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February 12th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â After several weather delays, Whitley Countyâs Relay for Life participants stepped into action Feb. 1 with a kick-off party.
Each year, team captains, past participants and volunteers gather to announce the theme and event particulars for the 24-hour walk to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and patient services.
For the relay, slated June 7 at Indian Springs Middle School, the theme is âScare Away Cancer.â
COLUMBIA CITY â âAccomplishedâ local trial attorney and life-long Republican, Bruce Scott, filed the necessary paperwork and will seek the Republican Partyâs nomination in the May primary to serve as the Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney.
âIf I am given the opportunity to serve Whitley County as its prosecutor, I pledge to bring justice to those who do not follow the law, and to do so in a swift and impartial manner,â said Scott.
Scott, who has been an attorney for 26 years, has successfully handled both civil and criminal cases in Whitley, Allen, Wells, Noble and Adams Counties.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Garrett man arrested in a traffic stop on Ind. 205 last year with an active meth lab in the vehicle learned the length of his incarceration Monday.
Mitchell M. Bradley, 38, was sentenced to the Whitley County Jail for 10 years, with eight years to serve and the balance suspended, for manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
COLUMBIA CITY â This winterâs wild weather is leaving school officials reeling on what to do to make up for lost time. Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ parents and students are becoming all-too-familiar with the sound of Business Manager Tony Zickgrafâs voice, when his voice is heard on calls from the district on a weekly, sometimes daily basis, to close or delay school.
Editorâs note: The following is the third of a three-part series on methamphetamine in Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Circuit Court saw two individuals plead guilty Monday to dealing prescription drugs. Those court hearings highlighted a fact of modern life in Whitley County and Northeast Indiana in 2014 â Methamphetamine remains the most problematic drug, but it is hardly the only one to cause problems in the community.
COLUMBIA CITY â While temperatures Tuesday morning were frigid and below zero, there is hope.
According to the 10-day forecast from The Weather Channel, temperatures will increase significantly over the next week-and-a-half.
By Monday, the temperature will be above freezing at 37 degrees. Thursday's high is expected to be in the mid-40s.
Stay with The Post & Mail for weather and news updates.
COLUMBIA CITY â Parkview Whitley Hospital announces several events offered at the hospital. The hospital is located at 1260 E. Ind. 205, Columbia City.
For more information, contact Julie Zollinger, community relations and media specialist, at 248-9377.
âąPreparing for childbirth
Monday, Feb. 17, 24 at 6 to 9 p.m.
Childbirth / Lamaze education classes are designed for expectant mothers and their partners. Classes are free. Call 248-9321 to register.
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 19 at 6 to 9 p.m.
Fathers and daughters hit the dance floor Friday night at the 4-H Center for the annual Father-Daughter Dance sponsored by the Columbia City Parks Department.
Greg Driver and daughter Rebecca,9, dress in coordinated black and white attire for Fridayâs Father-Daughter Dance which was held at the 4-H Center.
Editorâs note: The Difference Maker is a series spotlighting Whitley Countyâs best. For the next 13 weeks, each Monday, The Post & Mail will feature a school employee.
COLUMBIA CITY â In the School Edition of The Post & Mailâs Difference Maker series, Shelly Simmons, a fifth grade teacher at Northern Heights Elementary School, is the first to be recognized.
She has been a teacher for seven years at NHES, and Principal Jacob Hoag calls Simmons, âengaging.â