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September 4th, 2014

NOT SO FAST: Man in work release charged with escape

September 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Fort Wayne man serving time for burglary in Whitley County is now facing escape charges. Christopher Anderson, 36, was serving his time for burglary at the Whitley County Work Release Center.

September 3rd

50 YEARS OF WONDERFUL YOUNG WOMEN: Coming Thursday in your Post & Mail!

September 3, 2014

Golden Anniversary of Distinguished Young Women/Junior Miss special 24-page publication will be inserted in Thursday's Post & Mail!
Facts, features and photos about 50 years of the scholarship pageant are included, as well as a preview of Saturday's big event.
The Post & Mail is available at newsstands throughout Whitley County, so pick up your newspaper today! Better yet, subscribe by calling
260 244-5153 today to get your new subscriber special for as little as 37 cents per day delivered to your doorstep!

SCHINBECKLER NAMED AUDITOR: Overwhelming majority gives support

September 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (Sept. 3, 2014) -- A Republican caucus was held tonight to determine who would fill the Whitley County Auditor office. With 20 out of 25 votes, 23-year-old Jana Schinbeckler was elected to the position.

Read more coverage of the caucus in Thursday's Post & Mail.

CHEMICAL STORAGE: New fertilizer facility slated to come to Columbia City

September 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP, CHSCO, CHSCN), the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, and Ag Plus, LP, South Whitley, Ind., announced today they have formed a 50-50 joint venture company to construct and operate a liquid fertilizer facility near Columbia City. The facility will have 3 million gallons of liquid storage and 130,000 gallons of chemical storage.

SHINING STARS: Recognized for doing what is right

September 3, 2014

Mary Raber Elementary School recently celebrated its August Shining Stars. The following students were recognized for using life skills, treating people right, and doing the right thing — Kindergarten: Sebastian Hernandez, Korryn Ferguson, Kylah Hockemeyer, Brock Percy, Kira Ott and Collin Fry.

HIGH HONORS: Overdeer presented second highest award

September 3, 2014

Whitley County Councilman Bill Overdeer (center) was presented the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the State of Indiana at the Whitley County Council meeting this morning. Overdeer was nominated by former State Rep. Kathy Heuer (left) earlier this year. State Rep. David Ober (right) made the official presentation to Overdeer, after Heuer read her nomination letter. This award is the second highest award which can be given by the Governor’s office in the state of Indiana.

CAUCUS TONIGHT: Committeemen to vote from three for Auditor

September 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Three Republicans have put their names on the list in hopes to fill the Whitley County Auditor’s position. Whitley County Republican Precinct Committeemen will hold a caucus tonight at 7 p.m. to fill the position of County Auditor.

POTCH WHEELER GOLF OUTING: $7,600 in donations generated

September 3, 2014

More than $7,600 was raised through the Potch Wheeler Golf Outing. The event was held Aug. 14 at Eagle Glen Golf Course. Money raised will be used to fund scholarships for Whitley County high school students looking to further their education in the areas of conservation and political science.

CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP: Stutzman brings national issues to Whitley Co.

September 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As voters prepare for the November election, local candidates are looking for supporters to hit the polls in November. Whitley County Patriots gathered at Columbia City’s Church of the Nazarene to hear from U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman Tuesday night, who applauded local candidates running for office.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: LaOtto man runs deputy off the road

September 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A LaOtto man is facing multiple charges after driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, leading to him running a Whitley County Sheriff deputy off the road late last month. Lance Duckwall, 27, was booked for resisting law enforcement, operating while intoxicated, reckless driving and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.


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