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March 26th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śI just want to thank you all for a job well done.â€ť
Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh offered his appreciation to a group of officers Monday afternoon at a small awards ceremony.
The department honored seven master patrolman for their valiant efforts in the last year.
Shad Hunter was given a life-saving award for â€śhis excellent performance in the saving of a human life.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County is back in the top 10 for the rankings of healthiest counties in Indiana.
Whitley is ninth among all counties for the year 2013. That is up from 15th in the year 2012.
The study was put out by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This is the fourth year of the study. 2012 was the only year Whitley County was out of the top 10.
While the news is exciting for the county, Whitley County Health Officer Dr. Lisa Hatcher said there are still areas for improvement.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Eating right is not just about losing weight. For some, itâ€™s about preventing and curing common ailments that might stem from chemically-treated foods.
Chris Lilly, of Avis Acres Farms in Columbia City, has seen a lot of change in his life since his family started their chemical-free lifestyle seven years ago.
â€śGenetically modified foods and chemical practices have an influence on behavioral disorders, health and cancers,â€ť Lilly said.
PIERCETON -- Whitko Community School Corporation Board of Trustees announced that Donna Wiktorowski will take the position as principal at South Whitley Elementary School starting July 1.
Wiktorowski takes over for Bruce Hansen who is retiring after the end of the school year. She comes from Goshen where she is currently a classroom teacher at Parkside Elementary School.
See The Post & Mail Wednesday for a complete interview with Wiktorowski.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A former township trustee pleaded guilty in Whitley County Superior Court to three felonies and was given probation with no jail time.
Roland King, 74, of South Whitley, admitted his guilt to three counts of official misconduct. He received 4.5 years of suspended sentence.
While Cleveland Township trustee, King abused his position and sexually assaulted three women who came to him seeking financial assistance.
Whitley County Chief Deputy Prosecutor D.J. Sigler said he did what was necessary to resolve the case.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In like a lion, and out like a lion.
A common phrase for the month of March has been turned on its head, as Whitley County was again faced with March snowfall Sunday night into Monday morning.
All totaled, there was 3.2 inches of snow that hit Whitley County as of 8 a.m., according to Weather Channel estimates. Wind did not help morning commuters, as gusts hovered around 20 miles per hour most of the night and morning, which created blowing snow.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Todayâ€™s culture has ever-evolving information and opinions on what foods are â€śhealthyâ€ť and which ones should be avoided.
One of the growing trends tends to center around returning to a simpler and a more raw diet.
Meat at the grocery store has a 50 percent chance of having antibiotic-resisting Staphylcoccus aureus, according to the Translational Genomics Research Institute.
Numerous media outlets have reported cases where meat is colored to look more red and attractive to shoppers.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Plans are taking shape for the National Day of Prayer, which will be observed May 2.
The Planning Committee for the National Day of Prayer in Whitley County met Saturday in the Prayer Room at The Center for Whitley County Youth. A 5K Walk/Run for Jesus, scheduled for April 27, will jump-start the monthâ€™s focus on prayer.
Participation from the community is encouraged for many areas such as decorating the Courthouse gazebo and baking cookies for police officers and firemen.
WHITLEY COUNTY (March 25, 2013) -- With the accumulation of snow overnight, traveling to work or school this morning may be difficult. Numerous county roads are blocked by snow drifts.
City and county crews are out plowing roads now. However, main roads will receive the crews' attention first. If you are traveling on county roads, beware that drivers may come upon drifts suddenly.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) â€” A spring snowstorm has delayed flights at Denver International Airport and closed several roads as it moves eastward, carrying the possibility of more than a foot of snow in some places.
Transportation officials said Interstate 70 was closed from Denver to Colby, Kan., on Saturday. The National Weather Service said the Denver area could see up to 7 inches of snow Saturday.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Jerry Killingsworth said 10 to 15 inches of snowfall already has fallen north of Interstate 70 in northwest Kansas and northeast Colorado.