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March 15th, 2013

Friday Night Events

March 15, 2013

4-H Fun Night-4 p.m.
The Whitley County 4-H Council will hold their silent auction from 4 to 7:45 p.m. during the upcoming Whitley County 4-H Fun Night on Friday.
4-H Council members are currently seeking donations of new items, filled gift baskets, purchase vouchers and cash donations of any amount. Items will be accepted through the afternoon of the event.
On the same day, an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin supper will be served from 4 to 7:30 at the Whitley County 4-H Center building.

TRUSTEE KING TO PLEAD GUILTY: Caucus scheduled to replace Cleveland Twp. office

March 15, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Cleveland Township’s Trustee has submitted his resignation, effective March 25 — the same day he is expected to plead guilty to multiple charges related to his position.

Roland (Ron) King, who originally pleaded not guilty to six criminal charges, is slated for a change of plea hearing at 11 a.m. March 25.

Whitley County’s Republican Party is holding a caucus to fill the vacant trustee position for the remainder of the term — through Dec. 31, 2014.
The caucus is scheduled for March 26 at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Town Hall, 118 E. Front St., South Whitley.

EXAMINING EMOTIONAL EXPRESSIONS: Assessing behaviors in children that may lead to violence

March 15, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is a two-part series on the behavioral patterns of children.

SOUTH WHITLEY – The job of violence prevention and school safety has fallen in the lap of administrators and faculty.

However, parents and guardians can aid school leaders in creating a safer and more stable school environment.

Victoria Cornwell is the mental health therapist for Whitko Community Schools.

Interacting with students day in and day out, Cornwell has some suggestions parents should heed.

NONPROFIT: Annual United Way campaign exceeds goal

March 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Coming up with $30,000 additional dollars seemed like a “lofty goal,” but Whitley County’s Executive Director Cindy Baker rose to the challenge.

Live United, the United Way’s 2012 campaign, is complete and the nonprofit stands with a total amount of $197,258 raised — more than $7,000 over the anticipated goal of $190,000 and more than $37,000 over what was raised in 2011.

“We worked hard, but really it was the community that did it. They deserve the pat on the back,” said Baker. “I think this proves that people in Whitley County are invested in this community.”

2013 LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Shelby Smiley

March 15, 2013

Editor’s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. A boy and girl will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.

SOUTH WHITLEY — Shelby Smiley is a junior at Whitko High School.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?

March 14th

WHITLEY COUNTY LIFE: Special section series focuses on life quality here

March 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— “Whitley County LIFE: Learning, Living & Lots of Fun” is a series of special sections to be published in The Post & Mail that will focus on quality of life issues.

The series of special sections will continue today and Friday. The first section of LIFE was published Wednesday in The Post & Mail.

Today's section focuses on "Learning."

The sections will be exciting, graphic-oriented compilations by the newspaper’s award-winning news-editorial staff examining criteria for Whitley County concerning livability.

BREAK IN: Humane shelter window busted

March 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Humane Shelter was broken into in the early hours Tuesday morning.

Alarms on the premises sounded just after 3 a.m. The Columbia City Police Department and the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department responded to the shelter on South Line Street.

Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said officers at the scene determined that an individual entered the building through a window.
Police cleared the premises and found nobody inside.

Longenbaugh would not comment on if any items were stolen.

IN COURT: Pressler fails drug test, has bond revoked and returns to jail

March 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Larwill man facing charges for meth manufacturing and child molestation had his bond revoked by Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer Monday due to a failed drug test.

Dean Pressler, 39, who was charged in late December and early January, posted bond for his two cases.

The state filed a motion Feb. 25 to revoke Pressler’s bond due to a failed drug test.

Brad Voelz and Al Anzini, Pressler’s attorneys, argued that the results of the drug test were confidential.

On that basis, they could not be used to revoke Pressler’s bond.

2013 LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Abigail Atkins

March 14, 2013

Editor’s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. A boy and girl will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.

COLUMBIA CITY — Abigail Atkins is a sophomore at Columbia City High School and Eagle Tech Academy.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?
A:
“I am involved in FFA, 4-H, Girl Scouts, track and bowling.”

COUNTY EXPO: Event dovetails business with entertainment

March 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Sixty different businesses, nonprofit organizations and vendors will converge on Indian Springs Middle School for the Whitley County Expo Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event and Executive Director Doug Brown said this year’s expo is “more like a party than a business fair.”

“Vendors are still signing up and the numbers are still coming in,” Brown said. “We have some unusual vendors and quite a few that are here for the first time. It’s a completely different show than in years past.”