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February 10th, 2012

Eagles snap 4-game losing streak

February 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team broke a four-game losing streak Thursday night at home against Carroll.

The Eagles beat the Chargers by 10 points earlier this season at the holiday tournament and won 45-39 in the official Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up.

The low-scoring game had only eight Columbia City field goals in the entire 32 minutes.

Both teams only had three points each after over four minutes of play and Carroll finished the first quarter with the lead, 13-8.

ELECTION 2012: Reimers running again

February 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — As primaries draw near, Whitley County Councilman At-Large Paula Reimers is again throwing her hat in the ring. Currently, she joins five other Republicans and one Democrat who have given their notice to run prior to the Feb. 10 deadline. Reimers was elected Whitley County Councilman At-Large in 2010.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT: Snowy Friday afternoon and evening will usher blustery drop in temperature

February 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – A special weather statement by the National Weather Service was issued shortly before 6 a.m. Friday for Whitley and surrounding counties:

LIGHT SNOW EXPECTED DURING THE AFTERNOON RUSH HOUR INTO EARLY
EVENING HOURS...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION TODAY...USHERING
IN A BLAST OF COLDER AIR THAT WILL PERSIST INTO THE WEEKEND. LIGHT
SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG AND BEHIND THE FRONT WITH THE
MOST FAVORABLE TIME FRAME FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL BETWEEN 4 PM
AND 9 PM EST /3 PM AND 8 PM CST/. ACCUMULATIONS FROM A DUSTING TO

February 9th

BACK FROM INDY: Sigler back on the job after weighty White case

February 9, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
The Decatur Daily Democrat
COLUMBIA CITY – Dan Sigler was back at work Monday in his Columbia City law office after a dramatic weekend in which the state official he was prosecuting was found guilty by a jury — a verdict Sigler learned of at his home while in bed recuperating from the flu.
“Everyone’s calling today to see if they’re in my will,” Sigler laughed over the telephone.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Local autism workshop deemed a success

February 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — It was not your average teachers’ meeting at Little Turtle Elementary School Wednesday.
The subject was autism spectrum disorder and education leaders from around the world attended the meeting.
Several international educators specializing in autism were in attendance at LTES.
Also visiting the school were Dr. Ann Cox of the National Professional Development Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. and Melissa Dubie, educational consultant from the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community and Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
Visiting from Saudi Arabia was Ohoud A. Alhaqbani.

INDIANA'S TOP LINKSTER: ISMS' Tyler Green dominates fairways and greens

February 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City may have a young Tiger Woods on its hands.

Tyler Green, student at Indian Springs Middle School is ranked No. 1 in Indiana and No. 12 in the U.S. in his age group in golf.

He recently placed second in a tournament in Arizona.

To read the full article including Green's hole-in-one as a five-year-old, see Thursday's Edition of the Post and Mail.

SCHOOL SAFETY: WCCS to survey parents

February 9, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees is gearing up to receive feedback from parents in an effort to monitor or improve safety in schools.

According to Dr. Pat O’Connor, the state requires school districts to create what is known as a Discipline Plan.

The plan is comprised of strategies to follow in terms of safety and discipline.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Food fare events, North Manchester ice fest among upcoming 'go-and-do' checklist

February 9, 2012

Spaghetti Dinner
Friday at CCUMC
COLUMBIA CITY – Columbia City United Methodist Church, 605 Forest Parkway, will host a spaghetti dinner Friday, Feb. 10, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit CCUMC’s Childcare and Youth Group.
There will be live music at the $5 per person dinner.

AMVETS offering
prime rib Saturday
SOUTH WHITLEY – AMVETS Post #2919, South Whitley, is hosting a Valentine’s Prime Rib Dinner Open House Saturday, Feb. 11. Boneless chicken will be available too.

'GIANT MICROWAVE': Iotron’s chief explains sterilization processes

February 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Using accelerated electrons to sterilize all sorts of things seems pretty hi-tech for Whitley County. However, for Jeff Blakely, general manager for Iotron Industries, it’s just another day at the office, he told Columbia City Rotarians at their weekly meeting.
One of Whitley County’s newest hi-tech companies that has located in Park 30 Industrial Park, Iotron is a Vancouver-based Canadian firm that chose Whitley county for one of its newer facilities.

WIND FARM OPINIONS: 'Wind farmer' topic creates commentaries in The Post & Mail

February 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – "Wind farmers in Whitley County" is the topic that has flooded The Post & Mail's Opinion pages in recent editions of the newspaper.

A sampling:

"I was 12 years old when rural Whitley County received electricity. However, almost every farm had a windmill, usually located close to the back door of the home.
"They made noise when they were running, made shadow flicker when blades were turning, yet no one got sick or experienced other medical problems.
"I am a former Trustee of Washington Township. I understand budgets, assessed valuations and tax rates.

CHURUBUSCO — Whitko’s boys tennis team took the 25-mile trip north on Ind. 205 to take on county-...
HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s boys soccer team fell 5-0 to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll...
SOUTH WHITLEY — For the second night in a row the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team took the...

 

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