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Stier announces his campaign for sheriff

February 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Greg Stier, of Columbia City, recently announced his intention to seek election for Whitley County Sheriff on the Republican ticket.

A Campaign Kickoff Event is planned for tonight at 6 p.m. at The Nook, 223 W. VanBuren St. in Columbia City.

Stier’s initial entrance into public service was at age 17 when he joined the 122nd Tactical Fighter Squadron Air National Guard, where he served for four years.

Stier has been in law enforcement for 24 years. His experience includes two years as a member of a S.W.A.T team and 18 years on the bomb squad.

Passages makes good use of new learning center

February 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — It has been less than six months since Passages, Inc.’s Executive Director Jason Meyer stepped over the threshold of the new Creative Learning Center and its innovative programming launched.

Passages, Inc., a nonprofit that works with people with intellectual disabilities, now offers an education component to its life-skills building initiative. When a two-story medical building was acquired and remodeled in Columbia City, Passages expanded its services to include art, cooking and other creative classes.

City buried under 12 inches of snow

February 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Another round of winter weather moved through Whitley County, this time dumping 12 inches of snow on the area Wednesday.

According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) current snow depth totals for Indiana range from 2 inches in Pike County and 22 inches in Steuben.

Kosciusko County received a foot of snow yesterday as well and Fort Wayne recorded 9.6 inches.

The weather has made a wreck of school calendars and sports schedules.

Bust results in four ‘not guilty’ pleas; Miami Village home to nine one-bottle methamphetamine labs

February 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Four people charged with dealing methamphetamine as part of a group bust last week by the Whitley County Drug Task Force all had their initial appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Willie F. Jensen, 31; Gary D. Hicks, 39; Tyler E. Yoder, 27; and Tina L. Farber, 40, all pleaded not guilty.

All four are charged with dealing methamphetamine, among other charges.
The Whitley County Drug Task Force mad arrests and simultaneously executed three search warrants on three residences at Miami Village.

Mark your calendar

February 6, 2014

Upcoming events in Whitley County

Friday

•Benefit concert - 7 p.m.
“Covered By Grace” will be performing a variety of contemporary Christian songs from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Cornerstone Christian School. A middle school student at Cornerstone, Andrew Gingerich, his father, an uncle and a friend of the family make up the band. There will be a free-will offering to help with winter heating costs at the school. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Saturday

•GOP breakfast - 8:30 a.m.
The Whitley County Republican Party’s next breakfast is Saturday.

Honduran man receives prosthetics from Rotarian

February 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Kent Turnbow, an American Board Certified prosthetist and one of Columbia City Rotary Club’s newest member, gave Rotarians and inspired presentation about a September trip last year to Honduras to present a man named Dionicio with prosthetic arms and a leg.

Dionicio lost both arms and a leg in a construction accident when a piece of rebar he was handling touched a high voltage electrical wire.

COUNTY MOVES TO ADVISORY LEVEL

February 6, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Feb. 6, 2014) -- Whitley County will be moving to the ADVISORY level at noon today, according to Whitley County Emergency Management Agency.

"This means there maybe roads that are not quite two lanes, but are passable at this time," said EMA Director Cathy Broxon-Ball. "Please be patient with the plow drivers they are attempting to go over all the roads again today and try to make them wider. The snow is piled so high on the side of the roads there just anyplace to move it to."

City Stars twinkle at area choir contest

February 6, 2014

Indian Springs Middle School’s choir, City Stars, competed Saturday at Northrup High School. The group took 2nd runner up out of 10 schools competing. Sydney Korte won Outstanding Performer.

We want your photos

February 6, 2014

Did you take a snapshot from this weekend? Don't forget to send your photos into The Post & Mail of your Super Bowl parties, winter weather activities and fun to community@thepostandmail.com for our Winter Weather scrapbook.

Be sure to include the first and last names of those photographed and a little about what is going on in your picture.

Schaefer, Brower named top soloists

February 6, 2014

Columbia City High School choirs competed at Northrup High School in Fort Wayne Saturday. In the Solo Competition, Darrik Brower took second place and Hannah Schaefer took first place.

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