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February 20th, 2013

ALLEGED DRUG DEALS: Whitley County men face meth charges

February 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two Whitley County men had their first court appearance after they were arrested last week for a pair of alleged drug deals that occurred in Columbia City.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Gipe sees serving as the tool for positive change

February 20, 2013

Editor’s note: During the next few weeks, The Post & Mail will be highlighting several graduates from Whitley County who were once deemed “Leaders of Tomorrow” in a 2007 special publication.

COLUMBIA CITY – Leading is not always done from a corner office. Sometimes the most influential leader acts out of a servant’s posture.

Jeremy Gipe, 24, of Columbia City, was once touted as a Leader of Tomorrow in 2007 for missions work in his church, in the community and even in other countries.

AT AN INTERSECTION: Commissioners move closer on road project

February 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Commissioners discussed a road project at Monday’s meeting.

Due to a high accident rate, it has been proposed to change the intersection of Liberty Mills Road in Allen County and CR 900 S. in Whitley County. The plan is to have Liberty Mills Road cross directly to CR 900 S. Now, drivers going west have to turn right followed by a left turn to get to CR 900 S., rather than going straight across.

'BUSCO SCHOOLS: Renovation plans rerouted due to weather

February 20, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Construction is expected to be completed July 26 on the Smith-Green Community Schools elementary, junior and senior high school buildings.

The current building project has been ongoing since September 2012.

While significant renovations continue to happen inside the school, one outdoor project yet to be done is replacing the school’s utility lines.
Large tile to be used in the project still sits in the elementary school playground.

February 19th

WIRE SCRAPPERS: Trooper Lemmon catches SDI thieves

February 19, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Two men were arrested for stealing from Steel Dynamics Incorporated after an investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Joel Lemmon.

Christopher Sines and Daniel Yarnell were booked in the Whitley County Jail after they were caught with stolen copper wiring.

Lemmon pulled over the pair at the intersection of Butt and Washington Center Roads, and found SDI’s copper wire, along with marijuana. Lemmon said the investigation is ongoing.

Both men are from Ohio and are currently charged with receiving stolen property.

HOMESCHOOLING: Making home an academic stage

February 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— More than two million American children are homeschooled.

This number continues to rise as public school funding, education quality and safety cause concern for some parents.

Some families choose to homeschool for religious reasons. Homeschooling lets parents reinforce their personal values and beliefs in a school day environment.

“It doesn’t really take a village to raise a child,” said mother Charity Adair. “It takes parents who are involved.”

SOUTH WHITLEY WASTEWATER: Pipes keep discussion flowing for town council

February 19, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — South Whitley has a newly operational wastewater treatment plant.

Town council members were informed last week that as of Jan. 24, the project had reached a substantial completion status and is operational.

There are still some minor items to finish before the project is completed. Training on new equipment is underway and smaller items are being installed.

But the council was concerned with an entirely different pipe problem. A storm sewer pipe at 306 S. Main St. had collapsed, but the pipe’s failure seemed to originate with its installation.

TUESDAY WEATHER UPDATE

February 19, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued a forecast consisting of scattered snow showers, mainly before 4 p.m., and wind gusts as high as 40 mph for Tuesday. In the evening, the wind chill is estimated to be as low as -5 and wind gusts to remain strong at 30 mph.

February 18th

GIVING BACK: CCHS choirs host fundraiser

February 18, 2013

Columbia City High School Show Choir is having a give-back night at Dairy Queen in Columbia City Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Dairy Queen will donate 10 percent of sales made in that time.
The CCHS Show Choir will give those funds to the Austin Show Choir, which lost most of its equipment earlier in February when the choir’s truck and trailer went off the road while traveling to a competition.
Donations for the Austin Show Choir will also be accepted.

OPEN HOUSE: College open house today from 3 to 7 p.m.

February 18, 2013

Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus will have an open house Monday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Attendees can learn more about Ivy Tech programs, admissions, financial aid, student life, career services, the Center for Academic Excellence, disability support services, the TRiO program, College for Working Adults, Corporate College, the American Honors Program, and the FOCUS Hospitality Internship Program.

Also on hand will be Francine’s Friends mobile mammography unit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Red Cross Bloodmobile from 1 to 6:30 p.m.

Columbia City’s boys golf team came away with a win in its second match of the week Wednesday night...
The Lady Eagles traveled to Plymouth for an invitational Saturday, with the No. 1 doubles team of...
Whitko’s baseball team lost a high-scoring affair against West Noble Monday. The host Chargers...

 

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