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June 6th

+$139 $AVING$: Weekend Post & Mail has dozens of coupons, discounts

June 7, 2014

The Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail contains more than $139 in coupon savings and discounts for Whitley County consumers.

In addition to Whitko and Churubusco graduation coverage, top local news, court judgments, features and sports, the Weekend Edition has coupons and discounts from:
•The very popular SmartSource magazine of coupons;
•Walmart
•CVS Pharmacy
•Walgreens Pharmacy
•JC Penney
•Dunham's Sports
•Dick's Sporting Goods
•Aladdin
•Schaefer's Indiana Turf
•Ball Furniture & Mattress Company
Plus the inspirational American Profile magazine and informational TV Times.

Eagles end sectional drought

June 6, 2014

WARSAW — In 1985, the average household income was $22,100, the average price for a new car was $9,005, a gallon of gas was $1.09 and a movie ticket cost $2.75, and Columbia City High School took home its last sectional title — until Friday afternoon.

The Eagles took the course at Rozella Ford with one goal in mind — the sectional championship.

With a team of three sophomores, a junior and a senior, Columbia City outscored all 12 of its opponents, finishing the day in 299 strokes and earning the school’s first sectional title in 29 years.

TWISTED & TASTY: Ben’s Soft Pretzel to open Monday in Columbia City

June 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Ben’s Soft Pretzels will open a new franchise pretzel bakery in Columbia City on Monday, June 9 – making it the 15th store under the Ben’s Soft Pretzels brand.
Fortell Enterprises, LLC, of Fort Wayne, owned by Chris and Natalie Forbing and long-time friend Ken Tellas, will open their Ben’s Soft Pretzels location in Columbia City inside Walmart, 402 W. Plaza Drive on Monday.
The business plans on hiring 4-7 local employees.

TURTLE DAYS IS COMING: Special section in today's newspaper!

June 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Churubusco's Turtle Days begins next week for days of fun and special events.

Pick up Friday's Post & Mail to have your special guide to all the Turtle Days activities.

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28 LADIES AND PAINTING: Grace Lutheran group gets artistic

June 6, 2014

Twenty-eight ladies gathered at Grace Lutheran Church, Columbia City, in the church’s fellowship hall for an artistic project.

With the help of instructors from Bottle & Bottega, an art studio in Fort Wayne, the group learned how to paint personal master pieces.

Although the work won’t be displayed in any art gallery, the paintings are now decorating many homes.

Hannah Group, one of the women’s groups at Grace Lutheran Church, organized the event and invited friends and family for an evening of “fun and entertainment.”

Relay for Life schedule of events

June 6, 2014

All events are held at Indian Springs Middle School either in the gymnasium or around the outside track.

Saturday

•9 a.m. — Opening ceremonies featuring “Unique Kase.”
Activity: Chalk art

•10 a.m. — Theme: “Monster Mash”
Activities: Silent Auction, sewing with ConKerr Cancer and Chalk Art

•11 a.m. — Theme: “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” featuring Gardening workshop by John Woodmansee
Activities: Silent Auction, sewing with ConKerr Cancer and Chalk Art

•Noon — Theme: “It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
Lunch will be served

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM KICKS OFF: Meals provided to children at Mary Raber, Miami Village

June 6, 2014

As part of a partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Whitley County Consolidated Schools are ensuring that children receive quality meals throughout the summer.

The program will begin Monday, June 9, and will continue throughout the summer months, excluding the July 4th holiday.

Lunches will be provided at two locations — Mary Raber Elementary School and Miami Villiage Trailer Park, located on East Old Trail Road.

Mary Raber’s doors will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Miami Village will provide lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

ISTEP results released to parents

June 6, 2014

Indiana’s statewide testing for third through eighth graders was completed this spring, and results have been released to parents.

The ISTEP, or Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress, was constructed by the state to align grade-level expectations across the state, assist and guide schools in prioritizing curriculum and enhance classroom assessment.

Students were tested in late April and early May in English/language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.

No violations in city water report

June 6, 2014

Columbia City’s Water Department released a clean bill of health in its 2014 Consumer Confidence Report that was recently distributed to city residents.

Out of 12 areas of testing, none were in violation of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) standards.

Most testing was completed in 2013, though some contaminants are required to be tested less often, such as arsenic, barium, cadmium, fluoride, nickel and sodium, and date hasn’t been collected since 2012.

Slippin’ and slidin’

June 6, 2014

Pierceton Elementary School students enjoyed a fun-filled field day Tuesday before school dismissed Wednesday for summer vacation.

Many parents helped man different activity stations which included track and field events, basketball competition, hockey station, bubbles for younger students, soccer, softball and an obstacle course.

Students were then treated to fresh fruit and drinks at the final station, sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization. The events were planned by Mistie Hughes, PES’s physical education teacher.

ALBION — The Churubusco Eagles took fifth place at Saturday’s Northeast Corner Conference wrestling...
SYRACUSE — Indian Springs Middle School’s 7th grade Eagles boys’ basketball team used team defense...
WABASH — Whitko’s girls basketball team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win over Northfield...

 

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