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March 30th, 2012

'POT OF GOLD' WINNER: County Coordinator wins St. Patrick's Day contest

March 30, 2012

Dozens of readers at www.thepostandmail.com entered the web site's St. Patrick's Day "Pot of Gold" promotion. Amy Crickmore, county coordinator, was the winning random entry in the contest and won a restaurant dining certificate and cash. Watch for other online specials and contests right here at www.thepostandmail.com.

BREAKING NEWS: Three injured in early morning crash

March 30, 2012

COLLAMER — Indiana State Police are saying alcohol appears to be a factor in a one-vehicle crash early this morning involving two Whitley County adults and one unidentified 15-year-old, all of whom were injured in the crash.
According to the ISP, a vehicle driven by Trenton A. Gable, 21, 514 S. Line St., South Whitley, left the roadway at 4519 S. CR 900 W. near Collamer.
Police report the vehicle struck a utility pole, a cement post, rolled onto its top and then struck a tree. The accident report said seatbelts were not used.

March 29th

UNITED WAY DIRECTOR STEPS DOWN: John Black leaving after two years at the helm

March 29, 2012

After two years at the helm, John Black is stepping down as executive director of the United Way of Whitley County.
Black has been offered a new position in management with a northeastern Indiana company.
He will be leaving United Way by mid-April, according to Barbara Bilger, United Way board president.
“We have been fortunate to have John serve as our leader for these last couple of years. John has great passion for United Way, having served as a board member and volunteer for several years before becoming our executive director. We wish him the best in his new role.”

THE GIFT OF MUSIC (with video): Whitko musician on third album

March 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Three years ago, 15-year-old Ivory West from Whitko High School picked up a guitar that had been hanging on the wall at her home in Pierceton and began strumming the chords. Her father, Rod West, told her if she would practice some basic chords he taught her, she could take lessons. Later, as a Christmas gift, he gave her a certificate for lessons.

500 MILLION DOLLARS: Record-setting lottery on horizon

March 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — In January, one lucky winner walked away with a Mega Millions prize of $72 million. The pot has since then grown considerably.

On Friday, an estimated record-setting $500 million will be up for grabs across 42 states and Washington, D.C.

SOUTH WHITLEY DEVELOPMENT: EDC looking at future

March 29, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — President Alan Tio and Community Development Coordinator Lori Shipman with the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) attended the South Whitley Town Council meeting Tuesday evening to present details on community development initiatives for re-development of the downtown area.

EDC’s role in the re-development of the downtown area is to work with the town of South Whitley — whether it’s job retention, activities, job creation activities, investments, business start-ups or responding to each need in the community as investors.

CLIMATOLOGIST: Unseasonably warm spring to linger

March 29, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's top climate expert says the state's streak of unseasonably warm weather should continue for the next three months, bringing with it an elevated risk of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.
But state climatologist Dev Niyogi also says cold air could bring Indiana a frost or freeze at any time, threatening flowers and trees lured into early bloom by recent 70- and 80-degree readings.

JOB FAIR COMING: County chamber to host event April 14 at ISMS

March 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a job fair during the Whitley County EXPO April 14 at Indian Springs Middle School
The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.
There is no cost for businesses to set up a table and accept applications, conduct interviews or meet potential employees. Participating businesses will need to bring their own table, chairs and any information they'd like to provide to potential job candidates.
Reservations for the job fair are required by April 6. Space may be limited, so potential participants are asked to reserve a spot early.

March 28th

WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Comments sought on huge lottery

March 28, 2012

The Post & Mail will feature a story in Thursday's edition about the record-breaking Mega Millions lottery, which Tuesday night ballooned to a new high of $476 million.

In the Thursday article, comments will be published from readers on what they would do with that kind of money. Those contributions will be selected from comments received on the website under this article.

CELEBRATING SUCCESS: Teachers tout inaugural year at Eagle Tech

March 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The “Celebrate Success!” program has been an ongoing project for Whitley County Consolidated Schools, giving each school the opportunity to showcase what programs and procedures are going on around the district. Last week, it was Eagle Tech Academy’s turn.

While Principal Brady Mullett gave a general overview of the school’s first year and its preparation for the second, the staff dove into more specific areas of what the school is up to.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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