Archive - Feb 8, 2014 - News Article
In Whitley County, there are numerous residents that give back, do good or humbly serve in the community.
Whether it is impacting just one person or causing a ripple effect of feel-good emotions across the county, these residents deserve some applause.
The Post & Mail is starting a new series entitled, âDifference Maker,â and will feature Whitley County residents that are making a difference in the lives of those around them.
LARWILL â Police are continuing to investigate an armed robbery at the Swifty Gas Station in Larwill this week.
On Tuesday night, police say a man robbed an undisclosed amount of money from the station, located at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Ind. 5, at 1160 N. Ind. 5.
The robbery occurred Tuesday at 9:45 p.m., in the middle of a storm that dumped a foot of snow on Whitley County.
Whitley County Sheriffâs Detective Jason Spencer said officials had to battle slick, snowy roads en route to the robbery, and were unable to catch the suspect Tuesday night.
Snow was piled nearly as high as houses in the back parking lot of the old Eagles Building, on West Van Buren Street, Columbia City. Columbia Cityâs Street Department removed snow from downtown to make more parking available.
COLUMBIA CITY â They say its the clothes that make the man, but for high school prom season, its the dress that makes the girl.
To help high school girls secure that perfect dress without the pretty penny associated with formal gowns, a prom dress collection is being coordinated at Columbia City High School.
âGirls should get to put on a pretty dress and feel good about themselves,â said Sandy Kohut, Columbia City High Schoolâs nurse.
COLUMBIA CITY â In Northeast Indiana, when it comes to meth labs, Whitley County is an island.
The county had a much lower number of methamphetamine labs busted by law enforcement in 2013 than its neighboring counties.
This fact might come as a surprise, since Whitley Countyâs courts are consistently tied up with methamphetamine-related cases and the Whitley County Drug Task Force focuses most of its energy on the drug.
COLUMBIA CITY â Several animals were lost in a barn fire in Whitley County Wednesday morning.
After 12 inches of snow fell on the area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, the fire was spotted by the property owners at approximately 4 a.m. Wednesday, and firefighters responded â as quickly as possible.
With many county roads and state highways still snow-covered, officials were delayed in making the scene, located on Ind. 9, slightly south of Ind. 14.