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SPECIAL NEEDS: WCCS works to meet needs of all students

June 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — With a wide variety of academic levels in the district, Whitley County Consolidated Schools worked hard this school year to meet the needs of all students.

WCCS has a handful of students who have been labeled “high-ability” and about 18 percent of its enrollment is “special education.”

'SWATTING': Police probe phone pranks

June 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A phenomenon in which pranksters call in phony emergencies that elicit a strong police response is being used by video gamers in a twisted competition where success is based on the level of that response, according to a suburban New York police commissioner.

The phenomenon is known as “swatting.”

More than 60 heavily armed officers were dispatched to a home in Long Beach, N.Y., an oceanfront community outside New York City, on what turned out to be a hoax.

HONOR GUARD: Slabaugh passes torch

June 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — When John Slabaugh began the Korean War Veteran’s Honor Guard 12 years ago, he had no idea it would be as impactful as it has been.

“I wasn’t thinking it would be much,” Slabaugh said.

DOUBLE DROWNING: Two Kosciusko teens die in apparent double drowning

May 30, 2015

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana police say two teenage boys, one of whom was celebrating his 17th birthday, died in an apparent drowning in a private pond.

WSBT-TV reports the bodies of Korbin Foster and Kaleb Lampkin, both 17, were pulled Saturday afternoon from the pond in Warsaw.

The Koscuisko County Police Department is investigating the Warsaw teens' deaths.

Deputies were told there had been a "sleepover" of teenage boys at Lampkin's home to celebrate his recent birthday.

FAREWELL SENIORS: Whitko class of 2015 graduated Friday

May 30, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Approximately 132 seniors crossed the stage in Whitko High School’s gymnasium Friday night at the graduation ceremony for the Whitko Class of 2015.

Class Valedictorian Jonathan Johnson spoke about what lies ahead for him and his fellow graduates.

$ENSATIONAL $AVING$: $235+ in coupons and discounts in Weekend edition of The Post & Mail!

May 30, 2015

Sensational savings of more than $235 in coupons and discounts are in this Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail!

In addition to the top local news of the day, features and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is full of coupon savings and discounts! Additionally, the popular RELISH magazine is inserted this week as well as the very valuable SmartSource magazine of coupons!

The Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County.

NIGHT WATCH OVER: Pittenger retires from CCPD

May 29, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City third-shift Master Patrolman Tim Pittenger has retired from the Columbia City Police Department.

Read more details in the weekend edition of The Post & Mail.

MARY RABER FIELD DAY: More than 25 kids featured in Saturday's paper

May 29, 2015

More than 25 children from Mary Raber Elementary School are pictured in a special "Faces and Places" page in the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail.

VIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n

May 29, 2015

It's that time of year when word whizzes under 15 years old sweat it out on stage spelling words you didn't even know existed. Bloomberg's David Gura breaks down the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

LEASED OUT: S. Whitley library property to be used by town

May 29, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — A spare building and property adjacent to South Whitey Public Library will be leased to the town for at least the next year and a half.

South Whitley town council members agreed to sign a $500-per month lease with intentions to use the building as a site for community improvement.

$1M MODERNIZATION: New traffic signals coming

May 29, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY —– The Indiana Department of Transportation announced signal improvements to numerous intersections along U.S. 30 in Whitley County beginning today, weather permitting.

Shambaugh & Son of Fort Wayne is scheduled to begin the $1 million modernization project in Whitley County, moving east along U.S. 30 toward Fort Wayne.

FARMERS MARKET SPECIAL

May 29, 2015

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Join The Post & Mail at the Whitley County Farmers Market Saturday at the Whitley County Courthouse Square, downtown Columbia City.

NO CHICKENS: Whitley County Fair searching for bird alternatives

May 29, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – With a statewide ban on all bird movements to events such as county fairs, Whitley County 4-H and its poultry club are exploring alternative events and activities for the hard-working members who have put time and effort into their projects.

The ban issued by the Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) is in response to the avian flu virus that made its way into Whitley County earlier this month. With poultry shows cancelled across the state, more than 100 4-H poultry club members in Whitley County are left searching for alternative ways to exhibit their projects.

FUNDRAISING: ETA assists homelessness with program

May 29, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Homelessness isn’t something that many tend to think about, and the students at Eagle Tech Academy want to change this.

In the last trimester of the school year, the students have been working in their advisory classes, side by side with The Lighthouse, to help those in need.

CLASS OF 2015: Special section coming Friday

May 28, 2015

A special section featuring all of Whitley County's Class of 2015 will be inserted in Friday's edition of the newspaper.

The section includes photos of each graduate from all three schools, Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco.

CULVER — Columbia City senior tennis players Macie Hinen’s and Aubrey Wright’s season came to a...
BUTLER — In a game interrupted by rain and lightning, Churubusco’s Eagle baseball team took the...
BUTLER — A back-and-forth game between Churubusco and South Adams ended in with an Eagle victory...

 

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