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February 6th, 2014

Mark your calendar

February 6, 2014

Upcoming events in Whitley County

Friday

•Benefit concert - 7 p.m.
“Covered By Grace” will be performing a variety of contemporary Christian songs from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Cornerstone Christian School. A middle school student at Cornerstone, Andrew Gingerich, his father, an uncle and a friend of the family make up the band. There will be a free-will offering to help with winter heating costs at the school. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Saturday

•GOP breakfast - 8:30 a.m.
The Whitley County Republican Party’s next breakfast is Saturday.

Honduran man receives prosthetics from Rotarian

February 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Kent Turnbow, an American Board Certified prosthetist and one of Columbia City Rotary Club’s newest member, gave Rotarians and inspired presentation about a September trip last year to Honduras to present a man named Dionicio with prosthetic arms and a leg.

Dionicio lost both arms and a leg in a construction accident when a piece of rebar he was handling touched a high voltage electrical wire.

COUNTY MOVES TO ADVISORY LEVEL

February 6, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Feb. 6, 2014) -- Whitley County will be moving to the ADVISORY level at noon today, according to Whitley County Emergency Management Agency.

"This means there maybe roads that are not quite two lanes, but are passable at this time," said EMA Director Cathy Broxon-Ball. "Please be patient with the plow drivers they are attempting to go over all the roads again today and try to make them wider. The snow is piled so high on the side of the roads there just anyplace to move it to."

City Stars twinkle at area choir contest

February 6, 2014

Indian Springs Middle School’s choir, City Stars, competed Saturday at Northrup High School. The group took 2nd runner up out of 10 schools competing. Sydney Korte won Outstanding Performer.

We want your photos

February 6, 2014

Did you take a snapshot from this weekend? Don't forget to send your photos into The Post & Mail of your Super Bowl parties, winter weather activities and fun to community@thepostandmail.com for our Winter Weather scrapbook.

Be sure to include the first and last names of those photographed and a little about what is going on in your picture.

Schaefer, Brower named top soloists

February 6, 2014

Columbia City High School choirs competed at Northrup High School in Fort Wayne Saturday. In the Solo Competition, Darrik Brower took second place and Hannah Schaefer took first place.

ITS OFFICIAL: Turtle Days festival has new dates

February 6, 2014

CHURUBUSCO -- Turtle Days Board Member Nicole Kirkpatrick announced that the summer festival has officially moved dates to June 11 - 14 at the town park.

See The Post & Mail Friday for more coverage on the festival.

CCHS choirs garner numerous awards

February 6, 2014

CCHS’s City Heat and City Lights were at Northrup High School for its competition. City Heat won Grand Champion in the Small Mixed Division City Heat received 3rd runner-up over all. City Lights won 1st runner-up. Outstanding Performer for City Lights and City Heat was awarded to Hannah Schaefer.

New Era dazzles crowd at Dwenger competition

February 6, 2014

Churubusco Junior-Senior High School competed at a choir contest Saturday. At Bishop Dwenger, in Fort Wayne, CJSHS’s New Era, placed 1st runner-up at the competition and also won the Best Choreography Award.

February 5th

CORRECT COLOR: EMA explains travel advisories, warnings

February 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Many are familiar with the three levels of snow emergencies, but that is a system of the past.

In 2012, Whitley County’s Commissioners signed an ordinance that dismissed the Level I, Level II and Level III snow emergencies, and replaced them with “travel advisories.”

Whitley County wasn’t alone in the change over, as much of the rest of Indiana has come together for a more unified program.

“It makes it a lot easier when we’re all on the same system,” said Cathy Broxon-Ball, director of Whitley County’s Emergency Management Agency.

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