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IDOE: Release of high school graduation rates

February 26, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — All three of Whitley County’s public school districts are above the state average in graduation rates.

The graduation rate in Indiana for 2014 was 89.6 percent, and all three local districts were above 90 percent, according to statistics released by the Indiana Department of Education.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Up through the ranks

February 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 — “We have clients’ lives in our hands every day,” said Cheryl Tinsley, residential manager at Passages’ group home on East Hanna Street. The group home provides a residence for eight female clients with ages ranging from 23 to 86.
Tinsley notes that the wide age span also presents a broad spectrum of challenges on a daily basis.

Students eligible to win $5,000

February 26, 2015

During the month of April, Indiana high school and college students can put their social media skills to good use for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship toward their college education or any secondary schooling. Last year, we granted $85,000 to student award winners!

ELECTRICAL FIRE: Fire evacuates part of nursing home

February 26, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — When fire dispatchers received a call at 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning that Renaissance Village nursing home was on fire, officials took all precautions necessary to ensure residents’ safety.

Less than one year ago, Jefferson Township held a special training exercise at the nursing home — training that proved to be helpful.

According to fire scanner traffic, dispatchers received a call that the building was on fire, then the caller promptly hung up the phone.

MAYOR DANIEL: ‘The state of our city is strong’

February 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel issued his State of the City address Wednesday afternoon, overviewing the city’s progress in the last year, all with one resounding theme: “The state of our city is strong.”
Daniel applauded the community’s togetherness and passion.

“The state of our city is strong because we, as citizens, are making Columbia City a great place to live, work and play. We care about our neighbors. We refuse to quit.”
Daniel said he is excited about the city’s positive momentum.


February 26, 2015

Pick up your copy of our Boys Sectional Preview in Friday's edition of The Post & Mail.

NEW SERVICES: Peabody Public Library new things to offer

February 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library is offering free classes and appointments that can help ease the headaches that come with learning to use new technology.

Beth Gaff, media literacy coordinator at the library, has been heading the program for over a year and teaches many different classes to help those who wish to better understand their electronic devices.

“We have a great resource right here in our community that people don’t even know is available to them,” Gaff said.

BUSTED: Four with meth in Col. City

February 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Four people were arrested after a routine probation check netted a meth lab and several meth precursors.

Indiana State Police Detective Andrew Mills assited the Whitley County Probation Department in a check of one of its probationers, located at 319 N. Walnut St. in Columbia City.

COMMENDING: Animal shelter brought in 609 cats, dogs in Whitley Co. in 2014

February 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Just a few decades ago, stray animals collected by the city were kept at the water treatment plant. City utility and police employees had to keep cages in the back of their vehicles.

Now, stray cats and dogs are managed and cared for at the Whitley County Humane Shelter.

“The animals weren’t treated bad back then, but they’re certainly much better maintained now,” said Columbia City Council President Dan Weigold. “We appreciate what the shelter does.”

SHARING EXPERIENCES: Musher coming to S. Whitley

February 25, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — A three-time participant in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race is coming to South Whitley next week to share her experiences at the South Whitley Community Public Library.

Karen Land, an Indiana native, has been a part of the 1,100-mile Iditarod, which is considered the sport’s most-grueling race.

Land will be at the South Whitley library on Thursday, March 5, along with her dog Romano, just two days before the 2015 Iditarod, which begins Saturday, March 7.


February 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City's Police Department found a missing 5-year-old child at his school.

According to police scanner traffic, the boy's caretaker didn't think the boy got on the school bus at the corner of Ellsworth and Madison streets, and she couldn't find him.

Police later found the boy at Mary Raber Elementary School.

SHIFTING GEARS: Park board makes decision on new aquatics facility location

February 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Progress was made toward Columbia City’s new aquatics facility at Monday night’s Park Board meeting.

After difficulty acquiring the land they wanted, park officials decided to build a new aquatics facility at the current Burnworth Memorial Pool location.

Originally, the Park Board wanted to put the pool on the north side of U.S. 30, expanding Morsches Park and potentially creating a second entrance/exit to the park.

THREE BUILDINGS ENGULFED: Firemen battle rural fire, frigid weather

February 24, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY – Fire departments arriving from throughout Whitley County fought a rural sawmill fire late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. The fire was battled in sub-zero temperatures.

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FREE NEUTER DAY: CC Vet supports community through free neuter day

February 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — CC Veterinary Hospital is encouraging animal control through a free cat neuter day on Saturday.

Up to 50 male cats will be neutered. Free offerings will be accepted and money will go toward opening a pet food pantry in Whitley County.

To be eligible, cats must be at least four months old, healthy and tame.

SECTIONALS: Boys sectional brackets announced

February 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s boys basketball teams learned the paths of their post-season play after Sunday’s IHSAA Boys Sectional Draw.

Columbia City is hosting its own sectional and faces Mississinewa (6-15) in the opening round Tuesday, March 3 at 6 p.m.. The winner plays Eastbrook (12-8) in the semi-final Friday, March 6.

On the other end of the bracket, Norwell (14-8) and Heritage (9-11) face off in Tuesday’s late game, and the winner takes on Bellmont (6-14) in the second round Friday.

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