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March 10th, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY EXPO: Event to bring county ‘under one roof’

March 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 Commerce’s 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 “taste of what is available in Whitley County under one roof.”

Last year, the event drew in more that 1,500 visitors. Brown said he anticipates hitting that number again this year.

COESSE COMMUNITY: Lending a helping hand

March 10, 2014

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 McKenzie’s obituary. Collection cans, such as the one pictured above, are located at several gas stations in Whitley County.

We're soliciting your selfies

March 10, 2014

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.

SUCCESS COMES FULL CIRCLE: Lough conducted at festival

March 10, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — A long-time music teacher at Churubusco Elementary School recently had the chance to show off her students — and her skills — 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.

DIFFERENCE MAKER: CES teacher’s tempo is ‘upbeat’

March 10, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Music is more than a creative outlet for teacher Sue Lough.
Through more than three decades of teaching music to Churubusco Elementary School’s children, the class offers a variety of learning options.

“Sue has turned a music class into a time of learning that lasts long after the bell has rung,” said CES Principal Scott Fudge. “Our students have the chance to learn skills that might unlock a hidden talent or passion inside them.”

In class, students are exposed to learning techniques that include hand motions, movement and rhythm.


March 10, 2014


March 10, 2014

(March 10, 2014) -- Spring-like temperatures move into the area today as highs will reach into the 50s this afternoon. This warm up will last through Tuesday before the area sees another round of winter weather with some accumulation of snow.

Temperatures will be much colder by the middle of the week as highs will only be around 30 Wednesday and we will see another winter storm with accumulating snow possible through Wednesday evening.

Highs will again warm up be the end of the week as we reach toward 50° again.

Today: Mostly sunny, breezy and warm.

High: 52°

March 9th

Wilkins reflects on three decades at SGCS

March 9, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — A person who has worked behind the scenes, and often without much fanfare, is hoping her career ends the same way.

Pat Wilkins is retiring this year after 30 years of working for Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS). For the past 15 years, she has been the superintendent’s secretary.

Wilkins has enjoyed her time at SGCS, and said it is a very fulfilling place to work.

RAINY DAY REMEDY: Fund to cover flood damage

March 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Friday afternoon phone call answered by Whitley County Commissioner Don Amber led to an expense of more than $23,000.

Piling snow and heavy rains caused a flood in the basement of the Whitley County Government Center Feb. 21.

Wet carpet was found in a basement meeting room, but the source of water was unable to be located at the time.

By Sunday afternoon, Feb. 23, Amber was on the scene only to find the source of the water came from a faulty sump pump.

Storage for now

March 9, 2014

Office furniture is stacked in the basement hallway of the Whitley County Government Center after a sump-pump failure flooded several rooms Friday, Feb. 21.


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