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November 20th, 2011
The day-after-Thanksgiving "Black Friday" marketing push by Whitley County-area businesses begins in earnest Tuesday and Wednesday in The Post & Mail newspaper.
A total of 19 pre-printed advertising supplements â€“ including the hyper-local Thanksgiving Gift Guide â€“ will be inserted in the Tuesday and Wednesday Post & Mail.
Additionally, local advertising bargains will appear throughout the news pages of both publications.
Responding to local advertising will boost your family's budget and get your holiday shopping off on the right foot, local experts agree.
INDIANAPOLIS â€“ The retail cost of menu items for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and all the usual trimmings increased by nearly 8 percent this year, according to an informal survey of grocery store prices conducted by Indiana Farm Bureau.
FORT WAYNE â€” A contingent made up of military veterans and Toys For Tots officials from Whitley County met last week at the Allen County Library to air a show on Access 21.
Locally, the program has been around nearly 20 years.
Last year, the Whitley County Toys For Tots program helped almost 600 children who otherwise, according to the press release, â€śwould not have had a Christmas.â€ť
The show recorded by the local group will air at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 on Comcast 57 and Frontier 27, and again on Nov. 28 on those same channels.
On Jan. 12, 2012, the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) is anticipated to change its energy cost adjustment rates.
The city of Columbia City will file with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), for its approval, a change in its schedule of rates for electricity sold to reflect the change in the cost of power from IMPA together with the reconciliation of electric costs and revenues from prior periods.
Upon approval from the IURC, a change per kilowatt hour is expected to be approximately:
â€˘ R: $0.001406 / Kwh
â€˘ RH: $0.001276 / Kwh
â€˘ GS: $0.000829 / Kwh
A four-year-old Larwill girl has died at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
User fees for Churubusco Turtle Days posed by Churubusco's Town Council may place the venerable June festival in jeopardy. Will there be a 2012 Turtle Days?
Story in Friday's Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A local man was convicted of a Class A felony, child molesting, Thursday night after a four-day jury trial.
Ronald A. Rostochak was accused of the crimes in 2009 and has since delayed his fate.
Check out Friday's edition of The Post and Mail for an in-depth story on the details of the trial.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City police officer and area firemanâ€™s house caught fire Thursday night.
Kenny Smith, master patrolman for the CCPD and a long-time fireman for Thorncreek Township, was on police duty when his home caught fire just around 11 p.m.
The officerâ€™s wife, Julie Smith, was on-duty as a Whitley County dispatcher and took the 911 call from her son.
Smith said he rushed home at 185 W CR 200 N and was able to save two of three cats. He then changed from his CCPD uniform to his fire gear to assist in extinguishing the fire.
COLUMBIA CITY - The mother of a 17-month-old infant who died was sentenced Monday.
Brittany N. McConnehey, 24, was charged with reckless homicide, a class C felony, in the death of her daughter June 13.
McConnehey was sentenced to five years, with three years serving time and two years of probation.
McConnehey and the child's father, Jesse E. McIntosh, 25, were both charged.
McIntosh was sentenced to in October to four years in jail with two years to serve and two years probation.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ One thing was crystal clear at the Whitley County Plan Commission meeting held Wednesday: The â€śpro-windâ€ť and â€śanti-windâ€ť groups are still miles apart.
Specifically, 5,000 feet apart.
The steering committee formed to fact-find submitted its report to the commission; both sides of the issue are represented and were given the opportunity to speak on its respective group's behalf.
One thing agreed upon was that an ordinance â€“ one way or another in regards to wind farming â€“ is a necessary thing.