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February 24th, 2012

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

AND I'D LIKE TO THANK: Columbia City native wins 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.”
“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.
“The crew submitted three segments from the show which airs regionally on NBC in 10 to 15 different markets,” said Geiger.

BOYS BASKETBALL SECTIONALS: Preview Friday

February 23, 2012

Columbia City's boys basketball team lost to DeKalb with a last-second shot earlier this season. The Eagles face the Barons in the first round of sectionals Tuesday. For full previews of the Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco sectionals, see Friday's edition of the Post and Mail for the 2012 Boys Basketball Sectional Preview insert.

FOG: Dense fog in the area causes cancellations, delays

February 23, 2012

Thursday morning's fog has delayed and canceled local schools. Whitley County Consolidated schools are canceled and Smith-Green Community is on a 3-hour delay. Whitko did not have a delay or cancellation.
Northeast Indiana has a DENSE FOG ADVISORY until 11 a.m. today.

PEA SOUP FOG: Fluctuating temps causing icy fog to descend, spread

February 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Dense fog that started as light icy precipitation in Northern Indiana is descending and spreading across Whitley County.

Icy roads north of Whitley County caused traffic accidents early today, while the pea soup fog is rapidly causing visibility issues across the area.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to take special precautions until conditions improve.

GAS PRICES SPIKE: Whitley County pumps surge 25 cents overnight; motorists intent on White House plan

February 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Gasoline prices in Whitley County surged 25 cents overnight to $3.69 a gallon, causing Thursday morning consternation for local motorists.

Questions abound for tight-budgeted citizens who have been told to brace for $4 per gallon prices by Memorial Day – and perhaps $5 this summer.

As if on cue, the White House is scheduled to address American gas prices later Thursday.

February 22nd

SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION: Columbia City Rotarians, community raise $21,000

February 22, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Col-umbia City Rotarians hosted 120 bidders at its annual scholarship auction Saturday night at the Eagle’s Nest Event Center, raising more than $21,000 at the Hawaiian-themed banquet.
The top single purchase of the evening was a week of leisure at a condominium in Naples, Fla., provided by Don Armstrong. Candice and Barry Yeakle were top bidders for the get-away.

SOUTH WHITLEY — Zach Baughman should have been on Cloud 9 Friday night. Not long after being named...
CHURUBUSCO — Coming off of a three-game losing streak, the Churubusco Eagles went into Friday night...
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