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December 7th

ONLINE POLL: CCHS boys basketball given nod as season's best; pot legalization question next

December 7, 2012

Online poll voters at www.thepostandmail.com have given the nod to Columbia City High School's boys basketball team as the squad projected to have the best hardwood regular season. Whitko and Churubusco followed.

The new poll question concerns the legalization of marijuana in Indiana. Participate in the poll on the home page, right side, www.thepostandmail.com

SEASON'S GREETINGS: Merritt L. Norris Insurance offers best wishes to community

December 7, 2012

Merritt L. Norris Insurance and Dennis G. Norris extend Season's Greetings to the agency's many customers and to the entire readership of The Post & Mail.

An Independent Insurance Agent, Merritt L. Norris Insurance is located at 307 N. State St., South Whitley and can be found on the world wide web at www.mlninsurance.com. The business' phone number is 260 723-4722.

Season's Greetings to all!

December 6th

HANDS-ON LEARNING: CCHS students are a 'step ahead'

December 6, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School has many opportunities to give students an educational edge before entering college — one of them being Project Lead The Way-Engineering.

Currently in its fourth year at CCHS, the program enables students to establish a career path through the exposure of four engineering courses.
One of those courses, Digital Electronics, covers topics involving mechanisms, energy, statics, materials and kinematics — concepts the students are likely to encounter in future courses.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

December 6, 2012

Thursday

• Autism group — 6:30 p.m.
Whitley County Autism support group will meet Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA.

• Bloodmobile — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia City United Methodist Church in the Community Room, located at 605 N. Forest Parkway in Columbia City. Those who donate from Dec. 1 to 31 will be entered into a region-wide weekly drawing for a $250 gasoline gift card.

MORNING BLAZE

December 6, 2012

Firefighters Ed Scott (left) and Brian Hollenbaugh help put out a blaze at 3803 S. CR 300 W. in Columbia Township Wednesday morning. Firemen on the scene said the blaze was an unattended trash fire that got out of control. Nobody was injured and the fire was under control in less than an hour.

POOL SURVEY RESULTS: Aquatics Task Force to meet Jan. 9

December 6, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A total of 348 residents submitted surveys on the future of Columbia City aquatics — the majority in favor of building a new pool facility. After reviewing the surveys, the Columbia City Park Board recently decided to close Burnworth Memorial Pool by 2014.

Currently, the board is working on establishing a 15-member Aquatics Task Force which will include the members from the community, local government and the school system.

December 5th

TRACTOR DEAL: Local man accused of selling meth in fields

December 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A South Whitley man appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court for an initial hearing Monday after allegedly dealing methamphetamine from a tractor in March and April.

Gerald Michel, 19, was arrested Nov. 11 after two arranged buys turned up evidence of one gram of methamphetamine.

Between the two buys, Michel was paid $100 for zipper bags containing a white crystal substance, later identified as methamphetamine.

WHERE ARE YOU WINTER?: Unusual temperatures bring weeds, not snow

December 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Unseasonably warm temperatures have left most of the Midwest double checking the date. Yes, Monday was Dec. 4 and the temperature registered a high of 64 degrees. But yesterday temperatures dropped — to a high of 60 degrees. Even with the slight dip, the temperature was still 20 degrees above the normal high of 39.

Although some have enjoyed waking up to frost-free windshields, others are concerned the strange weather patterns are indicators of a bigger problem – severe weather outbreaks.

OUTAGE: Stoplights out downtown

December 5, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City's downtown area is facing an outage. Street lights and store fronts are currently without power.

HUMANE SOCIETY: Council approves possible shelter budget

December 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Council members approved a relationship between the Whitley County Humane Society and the Whitley County Commissioners to design a contract that will work for both parties.

Lindsay Pease, the humane shelter’s director, attended Tuesday’s council meeting where she requested an approval of $25,000 for next year’s budget.

The funds would be used by the shelter for several different tasks, such as off-setting the need for donations when strays are brought in and alleviating the costs of vaccinations for animals.

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