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March 8th, 2014

WCSD warns of scam

March 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of another phone scam that has been reported locally.

WCSD Chief Deputy Marc Gatton said a concerned citizen reported the scam, which was like many others in that the caller requested money.

However, this time, the caller already knew much of the victim’s personal information.

Sheriff’s deputies and WCSD Detective Jason Spencer obtained the suspect’s phone number, (917)775-8486, which is based out of New York, and began to investigate.

Basketball legacy becomes work of art

March 8, 2014

The Post & Mail presented its Columbia City Basketball Legacy poster to Columbia City High School Friday morning in the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium. The poster is available at The Post & Mail’s office during regular business hours. Pictured above, from left: CCHS Principal Jennifer Reiff, The Post & Mail Co-Editor and poster designer Nicole Ott, CCHS Boys Basketball Head Coach Chris Benedict, CCHS Athletic Director Geoff Penrod.

Selfie Saturday

March 8, 2014

Taylor Creech, of Churubusco, works at Papa’s Place and attends Ivy Tech Community College.
When Creech isn’t working or doing school work, she spends her free time “hanging out with friends.”
Creech’s favorite part about attending Churubusco High School was all the friends she made over the years.
“I loved being able to walk down the hallways and see one of my friends,” Creech said.
Her favorite part about living in a small town is how the community comes together in hard times, “because everyone seems to know everyone.”

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Pink ice cream for a cure

March 8, 2014

Students at Little Turtle Elementary School are “tickled pink” to have their families and friends come to Charging Against Cancer Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at LTES. Pink ice cream was served by Dairy Queen Friday in support of the carnival. Pictured, from left, are Addi Jordan, Reid Jordan, Sydney Jordan, John Mark Jordan, Owen Marshall, Bekah Marshall, Anna Schrader, Evan Fudge, Clayton Scott and Kendall Scott. Pink ice cream for a cure

March 7th

Last hooray

March 7, 2014

Whitko High School’s cheerleaders ended their winter sports season by cheering on the Wildcats in a sectional quarterfinal loss against West Noble Tuesday.

ISMS City Stars

March 7, 2014

Indian Springs Middle School’s show choir, City Stars, won Grand Champion at East Noble last Saturday. Also taking honors were Brody Taylor and Haley Gibson, as best performers. The choir will be competing again tonight at Bishop Luers.

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY: Business considers county for company home

March 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Cutting-edge technology, specializing in military and law enforcement support, could be making its way to Whitley County.

Alan Tio, president of Whitley County’s Economic Development Corporation, told Whitley County Commissioners and Council members earlier this week that a new company is considering the county as its home.

PIERCETON ELEM. SCHOOL: Technology takes top priority at WCSC

March 7, 2014

PIERCETON — Technology has been a focus for Whitko Community School Corporation this school year.

As plans and designs are finalized for the new Pierceton Elementary School and renovated South Whitley Elementary School, incorporating technology has been a priority.

During the past decade, school libraries have taken a shift from simply housing rows of books to adding computer workstations and learning labs.
Whitko schools will be constructing technology quads that offers instruction in an environment far from the traditional school library.

COESSE HOUSE FIRE: Fire victims I.D’s to be released next week

March 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Identification for those found dead in a house fire in Coesse Thursday morning will not be released until after the weekend, Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger said Friday.

Officials are working to obtain a positive identification before releasing information to the public.

Dellinger said the bodies of the two men have been moved to Indianapolis, where officials will be performing a DNA match with those believed to be in the home at the time of the fire.

DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH: Passages preps for month of events

March 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — March is Disabilities Awareness Month and Passages Inc., has planned several events to celebrate its clients.

Passages, Inc., a Whitley County nonprofit, works to help local residents with intellectual disabilities, and other challenges, to thrive in the community.

Having been a long-standing service in the community, Passages’ leaders are passionate about the difference the organization has been making for the past 60 years.

LAGRANGE — Whitko used two solid pitching efforts combined with just enough offense to defeat West...
COLUMBIA CITY — Northeast Hoosier Conference honors in tennis and softball have been announced, and...
WHITLEY COUNTY — All three Whitley County girls track teams competed in IHSAA regional competition...


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