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August 27th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Demolition has begun on the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission‚Äôs building, located at the corner of Van Buren and Line Streets. The former location of the Eagles Lodge was purchased by the Columbia City RDC late last year.
CROMWELL ‚ÄĒ The man identified as the deceased in a shootout in Cromwell Monday night has a criminal history in Whitley County, as well as Koscuisko County. Gary Helman, 56, of Cromwell, was found dead in a bedroom in his mother‚Äôs home, located on Doswell Drive in Cromwell.
I don‚Äôt know who sold us adults on the idea that once we get a certain age, birthday celebrations are not necessary. Today I turn 37, and even at 37, I would be the first in line for the bounce house, to receive a balloon animal or watch a magic show. To me, it doesn‚Äôt matter how old I get, I still enjoy my birthday. I get excited about the notion of cake, I still rush to the mailbox to collect my birthday cards and I wait with anticipation to see what my special day will hold.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúThe Amazing Spider-Man‚ÄĚ made its debut at Churubusco PNC Bank parking lot Saturday for a screening of ‚ÄúThe Amazing Spider-Man 2.‚ÄĚ The public screening was sponsored by the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce and local merchants in order to increase community involvement.
COLUMBIA CTIY ‚ÄĒ While some may be shocked at the approximate $3.5 million pricetag on the proposed new aquatics facility in Columbia City, officials say the pool is meant to be more than a replacement for Burnworth Memorial Pool. ‚ÄúThis is not your normal city pool,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Park Director Mark Green. ‚ÄúThis is a destination that will draw people from well outside of Whitley County.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď The Post & Mail‚Äôs popular weekly Pigskin Picks returns each Wednesday beginning tomorrow, Aug. 27, with a selection of nine games (NFL and NCAA) for readers to choose winners.
The first week traditionally offers exclusively NCAA games.
What‚Äôs in it for readers? Weekly cash prizes will be awarded ‚Äďplus weekly fame in your local newspaper!
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With new testing making its way to Indiana this spring, Whitley County Consolidated Schools‚Äô Superintendent Patricia O‚ÄôConnor took the opportunity to review the district‚Äôs history of the ISTEP+ test over the last six years.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď A strong thunderstorm roared through central Whitley County shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, with winds topping 50 mph, accompanied by torrential rain and lightning.
The temperature plummeted from 93 degrees to 73 in the span of less than 15 minutes as the storm hit.
In Columbia City, rain fell at the rate of nearly two inches per hour as sustained winds of 35-40 mph gusted to more than 50 mph.
There were no immediate reports of catastrophic damage, no tornadoes or personal injury. Watch for updates on this website and details in
Tuesday's Post & Mail.
A variety of cars were on display during Larwill‚Äôs Squawbuck Day‚Äôs Saturday. The event began Friday and continued through Sunday. As part of the town festival, special meals were prepared by The Lions Club, Richland Township Fire Department and several churches.
CHURUBUSCO ¬≠‚ÄĒ The town of Churubusco will again be collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items for the Churubusco United Methodist Church and St. John Bosco Catholic Church food pantries.