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March 14th, 2014

Not-so-boring board games

March 14, 2014

Charlotte Misiora, 4, along with her father, Tim (right) contemplate their next move on a board game at Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, Thursday afternoon. The library typically hosts the board game gathering two Wednesdays per month. Due to poor weather this Wednesday, the game day was moved to Thursday this week.

CITY TO TEST SIRENS IN STATEWIDE DRILL: Sunday begins Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week

March 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City will be joining the rest of Indiana Thursday in a statewide tornado siren test.

Gov. Mike Pence proclaimed March 16 to 22 as Severe Weather and Flood Safety Preparedness Week, and local officials are participating in statewide activities.


March 14, 2014

March 13th

UPCOMING: Photo Friday - a recap of the week in photos

March 13, 2014

(March 13, 2014) -- Be sure to see The Post & Mail's Photo Friday page in tomorrow's edition. A full color page of photos recapping the week of news, sports and community events are featured each week on Friday.


March 13, 2014


•A Night In Italy - 5 p.m.
The Salvation Army will be holding an event, ‘A Night In Italy’ Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Grace Lutheran Church, Columbia City.
Those who attend will eat an Italian dinner with family or friends while listening to live violin music.
Adult meals are $5, ages 4 to 10 meals are $3, and ages 3 and under meals are free.

•Parenting class - noon
This class combines basic parenting information and tips from Parkview’s Safe Slumber program.

READER SNAPSHOT: 'We've had enough!'

March 13, 2014

Efforts to ban snow from the Arcola area were in vain after 7 inches covered Whitley and Allen counties Wednesday. John Banet, A Post & Mail reader from Fort Wayne, submitted the above photo depicting a clear opposition to more snow. Would you like to see your photographs in The Post & Mail? Submit photos of your family, pets, holiday celebrations, sports shots, fan photos and other milestone events to the newspaper for publication. Submissions can be emailed to Be sure to include your name, where you live, where and when the photo was taken.

TAX COMPROMISE: Legislators come to a revised plan for business cuts

March 13, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS— A group of lawmakers unveiled a compromise Tuesday on a plan to reduce business taxes in the state, giving local governments the option to enact the reductions that could impact their bottom lines.
The development on the business personal property tax comes days before the Indiana General Assembly is set to end by Thursday and with many key issues still unresolved.

A key lawmaker called the product a “very strong merger” of Indiana House and Senate plans that had taken separate paths to reduce the tax businesses in the state pay on equipment and machinery.

SNOW REMOVAL: INDOT has to scrape traffic lights

March 13, 2014

INDOT officials had to clear snow and ice from stoplights Wednesday afternoon after a snow storm blew through Whitley County dropping 7 inches of white stuff across the area.

TRASH TALK: Service on schedule for Friday pickup

March 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Officials with Advance Disposal, Columbia City’s trash service, and Mayor Ryan Daniel have announced that trash pickup will be delayed a day due to Wednesday’s storm.

Trash normally serviced Wednesdays will be picked up today. However, Friday’s schedule will remain unchanged.

A date for Christmas tree pickup has be slated for Saturday, March 22. According to a press release from the mayor’s office, there will be only one pass through the city on that date for trees.

ANALYZING HANDWRITING: State DOE seeks input from parents on handwriting

March 13, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — In 2010, the Indiana Board of Education made cursive writing optional of school corporations.

Now, school officials are considering making a change, and are seeking input from parents.

Several states, such as California, Georgia and Massachusetts are adopting a cursive requirement, finding benefits beyond the skill itself.

According to research released at a 2012 National Handwriting Summit, handwriting helps in brain development, literacy, cognitive and motor skills, and memory.


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