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COUNTRY QUILTERS: Showing off the colors

March 29, 2015

Caitlin Ackerman, a new member, demonstrated her love of color during show-and-tell at the February meeting of the Whitley County Country Quilters.

ROAD WORK: Work begins on Ind. 205 project

March 29, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Change is on the way for the northeast side of Columbia City.

Crews began work on the Ind. 205 project this week; a project with a $3.14 million pricetag that should improve safety and traffic to and from the park.

Clearing of the area began this week and an erosion control silt fence has been placed this week.

At the completion of the project, the entrance to Morsches Park will be moved north to be directly across from Towerview Drive (the entrance to the Blue River Industrial Park).

CHURUBUSCO NEWS: Churubusco council mulls water issues at Sunny Slope

March 28, 2015

CHURUBUSCO ­— Plans to install a new lift station were approved by the Churubusco Town Council in efforts to relieve the Sunny Slope subdivision of standing water caused by rain and melting snow.

The council accepted the bid from Ironclad excavating from Roanoke, Ind. of $53,000 to install the new main.

Line Street and Windsor Drive are currently on the same line, according to Town Supervisor Jeremy Hart. When the new line is in place and Windsor Drive is on its own line, the situation should be greatly improved.

LARSON TRIAL: Columbia City man facing 23 counts of child molesting, child porn

March 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A trial date has been set in a large child-crime case in Whitley County.

Charles Larson, 45, of Columbia City, is facing 23 counts of child molesting, child exploitation and child pornography.

Larson appeared in court Monday and Whitley County Circuit Judge James Heuer set a two-day trial for July 14-15.

WOW! Nearly $200 in coupons, discounts and savings in Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail

March 28, 2015

In addition to the top local news of the day, features and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail contains more than $193 in coupon savings and discounts. The Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County.

This Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail offers advertised coupons, discounts and specials including those in pre-printed inserts from:
•SmartSource Magazine of coupons;
•CVS Pharmacy;
•Walgreens;
•Walmart
•Dunham's Sports;
•JC Penney;
•Dick's Sporting Goods
•Shoe Carnival

NURTURING: Whitley County Roots Progress edition inserted today

March 27, 2015

Whitley County Roots Progress edition Nurturing inserts into today's paper, March 27.
This publication highlight the reason Whitley County is a great place for families to lay down their roots.
Pick up your copy of The Post & Mail today!

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March 27, 2015

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59TH: SWCD holds annual meeting

March 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation (SWCD) hosted its 59th annual meeting in the fellowship hall at Grace Lutheran Church Tuesday evening, electing a new board member and honoring a pair of river-friendly farmers.

The meeting began with an election for the open position on the SWCD Board. Michael Hinen from Jefferson Township and Brent Cormany from Etna-Troy and Richland Township were the two candidates on the ballot.

EXTENSION BOARD: New members elected

March 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — New board members were elected at the Whitley County Extension Service’s annual meeting Wednesday evening at the 4-H Center.

Ag Plus, Whitley County Farm Bureau, Inc., Farm Credit Services, Northeastern REMC and Micropulse, Inc. sponsored a pork loin dinner for attendees.

SEAT OPEN: Reid won't run for re-election

March 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Teamwork is a key for Pam Hoyt

March 26, 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 — Passages’ Pam Hoyt carries the title of Community Living Manager, which she explained means that she oversees three group home managers and the nurse who provides medical attention in those homes. Hoyt, however, was quick to point out that she sees the work in the group homes as a team effort.

AWARD-WINNING ART: Foutz receives national honors for art

March 26, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — A Whitko High School art student received two national awards for her paintings at the 2015 Scholastic National Art Contest in New York.

Madelyn Foutz, a sophomore, received a gold medal for her painting, “The Rocketeer,” and a silver medal for her second painting, “Wonderwoman.”

WHITLEY COUNTY ROOTS: Progress editions inserted starting today

March 26, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Post & Mail will insert 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 the community “cultivates, nurtures and thrives.”

The publications highlight the reason Whitley County is a great place for families to lay down their roots.

LILLY SCHOLAR: WCCF names Brommer as winner

March 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Lyndsey Brommer, a senior at Columbia City High School, has been named the Whitley County Community Foundation’s 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. In addition to the four-year scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice, she will also receive a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Brommer is the daughter of Randy and Julie Brommer of Columbia City.

TREASURES FROM THE MUSEUM: ‘More than just dusty old stuff’

March 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The word museum to most conjures up images of musty old glass cases filled with dusty old artifacts taken care of by sleepy old men with thick glasses, tweed sport coats and bow ties. However, the treasures of a working and active museum extend far beyond its collection of artifacts.

One of the treasures of the Whitley County Historical Museum is its collection of resources and publications available to the public for research and information purposes.

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