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March 11th, 2013

2013 LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Claire Kauffman

March 11, 2013

Editor’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 — Claire Kauffman is a senior at Columbia City High School.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?

March 9th

SEMI CRASH: Accident has slowed traffic on U.S. 30

March 9, 2013

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

March 8th

COUNTY RECYCLING: Collection contract delivers jobs, revenue for county

March 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

“At the time, research showed cardboard was bringing in $110,000,” Knott said. “I saw that as a business opportunity.”

Knott formed Whitley Environmental and brought on his long-time friend, Steve Smith, of South Whitley, as a partner.

MENTAL HEALTH: Jail staff adapts to rising psychiatric cases

March 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

“We are finding, at least from our standpoint, what appears to be more and more mental health issues,” he said, referring to the inmate population at the Whitley County Jail.

CITY PLAN: City considers amendment to sign ordinance

March 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Amendments to Columbia City’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.

USED BOOKS: WCCS adopts new textbooks

March 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Board of School Trustees heard reports about textbook adoption at Monday’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.

SCORCHED: House fire on Hartman Road

March 8, 2013

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.

March 7th

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT: Police urge Whitley County drivers to be ready

March 7, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — 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.

WCCS BUDGET: Figures up, but caution urged

March 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

“We are in a very cautionary mode,” he said. “If we spend our entire allocation we could end up spending some of our cash balance.”

COUNTY RECYCLING: Solid waste district expands service

March 7, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a two-part series.

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 county’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.

CHURUBUSCO — A sixth-inning explosion by Churubusco’s baseball team helped the Eagles to a 17-7 win...
AUBURN — Churubusco’s boys golf team traveled to Bridgewater golf course for a three-way contest...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s golf team continued an impressive season with a 149-181 victory over...