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March 10th, 2015

TREASURES FROM THE MUSEUM: Happy Birthday, Mr. Vice President

March 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — In Whitley County there is a generation that remembers the old building that was Marshall Memorial. Those who did not attend the school, and probably quite a few that did, were blissfully unaware of who the building was a memorial to.

Marshall Memorial, now the Marshall Building, is just one of the connections with Thomas Riley Marshall, former Indiana governor and 28th Vice President of the United States.

Marshall’s home on East Jefferson Street is now the home of the Whitley County Historical Museum and a treasure trove of Marshall memorabilia.

COLLEGE FUNDING DEADLINE: FAFSA must be completed before midnight

March 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Those who plan to attend college in the 2015-16 school year must complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by midnight tonight, Eastern Daylight Time.

As a major part of the college enrollment process, the FAFSA determines whether or not a student is economically qualified to receive government aid in the forms of grants, loans or work-study funds.

March 9th

EXPERIENCED PILOT GOES DOWN: Former Col. City man dies in small plane crash

March 9, 2015

SEBRING, Fla. — Donald Adams, previously of Columbia City, passed away after crashing his small plane in Florida last week.

Adams, 73 years old, crashed his plane 40 feet away from a home in Sebring, Fla., and officials say his experience as a pilot may have been what kept him from hitting the numerous homes in the area.

SECTIONAL VICTORY: Eagles cut down nets at Donald S. Weeks gym first time since 1978

March 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Everything is sweeter at home.
Columbia City’s boys basketball team won its first sectional on its own floor in more than 35 years after beating Norwell in the championship game Saturday, 47-40.

The Eagles have won four sectional championships since the last time they cut down the nets in the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium, but being on their home floor makes it that much sweeter.

“It’s always great to host a sectional — it’s even better when you win,” said Columbia City High School Athletic Director Geoff Penrod.

EARLY PARADE CALL-OUT: 2015 American Legion/OSD parade entrants need to go to Legion web site ASAP

March 9, 2015


COLUMBIA CITY – There is an early call-out for those wishing to take part in the 2015 American Legion / Old Settlers Days Parade, set for Saturday, June 27, starting at 6 p.m.

March 7th

MORE: Eagle Tech students get ‘More’ from class

March 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Students of an economics class at Eagle Tech Academy are benefitting from the knowledge and experience of Micropulse CFO Brian More.

While visiting once a week, More volunteers his time to teach students through the Junior Achievement (JA) Program which helps students prepare for economic success and apply what they learn in school to the real world.

More said watching young people mature and have “ah-ha” moments in their learning is something he thoroughly enjoys.

BALANCED: Keeping the county in check

March 7, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Today marks the end of National Weights and Measures week.

Held annually in the first week of March, it is an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the U.S. Commercial Measurement System that was established when President John Adams signed the bill March 2, 1799.

The Whitley County Weights and Measures Department tests 190 scales in 159 locations each year, according to Environmental Health Specialist Scott Wagner.

RELISH: New reader magazine debuts in Weekend Edition – along with more than $161 in coupon savings and discounts

March 7, 2015

In addition to the top local news of the day, features, Relish magazine (a new reader treat that alternates weekly with American Profile and Spry Living magazines) and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail – now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County – contains more than $161 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials including those in pre-printed inserts from:
•SmartSource Magazine of coupons;
•CVS Pharmacy;
•Dunham's Sports;
•JC Penney;
•Dick's Sporting Goods;
•Olive Garden;

March 6th

LOVE: Lilly Scholarship nurtures leadership for Love

March 6, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Michelle Shiriaev, now Michelle Love, graduated from Churubusco High School and was one of three students from Whitley County to receive the Lilly Community Scholarship in 2003. She chose to attend the University of Notre Dame to study business.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 tips for amazingly delicious burgers

March 6, 2015

WINONA LAKE — Whitko grad and Grace College junior Logan Irwin capped a successful season by being...
INDIANAPOLIS — The Columbia City High School Eagles’ boys’ volleyball team traveled to Indianapolis...
SOUTH WHITLEY— Baseball is the American pastime and basic fundamentals are still at its core. If a...


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