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RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WITH YOUTH: Positive impacts at The Center

May 1, 2014

Cameron Evans, 13, a seventh grader at Indian Springs Middle School, attends the after-school program every Wednesday. “I wish more kids would come because it’s really fun!”

Maddie Evans, 15, student at Eagle Tech Academy and a regular to The Center said she “loves” The Center. “It feels as if it’s another family,” said Evans. “My heart is literally filled with love when I leave this place.”

Peyton Maul, a first-time visitor to the program said he enjoyed being at The Center because of the “food, games, as well as the nice and caring people.”

We're soliciting your selfies

May 1, 2014

Be sure to see Saturday’s Post & Mail for the Saturday Selfie feature. Would you like to be seen in the newspaper? We’re soliciting your selfies.
The Post & Mail would like Whitley County residents to email their selfie pics for a special Saturday feature promoting area people.

Selfies can include you and a friend or family member. Those who submit photos must be willing to accept a reply message that includes 10 quick questions that require a couple of short answers. Your photo and your answers will be published in a weekend issue of The Post & Mail.

Camp Whitley names interim director and camp dates

May 1, 2014

The Camp Whitley Board of Directors recently announced Lauren Strandlund, assistant director from 2013, will be stepping into the role of interim director for the summer of 2014.

Camp Whitley will once again be offering a summer residential camp opportunity for boys and girls ages 7-14 in Whitley County this summer.
The following are the dates for each age group:
Fun Night June 13-14, First time campers ages 7-8. (Requires a non-refundable deposit of $20 to register. The $20 deposit may then be transferred to the full week registration fee.)
Boys 7-8 — June 15-21

County quilting club yields decorative projects

May 1, 2014

Cast and crew of Aida

May 1, 2014

The cast and crew of Aida, Columbia City High School’s spring musical, is set for its performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at CCHS.

Cast members include Brooke Alexander, Kiersten Thomas, Ashley O’Connor, Lindsey Dice, Jocelyn Sherbahn, Julia Kerr, Galeana Murphy, Erin McCullough, Brittnie Fry, Miranda Eber, Emily Lemke, Morgan Ellis, Kyle Scher, Brooks Walker, Jacob Mattes, Nic Alles, Brooks Walker, Nathan Baker, Holden Schaefer, Gunner Arnold, Athena Arnold, Hannah Schaefer and Matthew Swain.

Aida takes the stage this weekend

May 1, 2014

“Fighting hunger should be a community initiative,” said Lois Cannon, one of the leaders of a feeding program for school children.

Boomerang Backpacks is a program that targets elementary school children who might not have quality food during the weekend.

Nutritious food is packed in backpacks and bags by volunteers, and then delivered to elementary schools in the area on Fridays. The children then have food and healthy snacks to eat during the weekend.

THE SEVENTIES: First in a series of front page Decade books now available at The Post & Mail

May 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A new hard-bound coffee table keepsake book has been published by The Post & Mail and is now available for purchase.

“The Seventies: A Decade of Front Pages in The Post & Mail” contains 165 front pages from Whitley County’s daily newspaper.

At $24 plus tax, the book is a perfect gift idea for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, birthdays – or as a gift for yourself.

The large 13.5” x 11.5” format of the book, plus a 5”x 7” magnifier, make for an enjoyable reading experience as readers examine the years 1970-1979 page by page.

Minor injuries in K-9 incident

May 1, 2014

A Columbia City police officer suffered minor injuries Wednesday morning after he was bit by the CCPD’s K-9, Stryker.

According to a press release by the Columbia City Police, the officer was involved in a traffic stop when the K-9 handler came to assist him.

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PRIMARY ELECTION: Indiana residents to hit the voting booths Tuesday

May 1, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a two-part preview of Whitley County’s primary elections. See Friday’s Edition for previews of the sheriff and prosecutor’s races.

WHITLEY COUNTY — Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the primary election races.

For Whitley County residents, three seats are particularly of interest — the race for House Representative, Whitley County Prosecutor and Whitley County Sheriff.

Candidates have been present at numerous community events and forums to share their viewpoints on several issues.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT THRIVING: The Center for Whitley County Youth hub of teen activity

May 1, 2014

For almost a decade, The Center for Whitley County Youth has had a consistent goal: To promote youth development through service, outreach, and collaboration.

Located at 201 W. Market St. in downtown Columbia City, The Center is a hub of teen activity and student interaction.

Brad Boyles, 32, joined The Center staff last year and leads and coordinates The Center’s after-school programs, After-School Central, SERVE, and SERVE+. In addition to his work at The Center, he is the associate pastor of The Warehouse Church.

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