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August 26th, 2014

DETAILS STILL IN WORK: New pool to be a ‘destination’

August 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CTIY — While some may be shocked at the approximate $3.5 million pricetag on the proposed new aquatics facility in Columbia City, officials say the pool is meant to be more than a replacement for Burnworth Memorial Pool. “This is not your normal city pool,” said Columbia City Park Director Mark Green. “This is a destination that will draw people from well outside of Whitley County.”

PIGSKIN PICKS 2014: Debuts Wednesday

August 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The Post & Mail’s popular weekly Pigskin Picks returns each Wednesday beginning tomorrow, Aug. 27, with a selection of nine games (NFL and NCAA) for readers to choose winners.

The first week traditionally offers exclusively NCAA games.
What’s in it for readers? Weekly cash prizes will be awarded –plus weekly fame in your local newspaper!

WCCS SHOWS IMPROVEMENT: Current ISTEP+ test reaches its end

August 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With new testing making its way to Indiana this spring, Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Superintendent Patricia O’Connor took the opportunity to review the district’s history of the ISTEP+ test over the last six years.

August 25th

STRONG STORM HITS: Central part of Whitley pummeled by roaring thunderstorm

August 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – A strong thunderstorm roared through central Whitley County shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, with winds topping 50 mph, accompanied by torrential rain and lightning.

The temperature plummeted from 93 degrees to 73 in the span of less than 15 minutes as the storm hit.

In Columbia City, rain fell at the rate of nearly two inches per hour as sustained winds of 35-40 mph gusted to more than 50 mph.

There were no immediate reports of catastrophic damage, no tornadoes or personal injury. Watch for updates on this website and details in
Tuesday's Post & Mail.

CAR SHOW: Squawbuck Days snapshots

August 25, 2014

A variety of cars were on display during Larwill’s Squawbuck Day’s Saturday. The event began Friday and continued through Sunday. As part of the town festival, special meals were prepared by The Lions Club, Richland Township Fire Department and several churches.

DONATIONS NEEDED: Churubusco seeks non-perishables for holidays

August 25, 2014

CHURUBUSCO ­— The town of Churubusco will again be collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items for the Churubusco United Methodist Church and St. John Bosco Catholic Church food pantries.

EMERGENCY DISMISSAL DRILL: Safety continues to be focus for WCCS

August 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Michelle Urban, leader of the Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Safety Committee, is “excited” to bring new projects to the table this school year.

HEART STRINGS: Collection captures Larwill history

August 25, 2014

LARWILL — Food, garage sales, a flea market and a car show were all featured at Larwill’s Squawbuck Days. However, it was history that plucked the heart strings for many who attended the three-day festival.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT from National Weather Service Northern Indiana

August 25, 2014

MON AUG 25 2014

...HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS IN STORE FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN
INDIANA AND FAR SOUTHWESTERN LOWER MICHIGAN...

WHILE THE CHANCE DOES EXIST FOR SOME CLOUD COVER IN SPOTS TODAY...
AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE STILL EXPECTED TO CLIMB INTO THE
UPPER 80S TO AROUND 90 ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA. INCREASING
HUMIDITY LATER THIS MORNING INTO THIS AFTERNOON WILL ALLOW FOR
HEAT INDEX READINGS TO CLIMB INTO THE 95 TO 100 DEGREE RANGE.
THOSE WORKING OUTDOORS TODAY SHOULD TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS AND STAY
HYDRATED.

VEHICLE ROLLS: Man injured on U.S. 30

August 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A South Bend man was injured after rolling his vehicle on U.S. 30 Saturday night. Bradley Zalas, 34, was traveling east on U.S. 30 near Wolf Road when he ran off the roadway and into the median, according to Whitley County Sheriff’s Sergeant Cory Patrick.

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys tennis team fell in a 5-0 match to Manchester. The Eagles suffered...
ROCHESTER — Whitko’s girls soccer team traveled to Rochester Wednesday night and fell 4-1 to the...
SOUTH WHITLEY — Churubusco’s volleyball team traveled cross-county to South Whitley to take on the...

 

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