Archive - 2014 - News Article
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” With newly-formed New Yearâ€™s resolutions and the spring break season only months away, many residents of Whitley County will be hitting the gym to tone muscles and shed holiday pounds.
For the past 10 years, Columbia City resident Matt Lawrence has made working out at the Whitley County YMCA part of his weekly routine.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ As the end of 2014 becomes final later today, itâ€™s that time when we begin talking about the year in review.
Pick up a copy of Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail for a special sports publication â€” a scrapbook filled with local sports photos from 2014.
MIDDLEBURY â€” Itâ€™s a long trip to Middlebury, and four ball games in 30 hours is a lot of basketball, but it was all worthwhile for the Columbia City Lady Eagles, as they came home Tuesday night with the Bankersâ€™ Classic championship trophy. The Lady Eagles downed the host Northridge Lady Raiders in a closely-played championship game, 42-35.
The Lady Eagles used a solid third quarter, a stingy defense and a strong performance at the free-throw line that had been missing during the brief three-game losing streak to hold off a very disciplined Northridge squad.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” By a 3-2 vote, Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council is moving forward with a sewer rate increase, which is expected to take effect early next year.
In the first full billing cycle after March 1, 2015, Columbia City Sewer utility customers can expect to see an approximate $7 per month increase.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A sewer rate increase is on tap for Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Councilâ€™s meeting tonight.
A topic that has been discussed by the council for several months, officials are expected to make a decision tonight regarding the increase.
In their most recent discussions, council members have been in favor of a 7-6-5 increase. In the first year (2015) the average user would see a $7 per month increase. In the second year (2016), the average user would see a $6 per month increase, and $5 per month in the third year.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” With the changing of the guard this week for the new Whitley County Sheriff, Marc Gatton, a new chief deputy has been named for the department.
Jason Spencer has 16 years of service with the department, including several years as a sergeant and two years as detective.
Spencer will be replacing Gattonâ€™s as chief deputy, the right hand man to the sheriff, as Gatton is sworn in Thursday as sheriff.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Despite the seasonably mild holiday weather, some residents of the county have their fingers crossed hoping for a moderate rest of the winter.
Should mother nature decide to blanket the are with another record snowfall this year, the Indiana Office of Technology, along with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), has crafted a free mobile phone application (app) to provide Hoosiers with the most up-to-date travel status updates.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” With Christmas now over and with residents looking forward to a new year, the holiday gift of low gasoline prices will continue well into 2015.
According to sources at AAA earlier this week, the steady decline in gasoline prices is longer than any period previously tracked by the organization.
Having declined for approximately 95 consecutive days in a row, the decrease has now pushed the national average to $2.29 a gallon.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A Churubusco man is facing three charges after allegedly attacking his neighbor because of loud music.
Joshua Leffel, 25, was arrested for criminal mischief, battery causing bodily injury and residential entry after a dispute with a neighbor in a nearby apartment on Maple Lane.