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POSTED NOTES: ‘Difference Maker’ set to kick off

February 8, 2014

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, “Difference Maker,” and will feature Whitley County residents that are making a difference in the lives of those around them.

Police continue to investigate armed robbery in Larwill

February 8, 2014

LARWILL — 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 Sheriff’s 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.

Piled high

February 8, 2014

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 City’s Street Department removed snow from downtown to make more parking available.

Dress collection begins for prom season

February 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

“Girls should get to put on a pretty dress and feel good about themselves,” said Sandy Kohut, Columbia City High School’s nurse.

Local meth activity differs from state

February 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 County’s courts are consistently tied up with methamphetamine-related cases and the Whitley County Drug Task Force focuses most of its energy on the drug.

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