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March 20th, 2014

Elswick sentenced to home detention in meth case

March 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a six-month wait, a woman who already received an eight-year sentence for dealing methamphetamine learned how she would spend it Monday.

Rita R. Elswick, 20, was given an eight-year sentence in September by Judge James Heuer. Four of those years are to be suspended, but the executed portion will be spent on home detention in a decision reached by Heuer Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court.

In September, Heuer said he would wait to decide how and where Elswick would serve her executed sentence until March 17.

LTES: Grand sum comes from carnival fun

March 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a carnival was held at Little Turtle Elementary School Saturday, two checks were presented to area organizations to help fund cancer research, awareness and services.

A total of $5,500 was raised at the carnival, which was named Charge Against Cancer. Janet Hinen, a teacher at LTES, worked to coordinate the event after she fought her own fight against breast cancer.

In April of 2013, Hinen was diagnosed with breast cancer. In May, she underwent surgery in addition to chemotherapy treatments.


March 20, 2014

YEAR 2014: Indiana teen dating violence tops national average

March 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Students and adults alike have resources if there is violence in their dating or domestic relationships.

Despite this fact in the year 2014, teen dating violence in Indiana is still above the national average.

Numbers indicate the amount of Hoosiers facing teen dating violence is higher across the board, with the Indiana rate at least a point above the national average.

PASSION NEEDS NO VOICE: Speech competitor debates with hands

March 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “Deaf people can do anything except hear,” signs an emphatic Kalika “Kali” Lacy, a freshman at Columbia City High School.

Lacy is deaf, but recently competed in a state-wide speech competition. She took third place in an area sectional held at CCHS, and qualified for the state competition held in Fishers Saturday.

With an interpreter at her side, Lacy delivered her speech through the use of American Sign Language, and placed 19th out of 48 competitors.

AGRIBUSINESS: EDC roots agriculture in initiative

March 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A new initiative has been introduced by the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation that will target agribusiness.

Partnering with industry leader Kelley Sheiss, the EDC will now have an agribusiness component that will focus on agriculture development and growth.

“I am pleased to welcome Kelley Sheiss to the EDC team, and look forward to her leadership of this important initiative,” said EDC President Alan Tio. “I continue to believe the EDC has an important role to play in planning, building and equipping agribusiness ventures in Whitley County.”

AND SO IT BEGINS: Online NCAA tourney tracker just a click away!

March 20, 2014

As March Madness hits a frenzy, college basketball fans can keep track of the NCAA tournament on The Post & Mail's website via The Associated Press NCAA Online Tournament Scoreboard.

Simply go to the blue bar at the top of the home page and click on BASKETBALL. This will allow you to view the tournament scoreboard as well as access everything you'll want to know about the The Big Dance.

Make your online destination for the latest NCAA basketball tourney news and features.

March 19th

S. Whitley Math Bowl team competes

March 19, 2014

South Whitley Elementary School Academic Math Bowl teams competed recently in regional competition at the Honeywell Center in Wabash.The fourth grade team finished second of two teams in the Fourth-Grade Division. Pictured are members of the fourth-grade team. Front row, from left: Kaycee Knutson, Jaerin Moffit, Austin Kreps, Laura Jackson, Robert Werstler and Hannah Weiric. Middle row: Jackson Hollenbaugh and Maya Mengerink. Back row: William Rickerd, Hailey Arnold, Ethan Neer, Wyatt Slusher, Damon Pyle, Jack Shoemaker and Mason Streby.

Passages to hold fundraiser

March 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc. invites the community to join them Monday, March 31 for a pizza fundraiser

Pizza, pasta and salad buffet sales will generate funds for Passages at Pizza Hut, located at 101 Frontage Rd. in Columbia City, between 5 to 8 p.m.

Passages, Inc. is collaborating with Pizza Hut to raise dollars for their self advocacy group called THE Navigators’.

THE Navigators’ are planning their 3rd Annual Formal Spring Gala and are raising money for this special occasion.

S. Whitley's fifth grade Math Bowl

March 19, 2014

South Whitley Elementary School’s fifth grade Math Bowl team finished fourth in their division of seven schools at the regional level. Pictured are the students that participated in a recent competion. Front row, from left: Kyle Reed, Bryce Tucker and Kaige Michael. Back row: Hagaen Slusher, Dale Reiff, Rylee Rose and Kylie Hathaway. (Not pictured Easton Hylton)


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