March 1st, 2015
Whitley Countians are experiencing March 2015 "coming in like
a lion . . ." â€“ a white lion to be exact.
Three to five inches of snow fell on Whitley County on the first day of March.
Slightly warmer temperatures (but still unseasonably cold) are in the forecast, but an ice pellet, sleet and snow event on Tuesday, plus a brief cold snap, should continue the woeful weather.
More seasonable temperatures are in the long-range forecast for next weekend, which will coincide with clocks springing forward for Daylight Savings Time.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Mary Raber opened its doors last week to help parents with new teachings in math and literature.
Teachers from each grade provided their own worksheets and instructions to help parents understand exactly what their students are learning, and how they can help their children at home.
Math and Literacy Night started almost five years ago when the PIE, the schoolâ€™s parent organization, put on a school book fair.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 2015 Whitley County Chamber of Commerce's Whitley County EXPO is slated for Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Indian Springs Middle School.
The annual event highlights local businesses and non-profits in Whitley Co-unty, inviting visitors to learn more. Admission and parking are free.
The annual event welcomes more than 1,500 residents, with entertainment, an opportunity to sample local food and products, and a mini version of the Whitley County Farmers Market.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Due to the overwhelming number of methamphetamine incidences in Indiana, government officials are pushing for harsher restrictions on the drugâ€™s key ingredient, pseudoephedrine.
Data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says that 2013 was Indianaâ€™s year to be the meth capital of the country with over 1,800 lab busts by police. Year 2014 showed an 18 percent decrease in lab seizures, but Indiana still managed to rank in the top three states in meth activity.
In addition to the top local news of the day, features, American Profile magazine and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail â€“ now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County â€“ contains more than $156 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials including those via pre-printed inserts from:
â€˘SmartSource Magazine of coupons;
â€˘Dick's Sporting Goods;
â€˘Superior Tree Service;
â€˘Discount Mattress Center;
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Similar to last yearâ€™s basketball legacy poster, The Post & Mail has published a Columbia City High School Legacy Football Poster.
The poster is 24x36 inches and includes nearly 300 individual photos of teams, players, coaches and fans from the entire history of CCHSâ€™ fooball program, dating back to 1923.
The poster is suitable for framing and would look great in a family room, den, business office lounge or â€śmancave.â€ť
FORT WAYNE â€” The Columbia City Eaglesâ€™ boysâ€™ basketball team wrapped up the regular season portion of its schedule, traveling to Concordia Lutheran for a contest with the Cadets that they hoped would establish some momentum heading into next weekâ€™s sectional action, but inconsistent play on both ends of the court cost the Eagles as they fell to the Cadets 52-46 Friday night.
â€śIn the end, all you can say is they got it done, and we didnâ€™t,â€ť said Eagle Head Coach Chris Benedict.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Phil Collinsâ€™s â€śIn the Air Tonightâ€ť played over the gym speakers as the Class 2A 9th-ranked Churubusco boys basketball team ran onto the gym floor Friday night.
For six Eagles, it was their last time doing this warm-up on their home court.
Churubusco hosted Eastside on senior night, winning 69-39 and taking a share of the conference title.
The gym was packed to say thank you and goodbye to a group of boys who have been part of a historic season.
A man was arrested earlier this month in Indianapolis, and has now been identified as someone with connections to ISIS.
The arrest was made during Obama's visit earlier this month after police stopped his truck and found weapons. He was taken into custody by the FBI and charged with terrorist-related crimes.
Today,, the suspect was identified as and ISIS-related terrorist, and is one of the six Bosnian terrorists conspiring to funnel money, guns, and military equipment to ISIS fighters in the Middle East.
The suspect is now in custody in Missouri.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is part of a series on former Whitley County Lilly Community Scholarship winners
CHURUBUSCO â€” Kelsie Murray graduated from Churubusco High School and was one of two students from Whitley County to receive the Lilly Community Scholarship in 2005. She chose to attend Butler University in Indianapolis where she majored in General Studies as a freshman.
While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Murray was able to study abroad in Athens, Greece and Salamanca, Spain.