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January 22nd, 2015

PASSAGES PROFILES: Harmon enjoys people and responsibility

January 22, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.

COLUMBIA CITY — In speaking with several of the Passages staff about Mike Harmon, they all mentioned that if there were an “assistant” for them, Mike would be it.
Harmon said he likes helping.

CLIFFORD RETIRES: After ‘a million meals.’

January 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — After nearly 39 years of preparing, cooking and serving meals at Miller’s Merry Manor, Becky Clifford has hung up her apron for the last time. Starting as a dishwasher and dietary aide with Miller’s in 1975, Clifford has seen many changes over the years, but one thing remained the same; she was there for the residents to make sure they had great meals.

POLICE HELP: State Police Investigator Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Stolen Credit Card Suspects

January 22, 2015

(Fort Wayne, IN)-A Detective from the Indiana State Police post in Fort Wayne is asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify two individuals who allegedly used a stolen credit card at two Fort Wayne businesses this past Tuesday.

January 21st

WCCS CUTS: Buses included in budget constraints

January 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — In light of budgeting restrictions, Whitley County Consolidated Schools has elected to cut back its new school bus purchases for 2015.
The district was scheduled to purchase four new school buses this year, but elected to only buy three.
The school board approved the purchases, which total $352,000 for two 78-passenger buses and one 54-passenger special needs bus.

COUNTY COMPENSATION: Public notice details pay of county workers

January 21, 2015

A public notice legal advertisement on page 9 of today's print edition of The Post & Mail details compensation for Whitley County government workers.

It can also be read, along with other legal advertisements, under the Classified tab on the top blue bar on this home page under Legals.

DISTINGUISHED: DYW Morgan Ellis readying for February state program

January 21, 2015

KOKOMO — Whitley County’s Distinguished Young Woman is all set for February’s state orientation.
Morgan Ellis, of Columbia City, was selected as the Whitley County Distinguished Young Woman in September
Ellis attended orientation for the state program in Kokomo last week, where she met her fellow contestants and host family.
Ellis will be competing in the state program with 20 other contestants in mid-February.

ICY MIST & DRIZZLE: Weather Hazard Advisory posted by National Weather Service through 11 a.m.

January 21, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY – Watch that first step outside this morning: There may be a sheet of ice underfoot.

Icy mist and drizzle covered Whitley County early this morning, coating sidewalks, cars, streets, secondary roads and sidewalks with a layer of ice. The weather prompted the following Hazardous Weather Advisory for the county through 11 a.m. Wednesday. The coating of ice closed Whitley County Consolidated and Smith-Green schools for the day. Whitko remained open.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
443 AM EST WED JAN 21 2015

January 20th

LESS RUNS IN 2014: Col. City Fire Department works to save resources, provide quality service

January 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s fire department’s trucks didn’t leave the station as many times in 2014 as they did in 2013.

In 2014, the department responded to 801 runs, down by 30 from the previous year.
Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue said there weren’t any less fire calls than usual, but less medical runs.

In a balancing act between service to citizens and saving resources, LaRue said the department is no longer responding to less-serious medical calls.

MEETING TOPIC: Future of jail to be mulled

January 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The future of the Whitley County Jail will be up for discussion at today’s County Commissioner’s meeting at 2 p.m at the County Government Center.

In 2014, a consulting firm found that the facility, along with Whitley County Corrections on Plaza Drive, is over-crowded and in need of improvements.

MISS KOSCIUSKO COUNTY: Col. City girl takes the title

January 20, 2015

SYRACUSE — She may not be from Kosciusko County, but she took the crown at this year’s Miss Kosciusko County pageant during the weekend.

Karlee Mawhorter, a 2012 Columbia City High School graduate, was crowned Saturday at Wawasee Middle School.

The event, unrelated to the 4-H pageant, is a feeder event for the Miss Indiana pageant in June in Zionsville.
Miss Indiana will represent the state for Miss America.

WABASH — Whitko’s girls basketball team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win over Northfield...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team held on for a 52-46 win over DeKalb Saturday...
OSSIAN — The last weekend of the wrestling regular season is reserved for conference tournaments....

 

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