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May 18th, 2015


May 18, 2015

Columbia City High School’s show choir held its final performance of the season Sunday afternoon. The annual Fantacular was titled, “Gender Royale.” Seniors Ashley Kendall and CariAnn Freed (right) sing their final songs as CCHS show choir members.

ADVISORY: Road Closures

May 18, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The intersection of Harrison St. and Elm St. will be closed starting Monday 5/18 for most of the week for manhole work.

May 17th

NO NEWS, GOOD NEWS?:None attend RDC project meeting

May 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — No news may not be bad news for the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission.

On Tuesday, the RDC held a meeting regarding city’s lot, northwest of the intersection of Van Buren and Line streets.

The city is seeking proposals from developers. Those proposals are due in early June.

None were in attendance of Tuesday’s meeting, but city officials say that’s not necessarily a bad sign.

“We have answered some questions through phone calls,” said Councilman Ben Romine.


May 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is looking to add a handful of deputies to its reserve program.

Reserve deputies have similar duties to full-time law enforcement officers, but work on a volunteer basis.

WCSD Detective Bill Brice said the reserve program is a great way to build a resume when applying to be a full-time deputy.

“Most of our command staff and several of our deputies were reserve officers before we were hired,” Brice said. “The reserve program is a great feeder program.

May 16th

ARMED FORCES DAY: ‘Uncle Sam’ buried in Merriam?

May 16, 2015

MERRIAM — One of the most iconic figures in United States military history is not that of a soldier, but rather that of a bearded man, too old to actually serve, exhorting others to do their part.

The figure of Uncle Sam is one of the world’s most recognizable, and in its original poster form, one most closely associated with the U.S. armed forces.

The iconic “I Want You” poster was originally published as cover art for Leslie’s Weekly in 1916. Originally published with the caption “What Are You Doing for Preparedness?”

GOOD READERS: Prelim iREAD results released

May 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Nearly all Whitley County elementary schools performed better than the state average on iREAD-3 testing this spring. The Indiana Department of Education recently released results of the test from every school district, revealing a statewide average passing rate of 84.2 percent.

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May 16, 2015

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May 15th

FATAL CRASH: Man dies in semi crash in Pierceton

May 15, 2015

PIERCETON — One person is dead following a tractor-trailer crash along U.S. 30, just east of Pierceton Friday afternoon.

Officers and emergency personnel responded at 12:23 p.m. to a 9-1-1 call of a single vehicle, semi tractor/trailer crash on U.S. 30, east of Ind. 13.

Officers arrived and located that the vehicle had crashed into, and was still inside, a vacant business.

For more information, see the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail.

PRICE INCREASE: ‘Duck stamp’ to cost more this year

May 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or “duck stamp,” will increase in price for the first time in 24 years.

The cost will change from the current $15 to $25. The increase adjusts for inflation over the last 24 years. Several conservation organizations, including Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl, support the increase.

The 2005 National Duck Hunter Survey showed that 65 percent of U.S. duck hunters spent more than $250 per season.

$77K TREE PLAN: South Whitley council approves

May 15, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Town council members approved a tree trimming and removal plan at Tuesday’s meeting in South Whitley.

Plant Growth Management Systems, Inc. will handle the $77,000 project to clear unwanted trees and trim low-hanging limbs.

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