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October 10th, 2014

WINTER LOOMING: Salt prices on the rise

October 10, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — With winter and the threat of heavy snowfall looming, the Whitley County Highway Department has made plans for salt acquisition to combat poor winter road conditions. Because of the increased demand and lack of proper supply, road officials are forced to come up with innovative and cost-saving solutions.

COUNCIL ON AGING: Celebrating 40 years

October 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Serving Whitley County senior citizens has been the mission of the Whitley County Council on Aging for 40 years. Seniors gathered at The Woodlands Senior Center Wednesday to commemorate the anniversary with a special lunch.

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall

October 10, 2014

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall
Summer may be over, but there are a few flavorful fruits and veggies that may get you excited for the Fall season! Krystin Goodwin (@Krystingoodwin) has a few of the best harvested produce to inspire you to get cooking this season!

WCCS REQUIRES OVERHAUL BEFORE 1:1: Study shows $1M in upgrades needed

October 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Careful not to get in over their heads, Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are taking some time before jumping into a 1:1 technology program. While some may think a 1:1 program would simply consist of purchasing devices for students, WCCS is focusing on behind-the-scenes tasks before considering the purchase of devices.

FALL CAR CARE: Special informative section inserted in Friday's Post & Mail

October 10, 2014

It's time to think about cold weather and it's time to think about how it will affect one of your most important possessions: Your vehicle.

A special FALL CAR CARE section will be inserted in Friday's edition of The Post & Mail. The publication highlights tips and ideas, plus tells readers exactly where they can obtain the best auto buys and service locally.

October 9th

CAREER COUNSELING: WhitleyForward to sponsor free career exploration testing

October 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— For Whitley County residents who might be curious about a new career, feel stuck in a job, or are searching for opportunities to advance, WhitleyForward, in conjunction with Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast and Huntington University, will offer free career-path testing and counseling services Monday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday, Nov. 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

GRAPE GROWING: Rotarians learn of county vineyard

October 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Austin Fergusson, a Whitley County vineyard owner, doesn’t make wine, but he grows the grapes and sells them to people who do.
Fergusson was the guest speaker at a Columbia City Rotary Club recent meeting. He’s been told by various wineries that they’ll take all the grapes he can produce. The venture was supposed to make him a lot of money. “We’re still waiting,” Fergusson said.

LIVE UNITED: Investing in children, county’s future

October 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “We all have a stake in creating a healthy community,” said Cindy Baker, executive director of the United Way of Whitley County (UWWC). Considering the focus for UWWC is to “live united,” partnering with a local nonprofit that supports healthy families is a perfect fit. B.A.B.E of Whitley County, located at 533 N. Line St. in Columbia City, provides incentives for pregnant women and families to consistently participate in programs and services that benefit the health and well-being of infants and young children.

GIS AERIAL MAP UPDATE: Weigold seeks project approval

October 9, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department Coordinator Dan Weigold is looking to update the county’s GIS aerial maps.
Weigold went before the Whitley County Commissioners Monday to seek approval for the $101,388 project. The project includes hiring a company to fly over Whitley County to capture orthogonal and oblique images of the county’s landscape.

MAN JAILED IN STANDOFF: 3-hour incident puts Whitko schools on lockdown

October 9, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — A police standoff near the schools in South Whitley ended in an arrest Wednesday afternoon. Justin Tingle, 34, of South Whitley, was taken into custody for resisting law enforcement after a traffic stop went wrong.

 

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