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February 10th, 2014

We want your photos

February 10, 2014

Whitley County residents -- did you snap a photograph during Super Bowl weekend? The Post & Mail is capturing life in Whitley County on this particular winter weekend, Feb. 1 & 2. So if you got a snapshot of your Super Bowl party, a family outing, some inside fun with the kids, sledding at DeVol Field, or any other winter fun, email you photos to community@thepostandmail.com

Submitted photos should include first and last names of those photographed and a little about what is happening in your photograph. Photos will be featured in an upcoming special publication.

Daughters spin around the floor with dads

February 10, 2014

Active Reservist Chad Collier dances with his daughter Ella Collier, 8, at the annual Father-Daughter Dance Friday. Chad previously spent six years on the USS Conolly as an interior communication electrician first class. He now trains as a reservist in Indianapolis one weekend per month and spends two weeks a year in San Diego. “I work seconds, so I only get to see my daughter one hour a day,” Chad said. “Anytime I can spend more time with my little girl is a blessing.” Ella is a second grader at Northern Heights Elementary School.

United Way’s 2-1-1 expands area of service

February 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE — United Way of Allen County’s 2-1-1 Services, supported by Lutheran Health Network, announced that it has expanded to six new counties in northern Indiana. The expanded service area took effect Jan. 1, but was celebrated during National 2-1-1 Day.

The nationwide recognition is also being used as a way to bring awareness to the need for 2-1-1 as a required dialing code for all telephone service providers, just like 9-1-1.

February 9th

"I don't let things stop me'

February 9, 2014

Angie Smith, of Columbia City, works out at the Whitley County YMCA despite below zero winds chills. “I thought if I came here they would have electricity and I could stay warm while using their machines," she said. "I don’t let things stop me." The YMCA was one of several places open to help residents stay warm during an outage left more than 8,000 residents without power Friday.

Trying to keep up

February 9, 2014

With snow piling up on snow, Columbia City street crews seem to be working nonstop to remove the white stuff from city streets. Pictured are city employees working to haul snow from downtown street corners to various locations out of the way of drivers. Chief of Police Tim Longenbaugh is reminding residents who live in Columbia City to comply with the city’s ordinance and keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice.

REMEMBER THE ORDINANCE: Police look for sidewalks to be cleared

February 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Police Department would like to remind citizens that snow and ice need to be removed from sidewalks that are located within city limits. Sidewalks that are covered in snow or ice can be impassable or dangerous to use for pedestrians.

Many times pedestrians are forced to walk in the street which is a safety concern. Columbia City Ordinance 97.03 states that sidewalks need to be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours from the time the snow has ceased.

WHO WILL BE A DIFFERENCE MAKER?: Post & Mail spotlight to feature school staff each Monday

February 9, 2014

In Whitley County, there are numerous residents that give back, do good or humbly serve in the community. Whether it is impacting just one person or causing a ripple effect of feel-good emotions across the county, these residents deserve some applause.

The Post & Mail is starting a new series entitled, “Difference Maker,” and will feature Whitley County residents that are making a difference in the lives of those around them.

Powering playtime

February 9, 2014

The Whitley County YMCA was used as a warming station Friday after a power outage left more than 8,000 Whitley County residents without electricity. “We haven’t had a lot of people coming in to get warm,” said Erica Miller, director of the YMCA. “Most people have been coming in to take a shower before going to work.” Pictured is Chance Krepps, 19 month old son of Dakota Krepps and Kayla Norris, who was brought into the YMCA Friday morning to get warm. He also found a little fun with a ball in the gymnasium. His family’s home, in Tri Lakes, was without power.

February 8th

POSTED NOTES: ‘Difference Maker’ set to kick off

February 8, 2014

In Whitley County, there are numerous residents that give back, do good or humbly serve in the community.

Whether it is impacting just one person or causing a ripple effect of feel-good emotions across the county, these residents deserve some applause.

The Post & Mail is starting a new series entitled, “Difference Maker,” and will feature Whitley County residents that are making a difference in the lives of those around them.

Police continue to investigate armed robbery in Larwill

February 8, 2014

LARWILL — Police are continuing to investigate an armed robbery at the Swifty Gas Station in Larwill this week.

On Tuesday night, police say a man robbed an undisclosed amount of money from the station, located at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Ind. 5, at 1160 N. Ind. 5.

The robbery occurred Tuesday at 9:45 p.m., in the middle of a storm that dumped a foot of snow on Whitley County.

Whitley County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Spencer said officials had to battle slick, snowy roads en route to the robbery, and were unable to catch the suspect Tuesday night.

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