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February 1st, 2014

Police net 9 meth labs

February 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Three men were arrested after police served three search warrants at Miami Village Mobile Home Park, located on East Old Trail Road in Whitley County Thursday afternoon.

Officials found nine one-pot methamphetamine labs in three mobile homes, on a case the Whitley County Drug Task Force (DTF) worked diligently for three months to complete.

“The Whitley County Drug Task Force did an outstanding job throughout this investigation,”said Marcus Gatton, chief deputy of the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

Man accused of strangling pregnant woman

February 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man is charged with assaulting a pregnant woman in a domestic dispute.

Stephen J. Saboski, 28, was arrested Jan. 22, and charged with domestic battery, strangulation and possession of paraphernalia.

Columbia City Police officers were called to Park Terrace Apartments Jan. 22, with a report of a battery to a pregnant woman in progress, with possible injuries.

January 31st

Man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine pleads not guilty

January 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man accused of methamphetamine manufacturing pleaded not guilty at his initial hearing in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday.

Nathan Fugate, 22, was arrested Sunday and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of reagents, unlawful sale of a precursor, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Members of the Whitley County Drug Task Force searched Fugate’s home and found evidence of meth manufacturing, according to case reports.

Gore tackles sport of a different kind

January 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A local student is hoping to pursue his rodeo dreams all the way to the national level.

Jared Gore, 15, is a student at Indian Springs Middle School. He is in his second year of competing for the Indiana Junior Rodeo Association.

The national event is this June in Des Moines, Iowa, and Gore and the rest of his team are working toward that end.

Gore competes in steer wrestling and bull-riding. Regardless of which part of a rodeo a person participates in, they all require dedication.

Weigold sustains reign as council president

January 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Councilman Dan Weigold was reappointed to serve his third year as president of the Columbia City Common Council.

A vote is held every January for the position, and Weigold was reappointed by unanimous vote.

Weigold is currently serving his seventh year as councilman, and said he has learned a lot and enjoys his time serving the city.

“I’m still Dan — just a common guy,” Weigold said. “It’s neat being part of something bigger than yourself.”

If for some reason Mayor Ryan Daniel is unable to do his job, as council president Weigold is second in command.

Online poll: Who will win the Super Bowl?

January 31, 2014

COLD WINTER / HOT SAVINGS: Advertisers offer sizzling deals during frigid season

January 31, 2014

Post & Mail advertisers have huddled together and produced some outstanding "hot" specials, printed in a special tabloid section to the newspaper in the Thursday, January 30 edition. Additionally, their specials are replicated electronically on The Post & Mail's home page, just below the weekly poll along the right side of the web page. Simply scroll down to the Cold Weather / Hot Specials bar and click on the various advertisers listed below it.
And warm up to some hot deals!

Council on Aging announces February activities for Woodlands Senior Center

January 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Council on Aging announced its events for February.

Events are held at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City.

Special events
•AARP — Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.
•Bingo & Farm Wagon — Feb. 5 and 19 at 9:30 a.m.
•MMM Bingo — Feb. 6 at noon
•Tipton House donuts — Feb. 7
•Foot care — Feb. 10 at 8:30 a.m.
•Silver Striders — Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.
•North Ridge Bingo — Feb 10 at noon
•Massages — Feb. 12 at 9 a.m.
•MMM Crafts — Feb. 12 at 9:30 am
•Blood Pressure — Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m.

Giving Circle offers unique valentine

January 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In partnership with the Whitley County Community Foundation, the Whitley County Giving Circle for Women’s Health is offering a chance for women to receive free mammograms.

By purchasing a “Valentine for Life,” from the Giving Circle, free mammograms will be made available to women who cannot afford the test and will not otherwise receive the critical procedure for cancer screening.

“This year, let your Valentines be true gifts from the heart that make a lasting difference,” said Giving Circle volunteers.

Volunteering adds up

January 31, 2014

Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ board member Stan Meyer, comes out of retirement once a week to volunteer at Northern Heights Elementary School.

He teaches STAR Math to third-grade students in the morning and spends the afternoon reviewing and practicing math concepts with first graders.

Pictured above is Meyer working on the concept of place value with NHES first-grader Madison Harris.

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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