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April 30th, 2014

HONOR FLIGHT: Shively honored in flight to Washington D.C.

April 30, 2014

Unites States Army Vet Charles Shively, 87, a Whitley County native, will be flying high today on a one-day Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Since 2009, Honor Flight, a nonprofit organization, has offered free airplane flights to World War II veterans to see the National World War II monuments in D.C. Shively left early this morning and will return tonight.

30-YEAR SENTENCE: Nimtz, 19, attempted rape

April 30, 2014

Sentencing proceedings for Dustin A. Nimtz, 19, left Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer “frustrated” Tuesday.

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April 29th

READERS' CHOICES: 2014 community honors published in Wednesday's Post & Mail

April 30, 2014

Readers' Choice Awards for 2014 will be announced in a special 24-page tabloid section inserted in Wednesday's Post & Mail newspaper.

Dozens of categories are covered in the awards publication, tabulated from newspaper reader polling in March of this year.

Be sure to pick up Wednesday's Post & Mail at newsstands and convenience stores throughout Whitley County.

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HUMAN SPIRIT: Triumphant tale of love at CCHS musical

April 29, 2014

Columbia City High School will present “Aida” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the high school.

The show’s plot takes place on the banks of the Nile, and unfolds the triumphant tale of love that transcends warring nations and brings a country together.

This pop-rock musical plays out to a stirring Tony and Grammy Award-winning pop score by Elton John and Tim Rice.

HEAD OF CLASS: ’Busco valedictorian, salutatorian ready for what lies ahead

April 29, 2014

While honors earned in high school are the culmination of four years of hard work, they can also be seen as a training ground for what is to come.

Churubusco Junior-Senior High School recently announced its valedictorian and salutatorian.

The valedictorian is Maggie Kitt, daughter of Robin and Mike McCormick and John and Melody Kitt.

The salutatorian is Danielle Pippenger, daughter of Dawn Bornkamp and Jason and Suzie Pippenger.

Both students agreed their hard work has prepared them for the future.

4-H ANNOUNCEMENTS: Important upcoming events and dates to remember

April 29, 2014

Various clubs and organizations within the Whitley 4-H program have announced area events and important dates pertaining to county activities.

4-H projects

The add/drop deadline for 4-H projects is June 2. If changes need to be made, request an add/drop form from your 4-H leader or the Extension Office. 4-Hers may also print one off the website at Before dropping a project, consider the following:

•Could the project be completed in a few weeks, once there is more time?
•Could the record sheet/book be completed and just not exhibit at the Fair?

TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE: Shopping for a deal

April 29, 2014

South Whitley’s town-wide garage sale was held Friday and Saturday.

Residents throughout the town chose to participate in the sale, while other organizations and nonprofit groups conducted sales to raise money for their causes.

The event was planned in partnership with the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce. Pictured are a few sales on Broad Street in South Whitley.

PROM PAPARAZZI: The Post & Mail wants your photos

April 29, 2014

Its prom season and The Post & Mail wants your photos from the big night. Submit your prom photos to Include what prom you are going to and the first and last names of those photographed from left to right. Also be sure to include a phone number for contact should we have any questions.

CLEAN UP: City announces dates for junk collection

April 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (April 29, 2014) -- Columbia City officials have announced the dates for the city's Clean Up Days.

The city is divided by Main Street (State Road 9).
June 7: west Side of Main Street
June 14: east side of Main Street

For more information and restrictions, visit

PLAY BALL: Parks department announces game schedules

April 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (April 29, 2014) -- The Columbia City Parks Department has announced that all boys baseball and girls softball league schedules are posted on their website. Schedules are subject to change at anytime.
Visit for more information


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