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March 10th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â Parkview LiVe Healthy Families will begin a new class designed to help families eat healthier and stay active.Â
The eight week program will provide families with tools and resources needed to help create an active household.
Participants will receive a complimentary YMCA family membership for the entire program, recipes, menu planners, tips on eating awareness and access to the best websites.
Classes will meet every Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whitley County Family YMCA for eight weeks, beginning Thursday, March 20.
Taylor Duncan was named Outstanding Performer for City Heat, Columbia City High Schoolâs mixed show choir, at East Noble Saturday, March 1. Duncan is pictured holding the choirâs Grand Champion trophy as well as her award.
COLUMBIA CITY â Rain and what to do with it, was a special topic at a recent Rotary Club topic at a meeting. John Gotz was the guest speaker and works with the local Soil and Water Conservation District.
Managing stormwater is critical information this year.
Soon all the snow in the area will begin to melt, and excessive amounts of water will have no place to go.
Gotz states that residents will have a storm water management plan for when the snow melts.
âThe environmental impact of unmanaged stormwater can lead to erosion, pollution and flooding,â Gotz says.
COLUMBIA CITY (March 10, 2014) -- Demolition works has started to bring down Thorncreek School, located on Airport Road. The once elementary and junior high school has been closed for a number of years.
See more photos of the demolition in Tuesday's Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â A sample of Whitley County nonprofit agencies, companies and service providers will gather together at Indian Springs Middle School for the Whitley County Chamber of Commerceâs annual expo, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Executive Director Doug Brown said the event offers a chance for residents to get a âtaste of what is available in Whitley County under one roof.â
Last year, the event drew in more that 1,500 visitors. Brown said he anticipates hitting that number again this year.
Members of the Coesse community are collecting money and donations for a family that lost nearly all of its belongings in a house fire on Barr Street last week. Two people died in the fire, Robert McKenzie and Rick Niemann. According to fire officials, McKenzie escaped the fire, but went back into the home to rescue Niemann and perished. See Page A3 for McKenzieâs obituary. Collection cans, such as the one pictured above, are located at several gas stations in Whitley County.
Get out your camera phones and shoot a selfie! The Post & Mail would like Whitley County residents to email their selfie pics for a special Saturday feature promoting area people.
Selfies can include you and a friend or family member. Those who submit photos must be willing to accept a reply message that includes 10 quick questions that require a couple of short answers. Your photo and your answers will be published in a weekend issue of The Post & Mail. This is a fantastic way to highlight the great people that make up Whitley County.
CHURUBUSCO â A long-time music teacher at Churubusco Elementary School recently had the chance to show off her students â and her skills â at a regional musical festival.
Sue Lough was invited to be a guest conductor for Circle the State with Songs, a program that takes place at multiple levels throughout the state.
Students from schools around the region learn songs, then come together for a day of rehearsal, which ends with a concert in the evening.
Besides having students participate, Lough said she was honored by the opportunity to guest-conduct.
CHURUBUSCO â Music is more than a creative outlet for teacher Sue Lough.
Through more than three decades of teaching music to Churubusco Elementary Schoolâs children, the class offers a variety of learning options.
âSue has turned a music class into a time of learning that lasts long after the bell has rung,â said CES Principal Scott Fudge. âOur students have the chance to learn skills that might unlock a hidden talent or passion inside them.â
In class, students are exposed to learning techniques that include hand motions, movement and rhythm.