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March 5th, 2014

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.

March 4th

ALL ARMS

March 4, 2014

A group of children dive toward a T-shirt that was thrown out before Columbia City’s boys basketball teams’ final home game Friday night. Boys hoops begin sectional action tonight, with the Eagles facing Bellmont at Norwell at 7:30 p.m., and Whitko traveling to Wawasee to face West Noble.

City Lights

March 4, 2014

Columbia City High School’s female show choir, City Lights, won fifth overall in a field of 13 Saturday at East Noble High School’s choir invitational. Previously they placed second at two consecutive competiitons.

The high school show choirs travel to Bishop Luers Saturday, March 8 and Shelbyville Saturday, March 15. Both choirs will await their invitation to ISSMA State March 22 at Plainfield High School.

City Heat

March 4, 2014

City Heat, CCHS’s mixed choir won Grand Champion, Best Vocals and Best Choreography in a field of nine competitors at East Noble. This is their second Grand Champion in three competitions.

Hannah Schaefer won her third Grand Champion in the Solo Competition. Her perfect record is understandable as she “wows” the judges with her performance of “Glitter and be Gay” from CANDIDE by Leonard Bernstein.

Time warp Tuesday: Snow cruiser makes appearance in Col. City

March 4, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt of a historical article published in the Whitley County Historical Society’s December 2013 edition of The Bulletin. Included is information originally published by The Post & Mail in October 2009.

COLUMBIA CITY — In 2009, Paul Johnson, of Columbia City who is now deceased, visited The Post & Mail to share an article that had appeared in the American Truck Historical Society, “Wheels of Time” magazine, written by Kiley Miller, about an unusual sight that came through Columbia City 70 years ago, in 1939.

 

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