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January 27th

The mail must go through

January 27, 2014

Regardless of bitter cold temperatures and inches upon inches of snow, postal carriers push through the winter weather to deliver mail to Whitley County residents. Pictured, Troy Jagger, a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, delivers mail on Washington Street in Columbia City Saturday. Sunday, the price of stamps increased to 49 cents to cover what the department says is a growing revenue loss for letter and mail delivery.

Cornerstone recognizes students for academic success

January 27, 2014

ALBION — Cornerstone Christian School has announced the second quarter Honor Roll. The Pastor’s Honor Roll is between 94 to 100 percent of the children.

First graders
Alexander Eberly
Jack Gilbert
Emma Hammond
Mason Hammond
Colt Kirkpatrick
Cam Lipinski
Austen McGlothlin
Lydia Parker
Elizabeth Smith
Madison Sproles

Second & third graders
Mayci Helvie
Breanna Leitch
Hannah Bone
Rachel Bone
James Cupp
William Cupp
Luke Gilbert
Megan Gilbert
Justin Gingerich
Grace Hammond
Natalee Hochstetle
Timothy Rawles
Adam Sproles

Fourth & fifth graders

Bench trial set for Tuesday, weather permitting

January 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman accused of dealing prescription drugs will have a bench trial Tuesday in Whitley County Circuit Court, winter weather permitting.

Carrie L. Hammons, 37, of Columbia City, was arrested in late June of 2013 and given two charges of dealing in a Schedule I, II or III controlled substance.

Her bench trial Tuesday will begin at 9 a.m. Her attorney is Robert W. Love.

Hammons was originally set to have a jury trial. But a motion was made last week to have it changed to a bench trial.

WINTER WEEKEND PHOTOS: Public to submit photos to depict life in Whitley County, Feb. 1-2

January 27, 2014

An open invitation has been issued to Whitley County residents to photographically document their winter life – two-days only – on Super Bowl Weekend (and Groundhog Day) – February 1-2.

Photo submissions to this special Post & Mail project will be placed in a unique newspaper publication to be published in late February.

“A Winter Weekend in the Life of Whitley County” will herald slice-of-life happenings in our county community, such as community events, family outings, work-related activities – just about anything imaginable.

Area adrift again

January 27, 2014

Mother Nature blew a snow drift all the way to the gutter of a home in Carlin Court in Smith Township Saturday. The section of roof pictured is 6 feet tall.

Woodmansee named educator for county extension office

January 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — John Woodmansee is the new Extension Educator working in agriculture and natural resources in Whitley County and in Noble County.
Woodmansee grew up on a family farm in Grant County. They raised corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, hogs, cattle and rabbits. From time to time they had a horse or two.

He got his undergraduate degree in agricultural education from Purdue University, and his graduate degree was also from Purdue in vocational education. Woodmansee taught high school agriculture at Batesville High School for three years.

Library plans for February special events, contest

January 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library recently announced its special events, contest and cancellations for the month of February.

Tatting has been cancelled until April.

Special Events
•Jeopardy! 2014 will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 and 25 at 6 p.m. Join a team or come and watch the Albertsons defend their title.
•PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest and PPL Writers Contest —

STAYING SMART: Winter weather can affect kids' learning

January 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As the snow drifts get higher and the impending ISTEP+ test gets closer, educators worry that students may lose skills due to less time in the classroom.

In addition, the extra time off from school has parents fighting the never ending battle of cabin fever.

Tammy Weimer, principal at Little Turtle Elementary School, says keeping a child’s brain engaged can happen at home.

A little snow humor

January 27, 2014

Winter weather forecasts may bring groans from most Whitley County residents, but a home in Columbia City added a little humor to the white stuff that piled up in their front yard. A sign that reads, “Free Snow — shovel all you want,” provides a comical perspective to what seems to be a never ending winter.

Recycling, trash service delayed due to weather

January 27, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Winter weather has caused a number of delays, including the county’s recycling service and Columbia City’s trash pick up.
For city trash customers, service is pushed back a day. Friday’s trash collection will still be as planned and Christmas tree pick up is still set for Saturday.

Recycling service for those customers who would have had pick up on Monday will not have a collection of recyclables until Monday, Feb. 10.
Residents can bag their additional recycling material and place it next to their container on the next scheduled day for pick up.


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