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March 6th, 2014

Carnival to fight cancer

March 6, 2014

Little Turtle Elementary School will hold a carnival and silent auction to raise money for cancer research Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Pictured are some of the auction items: a bench, basket, bike, a Joni Walker piece of art, and a quilt are just some of the items which will be in the silent auction and raffle. Pictured, from left, are Conner Shawver, Kendra Roberts, Tyler Maggart, Max Stetler and Abby Peterson.

IN COURT: Hicks pleads guilty to meth charges

March 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who was arrested in a Whitley County Drug Task Force bust at Miami Village in January admitted his guilt to aiding in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Gary D. Hicks, 39, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty Monday as part of an agreement with the state, to the charge, which is a Class B felony.

An additional charge against Hicks of visiting a common nuisance will be dismissed after sentencing.

All other aspects of Hicks’ sentence, which could be from six to 20 years, will be at the court’s discretion.

The sentencing date will be March 31.

COOKIN' UP COMPETITIVE SUPPORT: The Center’s annual cook off slated for Thurs., April 10

March 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In five weeks, community members will unite in a cook-off competition to benefit teens.

Each year The Center for Whitley County Youth holds a dinner like no other. Calm buffet lines are traded in for four teams to do battle in the kitchen. Their weapons — tongs and ingredients. Their reward — money and awareness raised for The Center.

This year’s cook off will be held Thursday, April 10 at First Church of God. The event will start at 6:15 p.m., and the dinner is served for a freewill donation.

FATAL FIRE: Coesse house fire claims two lives

March 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Two men are dead after a late-night fire Wednesday.
Just before midnight, firefighters were called to 2480 Barr Street, in southeast Coesse, to a fully engulfed house fire.
According to fire scanner traffic, five people were in the home when it caught ablaze, including two children and three adults.
The children and two of the adults, the children’s grandparents, made it out of the home safely.
Fire officials say the children’s father was still trapped inside, and the grandfather went back into the home to rescue his son-in-law, but never returned.

Sounds of success

March 6, 2014

Hannah Schaefer, a Columbia City High School senior, won the Soloist Competition, and Best Female Soloist in a Show at East Noble Show Choir competition March 1. Schaefer is a member of CCHS show choirs.

March 5th

130 students participated in school fair

March 5, 2014

Coesse Elementary School recently held its science fair in which 130 students participated. Pictured, Emma Lambert, a kindergarten student, describes her experiment on air pressure to the judges.

Creating fog for science fair

March 5, 2014

Gage Overdeer, a student at Coesse Elementary School, demonstrates his experiment by creating fog for the judges at the school’s recent science fair.

Coesse students participate in school science fair

March 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — More than 100 students exhibited projects in the Coesse Elementary School Science Fair Feb. 26.

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade had the opportunity to complete a project, following the steps of the Scientific Process.

Columbia City High School’s National Honor Society students, led by Andrew Weaver and IPFW intern students, judged the projects.

Students were required to present a poster project to the judges, discuss their steps of the Scientific Process, and answer questions from the judges about the scientific principles investigated.

Snowy sunset

March 5, 2014

Sun rays reflected off the snow Tuesday night, making for a colorful sunset. Pictured is the backyard of a home located in Westfield Passage housing addition, on County Road 800 S. near East County Line Road.

Preserving memories: Post & Mail’s newest collections of obituaries, family milestones are now ready for purchase

March 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The Post & Mail’s newest compilations of the past year’s obituaries and family milestones are now available for purchase at the newspaper’s business office in two separate publications.
Families, friends, genealogists and local historians will be interested in securing copies of these publications.
In Memoriam, is the newspaper’s recap of more than 430 obituaries that appeared in The Post & Mail during 2013. In Memoriam is an 18-page, broadsheet special edition.
Milestones is a similarly sized newspaper special section that details more than 75 Weddings, Engagements,


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