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April 29th, 2014

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

GAME ON!: Main Street Assoc. announces 3-on-3 tourney

April 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (April 29, 2014) -- The Columbia City Main Street Association is teaming up with tournament sponsor Big G’s to bring back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

The event will take place Saturday, June 21 on the Whitley County Courthouse Square from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following the tournament there will be live entertainment featuring The Lemon Brothers Band from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The deadline for registration is June 13. Visit for more information and to register.

FARMERS MARKET LANDS SPONSOR: Board created with Parkview Whitley Hospital

April 29, 2014

Officials have announced that Parkview Whitley Hospital will be the sponsor for the Whitley County Farmer’s Market.

The seasonal market will open Saturday, May 10 at 8 a.m. and will be at the Whitley County Courthouse Square until 12:30 p.m. The Whitley County Farmer’s Market sets up shop each Saturday through fall.

Matt Hopf is the board’s president. He is joined by Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Doug Brown, Jennifer Zartman-Romano, Jane Loomis, Michael McCoy, Tom Hartzell and Scott Gabriel.

BREAKING NEWS: Nimtz sentenced to 30 years in prison

April 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (April 29, 2014) -- Dustin A. Nimtz, 19, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after he admitted his guilt to all six charges brought against him. Nimtz was in Whitley County Circuit Court today and was given his time to serve in its entirety.

Nimtz previously pleaded guilty to burglary, criminal deviate conduct, child molesting, attempted rape, intimidation and strangulation. The first four charges are Class A felonies, intimidation a Class C felony and strangulation a Class D felony.

See more coverage of this court hearing in Wednesday's Post & Mail.

April 28th

RUN FOR JESUS: Celebrate National Day of Prayer Thursday

April 28, 2014

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RUN FOR JESUS: 5K Walk/Run takes the streets

April 28, 2014

Children, teenagers and adults took the streets for the 5K Walk/Run for Jesus, which began at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

Registration was $20 per person or $50 for a family, and proceeds from the event went to The Center for Whitley County Youth.

The event also raised awareness for the upcoming National Day of Prayer, which is Thursday.

Community of Hope Church in Columbia City will host a local National Day of Prayer service Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

April 25th

ACE CELEBRATION: Local hardware continues sales events

April 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Ace Hardware, established in 1924, is continuing its national sales celebration of 90 years in business as being "the helpful place."

Big April sales specials continue this weekend and through Monday, April 28. A special advertising page is on B8 of the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail.

SHINING STARS: Mary Raber student's recognized for growth

April 25, 2014

Mary Raber Elementary School recently announced its April Shining Stars. 

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