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August 14th, 2014

BREAKING THE BANK: Back-to-school costs on the rise

August 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Schools are back in session throughout Whitley County, and the back-to-school season has parents concerned with the increasing expenses for education. Michelle Heckaman-Lesley is the mother of three and commented on The Post & Mails’ Facebook page as to her overall expenses for school supplies and book fees.

LIFESAVERS: Officers partner to rescue families from burning duplex

August 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Shooting drills, defensive tactics training and settling disputes didn’t prepare two Columbia City Police third-shift partners for their unique public service last week. CCPD Officers Jeffrey Chapman and Jon Stoffel performed a rescue of a different kind — evacuating two sleeping families from a burning duplex at 2:45 a.m.

BATTER UP: Diamond Girls warm up with batting practice

August 14, 2014

The Columbia City Diamond Girls warm up their bats before their final game of the summer season at the City Slam Tournament Saturday at Morsches Park. The event, hosted by the Columbia City Park Department’s Softball Board, had 10 teams from around the area.

Sandra Farris, 77

August 14, 2014

July 18, 1937 — Aug. 12, 2014
Sandra S. Farris, 77, of Granger, passed away at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.
Born on July 18, 1937, in Cromwell, she was the daughter of Virgil R. and Anna M. (Priest) Kistler.
Survivors include her two children, three siblings, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

GROWING VIRUS IN AREA: Hand, foot and mouth disease no reason for alarm

August 14, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — An extremely contagious, yet common, virus has been making its way through Northeast Indiana and Whitley County this summer.
Many local residents have reported children with hand, foot and mouth disease, a typically non-life-threatening virus that spreads quickly.

August 13th

BLOSSOMING FRIENDSHIP: Two team up to beat cancer

August 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Carolyn Manning’s front lawn is home to unique sunflowers, which now bloom. The seeds for the plant came from Manning’s best friend and neighbor Natalie Harker. Located in Eagle Glen, the two sunflowers have been standing tall representing a beacon of hope and happiness, much like the two friends.

‘SAUCY’ CUISINE: Bruno's brings BBQ business to CC

August 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City is home to a new eatery offering a taste of southern-style pit barbecue Bruno’s BBQ. Tucked behind the Marathon full-service station located at 501 N. Line St., Bruno’s BBQ has the look and feel of a southern roadside barbecue restaurant.

OLD & NEW: Passages’ show to feature artistic expression

August 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc.’s Creative Learning Center will transform into an art gallery Thursday for Old & New, an art exhibition and sale.
The event will feature artwork created by Passages clients, and will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Creative Learning Center, located at 333 N. Oak St. in Columbia City.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Yearn to learn

August 13, 2014

Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ students and teachers are back in the classroom for the first day of school today. Pictured above, Mary Raber Elementary School 3rd-grade teacher Michelle Woody organized school supplies during the MRES open house Monday night. Whitko Community Schools were back in session last week, and Smith-Green Community Schools return to class Thursday.

CONFERENCE PLAY: Carroll takes down Lady Eagles

August 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After an impressive win over Warsaw Monday afternoon, Columbia City’s girls golf team returned to its home course Tuesday evening to host Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll. Though the Lady Eagles posted their best score of the season so far, the NHC powerhouse Lady Chargers took a 185-196 victory at Eagle Glen Golf Course.

 

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