Archive - 2014 - News Article
Rotary Club exchange student Linda Lehtiniemi, from Finland, presented an overview of her year in the United States at a recent Columbia City Rotary Club meeting.
She started by stating sheâ€™s met a variety of people, tall, short, thin, fat, smart, and stupid.
Lehtinieimi noted some basic differences between Finland and the U.S.
â€śProbably the most obvious is the number of fast food outlets here,â€ť said Lehtinieimi. â€śIt is 10 times that of Finland. We just donâ€™t have those types of restaurants.â€ť
To read the rest of this story, see the June 2 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps have a special â€śColumbia City nightâ€ť planned for tonightâ€™s game against West Michigan.
Proceeds from tickets sold by the Columbia City Park Department go back to the cityâ€™s baseball and softball leagues.
Players in the leagues were able to receive free tickets to the game, and 10 were selected to be special â€śbuddiesâ€ť of the TinCaps. They will be able to meet the players and spend time on the field.
Two special players were chosen to throw out the first pitch.
India State Police officials are seeking help in a slew of area thefts, including Columbia City.
ISP officials are looking for help in identifying the man responsible for stealing several thousand dollarsâ€™ worth of money from change-making machines.
According to the state police, the man is suspected of committing seven thefts in the area, including Columbia City, New Haven and Monroe.
Police say the suspect poses as a vending machine repairman, then takes money from the machines.
Officials believe he has stolen between $3,000 and $5,000.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Ball Furniture & Mattress Company in Downtown Columbia City and The Post & Mail are partnering for a fun, reader contest: The Ugliest Recliner Photo Contest.
Based on photo submissions to Ball Furniture and The Post & Mail through Friday, June 13, judges will decide the Ugliest Recliner â€“ and the winner will receive a new recliner from Ball Furniture valued at $500.
Ball Furniture & Mattress Company has more than 100 La-Z-Boy and Lane recliners in stock and is conducting a special Fatherâ€™s Day promotion through Sunday, June 15.
Although the primary election has been decided, some ballot vacancies could still be determined.
According to Whitley County Clerk of the Courts Debbie Beers, candidate vacancies can be filled until June 30 at noon.
â€śTypically the person is appointed by a party caucus,â€ť said Beers. â€śItâ€™s not an overwhelming amount of positions that are handled this way, but in the past there have been several.
It just depends on how aggressive the parties want to be in putting people in those empty spots.â€ť
In the primary election, certain races only offered a Republican candidate.
Smith-Green Community Schools has been evolving for 50 years. The district celebrated the half-century mark Thursday evening to commemorate the SGCSâ€™s outdoor Eagle Garden.
The dedication ceremony at Eagle Garden recognized the corporationâ€™s graduating Class of 1964 and earlier graduates as part of the 50th anniversary of Smith-Green Community Schools.
Eagle Garden was originally installed when an auto accident tragically took the lives of Churubusco High School students Andy Spencer and Megan Young in 2009.
Kindergartners at Coesse Elementary School planted sunflower seeds around the campus as part of their field day activities Friday.
See Thursdayâ€™s edition of The Post & Mail for a special publication highlighting Whitley County kindergartners.
Since 2007, Debra Darr has observed the evolution of Whitley Countyâ€™s senior center and its services.
However, in January, Darr moved from her assistant position with the Whitley County Council on Aging & Aged (WCCOA) to the role of executive director when long-time leader Jackie Hake retired.
â€śIâ€™ve seen a lot of growth in both the amount of seniors that participate and the number of activities and services we provide,â€ť said Darr.
â€śThere is always something going on here at the Woodlands Senior Center.
Iâ€™ve enjoyed getting to know those seniors that come in.â€ť
In less than two weeks walkers will take to the track at Indian Springs Middle School in a fight against cancer.
The annual Relay for Life 24-hour walk-a-thon will take place Saturday, June 7 at 8 a.m. and continue until Sunday at 8 a.m.
This yearâ€™s theme is â€śScare Away Cancer,â€ť and promotes a Halloween-inspired event.
Currently, the event has raised more than 66 percent of its financial goal of $35,000. Twenty-one teams and 114 participants are signed up for the walk, but committee leaders said it is not too late to get involved.