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FRIDAY CRASH: Motorcycle driver severely injured

May 4, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — A motorcycle driver was seriously injured Friday evening in a three-vehicle crash.

Adam Fogle, 39, of Spencerville, was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital in serious condition following the crash at the intersection of CR 950 East and CR 150 North.

According to a crash report by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Greg Barkley, 44, of Churubusco, was driving north on CR 950 East in his truck when he pulled out in front of the other two vehicles, which were traveling on CR 150 N.

U.S. 224 AND IND. 5 INTERSECTION CLOSED: Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Huntington County

May 4, 2015

HUNTINGTON COUNTY —The Indiana State Police is currently assisting the Huntington County Sheriff Department at the scene of a crash involving a small airplane and a pickup truck that occurred within the last hour at the intersection of US 224 and State Road 5, just outside of the city of Huntington.

At this time, that intersection is closed to traffic while investigators continue to gather information to determine why the single engine plane attempted to make an emergency landing before striking the rear of the stopped pickup truck.

FACING OFF: Primary election Tuesday

May 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A new face in city government is challenging a two-time incumbent in Columbia City’s Southeast District in Tuesday’s primary election.

Nicole Penrod and Billy Reffitt are on the Republican ballot — a ballot that is only available to residents living in the Southeast District.

STRUMMIN'S ALONG: ‘Specials’ bring variety to school work at elementaries

May 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — To local schoolchildren, related arts may not seem educational, rather a fun time to get away from book work.

Related arts, or “specials” as called by the children, include physical education class, art, music, library and technology.

MUSEUM EXPERT: Whitley native named to Culver post

May 3, 2015

CULVER, Ind. — Jill Long Thompson, Whitley County native and 1970 Columbia City High School graduate, has been named interim director of the Museum of Culver-Lake Maxinkuckee History.

Long Thompson said the opportunity was “just too interesting to pass up.” She began duties at the museum in mid-April, shortly after her term as board chair and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration ended.

HONOR YOUR MOM: Special tribute pages in Saturday, May 9 Post & Mail

May 2, 2015

The Post & Mail is publishing a special Mother's Day tribute page on Saturday, May 9, on Mother's Day Weekend.

For just $9 you can publish a photo of your Mom, print her name and up to 12 additional words. What a surprise for Mom and a lasting tribute! All for just $9!
Contact The Post & Mail's Classified Department at (260) 244-5153 or stop by the newspaper's Business Office at 927 W. Connexion Way located in Armstrong Business Park in Columbia City. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 6 at 5 p.m.

MADE IN INDIANA: Milk industry diversifies in Indiana

May 2, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — A new state-wide strategy is in the works for Indiana’s dairy industry according to Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellsperman.

Orrani Consulting organized the strategy for the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, focusing on dairy market analysis and research.

The presentation of the dairy plan showed that nearly 4 million pounds of milk produced in Indiana is exported out of the state daily.

RELISH THIS! Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail contains two magazines, more than $189 in coupon savings – and pages of local news

May 2, 2015

Two special weekend magazines – "American Profile" AND "Relish" – are inserted 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! 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 more than $189 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials, including those in pre-printed inserts from:

DEVELOPING: Man makes false claim at skate park

May 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who was hospitalized in Fort Wayne with a gunshot wound initially told police he was shot at the skate park at Morsches Park this morning.

After an investigation and no evidence to prove the accusations, police said the man changed his story. Officials believe he accidentally shot himself in the thigh.

This is a developing story. More details will be available in the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail.


May 1, 2015

FUTURE: Comprehensive plan to outline housing

May 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s draft of its Comprehensive Plan used data from the U.S. Census Bureau to help decide the future for housing in the city.

Overall, city officials aspire to promote safe, quality neighborhoods with varying styles, densities, products and price points for all stages of life.

According to 2012 Census information, the average age of Columbia City residents is 10 percent lower than the state average of 40.1 years old. The next census is in 2017

DEER HARVEST: County holds steady in hunting numbers

May 1, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently released its 2014 deer harvest report, revealing 120,073 confirmed kills in Indiana.

This is a 4.4 percent decrease from the 2013 season and an 11.9 percent drop from the all-time high of 136,248 deer in 2012. These statistics reflect the DNR’s efforts to reduce the state’s deer population.

FREE COMICS: Downtown shop to celebrate national Free Comic Book Day

May 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — This Saturday, comic book stores around the country and B. E. Comics and Cards in Columbia City will celebrate Free Comic Book Day.

Comic book stores will give away specially printed copies of free comic books in an attempt to bring in new readers. The local store has reserved copies of 20 different titles to give away to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

RAISING AWARENESS: Hello, Harry the Homeless Hippie

May 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A homeless man has taken shelter in Columbia City this week.

Harry the Homeless Hippie strives to bring awareness to homelessness in Indiana.

He says he is spending a week in all 92 counties in Indiana, and this week he’s in Whitley.

•VIDEO• 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2015

With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s softball team held a sixth-inning rally and closed out Northrop Saturday...
TOPEKA ­— In a doubly momentous occasion, Churubusco’s Eagle baseball team scored a 14-9 win over...
KENDALLVILLE ­­— Dominating performances by relay teams helped Columbia City’s girls track team...


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