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February 10th, 2014
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the second of a three-part series on methamphetamine in Whitley County.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Methamphetamine use has been a problem throughout the Midwest, particularly in Indiana, for more than a decade.
It has been an existing problem for so long, that steps have been taken at the legislative level to curb both the use and manufacture of methamphetamine.
Despite these efforts, the problem is getting worse.
Whitko Community School Corporation has announced the following changes in schedule - School will be in session Friday for all students. The faculty in-service day is canceled. Monday will also be a regular school day.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Parks Department sponsored a father-daughter dance Friday night for the eighth year.
Fathers and grandfathers, escorted each beautiful â€śbelleâ€ť to a candy-themed ball held at the 4-H Center.
â€śWe pre-sold 500 tickets starting Jan. 2,â€ť said Mark Green, park director.
â€śThis is a neat opportunity to show daughters how they should be treated. Itâ€™s also a real boost to local merchants. The girls like to get their hair done, and the dads buy them flowers. People go all out.â€ť
Whitley County residents -- did you snap a photograph during Super Bowl weekend? The Post & Mail is capturing life in Whitley County on this particular winter weekend, Feb. 1 & 2. So if you got a snapshot of your Super Bowl party, a family outing, some inside fun with the kids, sledding at DeVol Field, or any other winter fun, email you photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Active Reservist Chad Collier dances with his daughter Ella Collier, 8, at the annual Father-Daughter Dance Friday. Chad previously spent six years on the USS Conolly as an interior communication electrician first class. He now trains as a reservist in Indianapolis one weekend per month and spends two weeks a year in San Diego. â€śI work seconds, so I only get to see my daughter one hour a day,â€ť Chad said. â€śAnytime I can spend more time with my little girl is a blessing.â€ť Ella is a second grader at Northern Heights Elementary School.
FORT WAYNE â€” United Way of Allen Countyâ€™s 2-1-1 Services, supported by Lutheran Health Network, announced that it has expanded to six new counties in northern Indiana. The expanded service area took effect Jan. 1, but was celebrated during National 2-1-1 Day.
The nationwide recognition is also being used as a way to bring awareness to the need for 2-1-1 as a required dialing code for all telephone service providers, just like 9-1-1.
Angie Smith, of Columbia City, works out at the Whitley County YMCA despite below zero winds chills. â€śI thought if I came here they would have electricity and I could stay warm while using their machines," she said. "I donâ€™t let things stop me." The YMCA was one of several places open to help residents stay warm during an outage left more than 8,000 residents without power Friday.
With snow piling up on snow, Columbia City street crews seem to be working nonstop to remove the white stuff from city streets. Pictured are city employees working to haul snow from downtown street corners to various locations out of the way of drivers. Chief of Police Tim Longenbaugh is reminding residents who live in Columbia City to comply with the cityâ€™s ordinance and keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Police Department would like to remind citizens that snow and ice need to be removed from sidewalks that are located within city limits. Sidewalks that are covered in snow or ice can be impassable or dangerous to use for pedestrians.
Many times pedestrians are forced to walk in the street which is a safety concern. Columbia City Ordinance 97.03 states that sidewalks need to be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours from the time the snow has ceased.
In Whitley County, there are numerous residents that give back, do good or humbly serve in the community. Whether it is impacting just one person or causing a ripple effect of feel-good emotions across the county, these residents deserve some applause.
The Post & Mail is starting a new series entitled, â€śDifference Maker,â€ť and will feature Whitley County residents that are making a difference in the lives of those around them.