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April 7th, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Registration is open for those students looking to attend TROY Center, an alternative eduction program.
â€śNot every person learns in the same way. Not every person thrives in the same type of environment. Not every person fits within the typical classroom mold,â€ť said Nikki Trier, the schoolâ€™s administrator. â€śAt TROY Center Alternative School, we understand that. Thatâ€™s why our flexible environment and alternative curriculum aim to help each person find their own path to success.â€ť
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.
Riley Fry, a senior at Columbia City High School, has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Whitley County Community Foundation 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. She will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
Riley is the daughter of Todd Fry and Wendy and Martin Grooms of Columbia City. Riley is the oldest of four siblings, two brothers Jason and Brennan, and two sisters Cassie and Gabby.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” What was once an idea to provide aid to Haiti, has evolved into a full fledge mission. Just Cause International, formed by Whitley County residents Thaddeus McKee, Jeff Royer and Alex Carlin, is a nonprofit outreach organization designed to provide support and hope to Haiti.
A benefit concert is set for Saturday at First Church of God, Columbia City, from 6 to 8 p.m. Nina Daniels, a worship leader from Chicago, will be the featured performer. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted to aid in the next phase of JCIâ€™s work in Haiti.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County residents will soon be receiving their property tax bills in the mail.
As part of the May installment, homeowners will pay a user fee for the county-wide recycling program.
However, this year the fee was increased from $42 to $53. Whitley County Solid Waste District Director Jorell Tucker said the cost increase is long overdue.
â€śWeâ€™ve discussed the need to raise rates for some time now,â€ť Tucker said. â€śWe pushed it off as long as we could, but now we donâ€™t really have any other options.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots early for the upcoming primary elections.
Absentee ballots may be cast beginning Tuesday, April 8, at the Voter Registration Office at the Whitley County Courthouse, 101 W. Van Buren St., Room 18, Columbia City.
A photo identification is required. A person does not need a reason to vote early.
Office hours for early voting are weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday.
Two Saturdays will also have voting hours: April 26 and May 3. The hours for those dates are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” More than 400 first graders from the Whitley Consolidated School Corporation, Smith-Green Community School Corporation and Whitko Community School Corporation visited the Whitley County Fairgrounds for Ag Day.
The annual event is organized by the Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District with the assistance of Farm Bureau Inc., and Cooperative Extension Service.
As the students participate in Ag Day, they learn various facets of agricultural.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s FFA Chapter brought several farm animals and discussed them with the students.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry, is celebrating the organizationâ€™s 90th anniversary.
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Pick up the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail at newsstands throughout Whitley County (convenience stores, grocery stores, drug stores plus numerous coin racks) and browse through coupon savings and discounts that surpass $177!
Nearly a dozen circulars are inserted into the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail, including the popular SmartSource coupon magazine filled with savings.
COLUMBIA CITY -- The Royal Australian Air Force will be in Fort Wayne Saturday to pick up underwater surveillance equipment made in Columbia City for use in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
The equipment, called the AN/SSQ-53F DIFAR sonobuoy system, is made by the Columbia City plant of Ultra Electronics â€“ UnderSea Sensor Systems Inc.
USSI, a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings, partners with Sparton Corp. to make the equipment under their Sonobuoy TechSystems joint venture.