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February 6th, 2014

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February 6, 2014

Did you take a snapshot from this weekend? Don't forget to send your photos into The Post & Mail of your Super Bowl parties, winter weather activities and fun to for our Winter Weather scrapbook.

Be sure to include the first and last names of those photographed and a little about what is going on in your picture.

Schaefer, Brower named top soloists

February 6, 2014

Columbia City High School choirs competed at Northrup High School in Fort Wayne Saturday. In the Solo Competition, Darrik Brower took second place and Hannah Schaefer took first place.

ITS OFFICIAL: Turtle Days festival has new dates

February 6, 2014

CHURUBUSCO -- Turtle Days Board Member Nicole Kirkpatrick announced that the summer festival has officially moved dates to June 11 - 14 at the town park.

See The Post & Mail Friday for more coverage on the festival.

CCHS choirs garner numerous awards

February 6, 2014

CCHS’s City Heat and City Lights were at Northrup High School for its competition. City Heat won Grand Champion in the Small Mixed Division City Heat received 3rd runner-up over all. City Lights won 1st runner-up. Outstanding Performer for City Lights and City Heat was awarded to Hannah Schaefer.

New Era dazzles crowd at Dwenger competition

February 6, 2014

Churubusco Junior-Senior High School competed at a choir contest Saturday. At Bishop Dwenger, in Fort Wayne, CJSHS’s New Era, placed 1st runner-up at the competition and also won the Best Choreography Award.

February 5th

CORRECT COLOR: EMA explains travel advisories, warnings

February 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Many are familiar with the three levels of snow emergencies, but that is a system of the past.

In 2012, Whitley County’s Commissioners signed an ordinance that dismissed the Level I, Level II and Level III snow emergencies, and replaced them with “travel advisories.”

Whitley County wasn’t alone in the change over, as much of the rest of Indiana has come together for a more unified program.

“It makes it a lot easier when we’re all on the same system,” said Cathy Broxon-Ball, director of Whitley County’s Emergency Management Agency.

WEATHER UPDATE: Snow to taper off, drifting continues

February 5, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Feb. 5, 2014) -- The National Weather Service says snow will gradually taper off this afternoon but not without giving the area another inch of snow.

Blowing and drifting is expected to continue this afternoon, especially in open and rural areas.

City to host snow sculpture contest

February 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel has announced a special 2014 Winter Snow Sculpting Contest for city residents.

“Because of this large amount of snow covering us, I thought we should have a little fun, while making the best of the situation,” Daniel said. “Everyone has been patient and understanding of all the snow and ice. We hope this special contest will spark the creative spirit among our residents and bring out the beauty of winter.”

FINAL DONATION: Optimist Club leaves on positive note

February 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Optimist Club did one more act of good after officially disbanding in 2013.

Members gathered Monday to donate the final $1,048.54 to The Center for Whitley County Youth.

Center Executive Director Jeff Wike appreciated the donation from the Optimist Club.

“There’s a lot of organizations doing good things, and they picked us, and we appreciate them getting behind what we’re doing here,” Wike said.

Members cited lack of interest and volunteers as the primary reasons for the club’s disbandment.

Drug tests required for assistance? Whitley Co. weighs in

February 5, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Representatives from Indiana’s Statehouse passed a bill that will screen welfare recipients for drug use and limit residents to buy only “nutritional” foods with food stamps.

Last week, State Representatives voted 71-22 in favor of the bill. The measure would require residents who receive money from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to take a questionnaire screening for substance abuse, which could lead to an actual drug test.


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