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January 22nd, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are continuing to look toward the future of its facilities with the hiring of a consultant.
The districtâs Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a communication and data specialist, Steve Klink.
The consultant will continue to collect and analyze data to provide school officials with information regarding the future of the district.
Passages Profiles â15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY â In speaking with several of the Passages staff about Mike Harmon, they all mentioned that if there were an âassistantâ for them, Mike would be it.
Harmon said he likes helping.
COLUMBIA CITY â After nearly 39 years of preparing, cooking and serving meals at Millerâs Merry Manor, Becky Clifford has hung up her apron for the last time. Starting as a dishwasher and dietary aide with Millerâs in 1975, Clifford has seen many changes over the years, but one thing remained the same; she was there for the residents to make sure they had great meals.
(Fort Wayne, IN)-A Detective from the Indiana State Police post in Fort Wayne is asking for the publicâs assistance in helping to identify two individuals who allegedly used a stolen credit card at two Fort Wayne businesses this past Tuesday.
COLUMBIA CITY â In light of budgeting restrictions, Whitley County Consolidated Schools has elected to cut back its new school bus purchases for 2015.
The district was scheduled to purchase four new school buses this year, but elected to only buy three.
The school board approved the purchases, which total $352,000 for two 78-passenger buses and one 54-passenger special needs bus.
A public notice legal advertisement on page 9 of today's print edition of The Post & Mail details compensation for Whitley County government workers.
It can also be read, along with other legal advertisements, under the Classified tab on the top blue bar on this home page under Legals.
KOKOMO â Whitley Countyâs Distinguished Young Woman is all set for Februaryâs state orientation.
Morgan Ellis, of Columbia City, was selected as the Whitley County Distinguished Young Woman in September
Ellis attended orientation for the state program in Kokomo last week, where she met her fellow contestants and host family.
Ellis will be competing in the state program with 20 other contestants in mid-February.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Watch that first step outside this morning: There may be a sheet of ice underfoot.
Icy mist and drizzle covered Whitley County early this morning, coating sidewalks, cars, streets, secondary roads and sidewalks with a layer of ice. The weather prompted the following Hazardous Weather Advisory for the county through 11 a.m. Wednesday. The coating of ice closed Whitley County Consolidated and Smith-Green schools for the day. Whitko remained open.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
443 AM EST WED JAN 21 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs fire departmentâs trucks didnât leave the station as many times in 2014 as they did in 2013.
In 2014, the department responded to 801 runs, down by 30 from the previous year.
Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue said there werenât any less fire calls than usual, but less medical runs.
In a balancing act between service to citizens and saving resources, LaRue said the department is no longer responding to less-serious medical calls.
COLUMBIA CITY â The future of the Whitley County Jail will be up for discussion at todayâs County Commissionerâs meeting at 2 p.m at the County Government Center.
In 2014, a consulting firm found that the facility, along with Whitley County Corrections on Plaza Drive, is over-crowded and in need of improvements.