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2014 GRAD YEARBOOK: Whitley County high school grads pictured Friday

May 29, 2014

A 12-page broadsheet special section, "Class of 2014 in Whitley County," will be inserted in Friday's Post & Mail. Hundreds photos of graduating seniors from Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco high schools are presented in this keepsake publication.

Be sure to pick up your copy at newsstands and convenience stores throughout Whitley County on Friday. Additional copies are available at The Post & Mail's business office at 927 W. Connexion Way, Columbia City.

FINE ARTS REVIEW: Recap of high school performing arts

May 29, 2014

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CITY TO PUT $100K INTO UPKEEP: Curb, sidewalk, crack seal to improve roadways

May 29, 2014

Columbia City’s Street Department is taking on two projects this summer that will total $100,000.

After a harsh winter, many roads across Northeast Indiana have been left cracked, and Columbia City is no different.

The Columbia City Street Department received two bids, with Pavement Solutions being the lowest bidder at $37,180. Officials said the work is essential for street maintenance.

The second project is for a curb and sidewalk on a city side street.
The new sidewalk and curb will be on Washington Street, and run from Jefferson Street to Ellsworth Street.

IT'S BETTER TO GIVE: Birthday breeds bucks for special needs organization

May 29, 2014

For many children the best part of celebrating a birthday, aside from spending the day with their friends and family, is opening the colorfully wrapped boxes and bags of special gifts meant for them.

One Whitley County resident decided for her 11th birthday she would rather give a gift that can be shared.

Sydney Pequignot is a member of the Whitley County Dazzlers, a special needs cheerleading squad.

She encouraged her friends and family to donate to the squad in lieu of purchasing a gift for her birthday.

READER SNAPSHOT

May 29, 2014

Adam and Sarah Schmitt, of Columbia CIty, let their children Will, Eleanor (right) and Thomas (far left) enjoy the Splash Pad at Morsches Park during the recent warm temperatures.

Want to see your photo in The Post & Mail? Submit your snapshot to community@thepostandmail.com. Photos must include first and last names of those in the photograph and where the shot was taken. Submissions should also include a phone number.

WORLDS AWAY, HILGER'S STUDY WILL UNITE STUDENTS: Art fellowship will bring mosaics back to ISMS

May 29, 2014

Fostering an appreciation for art and connecting communities and students across the globe is now possible thanks to an Indian Springs Middle School teacher’s unique vision.

Mary Hilger, art teacher at ISMS, has seen several of her students succeed in local art contests, but now, through a special grant, Hilger will promote art in the hallway of her school every day.

Hilger met another art educator, Mary Sorrells, from Laurel School and Brookville Elementary Sch-ool, through the Art Education Association of Indiana.

ZILCH RAIN: Wednesday rains miss Whitley for most part

May 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Although far southern parts of Whitley County received some showers from Wednesday's storm system, the bulk of Whitley County missed the precipitation altogether.

Clear, sunny skies with temperatures in the 80s is the Whitley County forecast through the weekend with the next chance for rain being Monday.

Heavy downpours of rain tracked across North Central Indiana Wednesday afternoon and evening. Huntington and Wabash counties received significant rainfall from the system, but Whitley County remained bone dry.

PUMP SHOCKER: $4 gasoline in county

May 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Whitley County residents saw smatterings of it Wednesday afternoon when select gas stations raised their pump prices a quarter per gallon.

Today, everyone is at $4 ..... well $3.99.9 to be perfectly exact.

It's believed to be the highest pump prices ever seen in Whitley County as summer travel builds up.

Pump prices in surrounding counties remained in the $3.75 range Thursday morning.

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