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March 4th, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Indianaâ€™s College Readiness Report released by the Commission for Higher Education indicates that more of the stateâ€™s high school graduates are prepared for college-level courses.
The yearly report was released on Monday and included 2013 graduates who entered college immediately after high school.
The improvement could in part be related to high schoolâ€™s dual credit and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Those courses are offered at all three Whitley County high schools.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Youth Council took its experience to the state level with a trip to the Indiana Statehouse last month.
The youth council, comprised of high school students, was formed by Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and has grown in its involvement in the community throughout the past several years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ A high-speed police chase started in Columbia City and ended t in Fort Wayne early Tuesday morning.
Columbia City police were alerted to a possible gas station drive-off at approximately 12:45 a.m. when someone apparently did not pay for fuel. A pursuit ensued and officers ended up following a red vehicle east on U.S. 30 towards Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” February in 2015 may not have had as much snowfall as 2014, but it was colder overall, data shows.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), it hasnâ€™t been this cold in February since the 1970s.
Last month was the third coldest February on record in Northeast Indiana, with an average daily temperature of 15.7 degrees, according to NWS meteorologists.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” As the economy rebounds from the recent recession, Northeast Indiana in general, and Whitley County in particular are looking to the manufacturing sector to fuel the recovery.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Post & Mail, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Field Band, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will host The Volunteers, a six-person band, for one performance Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m. at Newell Rice Auditorium at Columbia City High School.
The 90-minute show is a ticketed event, but tickets are free of charge. Free tickets are available at The Post & Mailâ€™s business office, 927 W. Connexion Way in Armstrong Industrial Park, American Legion Post 98 and VFW Post 5582, both in Columbia City. This is an all-ages event.
As predicted, freezing rain fell on Whitley County shortly after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, encasing vehicles in ice and turning sidewalks, parking lots, streets, roads and highways into skating rinks.
Warming temperatures this afternoon are forecast to change the freezing rain to rain only.
Meanwhile, schools were delayed or closed due to the hazardous dose of winter weather.
Robert Williams found a woolly worm (above) on his doorstep at 115 McDonald Ave. in Columbia City last week, when the temperature was 16 degrees. The worm is black on its ends and has a large section of brown in the middle.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Nancy Beyhan, the Spanish teacher at Eagle Tech Academy, created a unique project for her senior Spanish 3 class.
Students created their very own superheroes and super villains, then made their own comic books and costumes for their super beings. The origin of their comic books had to be from a Spanish-speaking country.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Columbia City-Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Department issued its report for 2014, detailing a busy year.
During 2014, the department issued building permits for 82 new single-family dwellings with an estimated value of $15,427,400, down from 89 permits with a value of $18,068,500 in 2013.
The department issued six permits for two-family dwellings with a value of approximately $750,000. There were no multi-family permits issued in 2013.