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May 2nd, 2014

Superb student

May 2, 2014

Andrew Wood, a sixth grader at Whitko Middle School, was recognized at the school’s Student of the Month for April at a recent Whitko Community School Corporation board meeting.

He was nominated for the honor by a group of his sixth grade teachers. Presenting him with his certificate is Rochelle Leininger (left).

Gesture of appreciation

May 2, 2014

Columbia City’s electric department recently honored its linemen during National Linemen Day, April 18. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel signed a proclamation, and a special lunch was held for the city’s linemen. “Linemen work with thousands of volts of electricity, high atop power lines 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to keep electricity flowing,” the proclamation said. Pictured are Columbia City’s linemen, from left: Angie Hildebrand, Ryan Barnett, Randy Bockelman, Jason Branning, Shane Mills, Brent Buckles, Jason Buckles, Zac L. Bireley and Department Head Shawn Lickey.

Biker group to benefit veterans with ride

May 2, 2014

Motorcycles of all sorts will put rubber to road Sunday as part of an initiative to honor veterans.

The Old Fort Motorcycle Club is holding a charity ride to raise money for a memorial to be erected for veterans who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan and in other wars and military efforts.

“These veterans deserve to be honored just as much as those who are already on Vietnam War and World War memorials,” said Dan Hall, the club’s president.

“We think it’s important to find a way to show these men and women how much we appreciate their service.”

Praying people put faith into action

May 2, 2014

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Gardeners to hold plant sale Saturday

May 2, 2014

The Whitley County Master Gardeners are holding their first plant and seed sale of the season Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.

It will be held at the Whitley County 4-H Center, in conjunction with the Boomerang Backpack fundraiser.

The fundraiser will feature a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., a 5K run, as well as various vendors inside the community building.

In addition, the Master Gardeners will be selling plants on the opening day of the Whitley County Farmer’s Market, in Columbia City, Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Financial fitness and literacy at Eagle Tech

May 2, 2014

Indiana’s Secretary of State Connie Lawson made an appearance at Eagle Tech Academy in Columbia City Thursday afternoon to speak with students about the importance of financial literacy, with a focus on understanding the importance of budgeting and how credit cards impact credit scores before graduation. For more information on financial literacy for Hoosiers, visit

PROSECUTOR RACE HEATS UP: Second of a three-part series

May 2, 2014

Local races are heating up in Whitley County as residents are preparing to cast their votes in Tuesday’s primary election.

Three Republican seats are contested on the ballot — House Representative, Whitley County Prosecutor and Whitley County Sheriff.

The candidates of these races have been present at numerous community events to share their viewpoints on several issues.

In the prosecutor’s race, incumbent Matthew Rentschler is opposed by Bruce Scott.

Q: If people could know one thing about you to decide whether you would make a good prosecutor, what would it be?

HISTORICAL PHOTOS REQUESTED: Preserving county history through photographs

May 2, 2014

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.

May 1st

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WITH YOUTH: Positive impacts at The Center

May 1, 2014

Cameron Evans, 13, a seventh grader at Indian Springs Middle School, attends the after-school program every Wednesday. “I wish more kids would come because it’s really fun!”

Maddie Evans, 15, student at Eagle Tech Academy and a regular to The Center said she “loves” The Center. “It feels as if it’s another family,” said Evans. “My heart is literally filled with love when I leave this place.”

Peyton Maul, a first-time visitor to the program said he enjoyed being at The Center because of the “food, games, as well as the nice and caring people.”

We're soliciting your selfies

May 1, 2014

Be sure to see Saturday’s Post & Mail for the Saturday Selfie feature. Would you like to be seen in the newspaper? We’re soliciting your selfies.
The Post & Mail would like Whitley County residents to email their selfie pics for a special Saturday feature promoting area people.

Selfies can include you and a friend or family member. Those who submit photos must be willing to accept a reply message that includes 10 quick questions that require a couple of short answers. Your photo and your answers will be published in a weekend issue of The Post & Mail.

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Columbia City's volleyball team competed in the Hoosier Open Thursday and Friday at Bishop Dwenger....


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