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February 5th, 2015

PASSAGES PROFILES: Passages adds to Gibson’s ‘infectious smile’

February 5, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.

COLUMBIA CITY — The first thing one notices about Matt Gibson is not any disability but rather an infectious smile and the way he engages those around him.
Matt has been involved with Passages for five years.
Gibson has also been a participant in Passages’ summer program.

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS: S. Whitley man donates collection

February 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Before he passed away, a South Whitley man donated his extensive Native American Artifact collection to the Whitley County Historical Society.
The late Richard “Dick” Kranfield’s unique collection will be on display at the Whitley County Historical Museum.
His collection was started more than 30 years ago. He numbered each of his items — numbering in the thousands.
Officials at the Whitley County Historical Society said the artifacts range from perfect condition to “rough flakes.”

February 4th


February 4, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County’s Prosecutor’s Office is leading the state in child support collections, according to 2014 data.

Case filings by the office were down 17 percent from 2013. There were 76 Circuit Court criminal filings, down 12 percent from the previous year, and down 18 percent from their high in 2010. Superior Court criminal filings stood at 611, 19 percent less than in 2013 and down almost 23 percent from their five-year high of 782.

SNOW, SNOW, SNOW: More winter weather in Whitley Co.

February 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Just as Whitley County residents got themselves unburied from about a foot of snow over the weekend, more winter weather is in Whitley County this week, and more is to come this weekend.

Street and highway crews worked through Tuesday, clearing snow from roadways and intersections.

February 3rd

MORE SNOW: Another inch on the way

February 3, 2015

Another inch of snow is expected in the area tonight, and more snow is in the forecast for tomorrow.


February 3, 2015

LARWILL — The victim of a fatal house fire in Larwill Sunday night is believed to be identified as Clarance “Jiggs” Lehman, age 83.
Lehman is listed as the property owner of the home that caught fire, located at 6810 W. U.S. 30.
Crews were called to the scene, located north of U.S. 30, just east of Ind. 5, at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday.
Fire crews found the body of the victim inside.

600K PER YEAR SHORTAGE: State mandate puts a pinch on WCCS school district’s budget

February 3, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — “This is a big concern for us.”
Patricia O’Connor, Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ superintendent, is more than concerned about a recent state mandate that will cut $600,000 from the district’s budget by 2016.
The new budget shortfall comes from how the district will pay its staff’s pensions.
In 2014, the schools were responsible for half, or $298,481.50, of the yearly cost for the pensions.

LEGACY: CCHS Football Poster now on sale

February 3, 2015

The Post & Mail has produced a Columbia City High School Legacy Football Poster – and it’s now available for purchase at the newspaper office. The full-color poster measures 36” x 24” and is suitable for framing. It’s truly a work of art and will look great in a family room, den, business office, lounge or “mancave.”

WHITLEY COUNTY DIGS OUT: County gets mixed bag of snowfall

February 3, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Final snowfall amounts have been recorded by the National Weather Service on the snow storm that passed through Northern Indiana last weekend, and local residents and street departments continue to dig out of the aftermath.

The northern part of the county received the most snowfall, approximately 12 to 15 inches, while the southern part of the county recorded about 8 to 10 inches.
The central part of the county had a range from 10 to 12 inches.

February 2nd

WHITLEY COUNTY TRAVEL UPGRADED: Will re-assess Tuesday afternoon for possible return to "normal"

February 2, 2015

Whitley County Travel Status Upgraded
A news release at 3:02 p.m. from the Whitley County Emergency Management Agency:
"It is the opinion of the Whitley County Highway Department, and other agencies responsible for reporting the conditions of the roadways in the county, that we upgrade our travel status from a WATCH to an ADVISORY. We will reassess conditions tomorrow afternoon and determine the safest course of action, as it relates to returning to NORMAL travel status, at that time."

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