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March 5th, 2014

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,

Reading spotlight

March 5, 2014

Students at Northern Heights Elementary School recently celebrated Read Across America Day in a variety of activities. One way they did this was by inviting Dr. Pat O’Conner, Whitley County Consolidated School superintendent, to read a book to the entire second grade. Pictured are a few of the students from each second grade classroom. From left: Taileaha Wilson, O’Connor, Elizabeth Severit, Logan Good, Owen Tenney, Jarrett English and Brody Borries.

Testing a cell phone at school fair

March 5, 2014

Cameron Barton “thrills” science fair judges with his project testing cell phone radiation.

'BUSCO: Pearson honored for servant attitude

March 5, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — A Churubusco High School senior has been receiving recognition recently by doing the exact opposite — not looking for attention or praise.

Landon Pearson has received numerous honors, such as being a Lilly Endowment Finalist and earning the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen honor. He is also a member of Leadership Whitley County, among other endeavors.

Yet, Pearson said he has been involved in his community, not for the attention, but because he thinks it’s the right thing to do with his life.

Volcano experiments at school's fair

March 5, 2014

Kameron Laux and Brett Barkley demonstrate their volcano for the judges at Coesse Elementary School’s science fair.

TRAFFICE STOP: Pair from Chicago arrested on marijuana charges

March 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A traffic stop led to the seizure of $72,000 Sunday afternoon.

Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Cory Patrick stopped a vehicle on U.S. 30 near Ind. 5.

A press release from the Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office said while on the traffic stop, Patrick smelled the odor of raw marijuana.

ONE MILLION INVESTMENT: Sites Medical to add 45 new jobs

March 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — An estimated 45 new jobs will be coming to Whitley County due to an existing business expansion.

Alan Tio, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation president, presented Whitley County Commissioners and Council with the proposed business opportunity at meetings Monday and Tuesday.

ON THE MOVE: Veterans Service Office to relocate in county building

March 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Veteran Services Office (VSO) is moving.
Currently tucked in the back of the Whitley County Assessor’s Office, the Veterans Service Office is located on the second floor of the county’s Government Center.

The corner office has an almost panoramic view of Van Buren Street, with its turret-style window feature.

Columbia City's Parks Department's Valero Junior Golf Tour played Monday at Eagle Glen Golf Course...
Whitko's 10-and-under baseball travel team advanced to the second round of semi-state play where...
Columbia City's volleyball team competed in the Hoosier Open Thursday and Friday at Bishop Dwenger....


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