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August 27th, 2014
CROMWELL â The man identified as the deceased in a shootout in Cromwell Monday night has a criminal history in Whitley County, as well as Koscuisko County. Gary Helman, 56, of Cromwell, was found dead in a bedroom in his motherâs home, located on Doswell Drive in Cromwell.
I donât know who sold us adults on the idea that once we get a certain age, birthday celebrations are not necessary. Today I turn 37, and even at 37, I would be the first in line for the bounce house, to receive a balloon animal or watch a magic show. To me, it doesnât matter how old I get, I still enjoy my birthday. I get excited about the notion of cake, I still rush to the mailbox to collect my birthday cards and I wait with anticipation to see what my special day will hold.
CHURUBUSCO â âThe Amazing Spider-Manâ made its debut at Churubusco PNC Bank parking lot Saturday for a screening of âThe Amazing Spider-Man 2.â The public screening was sponsored by the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce and local merchants in order to increase community involvement.
COLUMBIA CTIY â While some may be shocked at the approximate $3.5 million pricetag on the proposed new aquatics facility in Columbia City, officials say the pool is meant to be more than a replacement for Burnworth Memorial Pool. âThis is not your normal city pool,â said Columbia City Park Director Mark Green. âThis is a destination that will draw people from well outside of Whitley County.â
COLUMBIA CITY â The Post & Mailâs popular weekly Pigskin Picks returns each Wednesday beginning tomorrow, Aug. 27, with a selection of nine games (NFL and NCAA) for readers to choose winners.
The first week traditionally offers exclusively NCAA games.
Whatâs in it for readers? Weekly cash prizes will be awarded âplus weekly fame in your local newspaper!
COLUMBIA CITY â With new testing making its way to Indiana this spring, Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ Superintendent Patricia OâConnor took the opportunity to review the districtâs history of the ISTEP+ test over the last six years.
COLUMBIA CITY â A strong thunderstorm roared through central Whitley County shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, with winds topping 50 mph, accompanied by torrential rain and lightning.
The temperature plummeted from 93 degrees to 73 in the span of less than 15 minutes as the storm hit.
In Columbia City, rain fell at the rate of nearly two inches per hour as sustained winds of 35-40 mph gusted to more than 50 mph.
There were no immediate reports of catastrophic damage, no tornadoes or personal injury. Watch for updates on this website and details in
Tuesday's Post & Mail.
A variety of cars were on display during Larwillâs Squawbuck Dayâs Saturday. The event began Friday and continued through Sunday. As part of the town festival, special meals were prepared by The Lions Club, Richland Township Fire Department and several churches.
CHURUBUSCO Ââ The town of Churubusco will again be collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items for the Churubusco United Methodist Church and St. John Bosco Catholic Church food pantries.
COLUMBIA CITY â Michelle Urban, leader of the Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ Safety Committee, is âexcitedâ to bring new projects to the table this school year.