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March 24th, 2015

RAISING MONEY: The Center’s cook-off invites local experts

March 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s cook-off time, but with a professional twist this year. The Center for Whitley County Youth’s 8th Annual Cook-Off is returning for 2015, but this year all the competitors will be local restaurant and catering professionals. The event will be held April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at First Church of God.

The competitors are Bruno’s BBQ & Catering, Daniel Menu & Party Consulting, Pickles Café and Ceruti’s at Eagle Glen Event Center.

PROMOTING WORK ZONE SAFETY: Ind. 205 project to begin soon; officials await go-ahead

March 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — This week marks the start of highway construction season and the Indiana State Police is collaborating with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to draw awareness to motorist and worker safety.

Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed March 23-27 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana. With more than $1.3 billion worth of construction projects planned for this year, drivers will see more work on existing state highways, roads and bridges.

WHITLEY CO. ROOTS: ‘We’re well established, ever growing’

March 24, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY – The Post & Mail will publish three special sections in coming days that will demonstrate that our Whitley County Community is “well established and ever growing.”

The series of special sections has an over-arching theme of Whitley County Roots, with subthemes dealing with how we as a community “cultivate, nurture and thrive.”

Included in the special sections will be progress reports on our county communities, government, non-profits, agriculture, education, and overall quality of life.

TRACKSTERS: Whitko and Churubusco compete at indoor state

March 24, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE — Track and field athletes from Whitko and Churubusco High Schools took part in the Hoosier State Relays Saturday at Lambert Fieldhouse on the Purdue University campus.

The Whitko girls squad, which placed 14th as a team in the small-school division, was paced by second-place finisher senior Elaine Warner in the long jump. Warner jumped 17 feet, one-half inch to place second.

MILITARY ACADEMY: Henley designs Class of 2018 crest

March 24, 2015

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The United States Military Academy at West Point unveiled the crest for the class of 2018 during its Plebe-Parent weekend. Adeline Henley, granddaughter of Keith and Beverly Henley, of Columbia City, addressed the assembled students and parents to explain the significance of her design that was chosen to be the crest for the freshman class.

March 23rd

SOUND OFF: Who's your favorite?

March 23, 2015

The Post & Mail's annual Reader's Choice nomination ballot will be inserted in Tuesday's edition of The Post & Mail. Pick up a copy, pick out your favorites and submit your ballot to The Post & Mail to give local businesses the recognition they deserve.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Slick conditions causing crashes

March 23, 2015

Slick road conditions are causing slideoffs and crashes throughout Whitley County Monday afternoon. Use caution.

TAKING THE STAGE: City Lights places 3rd at state

March 23, 2015

PLAINFIELD — Columbia City High School’s all-girl show choir, City Lights, placed third in the state competition on Saturday at Plainfield High School.

The girls competed against nine other choirs in the small-school division of the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA).

BIG DANCE ROUNDUP: A look back and a look ahead at ongoing March Madness

March 23, 2015

Big Dance Round Up and Look Ahead

Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some predictions of teams that we felt could make a run to the Final 4. Well, those predictions were way off and the bracket this writer submitted to his friends and a couple websites sits in about 10 millionth place. All the wise guys were talking about Iowa State and Virginia. Those teams won a combined 1 game. Now we are going to go region by region to see what happened and what we can look forward to seeing next weekend.

Midwest Region

HEALTH SERVICES: County OKs change in jail contract

March 23, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Board of Commissioners agreed to a contract change with Quality Correctional Care, LLC, the company that provides health services to the inmates at the Whitley County correctional facility.

Whitley County Sheriff Marc Gatton brought to the commissioners a request for a change in the contract with Quality Correctional Care. The amended contract would run until Dec. 31, 2018.

The basic change to the contract is in the area of how payment for services is made. The new provisions for payment call for $15,000 up front and a payment of $6,975 per month.


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