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March 8th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Sheriffâ€™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 victimâ€™s personal information.
Sheriffâ€™s deputies and WCSD Detective Jason Spencer obtained the suspectâ€™s phone number, (917)775-8486, which is based out of New York, and began to investigate.
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 & Mailâ€™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.
Taylor Creech, of Churubusco, works at Papaâ€™s Place and attends Ivy Tech Community College.
When Creech isnâ€™t working or doing school work, she spends her free time â€śhanging out with friends.â€ť
Creechâ€™s favorite part about attending Churubusco High School was all the friends she made over the years.
â€śI loved being able to walk down the hallways and see one of my friends,â€ť Creech said.
Her favorite part about living in a small town is how the community comes together in hard times, â€śbecause everyone seems to know everyone.â€ť
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Students at Little Turtle Elementary School are â€śtickled pinkâ€ť 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
Whitko High Schoolâ€™s cheerleaders ended their winter sports season by cheering on the Wildcats in a sectional quarterfinal loss against West Noble Tuesday.
Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Cutting-edge technology, specializing in military and law enforcement support, could be making its way to Whitley County.
Alan Tio, president of Whitley Countyâ€™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 â€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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, Passagesâ€™ leaders are passionate about the difference the organization has been making for the past 60 years.