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March 5th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A traffic stop led to the seizure of $72,000 Sunday afternoon.
Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Cory Patrick stopped a vehicle on U.S. 30 near Ind. 5.
A press release from the Whitley County Prosecutorâ€™s Office said while on the traffic stop, Patrick smelled the odor of raw marijuana.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An estimated 45 new jobs will be coming to Whitley County due to an existing business expansion.
Alan Tio, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation president, presented Whitley County Commissioners and Council with the proposed business opportunity at meetings Monday and Tuesday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Veteran Services Office (VSO) is moving.
Currently tucked in the back of the Whitley County Assessorâ€™s Office, the Veterans Service Office is located on the second floor of the countyâ€™s Government Center.
The corner office has an almost panoramic view of Van Buren Street, with its turret-style window feature.
A group of children dive toward a T-shirt that was thrown out before Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball teamsâ€™ final home game Friday night. Boys hoops begin sectional action tonight, with the Eagles facing Bellmont at Norwell at 7:30 p.m., and Whitko traveling to Wawasee to face West Noble.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s female show choir, City Lights, won fifth overall in a field of 13 Saturday at East Noble High Schoolâ€™s choir invitational. Previously they placed second at two consecutive competiitons.
The high school show choirs travel to Bishop Luers Saturday, March 8 and Shelbyville Saturday, March 15. Both choirs will await their invitation to ISSMA State March 22 at Plainfield High School.
City Heat, CCHSâ€™s mixed choir won Grand Champion, Best Vocals and Best Choreography in a field of nine competitors at East Noble. This is their second Grand Champion in three competitions.
Hannah Schaefer won her third Grand Champion in the Solo Competition. Her perfect record is understandable as she â€śwowsâ€ť the judges with her performance of â€śGlitter and be Gayâ€ť from CANDIDE by Leonard Bernstein.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is an excerpt of a historical article published in the Whitley County Historical Societyâ€™s December 2013 edition of The Bulletin. Included is information originally published by The Post & Mail in October 2009.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In 2009, Paul Johnson, of Columbia City who is now deceased, visited The Post & Mail to share an article that had appeared in the American Truck Historical Society, â€śWheels of Timeâ€ť magazine, written by Kiley Miller, about an unusual sight that came through Columbia City 70 years ago, in 1939.
LOS ANGELES â€” Once a small-town girl with aspirations of silver screens and red carpets, Kayla Crance is now living her acting dream.
A 2007 Churubusco High School graduate, Crance will appear on Criminal Minds Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CBS.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A woman who was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine during a traffic stop last year pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Braidon M. Hall, 20, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
A Class B felony carries a maximum sentence of 20 years of incarceration, although a stipulation of the plea agreement Hall signed said the executed portion of her sentence would not exceed eight years.
Hall was arrested June 12, 2013, along with Mitchell Bradley, by Columbia City Police Captain Tony Hively.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” â€śBig enough to deliver, small enough to care.â€ť â€” That is the mantra for Whitko Community School Corporation.
But it is now exemplified, more than ever, through an academic opportunity offered at Whitko High School.
Dual-credit classes are becoming increasingly common in Whitley County high schools. The opportunity to take college-level classes, while attending high school is attractive to many students.
The incentive to earn college credit cuts studentsâ€™ time in post-secondary education as well as save money.