Archive - News Article
August 8th, 2014
Sarah Ross (right) is directed by the camp counselors Emily Wild (left) and Connor Slavicek on how to shoot a bow and arrow while at Conservation Day Camp.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials discussed using an inventory service to prepare the district in case of a tax audit or emergency insurance claim. WCCS Business Manager Kirk Doehrmann discussed a $7,900 project by TM Wells Valuation Services out of Huntington that would review the districtâs capital assets (anything worth more than $5,000) and inventory items within the facilities.
Whitley Countyâs 4-H Fair concluded in July, but a special publication inserted into the Monday edition of The Post & Mail will provide a snapshot of the week. The 4-H Scrapbook will highlight contests, shows and results from the county fair. Pictured is Blake Gross showing his Dairy Steer in dairy beef showmanship contest at the fair.
WHITLEY COUNTY â The Whitley County Sheriffâs Department will be upgrading its computer communications software to enable better communication and compatibility among their computer units placed in police vehicles and in the Sheriffâs Department building. Enhanced 911 (e911) Director Scott Jones has been looking forward to this upgrade for some time.
COLUMBIA CITY â Feelings of fear and excitement filled Lyndsey Brommer, of Columbia City, as she was on the phone with her teacher knowing she would be traveling 1,300 miles from her home to San Antonio, Texas. Tears of happiness covered Brommerâs face knowing all the long hours and extra effort she had put into her portfolio project during the course of a year had paid off.
COLUMBIA CITY â Traffic congestion will continue today in Columbia City as crews begin paving North Line Street between North Street and US 30. This portion of Line Street will be open during paving activities but heavily congested, so expect delays.
Also, the Columbia City Water Department has closed West North Street between Walnut and Elm Streets for water line maintenance.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Cleveland Township firefighters will come together to help the South Whitley Food Bank in a fundraiser Saturday. From 9 a.m. to noon, firefighters will play games and attendees can vote for their favorite â hot shot.â In addition, three firefighters will serve as âdunk buddiesâ who will appear in a dunk tank.
COLUMBIA CITY â In response to numerous reports of speeding in the Loon Lake area, the Loon Lake Association has been working in conjunction with Whitley County Commissioners, the Whitley County Highway Department and local law enforcement. It was the belief of the association and local residents that the primary speeding offenders were visitors to the lake, not local residents. Loon Lake Association President Dave White petitioned for a stop sign be put in the area to retard speeding.
COLUMBIA CITY â Kelly Slavich did more than help animals at Line Street Veterinary Hospital Wednesday. Early in the afternoon, a four-year-old boy began choking on a sucker in the lobby of the vet hospital.