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August 15th

CREATIVE DISPLAY: Crowd gathers for Passages art sale

August 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc.’s Creative Learning Center was filled with silent auction attendees Thursday evening for the Old & New Art Exhibition and Sale. The event featured artwork created by Passages clients, with approximately 70 pieces on display, from paintings to ceramics to photography.

POISED TO PROTECT: Thorncreek’s fire dept. receives new truck

August 15, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a two-part series on the Thorncreek Township Fire Department

COLUMBIA CITY — Thorncreek Township has a gem parked in its fire station.
A new 2014 KME fire pumper and rescue truck was recently delivered and put into operation at the fire department.

LITERACY ASSISTANCE: Council reorganizes to increase literacy

August 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Enhancing the literacy of individuals in Whitley County has been the focus of the county’s Literacy Council since 1987.
However, after almost being nonexistent within the past year, the nonprofit has reorganized and is rebuilding its services.

August 14th

INDOT IN 'BUSCO: Paving project begins

August 14, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District is working on a paving project in Churubusco today. Motorists can expect delays when traveling US. 33 and Ind. 205 today and Friday as crews work in town limits.

SGCS: ‘Adding value to others’

August 14, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) has adopted a new motto for the 2014-15 school year. “Adding Value to Others” will be the focus for teachers, students and administrators for the year.

IHSAA NEW RULE: Smith-Green reaches out to home school students

August 14, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools is taking advantage of a new ruling by the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA). Homeschooled students who are enrolled in one or more classes at an Indiana public school are allowed to participate in IHSAA sanctioned sports.

BREAKING THE BANK: Back-to-school costs on the rise

August 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Schools are back in session throughout Whitley County, and the back-to-school season has parents concerned with the increasing expenses for education. Michelle Heckaman-Lesley is the mother of three and commented on The Post & Mails’ Facebook page as to her overall expenses for school supplies and book fees.

LIFESAVERS: Officers partner to rescue families from burning duplex

August 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Shooting drills, defensive tactics training and settling disputes didn’t prepare two Columbia City Police third-shift partners for their unique public service last week. CCPD Officers Jeffrey Chapman and Jon Stoffel performed a rescue of a different kind — evacuating two sleeping families from a burning duplex at 2:45 a.m.

GROWING VIRUS IN AREA: Hand, foot and mouth disease no reason for alarm

August 14, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — An extremely contagious, yet common, virus has been making its way through Northeast Indiana and Whitley County this summer.
Many local residents have reported children with hand, foot and mouth disease, a typically non-life-threatening virus that spreads quickly.

August 13th

BLOSSOMING FRIENDSHIP: Two team up to beat cancer

August 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Carolyn Manning’s front lawn is home to unique sunflowers, which now bloom. The seeds for the plant came from Manning’s best friend and neighbor Natalie Harker. Located in Eagle Glen, the two sunflowers have been standing tall representing a beacon of hope and happiness, much like the two friends.

 

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