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May 2nd, 2014
Indianaâ€™s Secretary of State Connie Lawson made an appearance at Eagle Tech Academy in Columbia City Thursday afternoon to speak with students about the importance of financial literacy, with a focus on understanding the importance of budgeting and how credit cards impact credit scores before graduation. For more information on financial literacy for Hoosiers, visit www.IndianaInvestmentWatch.com
Local races are heating up in Whitley County as residents are preparing to cast their votes in Tuesdayâ€™s primary election.
Three Republican seats are contested on the ballot â€” House Representative, Whitley County Prosecutor and Whitley County Sheriff.
The candidates of these races have been present at numerous community events to share their viewpoints on several issues.
In the prosecutorâ€™s race, incumbent Matthew Rentschler is opposed by Bruce Scott.
Q: If people could know one thing about you to decide whether you would make a good prosecutor, what would it be?
For the past several weeks, The Post & Mail has featured a historical photograph that depicts Whitley County life.
No doubt for some readers, the Timewarp Tuesday feature has brought back memories of glory days on the basketball court, what used to be at Columbia City High School, and classmates that may have moved on.
The Post & Mail is pleased to offer this feature in future issues, and has partnered with the Whitley County Historical Museum to solicit residents for photos.
Cameron Evans, 13, a seventh grader at Indian Springs Middle School, attends the after-school program every Wednesday. â€śI wish more kids would come because itâ€™s really fun!â€ť
Maddie Evans, 15, student at Eagle Tech Academy and a regular to The Center said she â€ślovesâ€ť The Center. â€śIt feels as if itâ€™s another family,â€ť said Evans. â€śMy heart is literally filled with love when I leave this place.â€ť
Peyton Maul, a first-time visitor to the program said he enjoyed being at The Center because of the â€śfood, games, as well as the nice and caring people.â€ť
Be sure to see Saturdayâ€™s Post & Mail for the Saturday Selfie feature. Would you like to be seen in the newspaper? Weâ€™re soliciting your selfies.
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.
The Camp Whitley Board of Directors recently announced Lauren Strandlund, assistant director from 2013, will be stepping into the role of interim director for the summer of 2014.
Camp Whitley will once again be offering a summer residential camp opportunity for boys and girls ages 7-14 in Whitley County this summer.
The following are the dates for each age group:
Fun Night June 13-14, First time campers ages 7-8. (Requires a non-refundable deposit of $20 to register. The $20 deposit may then be transferred to the full week registration fee.)
Boys 7-8 â€” June 15-21
The cast and crew of Aida, Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s spring musical, is set for its performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at CCHS.
Cast members include Brooke Alexander, Kiersten Thomas, Ashley Oâ€™Connor, Lindsey Dice, Jocelyn Sherbahn, Julia Kerr, Galeana Murphy, Erin McCullough, Brittnie Fry, Miranda Eber, Emily Lemke, Morgan Ellis, Kyle Scher, Brooks Walker, Jacob Mattes, Nic Alles, Brooks Walker, Nathan Baker, Holden Schaefer, Gunner Arnold, Athena Arnold, Hannah Schaefer and Matthew Swain.
â€śFighting hunger should be a community initiative,â€ť said Lois Cannon, one of the leaders of a feeding program for school children.
Boomerang Backpacks is a program that targets elementary school children who might not have quality food during the weekend.
Nutritious food is packed in backpacks and bags by volunteers, and then delivered to elementary schools in the area on Fridays. The children then have food and healthy snacks to eat during the weekend.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A new hard-bound coffee table keepsake book has been published by The Post & Mail and is now available for purchase.
â€śThe Seventies: A Decade of Front Pages in The Post & Mailâ€ť contains 165 front pages from Whitley Countyâ€™s daily newspaper.
At $24 plus tax, the book is a perfect gift idea for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, birthdays â€“ or as a gift for yourself.
The large 13.5â€ť x 11.5â€ť format of the book, plus a 5â€ťx 7â€ť magnifier, make for an enjoyable reading experience as readers examine the years 1970-1979 page by page.