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WHITE HALLOWEEN: Snow falling in Col. City

October 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — It's going to be a white Halloween this year, as snow is falling in Columbia City just before trick-or-treat hours tonight.

Be sure to bundle up children before trick-or-treating, or take advantage of the community's indoor activities, including the Columbia City Church of the Nazarene, Millers Merry Manor and the Whitley County Historical Museum.


October 31, 2014

CAUCUSES EXPLAINED: GOP chair at Rotary meeting

October 31, 2014

Matt Boyd, Rotarian and chairman of the Whitley County Republican Party, discussed the process for filling vacancies, outlining time frames and caucus procedures at a recent luncheon meeting of the Columbia City Rotary Club.

HALLOWEEN CONTEST: The Post & Mail costume contest **Post to our Facebook**

October 31, 2014

CONTEST: For those of you posting photos of your little ones in the costumes, share your photos to our facebook page to enter our contest and win prizes!

HERE'S $110 FOR YOU: Post & Mail's Weekend Edition has more than $110 in coupons, discounts

October 31, 2014

Watching your budget or do you have money to burn?

Most folks like a good deal, and The Post & Mail's Weekend Edition, now available at newsstands throughout Whitley County, contains more than $110 in coupon savings, discounts and specials.

In addition to the money you can save, you'll also find out about local news, local sports and features that you simply can't obtain anywhere else. Additionally, you'll receive the very popular American Profile magazine and TV Times television digest.

HOMESCHOOL PART IV: Allowing families to focus on priorities

October 31, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the final installment in The Post & Mail’s series on homeschooling.

COLUMBIA CITY — As her child’s first day of school grew closer, Vanessa Schoon still wasn’t convinced of sending her six-year-old son, Baylor, off to first grade. The decision to homeschool still weighed heavily on her mind. For Schoon, a large concern was the length of time her son would be at school in relation to the amount of learning that could take place.

MUSICAL COMEDY: CCHS brings ’Copacobana’ to Col. City

October 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Her name was Lola — she was a showgirl. Barry Manilow’s award-winning song is being brought to life onstage at Columbia City High School next week. The CCHS theatre department is presenting “Copacabana,” a musical comedy to the Newell Rice Auditorium Nov. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.

TIME TO PARTY: Special Holiday Party Planner booklet inserted in Friday's Post & Mail

October 31, 2014

We're entering holiday party season and The Post & Mail and its advertisers have put together a booklet of tips, ideas and advertised specials.

The special Holiday Party Planner is inserted in today's Post & Mail, available at newsstands, convenience stores and retail outlets throughout Whitley County.

MAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE: Huffman, 57, charged with child molesting

October 31, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — A Columbia City man attempted to take his own life after he was accused of molesting two young girls. Jay Huffman, 57, was found by Whitley County Sheriff deputies on a set of railroad tracks near South Whitley after family members became concerned he may attempt suicide.

•VIDEO ALERT• The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

COLD WAR SECRETS: Divulged by Strach at Peabody Library

October 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As a retired 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Bruce A. Strach has made it a habit to inform the public of the nation’s secrets — well, declassified former secrets.

•VIDEO ALERT• GIANT STANDS TALL: Bumgarner's performance one for the ages

October 30, 2014

VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series
Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night

HOMESCHOOL PART III: Chosen for educational reasons

October 30, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the third part in The Post & Mail’s series on homeschooling.

COLUMBIA CITY — As her oldest child was about to enter kindergarten, Jessica Smith and her husband Scott were faced with the impending decision of their child’s education. “As A.J. was getting closer to going to kindergarten, I found that I couldn’t sleep at night,” said Smith. “God was placing it on my heart to homeschool my son.”

SPECIAL VETERANS SALUTE: Deadline is Friday to include photo, info about your special Veteran

October 30, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY – A 2014 Veterans Day Photo Salute in The Post & Mail newspaper will be published in the Nov. 8 Weekend Edition.

Details about how you can submit photos and information about family members who have served our nation in the military – past or present – can be found in an advertisement on Page A10 of today's newspaper, available at newsstands throughout Whitley County, or by calling the newspaper office at 260 244-5153.

This is an opportunity for the public to honor a loved one, living or deceased, on the pages of this special feature.

MAYOR: No raised taxes for new pool

October 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In more than one instance Tuesday night, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel assured the public and the city council that taxes will not be raised for the construction of a proposed new aquatics facility. The Columbia City Park Board’s proposed $4 million aquatics facility may begin construction next fall, provided land can be purchased and funds can be raised.


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