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May 12th, 2014

State leaders speak to home crowd at Rotary

May 12, 2014

Columbia City’s Rotary Club welcomed two of its own members to speak at a recent meeting.

Senator Jim Banks, and Rep. Kathy Heuer presented an update on this past session of the Indiana State Legislature.

Rep. Heuer started with an overview of how a bill moves through the legislature.

“The language of the bill has to be very specific,” said Heuer. “It is defined in one committee, referred to another, defined again, then back and forth until everyone agrees with how the bill is worded.”

Virus declared the culprit for closure: Los Tequilas reopens after investigation

May 12, 2014

Health officials confirmed that the Norovirus was the cause of more than 40 patrons becoming ill after eating at Los Tequilas, a Columbia City restaurant.

Mary Ann McClusky, Whitley County’s environmental health food specialist, issued the order to close the establishment April 21 after receiving a number of complaints of illness of patrons who had eaten at Los Tequilas April 17 through April 19.

“The Norovirus is very contagious,” said McClusky. “During that time there were five out of nine employees who were sick and were working.”

Program to accelerate new business

May 12, 2014

Whitley County Commissioners and Council members were updated on a unique initiative to help launch new businesses in the area.

Alan Tio, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation president, was on-hand at a recent meeting to share the vision behind the Growth Venture Accelerator Program.

The new accelerator program provides funding, coaching and mentorship to help high value startups and expansions begin in Whitley County.

Applications for the first session of the program are due Thursday and can be requested by visiting the EDC online at

Diverse display of produce at opening of Whitley County Farmer's Market

May 12, 2014

Moms deemed ‘special’ by NHES students

May 12, 2014

Mothers throughout Whitley County will be treated to handmade cards, flowers and breakfast in bed.

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and students at Northern Heights Elementary School took time to write what makes their moms so special.

“Moms do many things for us,” said Summer. “They take care of us and love us. So, give your mom your love because you only have one mom.”

May 9th

LOTS OF SAVINGS: More than $151 in coupon savings in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

May 10, 2014

Hey, Whitley County: Start saving big!

The Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail, now available on newsstands throughout Whitley County, contains more than $151 in coupon savings and advertised discounts.

In addition to specials from CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Dunham's Sports, Shoe Carnival, Papa John's, Culligan and Superior Auto, the very popular SmartSource coupon magazine and American Profile are all inserted this weekend.

Top news and features, plus more advertised specials, and the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is a "must have" for you and your family.

TOP-NOTCH TEACHER: Junior achievement educator’s enrichment conference

May 9, 2014

Carriers to collect food for annual drive

May 9, 2014

Columbia City’s United States Postal Service carriers will participate in The National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hung Food Drive Saturday, along with communities across the nation, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

It is the 22nd anniversary of America’s largest single day of giving.
According to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, 49 million Americans, 1 in 6, are unsure where their next meal is coming from, 16 million children suffer from hunger’s impacts, and nearly 5 million seniors age 60 and over are food insecure.

Surcharge to encompass motorcycles

May 9, 2014

Bikers beware. A $10 charge will appear on annual registrations beginning in 2015.

Whitley County Council members were updated on new legislation that allows the county to capture a surcharge when registering motorcycles and motor-driven cycles.

Cluster creates cackle of surprise

May 9, 2014

A unique birthday present gave a mushroom enthusiast a “shock.”
Rose Hurd, of Whitley County, calls herself “the mushroom lady.”

She’s sold mushrooms for 26 years and is a supplier to four retailers, but she said she “has never seen anything like this before.”

“I got a package shipped from Nevada from my supplier,” said Hurd, who celebrated her 87th birthday Tuesday.


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