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March 11th, 2013
Editorâ€™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 â€” Claire Kauffman is a senior at Columbia City High School.
Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?
COLUMBIA CITY - A semi trailer hauling diesel fuel hit a car and rolled over while traveling west on U.S. 30.
The accident occured at approximately 11:45 a.m. today (Saturday) at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Armstrong Rd.
No injuries have been reported and the accident is under investigation. A hazardous materials team is on the scene to contain the fuel leak.
A full report will be made in Monday's edition of The Post & Mail
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Recycling is good for the planet, but it is also good for the economy.
When the Whitley County Solid Waste Management District was in search of a new contract for recycling collection, Dwayne Knott, of Columbia City, saw it as an opportunity to build a business.
â€śAt the time, research showed cardboard was bringing in $110,000,â€ť Knott said. â€śI saw that as a business opportunity.â€ť
Knott formed Whitley Environmental and brought on his long-time friend, Steve Smith, of South Whitley, as a partner.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” More now than ever, mental health is a focus in society.
When crimes are committed, some people wonder if the person who perpetrated the crime is actually mentally ill. If so, is a jail or prison the best place for them?
Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges said he is seeing more inmates with mental health problems than ever before.
â€śWe are finding, at least from our standpoint, what appears to be more and more mental health issues,â€ť he said, referring to the inmate population at the Whitley County Jail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Amendments to Columbia Cityâ€™s sign ordinance continue to be a topic of discussion for the Columbia City Plan Commission.
Part of the sign ordinance being examined is related to electronic messaging centers.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ Board of School Trustees heard reports about textbook adoption at Mondayâ€™s work session.
For the elementary level, reading/language arts were the subject of the new book.
The book chosen was Journeys, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Advantages for this textbook include its excellence in a 90-minute reading block and the high portion of non-fiction reading.
The committee was chaired by Laura McDermott, principal at Coesse Elementary School.
The student rental price for this book will be $33.51.
An early morning blaze left a house on Hartman Road charred. Firemen from multiple departments responded to the fire at approximately 2 a.m Friday. Firefighters say the home was not occupied at the time of the fire.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Fort Wayne District of the Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Whitley County during the late evening hours Friday and continuing into the early morning hours of Saturday.
In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related automobile crashes, the sobriety checkpoint will target the impaired driver and will be utilized in an area identified as having a high number of alcohol related crashes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Colors can convey the story.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools Business Manager Tony Zickgraf updated the board of trustees on what the budget numbers would like for the 2013-14 school year. His handout was on yellow paper, and he said it reflected the mood of the money.
â€śWe are in a very cautionary mode,â€ť he said. â€śIf we spend our entire allocation we could end up spending some of our cash balance.â€ť
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the first of a two-part series.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Going green seems to be a growing trend.
The need to reduce, reuse and recycle has become a common practice for many areas and Whitley County has fallen in line.
In 2009, the countyâ€™s once dual-stream recycle program morphed into a one-container system for all recyclables that now services almost 14,000 homes.
For six-and-a-half years, Jorell Tucker has overseen the Whitley County Solid Waste Management District.