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January 2nd, 2015
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The courtroom at the Whitley County Courthouse was filled to capacity New Yearâ€™s Day with anxious county residents and their family members, but not in the way you would expect â€” the 34 newly elected and reelected county officials were sworn in.
â€śItâ€™s good to see so many happy and smiling faces here,â€ť joked Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer, â€śmost of the people I see in here arenâ€™t normally so happy to be here.â€ť
Columbia City's boys basketball team opens its holiday tournament today, playing at noon and 8 p.m. at CCHS.
See Saturday's edition of The Post & Mail for results from the games.
The Eagles wrap up the tourney at Carroll High School Saturday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indiana health officials are still encouraging residents to get flu shots amid a nationwide epidemic of the virus and five deaths in the state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said influenza was widespread in 36 states â€” including Indiana â€” as of the week ending Dec. 20, the most recent reporting period, and that about 7 percent of all nationwide deaths during that week were due to the flu or pneumonia.
Restrictions at Parkview Whitley Hospital include:
â€˘No visitors under the age of 18 will be admitted.
December 31st, 2014
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.