November 19, 2013

David and Renee Bauer’s home, located at 3426 E. Old Trail in Columbia City, is one of the homes featured in The Lighthouse Christmas Walk. The annual event will be Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. and is held to raise funds for the nonprofit shelter. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased the day of the event at any of the homes on the walk. Pictured is some of the holiday decor which will be seen at the Bauer’s home, which was built in 1968. The home was originally owned by Doc Briggs, a local veterinarian, and was a horse farm.

Local forces combat infant mortality

November 19, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY— Although statistical indicators for infant mortality are grim in the state of Indiana, local agencies are working to lessen the threat among Whitley County mothers and babies.

In 2011, the infant mortality in the state was measured at 7.7 percent. In Whitley County, the rate was 7.33 percent in 2010. However, in 2009, it was only at a 4.85 percent.

In Indiana, the infant mortality rate for 2011 was 7.5 for every 1,000 live births. That ranked the state in the top 10 in the U.S.

 

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