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March 24th, 2015


March 24, 2015

Sarah Furthmiller helps her daughter, Morgan, 3, cross a balance beam at Kid’s Dreamland in Columbia City. Warmer days last week allowed kids to enjoy the playground for the final time before it was disassembled. A new playset is expected to be constructed this summer, pending additional fundraising.

NEW MEMBER: Murphy excited to join Col. City Rotary

March 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Tiffany Murphy is the Columbia City Rotary Club’s newest member and took the opportunity to tell club members about her background at a recent meeting.

“Murphy has an interesting and varied background for a person so young,” said John Meier, Rotarian.

Murphy works for the Whitley Co. Sheriff’s Department as a 911 dispatcher.

VIDEO-ALERT • 150 perish as flight crashes in French Alps

March 24, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People On Board

RAISING MONEY: The Center’s cook-off invites local experts

March 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s cook-off time, but with a professional twist this year. The Center for Whitley County Youth’s 8th Annual Cook-Off is returning for 2015, but this year all the competitors will be local restaurant and catering professionals. The event will be held April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at First Church of God.

The competitors are Bruno’s BBQ & Catering, Daniel Menu & Party Consulting, Pickles Café and Ceruti’s at Eagle Glen Event Center.

PROMOTING WORK ZONE SAFETY: Ind. 205 project to begin soon; officials await go-ahead

March 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — This week marks the start of highway construction season and the Indiana State Police is collaborating with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to draw awareness to motorist and worker safety.

Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed March 23-27 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana. With more than $1.3 billion worth of construction projects planned for this year, drivers will see more work on existing state highways, roads and bridges.

WHITLEY CO. ROOTS: ‘We’re well established, ever growing’

March 24, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY – The Post & Mail will publish three special sections in coming days that will demonstrate that our Whitley County Community is “well established and ever growing.”

The series of special sections has an over-arching theme of Whitley County Roots, with subthemes dealing with how we as a community “cultivate, nurture and thrive.”

Included in the special sections will be progress reports on our county communities, government, non-profits, agriculture, education, and overall quality of life.

MILITARY ACADEMY: Henley designs Class of 2018 crest

March 24, 2015

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The United States Military Academy at West Point unveiled the crest for the class of 2018 during its Plebe-Parent weekend. Adeline Henley, granddaughter of Keith and Beverly Henley, of Columbia City, addressed the assembled students and parents to explain the significance of her design that was chosen to be the crest for the freshman class.

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SOUND OFF: Who's your favorite?

March 23, 2015

The Post & Mail's annual Reader's Choice nomination ballot will be inserted in Tuesday's edition of The Post & Mail. Pick up a copy, pick out your favorites and submit your ballot to The Post & Mail to give local businesses the recognition they deserve.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Slick conditions causing crashes

March 23, 2015

Slick road conditions are causing slideoffs and crashes throughout Whitley County Monday afternoon. Use caution.

TAKING THE STAGE: City Lights places 3rd at state

March 23, 2015

PLAINFIELD — Columbia City High School’s all-girl show choir, City Lights, placed third in the state competition on Saturday at Plainfield High School.

The girls competed against nine other choirs in the small-school division of the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA).


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