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November 29th, 2013
Whole Health Wellness Center, a nonprofit community organization, hosts monthly educational meetings at the Whitley County YMCA to teach clean, healthy living options. Recently the group gathered to learn about the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. Each workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit online at www.wholehealthwellnesscenter.com.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A man who has been in prison since the 1990s on drug charges will be placed on home detention until his release next year.
Rusty R. Cassell, 43, was sentenced in 1996 to the Indiana Department of Corrections for 20 years for dealing in a Schedule IV controlled-substance. He was given a 12-year sentence enhancement, served consecutively, for being a habitual felony offender.
Cassell‚Äôs other two felonies included possession of a handgun without a license in 1992 and a burglary charge in 1988.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After Santa is led into downtown Columbia City tonight with the Lighted Christmas Parade, he will make several appearances throughout the holiday season.
A breakfast with Santa Claus is planned for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8:30 a.m. and at 10 a.m.
The meal will be held at Downtown On The Square and is sponsored by the restaurant and Starr CPA & Associates, LLC.
There is no charge for the event, however, donations are appreciated.
This will be the second community event brought to downtown by the Columbia City Main Street Association.
Little Turtle Elementary School presented, ‚ÄúA Barnyard Moosical,‚ÄĚ Tuesday. Pictured is Ella Murphy, 6, who received flowers from her grandmother after her portrayal of a cow. She is the daughter of Ron and Karen Murphy of Columbia City.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Christmas spirit and holiday cheer will come to South Whitley by way of a town-wide holiday festival.
Katey Till, a South Whitley resident, joined with several other community members to coordinate Home for the Holidays, Dec. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.
‚ÄúThere‚Äôs been several people who have mentioned the idea of a winter festival,‚ÄĚ Till said. ‚ÄúI thought it would be fun to have a town Christmas tree. We started brainstorming ideas, and it all started coming together.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs government officials are encouraging residents to decorate their homes with Christmas lights.
In the next couple weeks, officials will be judging citizens‚Äô outdoor decorations. Columbia City Common Council President Dan Weigold said the winners should be announced by the next council meeting, Dec. 10.
Weigold, who heads the contest, is promoting that citizens get in the Christmas spirit.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With the recent decision by the Columbia City Parks Board to ban sledding at DeVol Field, many Whitley County natives have strong opinions on the topic ‚ÄĒ particularly on social media websites.
In light of a new fence on a familiar sledding hill, Columbia City Attorney Marcia McNagny cautioned local officials on the potential liability of leaving the park open for sledding this winter. After much discussion, the Columbia City Park Board determined on a 3-2 vote to forbid sledding at DeVol Field, due to safety concerns.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Post & Mail, Whitley County‚Äôs daily newspaper, again will be publishing a newspaper on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 28.
And, like last year, the newspaper will expand delivery of the newspaper to most residents in the Greater Columbia City area, whether or not they are a subscriber to the daily newspaper.
The special Thanksgiving morning edition will be a full local newspaper. with expanded delivery to most non-subscribers in the 46725 zip code.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď Slick, icy U.S. 30 and other local roadways caused several motor vehicle accidents in the early evening hours Wednesday.
At least one personal injury accident occurred. One accident on U.S. 30 east of Columbia City caused traffic to back up on the busy thoroughfare. More details will be in Friday‚Äôs Post & Mail.
The National Weather Service is reporting some areas of northern Indiana have received 8 inches of snow, with up to a foot of lake-effect snow possible on one of the year's busiest travel days.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ It may be hard for some to believe, but election season is approaching for several local offices.
The primary election, held May 6, 2014, will narrow down the field for 13 county seats and eight school board positions, as well as federal and state offices.
One of those seats, Whitley County Sheriff, already has a candidate, Marcus Gatton.
Gatton, the current chief deputy at the Sheriff‚Äôs Department, has announced that he is running as a Republican candidate.