Archive - News Article
March 17th, 2014
Jane Hicks, left, stops to ask Canda Goldwood some questions regarding her organic plants and flowers. Goldwood was one of several vendors from the Whitley County Farmers Market at the Expo Saturday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A woman who sold prescription drugs to a life-long friend was sentenced to the Whitley County Jail for six years this week.
Carrie L. Hammons, 37, of Columbia City, will serve three of those years at the jail, with an assignment to work release, and the balance of the sentence will be suspended, for dealing a Schedule I, II or III controlled-substance.
At the sentencing hearing, Hammonsâ€™ attorney, Robert W. Love, argued that a mitigating circumstance was that Hammons sold the drugs, which were pills of oxycodone, to a friend she had known most of her life.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Salvation Army Womenâ€™s Auxiliary of Whitley County held a fundraiser at Grace Lutheran Church Saturday evening.
â€śApproximately eighty-seven cents per dollar that is made goes back to community services.â€ť Stated Lieutenant Karen Pommier of Warsaw.
Originally from Mexico, Pommier and her husband first heard of the Salvation Army from her Pastor in East Chicago. â€śWe didnâ€™t realize there is a whole arena that is served, homeless shelters, sex trafficking, orphanages; itâ€™s just not bell ringing and a store.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” More than 1,500 people visited the Whitley County Expo Saturday.
The annual event, sponsored by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, was held at Indian Springs Middle School and featured dozens of vendors, businesses and nonprofits from around the area.
"It's been a good day," said Doug Brown, director for the chamber. "We've worked to spread out the entertainment to go throughout the day so there's been a steady crowd the whole time."
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Readers of The Post & Mail had the opportunity to save more than $148 in coupon savings and other discounts from weekend advertisers in The Post & Mail.
Subscribe today to receive savings throughout the week and the weekend from advertisers in The Post & Mail! Call 260 244-5153 today for your special subscription offer.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Post & Mail readers will receive their personal Big Dance Bracketology college basketball tournament grid, sponsored by local businesses, in Monday's newspaper.
Pick it up at the newsstand or better yet subscribe for home delivery at just 37 per day. If you prefer, you can receive the entire newspaper via e-edition. Call 260 244-5153 today for your special subscription offer!
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ How did Whitley Countians spend the first weekend in February? Readers of The Post & Mail will find out in a special photo publication inserted in Monday's newspaper.
The special tabloid section tells the story of that particular winter weekend in submitted photos from readers as well as from staff photos.
You're bound to see your friends and neighbors pictured, and perhaps even yourself!
Col. City UM
Sunday's sermon title is "Across the Kidron Valley: Strength," from the book, â€ś24 Hours That Changed the World,â€ť by Adam Hamilton.
The Scripture will be from Mark 14:12, 32-42. The church will be studying this book through Lent. Sunday school classes are also participating in the study.
Upcoming activities in March include the UMW rummage and bake sale Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 to 11 a.m.
The Brew-Ha Book Club is reading â€śThe Hum and the Shiver,â€ť by Alex Bledsoe. This book was named one of the best fiction books of 2011.
Pictured is snow moved back into the area Wednesday, creating picture-perfect scenes and slick roadways.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Purdue Extension in Whitley County is sponsoring a private applicator recertification program April 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the 4-H Center in Columbia City.
This program will count as one of the three required programs for private applicators (pesticide and/or Category 14) during the five-year active period of their license.
Registration, refreshments, and payment for the program will take place from 8:15 a.m. until the program begins at 9 a.m.