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October 28th, 2014

REYNOLDS TRAIN WRECK: 14 hurt in Indiana Amtrak crash with semitrailer

October 28, 2014

REYNOLDS, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana sheriff says 14 people aboard an Amtrak train were injured when the train traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago collided with a semitrailer that crossed into its path.

White County Sheriff Pat Shafer tells The Associated Press 14 people complaining of pain were taken to local hospitals. He says he didn't know the severity of the injuries.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says no one aboard the Hoosier State line suffered serious or life-threatening injuries in the collision about 25 miles north of Lafayette.

SPELL BOWL: Indian Springs M.S. spellers win conference

October 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Try spelling words like “obfuscate,” “fallacious” and “knickknack.” Those were some of the 51 junior division words, out of a possible 72, the Indian Springs Middle School’s Spell Bowl team spelled correctly at the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference (NELMSC) Spell Bowl Competition hosted by Edgewood Middle School this month.

ON THE BALLOT: 2014 ballot breakdown

October 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Nov. 4 election is one week away and there are several contested races at the county level, especially in the school systems.
Before making the trip to the voting booth, some are confused as to who they are, and aren’t voting for. Between township trustees, township board members, school board members and county positions, some don’t know what to expect.

VETERANS DAY PHOTO SALUTE: Deadline is Friday to submit photos and info

October 28, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY – A 2014 Veterans Day Photo Salute in The Post & Mail newspaper will be published in the Nov. 8 Weekend Edition.

Details about how you can submit photos and information about family members who have served our nation in the military – past or present – can be found in an advertisement in today's newspaper, available at newsstands throughout Whitley County, or by calling the newspaper office at 260 244-5153.

This is an opportunity for the public to honor a loved one, living or deceased, on the pages of this special feature.

HOMESCHOOLING: Nationwide to Whitley County

October 28, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following is first in a series of Post & Mail articles regarding homeschooling within Whitley County.

WHITLEY COUNTY — As the debate on the adoption of common core state standards and student assessment scores remain a hot topic among parents and lawmakers, many parents around the U.S. are looking to homeschooling as an alternative answer to traditional public and parochial schools.

FROM COUNTY TO STATE: 4-Hers recognized at annual banquet

October 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Club held its annual awards banquet last week at the 4-H Center. Awards were given in a variety of categories, from animals to projects, from county to state.

October 27th

WAR BATTLE: Commemoration to be held Saturday for anniversary of Revolutionary event

October 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In November of 1780, the only Revolutionary War battle in Northeastern Indiana occurred between Colonel Augustin de La Balme and his troops and Chief Little Turtle and his warriors in Whitley County. A commemoration of the battle will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 near the Eel River in Union Township, on de La Balme Road.

MARCHING EAGLES: CCHS band competes at division finals

October 27, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbia City High School’s marching band, the Marching Eagles, competed in the Scholastic Class A Divisional Finals in Indianapolis Saturday. Though the Eagles didn’t place, they showed improvement from their previous rating.

CALLED TO SERVE: Seaton sets aside busy life to join Army

October 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Miranda Seaton is living a very busy life. She is a senior at Eagle Tech Academy, engaged to get married and is signed up to go into the U.S. Army. Seaton signed up for the Army last April and is hoping to go to training this summer.

INAUGURAL FEST: ’Busco’s first Halloweenfest a success

October 27, 2014

CHURUBUSCO ­— The streets in downtown Churubusco were occupied by a host of a ice princesses, ninjas and juvenile zombies Saturday afternoon during the town’s inaugural Halloweenfest.


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