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May 11th, 2015

A little breakfast, a little update

May 11, 2015

Three of Whitley County’s members of the Statehouse were at the Whitley County Ag Museum Saturday morning for a legislative breakfast after the recent conclusion of the legislative session. From left: State Rep. Christopher Judy, State Rep. David Ober and State Sen. Amanda Banks, who was chosen to fill in for her husband Jim while he was on military leave. Approximately 25 people attended the event, which was hosted by the Whitley County Republican Party.

FUNDING MOVES FORWARD: County reconsiders YMCA money

May 11, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Following statements from a number of YMCA supporters, the Whitley County Council approved a motion to provide $25,000 of CEDIT funds to fulfill a commitment to the YMCA’s Armstrong Early Learning Center.

The motion to approve this funding had been presented at two previous Whitley County Council meetings and died for lack of a second each time.

SENATE: Marlin Stutzman Announces His Candidacy for U.S. Senate

May 11, 2015

ROANOKE, IN – Congressman Marlin Stutzman officially announced his candidacy for Indiana’s U.S Senate seat Saturday.

In front of a crowd of more than 500 friends, family and supporters, Marlin formally announced his candidacy saying, "We need tested proven conservative leadership to get our country back on track, that is why today I am announcing my candidacy for the United States Senate."

Marlin spoke of the need for new leadership, "Right now, in this moment, we need that same brand of Hoosier leadership in Washington to finish the job. ”

May 10th

PARTNERSHIP: Whitley, Allen to partner for bridge repair

May 10, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Board of Commissioners voted to enter into an inter-local agreement with Allen County for repairs on a bridge on County Line Road in its May 4 meeting.

Brandon Forrester, Whitley County engineer, came before the commissioners to apprise them of a situation concerning bridge No. 76, located on County Line Road near CR 900 South.

Forrester explained that it is one of the bridges that must be inspected on a yearly basis, and that the inspection revealed problems that required the posting of a nine-ton limit for traffic on the bridge.

May 9th

COSTS GOING UP: School lunch prices raised

May 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — As part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Whitley County Consolidated Schools is again forced to raise school lunch prices.

The national school lunch program says schools must provide lunches to children who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, but funding isn’t provided to the schools to fully compensate for the lunches.

Because of this, WCCS has to make up for the cost in paid lunches, tacking on a 10-cent increase for next year’s lunch and breakfast fees.


May 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A 20-year debt has finally been paid off.

Whitley County Consolidated Schools has paid off the bond for Indian Springs Middle School, freeing up funds to work toward elementary-school bonds.

A second bond was taken out to build Northern Heights and Little Turtle elementary schools, and also make improvements on Mary Raber and Coesse.
The same cash flow that was being used to pay for ISMS will now be directed toward paying off the other bond sooner.

'SPRY LIVING:' Special magazine, more than $101 in coupons and discounts, in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

May 9, 2015

"Spry Living" – a special weekend magazine – is inserted in this Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail!

In addition to the top local news of the day, features and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is full of coupon savings and discounts! The Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County.

This Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail offers more than $101 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials, including those in pre-printed inserts from:

May 8th


May 9, 2015

Many people participated in the National Day of Prayer event around the Whitley County Courthouse Square Thursday evening.

After a service at Community of Hope Church, attendees walked from the church to the Courthouse, where they had a moment of prayer.

BIG PROJECT: Smith-Green plans $2 million project

May 9, 2015

CHURUBUSCO – An estimated $2 million project focused on improving school facilities and technology is in the early stages for the Smith-Green Community School Corporation.

School board members agreed to move forward with the plan at the April 23 meeting when Business Manager Todd Fleetwood presented the Capital Projects Fund for 2015.

DRAFT: Plan addresses downtown parking

May 8, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A draft of Columbia City’s Comprehensive Plan addresses the city’s downtown parking issues.

The draft states that Columbia City doesn’t have an efficient parking policy, with nearly all parking spaces marked as “2-hour.”

OSSIAN — Columbia City’s softball team lost in the first round of sectional play Monday against the...
LAGRANGE — Whitko softball took the first step on the road to an IHSAA sectional softball title...
FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s baseball team traveled to Fort Wayne Saturday for a doubleheader...


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