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February 24th, 2012

TAX DEDUCTION DEADLINE: Date looms for mobile home owners

February 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Mobile home assessment notices have been sent out for 2012, according to Whitley County Auditor Jen McGuire. “The assessments were done and turned in by Jan. 15. Everyone should have received their assessment by now,” 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 – owner, make, model, lot number and assessed value – it can be submitted to the auditor’s office.

THE PEOPLE I KNOW: Dick Zollinger

February 25, 2012


This is the first time I’ve written about a person I’ve not actually interviewed. Sometimes it’s easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.

Thankfully, I know Richard Zollinger is full of grace and I’m banking on him extending it to me. Either that or I think I’m officially off the guest list for the best annual Super Bowl Party in the state of Indiana. I told him, “I’m writing this article with you or without you.” He kept declining an interview, telling me how there are so many more worthy people in Whitley County than he.

PHOTO - NATIONAL FFA WEEK: Students farm their way to school

February 25, 2012

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Post & Mail photo / Linda Hoskins

SIX-MILLION DOLLAR EFFORT: SGCS discusses project

February 25, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — 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.

PROGRESS 2012: "Dawn of the New Day" starting Monday

February 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Beginning Monday, The Post & Mail’s annual special Progress editions will be inserted in the regular daily newspaper. The theme for the 2012 Progress edition is “Dawn of a New Day.”

THEATER COMES DOWN: Still under investigation

February 24, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Investigators are not 100 percent sure of the exact cause, but have pinpointed the location where Saturday’s fire in South Whitley’s 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’s 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.

BLOW ME DOWN: Wind gusts cause hazardous weather

February 24, 2012

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 – 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.

February 23rd

REROUTING HEAVY TRAFFIC: Bridge almost complete, another closing

February 24, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — 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. “That is the current estimate. Ten weeks is weather permitting, of course,” 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.

'AND I'D LIKE TO THANK...' Columbia City native wins an Emmy

February 23, 2012


Winning an Emmy is the highest achievement in television.
One Whitley County man, with his team of co-workers, has won one of the coveted awards. JJ Geiger, formerly of Columbia City, won for his work entitled “Openhouse.", which can be viewed on the LX-TV Openhouse Homepage

“I worked as a producer/editor and won the Emmy in the category of ‘Information/Public Affairs Series (more than 50 percent remote)’,” said Geiger. He worked alongside of Janel Tamares, Julee Margulies Metz and Eric Michael Wong.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Swimmers and farmers hosting fund-raising food events Friday, Saturday

February 23, 2012

YMCA RAPIDS SWIM TEAM HOSTING
FUND RAISING DINNER FRIDAY
COLUMBIA CITY – The YMCA Rapids Swim Team will be hosting a chicken/beef/vegan noodle dinner on Feb. 24 from 5:30 to 8:00pm at Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The dinner will include choice of Chicken, Beef or Vegan noodles, mashed potatoes, salad, roll, drink and dessert. Presale tickets are $6.00 and $7.00 at the door. Children under 4 are free. Contact Dalene Binkley 244-4189 for more information.

WHITLEY COUNTY FARM BUREAU HOSTS
FARMER’S SHARE BREAKFAST SATURDAY

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys and girls soccer teams picked up Three Rivers Conference wins...
SYRACUSE — Coaches say Saturday high school volleyball tournaments can be beneficial to those who...
LIGONIER — Columbia City’s boys and girls cross country teams yet again took on some of the top...

 

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