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February 20th, 2014

Taking time out for teens

February 20, 2014

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel recently visited Columbia City High School in support of the school’s initiative of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The mayor gave a proclamation signifying the importance of the issue. At the reading were members from CCHS’s Key Club, leaders from the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force and CCHS Principal Jennifer Reiff. After the proclamation, Mayor Daniel took time to mingle with students and have some comical photographs taken with his “fans.” Pictured, students have a little photographic fun with the mayor.

Neutering for a nickle to be offered by shelter

February 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Humane Shelter is offering for the second time, Neuter for a Nickel Day, Saturday, March 22.

Neuter for a Nickel offers local residents the opportunity to schedule male cat neuter surgeries for up to five male cats per household for just 5 cents per cat. The event will be held at the Whitley County Humane Shelter, 951 S. Line St. on March 22 with surgeries provided by contributing veterinarians.

IN COURT: Former teller accused of forgery, theft

February 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman who once worked as a teller at a local credit union is accused of forgery and theft in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred when she worked there.

Shawn L. Hartmann, 49, of Churubusco, was arrested Feb. 11 for three charges of forgery, a Class C felony, and one charge of theft, a Class D felony.

She is accused of committing these acts of forgery over a two-month span, from Sept. 12, 2013 to Nov. 13, 2013. The amount she is alleged to have taken is $4,900, and came from three different accounts.


February 20, 2014

STAR Senior Vice President C. Robin Wright observes construction progress earlier this month at the downtown Columbia City location of STAR Financial Bank.

The downtown bank, located at the corner of Main Street and Van Buren Street, is in the middle of an extensive renovation.


February 20, 2014

(Feb. 20, 2014) See today's issue of The Post & Mail for an annual salute to FFA programs at Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco high schools. Tomorrow, a special commemorative poster will be inserted in the newspaper highlighting CCHS's National Champion Livestock Judging Team.

TECH TRADES IN DEMAND: Skilled labor necessary for device manufacturing

February 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Skilled labor and precise manufacturing trades are in demand in Whitley County.

With technology expanding in the medical device industry, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine operating jobs are becoming competitive.

CNC machines are automated milling devices that make industrial components without direct human assistance.


February 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Feb. 20, 2014) -- Whitley County's EMA and firemen are working to fill sandbags that are available for county residents.
Sandbags are available at they county highway department. Residents are also encouraged to help fill bags.


February 20, 2014

CHURUBUSCO (FEB. 20, 2014) — Smith-Green Community Schools has announced that school will be dismissing at 1:10 p.m.
The early dismissal is due to an excess amount of snow and water piling up on the roof of the high school and elementary school.

NEW BANK: STAR renovation making progress

February 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A local financial institution renovating its downtown Columbia City location is making progress toward its goal.

STAR Financial Bank began making improvements last year to its downtown location, 102 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.

The drive-up window has remained open, but the downtown office has been closed.

The end-goal of the renovation is increased office space, which will house the STAR Insurance Agency, and a modern look for the building.
STAR Marketing President David Smith said it is about giving back to the community.

We're soliciting your selfies

February 20, 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.


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