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March 12th, 2013

RAISING AWARENESS: Passages celebrates disabilities in March

March 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Passages, Inc. wants the community to better understand what the adult service program offers.

“We want to show the community that our clients have something to offer,” said Alice Anderson, vice president of programs. “Our clients are not just taking, but they are giving back as well.”

To prove Anderson’s point, Passages has prepared 15 to 20 baskets that are full of items its clients have made.

The baskets will be delivered to individuals and organizations who help support Passages’ clients.

2013 LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Tiffany Schuman

March 12, 2013

Editor’s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. A boy and girl will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.

SOUTH WHITLEY — Tiffany Schuman is a senior at Whitko High School.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?

Whitko boys end 2013 season on a surge

March 12, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — The end is better than the beginning.

That statement was certainly true for Whitko’s boys basketball team in the 2012-13 season. The Wildcats, under first-year head coach Scott Wessel, finished with a record of 6-16. However, Whitko ended its season playing its best basketball of the year and was able to avenge an early-season defeat in the sectional tournament.

“We ended the year the way you want to be playing,” Wessel said.
Whitko was 4-4 in the final weeks of the season, claiming close wins over conference foes in the process.

Shelly Lynn Smith, 62

March 12, 2013

Shelly Lynn Smith, 62 of Huntington, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at her residence. Shelly was born July 9, 1950, in Columbia City, the daughter of Philip A. and Rose M. (Clark) Myers.
Surviving relatives include her husband, a son, a daughter, two brothers, seven grandchildren and several special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lyle Myers.

EMERGENCY ADVISORY: Gas leak reported in Columbia City; caution advised

March 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Emergency Advisory: Gas leak at the corner of Whitley Street and Jefferson Street in Columbia City. Authorities advise to use caution when traveling through this area of Columbia City. Columbia City Fire Department is on the scene and NIPSCO is en route as of 8:47 a.m. Tuesday.

March 11th

HIGHWAY ACCIDENT: None injured in semi rollover on U.S. 30

March 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Parts of U.S. 30 were restricted or shut down for several hours late Saturday morning after a tractor-trailer overturned.

At approximately 11:40 a.m., police and first responders arrived on the scene of a two-vehicle crash, and by the looks of the wreckage, many expected an injury.

A car allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of Armstrong Drive and U.S. 30 and was struck by an oncoming semi in the westbound lane.

2013 LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Jason Nicodemus

March 11, 2013

Editor’s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. A boy and girl will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.

CHURUBUSCO — Jason Nicodemus is a senior at Churubusco Junior-Senior High School.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?

DOWNTOWN PARKING: City hopes solution suits all desires

March 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City officials hope they have found the answer for parking in the downtown area — a topic that has created a stir by business owners, consumers and employees alike.

A new parking ordinance was passed at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Feb. 26.

The new ordinance, which unanimously passed by the council, now allows for parking in the North Chauncey Street Municipal Parking Lot near the post office. There will be two handicapped spots, three two-hour places and the remainder will have a 24-hour limit on the time a vehicle can remain in any one spot.

SOUNDS OF THE CITY: Choirs exhibit giving hearts

March 11, 2013

OSSIAN — Columbia City High School’s show choir traveled to Norwell High School Saturday for another weekend of show choir competition.

However, this weekend was a chance for the choirs to meet up with Austin High School for an emotional reunion.

In February, Austin High School’s choir was on its way to compete at Northop High School when slick road conditions cause the school’s equipment trailer and truck to slide off the road, destroying much of the group’s gear.

CCHS choirs decided to help AHS replace some the damaged items by holding a fundraiser and collecting donations.

2013 LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Claire Kauffman

March 11, 2013

Editor’s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. A boy and girl will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.

COLUMBIA CITY — Claire Kauffman is a senior at Columbia City High School.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?

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