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January 22nd, 2015

EYES NEW FACILITY: WCCS hires consultant

January 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are continuing to look toward the future of its facilities with the hiring of a consultant.

The district’s Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a communication and data specialist, Steve Klink.
The consultant will continue to collect and analyze data to provide school officials with information regarding the future of the district.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Harmon enjoys people and responsibility

January 22, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.

COLUMBIA CITY — In speaking with several of the Passages staff about Mike Harmon, they all mentioned that if there were an “assistant” for them, Mike would be it.
Harmon said he likes helping.

RAILROADERS DERAILED: Eagles down Garrett on senior night, 45-20

January 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s wrestling team ended the dual meet portion of its season with a 45-20 win over the Garrett Railroaders on Columbia City’s senior night recognition.

The Railroaders took four of the first five bouts, but the Eagles responded by going on an eight-bout run to take the match. Bouts started at 182 pounds where Dylan McClure squared off against Beck Davis. After a 3-3 tie at the end of the first period, Baker went on to score a reversal and a near fall in the second to take a 7-3 win, putting the visiting Railroaders up 3-0.

CLIFFORD RETIRES: After ‘a million meals.’

January 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — After nearly 39 years of preparing, cooking and serving meals at Miller’s Merry Manor, Becky Clifford has hung up her apron for the last time. Starting as a dishwasher and dietary aide with Miller’s in 1975, Clifford has seen many changes over the years, but one thing remained the same; she was there for the residents to make sure they had great meals.

Robert A. Zabel, 86

January 22, 2015

Aug. 27, 1928 - Jan. 21, 2015
Robert A. Zabel, age 86, of Sturgis, Mich. passed away early Wednesday morning Jan. 21, 2015 at Matthew 7:7 Adult Foster Care Home in White Pigeon.
He was born April 27, 1928 in Sturgis, son of the late Herman and Inez (Reamer) Zabel.
Bob was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1945.
On June 30, 1952 he married the love of his life, Norma Englarth, in Sturgis. She died Nov. 18, 2014.

Robert L. ‘Bud’ Rousseau, 85

January 22, 2015

June 4, 1929 - Jan. 20, 2015
Robert L. “Bud” Rousseau, 85, of Wolf Lake, died at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
He was born June 4, 1929 in Fort Wayne, Indiana a son of Robert D. and Florence Vivian (Caywood) Rousseau. He began his schooling in Fort Wayne and completed his education at New Haven High School.
On May 17, 1951 he enlisted in the United States Army National Guard. He was honorably discharged May 16, 1954.

POLICE HELP: State Police Investigator Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Stolen Credit Card Suspects

January 22, 2015

(Fort Wayne, IN)-A Detective from the Indiana State Police post in Fort Wayne is asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify two individuals who allegedly used a stolen credit card at two Fort Wayne businesses this past Tuesday.

January 21st

WCCS CUTS: Buses included in budget constraints

January 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — In light of budgeting restrictions, Whitley County Consolidated Schools has elected to cut back its new school bus purchases for 2015.
The district was scheduled to purchase four new school buses this year, but elected to only buy three.
The school board approved the purchases, which total $352,000 for two 78-passenger buses and one 54-passenger special needs bus.

COUNTY COMPENSATION: Public notice details pay of county workers

January 21, 2015

A public notice legal advertisement on page 9 of today's print edition of The Post & Mail details compensation for Whitley County government workers.

It can also be read, along with other legal advertisements, under the Classified tab on the top blue bar on this home page under Legals.

DISTINGUISHED: DYW Morgan Ellis readying for February state program

January 21, 2015

KOKOMO — Whitley County’s Distinguished Young Woman is all set for February’s state orientation.
Morgan Ellis, of Columbia City, was selected as the Whitley County Distinguished Young Woman in September
Ellis attended orientation for the state program in Kokomo last week, where she met her fellow contestants and host family.
Ellis will be competing in the state program with 20 other contestants in mid-February.


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