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May 26th, 2015

FIRE CONTRACTS: Townships renew

May 26, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County townships have renewed firefighter contracts and are ready to provide fire protection to the county’s residents and businesses. However, many townships have different methods when operating this service.

Townships such as Cleveland and Jefferson have signed three-year contracts with the men and women of the fire department at the beginning of the year.

May 25th

Hoax sets off panic alarm in Col. City

May 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A possible phony phone call sent police in a scramble Monday evening in Columbia City.

A two-block radius around Main Bowl at 303 S. Main St. was blocked off while police responded to a call that a man had a fight with his girlfriend and he had hurt her, had a weapon with him and was going to get in a shootout with police. Police were dispatched at about 5:15 p.m.

After a 3.5-hour operation that included more than 50 police officers, officials gave the “all-clear” with no signs of anyone inside the building.

HOSTAGE SITUATION: Armed subject at Main Bowl

May 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – Local police are on the scene of a hostage situation with an armed subject at Main Bowl, 303 S Main St., Columbia City. It is advised to stay clear of the area. Initial reports say a person has been stabbed. Their condition is unknown at this time. Additional information will be released when available.

NO VAPING HERE: Indiana city considers adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban

May 25, 2015

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Officials in an Indianapolis suburb are considering a proposal that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.

Some members of the Greenwood City Council say they support the move that would add add e-cigarettes and vaping to the city's current smoking ban.

Councilman Ron Bates tells the Daily Journal he believes e-cigarettes could be just as bad for public health as smoking cigarettes and should be included in the ban.

May 24th

SUSPENDED PUBLICATION

May 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Post & Mail will not be published on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.
Publication will resume Tuesday.

CHICKENS BANNED?: No decisions on Whitley County 4-H Fair

May 24, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Several poultry shows across the country have been cancelled as a result of the recent avian flu epidemic that made its way into Whitley County this month.

Reports are calling the outbreak the largest ever, affecting 15 states and 37 million birds.

As for Whitley County, a backyard operation was confirmed infected with the virus May 9 and lost 77 birds. This is, so far, the only documented case in Indiana.

May 23rd

DEBATE: Pig wrestling is dragged through mud

May 23, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY ­— With the recent controversy surrounding Whitley County’s pig wrestling event at the 4-H Fair, board members were forced to discuss the situation in a recent meeting.

“After our meeting, we decided to continue with the event as usual,” said Brad Arnold, head of events at the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

This decision follows harsh and lengthy debates on social media and petitions that argue back and forth about the morality of the event.

Two petitions created on www.change.org have been signed by people in other states and even other countries.

PARADE MONDAY: Legion to honor fallen on Memorial Day

May 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s annual Memorial Day Parade will march Monday at 10:30 a.m. through the city’s downtown.

The parade is hosted by American Legion Post 98 and coordinated by the Legion’s Dick Stark.

“Anyone can participate; just show up before the parade,” Stark said. Those wishing to participate should arrive between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

The parade begins at Eagle Tech Academy, travels east on Van Buren Street, and ends at Greenhill Cemetery.

START YOUR HOLIDAY RIGHT: Pick up your Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail!

May 23, 2015

Enjoy you Memorial Day Weekend by picking up your copy of 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 $109 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials, including those in pre-printed inserts from:
•CVS Pharmacy;
•Walgreens;

May 22nd

Whitko tennis falls in sectional finals

May 22, 2015

WARSAW — Whitko’s Lady Wildcats took to the tennis courts at Warsaw High School for the finals of the IHSAA sectional. Whitko’s season came to an end as they fell 5-0 to the host Lady Tigers.

“We won some games,” said Whitko Head Coach Chris McGehee. “Our goal was to make the finals. That’s the same goal we had for the boys’ team. We had three girls that never played tennis before this year. The progress that we made this year in just making it to the finals was great. I am proud of the way they competed.”

 

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