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April 11th, 2015

COUNTY RANKING: Whitley County is 9th in socio-economic factors

April 11, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Data reported to the federal government speaks well for Whitley County and its social and economic factors.

The data-collecting website recently released a report that places Whitley County ninth in the state in the category that includes high school graduation, unemployment and poverty rates.

Information gathered from 2011-12 shows that 93 percent of Whitley County high school students graduate in four years. This is 6 percent higher than the state average and ranks the county tenth of 92 counties.

TEE IT UP: More than $161 in coupon savings, discounts in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

April 11, 2015

In addition to the top local news of the day, features and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is full of coupon savings and discounts! The Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County.

This Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail offers advertised coupons, discounts and specials, including those in pre-printed inserts from:
•the popular SmartSource magazine of coupons;
•CVS Pharmacy;
•Dunham's Sports;
•Dick's Sporting Goods;
•Ruby Tuesday;

April 10th

DRUG THEFT: Nurse to serve one year in prison

April 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A former Parkview Whitley nurse has been sentenced for stealing narcotics from the hospital.

Britte Smith, 40, will serve one year in the state corrections facility, one year of home detention with supervision and will have two years suspended with probation.

Smith was arrested last June after hospital officials found that she had been stealing prescription narcotics similar to morphine from one of Parkview Hospital’s machines and replacing it with saline solution.

VIDEO-ALERT • Mixed bag for Tiger in his Masters return

April 10, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Mixed Bag for Tiger Woods in Masters Return
In his first round of competitive golf since February, Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 73 at the Masters on Thursday.

ANNOUNCED: CCHS names Valedictorians, Salutatorians

April 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School announced its Valedictorians and Salutatorians Thursday afternoon.

This year only, the school is naming two Valedictorians and two Salutatorians, one each from Eagle Tech Academy and Columbia City High School.

“Due to a difference in grading scales at the beginning of ETA, we will have one from each school this year,” said CCHS Principal Jennifer Reiff.

Eagle Tech is considered a program of CCHS, and all students will graduate with diplomas from Columbia City High School. This year marks the first group of graduates who attended Eagle Tech.

FOUND GUILTY: Woman convicted in hit-and-run

April 10, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — More than two years after Alex Trabert was killed in Indianapolis, the woman who caused his death has been convicted in a jury trial.

Morgan Mannix, 26, of Kansas City, Mo., was found guilty of “failing to stop at an accident causing death” and “causing death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.”

Trabert, a Whitley County native and son of Wally and Carla Trabert, was killed in November of 2012 in the Indianapolis hit-and-run.

ON SALE TODAY: Tickets for 4-H concert; Whitley County Fair to host Dustin Lynch

April 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County 4-H Fair is taking its evening entertainment to the next level.
National County Music Award-nominee Dustin Lynch will be headlining a concert on July 21 at this year’s county fair, which is schedule to run from July 17-23.

Lynch is an up-and-coming artist who is known for his songs “Where It’s At” and “She Cranks My Tractor.”
US 93.3 announced Thur-sday that “Natalie Stoval and the Drive” will open the event at 6 p.m. followed by “Breaking Tradition” and then Lynch.

EARLY PARADE CALL-OUT: 2015 American Legion/OSD parade entrants need to go to Legion web site ASAP

April 10, 2015


COLUMBIA CITY – There is an early call-out for those wishing to take part in the 2015 American Legion / Old Settlers Days Parade, set for Saturday, June 27, starting at 6 p.m.

April 9th

LYNCH CONCERT: Tickets available Friday morning

April 9, 2015

Tickets for the Dustin Lynch Concert at the Whitley County 4-H Fair on July 21 go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. US 93.3 announced Thursday that Natalie Stovall and the Drive will open the show followed by Breaking Tradition and the headliner, Lynch. The show begins at 6 p.m. and seating is general admission. Tickets are $25 each and are available at

VIDEO-ALERT • Golden Bear on prowl at Masters Wednesday

April 9, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jack Nicklaus Sinks Hole-In-One In Par-3 Contest
The Masters Par 3 Contest was a success, entertaining crowds with cute kid caddies, numerous holes in one and more than a few big-name stars -- some who weren't even golfers.

WARSAW — Spectators got their money’s worth Friday night as the Columbia City baseball team...
CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle tennis team suffered a 5-0 loss to visiting Fremont on a...
ROCHESTER — Whitko’s girls track team took a lopsided win at Rochester Thursday, 82-50. The Lady...


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