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March 5th, 2014

ON THE MOVE: Veterans Service Office to relocate in county building

March 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Veteran Services Office (VSO) is moving.
Currently tucked in the back of the Whitley County Assessor’s Office, the Veterans Service Office is located on the second floor of the county’s Government Center.

The corner office has an almost panoramic view of Van Buren Street, with its turret-style window feature.

March 4th

ALL ARMS

March 4, 2014

A group of children dive toward a T-shirt that was thrown out before Columbia City’s boys basketball teams’ final home game Friday night. Boys hoops begin sectional action tonight, with the Eagles facing Bellmont at Norwell at 7:30 p.m., and Whitko traveling to Wawasee to face West Noble.

City Lights

March 4, 2014

Columbia City High School’s female show choir, City Lights, won fifth overall in a field of 13 Saturday at East Noble High School’s choir invitational. Previously they placed second at two consecutive competiitons.

The high school show choirs travel to Bishop Luers Saturday, March 8 and Shelbyville Saturday, March 15. Both choirs will await their invitation to ISSMA State March 22 at Plainfield High School.

City Heat

March 4, 2014

City Heat, CCHS’s mixed choir won Grand Champion, Best Vocals and Best Choreography in a field of nine competitors at East Noble. This is their second Grand Champion in three competitions.

Hannah Schaefer won her third Grand Champion in the Solo Competition. Her perfect record is understandable as she “wows” the judges with her performance of “Glitter and be Gay” from CANDIDE by Leonard Bernstein.

Time warp Tuesday: Snow cruiser makes appearance in Col. City

March 4, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt of a historical article published in the Whitley County Historical Society’s December 2013 edition of The Bulletin. Included is information originally published by The Post & Mail in October 2009.

COLUMBIA CITY — In 2009, Paul Johnson, of Columbia City who is now deceased, visited The Post & Mail to share an article that had appeared in the American Truck Historical Society, “Wheels of Time” magazine, written by Kiley Miller, about an unusual sight that came through Columbia City 70 years ago, in 1939.

LOCAL WOMAN: Crance to appear on national TV show

March 4, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Once a small-town girl with aspirations of silver screens and red carpets, Kayla Crance is now living her acting dream.

A 2007 Churubusco High School graduate, Crance will appear on Criminal Minds Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CBS.

IN COURT: Hall pleads guilty to meth

March 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman who was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine during a traffic stop last year pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Braidon M. Hall, 20, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony.

A Class B felony carries a maximum sentence of 20 years of incarceration, although a stipulation of the plea agreement Hall signed said the executed portion of her sentence would not exceed eight years.

Hall was arrested June 12, 2013, along with Mitchell Bradley, by Columbia City Police Captain Tony Hively.

PREPARING STUDENTS: WCSC doubles up on academic options

March 4, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — “Big enough to deliver, small enough to care.” — That is the mantra for Whitko Community School Corporation.

But it is now exemplified, more than ever, through an academic opportunity offered at Whitko High School.

Dual-credit classes are becoming increasingly common in Whitley County high schools. The opportunity to take college-level classes, while attending high school is attractive to many students.

The incentive to earn college credit cuts students’ time in post-secondary education as well as save money.

March 3rd

Preserving memories: Post & Mail’s newest collections of obituaries, family milestones are now ready for purchase

March 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The Post & Mail’s newest compilations of the past year’s obituaries and family milestones are now available for purchase at the newspaper’s business office in two separate publications.

Families, friends, genealogists and local historians will be interested in securing copies of these publications.

In Memoriam, is the newspaper’s recap of more than 430 obituaries that appeared in The Post & Mail during 2013. In Memoriam is an 18-page, broadsheet special edition.

Relay corner

March 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Relay for Life of Whitley County, a 24-hour walk-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and patient services, has several fundraising events to support area teams working to generate money for their relay efforts.

All the money raised from fundraisers will go to the Whitley County relay event, slated for June 7 and 8 at Indian Springs Middle School, and will go to support local community members battling cancer.

Chili supper

 

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