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November 5th, 2011
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Here are quotes from candidates vying for the South Whitley Town Council. The election is Nov. 8. Be sure to pick up The Post and Mail or subscribe to the e-edition for full candidate profiles.
At the time The Post and Mail went to print, Tony Starkeyâ€™s profile was unavailable.
Bill Boggs: â€śI am running for town council on the platform of bringing new industry to South Whitley which will help to create employment opportunities. Employment opportunities will enhance the quality of life in our community.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A local man was arrested Thursday evening after a package containing 3/4 pounds of marijuana was delivered to his home.
Tony Dewitt of Columbia City was arrested for possession of the drug, shipped from California by the United States Postal Service.
See Friday's edition of The Post and Mail for more in-depth coverage of the arrest.
CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) is making appointments for energy assistance for all of its offices in Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties.
The program runs November 1, 2011 through May 15, 2012. Applicants must meet income levels:
â€˘Â· One-person household â€“ No more than $16,245 annually.
â€˘Â· Two-person household â€“ No more than $21,855 annually.
â€˘Â· Three-person household â€“ No more than $27,465 annually
â€˘Â· Four-person household â€“ No more than $33,075 annually
â€˘Â· Add $5,610 for each additional family member.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Conservation Officers have investigating a tree stand accident that occurred around 8:50 a.m. Friday morning in Whitley County.
Jason Branning, age 36, from Columbia City, was hunting from an elevated climbing stand when the cables broke free from the tree. Branning fell with his tree stand 24 feet to the ground.
He was able to call a friend who was hunting in nearby woods with his cell phone for help.
Emergency personnel from multiple agencies were on scene to assist with locating and transporting Branning out of the woods.
CHURUBUSCO â€“ A small smoke issue brought the Churubusco-Smith Township Fire Department to Churubusco High School Sunday afternoon.
According to Chief Roger Bennett, a fan in one of the maintenance rooms near the gym overheated, causing an emission of smoke.
The department was dispatched to the scene and minor ventilation was performed to vent the smoke out of the building.
Bennett said there was no damage other than to the overheated fan.
The Post and Mail will be be running profiles throughout the week of the candidates for all Whitley County elections taking place Nov. 8.
The profiles will begin with the three mayoral candidates in Tuesday's edition of the Post and Mail.
Due to a mechanical malfunction, some news pages in the weekend edition of The Post & Mail are missing from the newspaper -- notably sports coverage. This will be rectified in Monday's edition. We apologize for this omission.
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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Three bid packages were submitted for Phase II of the waste water treatment plant and opened by project manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink at Tuesday eveningâ€™s South Whitley town council meeting.
Mandated by the state, Phase II includes upgrades to the waste water treatment plant by enlarging the main water inceptor along Water and Main Streets, constructing a headwaters work building, and a new electrical building on an adjacent property.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Robin Wright has been named to chair the 2011 fund raising campaign for United Way of Whitley County.
John Black, executive director of the local United Way, made the announcement this week.
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Beth Wood, of Indiana Wild, visited Mary Raber Elementary School Friday with her â€śfriendsâ€ť including an opossum. Maeson Young, second grade student, wasnâ€™t sure she wanted to pet the opossum but eventually did. Other animals shown were a North American alligator, chocolate-striped skunk, rabbit, a hissing cockroach and a fruit bat. The students have been studying about bats and the visit tied in well. For more information go to www.indianawild.org.