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January 8th, 2014

Snow puts citizens on edge

January 8, 2014

Riley Kessie, grandson of Jolene Kessie, finds fun in this week’s winter storm by sledding at DeVol Field. Submit your winter storm photos to by Friday at 8 a.m. The best photo submitted will receive a free one-month subscription to The Post & Mail.

STORM CAUSE SERVICE INTERRUPTION: Recycling schedule revised due to weather

January 8, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — As winter weather warnings and watches caused a number of cancellations, the county’s recycling service was also impacted.
Wednesday’s recycling service is postponed until tomorrow.
Recycling pick up for Monday and Tuesday was canceled with no way of rescheduling the service.

LEADERSHIP CHANGE FOR WHITKO: Collier named schools trustee president

January 8, 2014

PIERCETON — Whitko school officials gathered Tuesday night to make leadership changes for two of its boards. Even though the district canceled school for the day, board members and administrators did not let potentially dicey road conditions delay the executive session and a special meeting.

Whitko Community School Corporation Board of Trustees designated new positions for its members.For the 2014 year, Deb Collier will take over as the board’s president.

GIVE AND TAKE: Mayor Daniel weighs in on shifting tax climate

January 8, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the second installment of a four-part series on the impact of the BPPT elimination.

COLUMBIA CITY — Lawmakers began the 2014 legislative session Tuesday afternoon after extreme weather delayed its start. One of the key issues on the agenda is Gov. Mike Pence’s plan to eliminate the Business Personal Property Tax (BPPT).

Winter fun

January 8, 2014

Whitley County residents used the extreme winter weather to try their hand at photographing the snow’s effects. Jolene Kessie’s nephew Jerod Stanton, from Geneva, enjoys the abundance of snow that made for ideal sledding conditions on the hill at DeVol Field.


January 8, 2014

County Council
Whitley County Council members were unable to meet Tuesday at 8 a.m.
The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday Jan. 14 at 8 a.m.

County Commissioners
Whitley County Board of Commissioners was unable to meet Monday at 1 p.m.
County officials have rescheduled the meeting for Monday Jan.13 at 1 p.m.

Smith-Green schools
Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees rescheduled its executive session that was previously set for Monday.

Newspaper delivery effort resumes today

January 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The Post & Mail successfully published its Monday and Tuesday editions, but due to the government-imposed travel restrictions from the winter storm and blizzard, delivery of the newspaper was substantially curtailed.

An all-out effort to deliver Wednesday, Tuesday and Monday editions to Post & Mail subscribers resumes today.However, because of the continuing treacherous roadways, subscribers can expect delay in delivery.

January 7th


January 7, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY -- All three of Whitley County's school districts will be closed Wednesday.

For a third day, Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Whitko Community Schools and Smith-Green Community Schools will be closed.


January 7, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY -- Due to the extreme weather conditions, the schedule for Week A for recycling has been adjusted to the following:

No collection for Wednesday
Wednesday's recycling will be picked up Thursday
Thursday's recycling will be picked up Friday
Friday's recycling will be picked up Saturday

Those who would've had recycling picked up Monday and Tuesday, the weather prevented crews for getting out. Recycling will take place as scheduled, which means customers who did not have recycling picked up will not be serviced until the next scheduled pick up date.


January 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY -- Trash pickup is delayed due to the extreme weather. Here is the revised schedule according to city officials:

Monday's normal pickup will be Wednesday
Tuesday's normal pickup will be Thursday
Wednesday's normal pickup will be Friday
Friday's normal pickup will be Saturday

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