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November 29th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â Two weeks ago, Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Pat OâConnor hit the four-year mark with her career at WCCS.
At the regular meeting a week later, the WCCS Board of Trustees approved a contract extension with OâConnor.
âWe really appreciate you and the work youâve done,â said Deb Hiss, board member. âYou make our job a little more comfortable.â
Whole Health Wellness Center, a nonprofit community organization, hosts monthly educational meetings at the Whitley County YMCA to teach clean, healthy living options. Recently the group gathered to learn about the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. Each workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, email email@example.com or visit online at www.wholehealthwellnesscenter.com.
COLUMBIA CITY â A man who has been in prison since the 1990s on drug charges will be placed on home detention until his release next year.
Rusty R. Cassell, 43, was sentenced in 1996 to the Indiana Department of Corrections for 20 years for dealing in a Schedule IV controlled-substance. He was given a 12-year sentence enhancement, served consecutively, for being a habitual felony offender.
Cassellâs other two felonies included possession of a handgun without a license in 1992 and a burglary charge in 1988.
COLUMBIA CITY â After Santa is led into downtown Columbia City tonight with the Lighted Christmas Parade, he will make several appearances throughout the holiday season.
A breakfast with Santa Claus is planned for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8:30 a.m. and at 10 a.m.
The meal will be held at Downtown On The Square and is sponsored by the restaurant and Starr CPA & Associates, LLC.
There is no charge for the event, however, donations are appreciated.
This will be the second community event brought to downtown by the Columbia City Main Street Association.
Little Turtle Elementary School presented, âA Barnyard Moosical,â Tuesday. Pictured is Ella Murphy, 6, who received flowers from her grandmother after her portrayal of a cow. She is the daughter of Ron and Karen Murphy of Columbia City.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Christmas spirit and holiday cheer will come to South Whitley by way of a town-wide holiday festival.
Katey Till, a South Whitley resident, joined with several other community members to coordinate Home for the Holidays, Dec. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.
âThereâs been several people who have mentioned the idea of a winter festival,â Till said. âI thought it would be fun to have a town Christmas tree. We started brainstorming ideas, and it all started coming together.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs government officials are encouraging residents to decorate their homes with Christmas lights.
In the next couple weeks, officials will be judging citizensâ outdoor decorations. Columbia City Common Council President Dan Weigold said the winners should be announced by the next council meeting, Dec. 10.
Weigold, who heads the contest, is promoting that citizens get in the Christmas spirit.
COLUMBIA CITY â With the recent decision by the Columbia City Parks Board to ban sledding at DeVol Field, many Whitley County natives have strong opinions on the topic â particularly on social media websites.
In light of a new fence on a familiar sledding hill, Columbia City Attorney Marcia McNagny cautioned local officials on the potential liability of leaving the park open for sledding this winter. After much discussion, the Columbia City Park Board determined on a 3-2 vote to forbid sledding at DeVol Field, due to safety concerns.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Post & Mail, Whitley Countyâs daily newspaper, again will be publishing a newspaper on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 28.
And, like last year, the newspaper will expand delivery of the newspaper to most residents in the Greater Columbia City area, whether or not they are a subscriber to the daily newspaper.
The special Thanksgiving morning edition will be a full local newspaper. with expanded delivery to most non-subscribers in the 46725 zip code.
COLUMBIA CITY â Slick, icy U.S. 30 and other local roadways caused several motor vehicle accidents in the early evening hours Wednesday.
At least one personal injury accident occurred. One accident on U.S. 30 east of Columbia City caused traffic to back up on the busy thoroughfare. More details will be in Fridayâs Post & Mail.
The National Weather Service is reporting some areas of northern Indiana have received 8 inches of snow, with up to a foot of lake-effect snow possible on one of the year's busiest travel days.