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February 27th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒThe beat of the drums resounded in the band room as 16-year-old Whitko High School sophomore Jalen Gregory displayed his musical talent.
In Jalen‚Äôs eyes, the drums produce a self-expressing beat, giving his audience the opportunity to peer deeper into his character and learn more about him through music.
‚ÄúWhen I play the drums I want people to not just listen, but to feel it,‚ÄĚ said Jalen. ‚ÄúI want people to know who I am through my music.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒCongratulations were in order for 18-year-old Columbia City High School student Michaela Thomas as she walked through the front door of the Whitley County Community Foundation, holding two awards in her hands. ‚ÄúNothing should hold anyone back from this experience,‚ÄĚ said Thomas Sunday afternoon.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Mobile home assessment notices have been sent out for 2012, according to Whitley County Auditor Jen McGuire. ‚ÄúThe assessments were done and turned in by Jan. 15. Everyone should have received their assessment by now,‚ÄĚ said McGuire.
The deadline for submitting applications for property tax deductions is March 31, 2012.
Once reviewing the form to ensure the information is correct ‚Äď owner, make, model, lot number and assessed value ‚Äď it can be submitted to the auditor‚Äôs office.
This is the first time I‚Äôve written about a person I‚Äôve not actually interviewed. Sometimes it‚Äôs easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.
Thankfully, I know Richard Zollinger is full of grace and I‚Äôm banking on him extending it to me. Either that or I think I‚Äôm officially off the guest list for the best annual Super Bowl Party in the state of Indiana. I told him, ‚ÄúI‚Äôm writing this article with you or without you.‚ÄĚ He kept declining an interview, telling me how there are so many more worthy people in Whitley County than he.
Post & Mail photo / Linda Hoskins
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ After several strategic planning meetings and public work sessions, the board of the Smith-Green Community School Corporation made the decision to go ahead with renovation and improvement projects for the entire corporation without exceeding $6 million and not raising the tax levy.
Dick Moake, chief executive officer of Moake Park Group architecture firm, said the building needs that were presented over the past few weeks of public work sessions, have stood the test of time.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď Beginning Monday, The Post & Mail‚Äôs annual special Progress editions will be inserted in the regular daily newspaper. The theme for the 2012 Progress edition is ‚ÄúDawn of a New Day.‚ÄĚ
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Investigators are not 100 percent sure of the exact cause, but have pinpointed the location where Saturday‚Äôs fire in South Whitley‚Äôs Kent Theatre originated. The building, located at 220 S. State St., served most recently as the meeting place for Turning Point Church.
Dispatchers at Whitley County Sheriff‚Äôs Department received a call at 11:31 a.m. Saturday reporting the building, built in 1947, was on fire.
Fire crews from Cleveland and Washington townships, as well as Columbia City, responded, working around the clock for much of the weekend to contain the fire.
A special weather statement from the National Weather Service:
TODAY AND TONIGHT
A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF FAR NORTHEAST INDIANA - INCLUDING WHITLEY COUNTY ‚Äď AND NORTHWEST OHIO FOR WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 35
MPH...AND GUSTS TO 40 TO 45 MPH THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
SNOW MAY CAUSE SOME SLIPPERY DRIVING CONDITIONS... ESPECIALLY
ALONG AND NORTH OF ROUTE 6.
CLICK ON WEATHER BUTTON AT TOP OF THE POST & MAIL'S HOME PAGE FOR FORECAST.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A heavily-used roadway in Whitley County will be closing soon for what is believed to be a 10-week period, according to Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester. ‚ÄúThat is the current estimate. Ten weeks is weather permitting, of course,‚ÄĚ said Forrester.
A stretch of Business 30 East between United Oil and the Gateway East Industrial Park will be shut down beginning March 5 while the bridge passing over Eel River is reconstructed. Detour signs will be put up next week to warn commuters of the upcoming closure.