November 28th, 2014
After Black Friday shopping today, Whitley County residents can enjoy the annual Columbia City Lighted Christmas Parade downtown tonight. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and starts at Eagle Tech Academy on Walnut Street.
The parade travels south, then east on Van Buren Street, ending at the Whitley County Courthouse Square. Capping off the night will be the arrival of Santa, who will spend the next several weeks in the Santa house at the northwest corner of the Courthouse Square.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Smith-Green Community Schools is now allowing firearms to be brought onto the elementary and high school grounds.
New and updated policies regarding the legal possession of weapons and firearms were unanimously approved by SGCS board members last week during their monthly meeting.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Porter County man was arrested last week after allegedly battering a Columbia City Police officer.
Andrew Dutcher, 21, of Hebron, faces four charges, two felony and two misdemeanor, after an incident on Nov. 7 during a traffic stop.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Christmas Festival will commence with the third annual Whitley County Lighted Christmas Parade on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in Columbia City.
The parade, featuring illuminated floats and walking units, will lineup near Eagle Tech Academy, heading south on Walnut Street, east on Van Buren Street and then south at the corner of Chauncey and Van Buren Streets in downtown Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Long before local shopping centers become a sea of vehicles, local law enforcement officials are making plans to keep citizens safe for Black Friday.
Along with stepped up patrol, including security details at stores such as Walmart, Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh offers advice to local residents on how to keep themselves safe for Black Friday and holiday shopping in general.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ When Columbia City and Whitko boysâ€™ basketball teams meet in their traditional pre-Thanksgiving contest, the game takes on a sectional atmosphere with each side going all out. This yearâ€™s edition featured a tall, long, aggressive veteran Columbia City squad and a Whitko team with a brand new coach, and one win in games last season. Under some instances with a rivalry of this sort one might through records and such things out, but in this case things went according to expectations, as the Eagles opened their season with a dominating 73-16 win.
MONROE - Some basketball games are decided at the buzzer with one team hitting a shot as time expires for an exciting victory. Wednesday night's season-opener for the Churubusco Eagles boys basketball game was not decided at the buzzer. Instead, the Eagles first game of the year was decided in the first five minutes of the game. 'Busco used a full-court press and fast-break offense early to ground Adams Central and then pulled away for a 65-42 win.
More than 50 small businesses are being celebrated in a special section of The Post & Mail's expanded delivery edition on Thanksgiving Day. This is the third year that The Post & Mail has published on Thanksgiving Day.
Thursday's big Post & Mail is packed with local news and features, plus tons bargains for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. The newspaper has more than a dozen pre-printed advertising circulars inserted into the big holiday edition.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” As tensions rise among consumers against retailers regarding Thanksgiving shopping, many residents of the county are choosing not to shop on Thursday. â€śWe refuse to shop any store that is open on Thanksgiving,â€ť said local resident Angela Knezevich in a post on The Post & Mailâ€™s Facebook page. â€śItâ€™s sad how retailers have hijacked the family holiday.â€ť
Sept. 24, 1935 - Nov. 24, 2014
Mildred â€śMidgeâ€ť L. Deubner, 79, of Columbia City, Ind., passed away at 7:23 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on Sept. 24, 1935 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Homer H. and Bonnie (Biggs) Bowlby.
She was a lifelong resident of Whitley County.