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March 7th, 2014

UPDATE: Water main break

March 7, 2014

A water main break has occurred at Ind. 205, in front of Parkview Whitley Hospital. City officials ask for residents and drivers to avoid the area.

The hospital is fully operational and fully accessible. The hospital has a back-up well that services the entire facility, and allows it to seamlessly switch to this whenever the city water pressure drops or water service is lost all together.

DOING GOOD DUTIES: Col. City police awards 7 officers

March 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With an emphasis on public relations, Columbia City’s Police Department announced out eight awards to seven officers Thursday afternoon.

“We are trying to make positive strides with public relations,” said CCPD Chief Tim Longenbaugh.

The awards were presented by Longenbaugh and Captain Tony Hively.

Officer Jon Stoffel was awarded a Patrolman Medal for heading up the department’s Patrolling for Presents program, which provided several local children with presents for Christmas.

Studying seeds

March 7, 2014

Northern Heights Elementary School’s third graders have been studying plants and seeds with Abbey Bradley from the Merry Lea Environmental Center of Goshen College. Children have learned what seeds do and what they need in order to germinate. Students played the “act like a seed” game where they acted like a seed through the different seasons. Children then prepared seeds to germinate. They also learned to identify the different parts of a plant and how a plants’ needs are different than a seed.

WATER MAIN BREAK

March 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (March 7, 2014) -- A water main break has occurred at Ind. 205, in front of Parkview Whitley Hospital. City officials ask for residents and drivers to avoid the area. Water will be off for the area including subdivisions Eagle Glen and Irish Glen as well as the Peabody Public Library.

See Saturday's Post & Mail for more coverage.

We're soliciting your selfies

March 7, 2014

Get out your camera phones and shoot a selfie! The Post & Mail would like Whitley County residents to email their selfie pics for a special Saturday feature promoting area people.

Selfies can include you and a friend or family member. Those who submit photos must be willing to accept a reply message that includes 10 quick questions that require a couple of short answers. Your photo and your answers will be published in a weekend issue of The Post & Mail. This is a fantastic way to highlight the great people that make up Whitley County.

Fire and ice

March 7, 2014

Union Township firefighters Aaron Oliver (left) and Justin Whaley (right) use a flare to thaw a water connection on their fire truck Thursday morning. Crews were on the scene of a fatal house fire in Coesse for several hours, and many of their tools and hoses froze in single-digit temperatures.

Snowmobile rider injured in lake crash

March 7, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A snowmobile struck a mound of hardened snow Wednesday on Big Cedar Lake, sending the recreational craft into the air.
When it came down, the snowmobile flipped end over end, throwing the rider onto the ice, according to officials.
The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department received a call at 3:08 p.m. from a resident who saw the crash, and then the rider lying motionless on the ice.
When conservation officers arrived at the scene, Paul Bennett, 55, of Columbia City, was found on the ice and being tended to by lake residents.

March 6th

Blazing fatal fire

March 6, 2014

Indiana State Fire Marshal Mike Vogely investigates a fatal house fire in Coesse Thursday morning. The blaze claimed the lives of two men.

We're soliciting your selfies

March 6, 2014

Get out your camera phones and shoot a selfie! The Post & Mail would like Whitley County residents to email their selfie pics for a special Saturday feature promoting area people.

Selfies can include you and a friend or family member. Those who submit photos must be willing to accept a reply message that includes 10 quick questions that require a couple of short answers. Your photo and your answers will be published in a weekend issue of The Post & Mail. This is a fantastic way to highlight the great people that make up Whitley County.

Leadership group explores conflict resolution

March 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “Overcoming Conflicts,” was the main topic of discussion during the February session of Leadership Whitley County, held at the South Whitley Library.

The day’s session was sponsored by AgPlus.

Prior to the main program, Jeff Mize, CEO of AgPlus, shared an informative overview of the company’s services, their contribution to the local economy and their emphasis on community involvement.

Each Leadership Whitley County session incorporates an awareness segment featuring local information pertinent to our community or the class.

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