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July 25, 2014

FRIENDSHIP DEEPLY ROOTED: Diverse display by sunflowers

July 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — When Natalie Harker gave her best friend Carolyn Manning a couple extra sunflower seeds, neither one thought anything extraordinary would happen. However, as the weeks went by, and the sunflowers grew, it became apparent that Manning had planted some rather extraordinary seeds.

OLD & NEW: Art show to feature pieces from Passages

July 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY -- Since the Early Learning Center opened almost seven months ago, Passages Inc. leaders have not shied away from change, new challenges and adapting to the needs of those they serve. Passages, Inc. will be holding an art exhibit and silent auction to showcase creative pieces from its clients.
• Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.
• Creative Learning Center, 333 N. Oak St., Columbia City
• Free admission

ONE BANKS LEADER TO ANOTHER: Wife of Sen. Banks to run for seat vacancy

July 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Hoping to step in to fill her husband’s Indiana Senate seat while he is deployed to Afghanistan is Amanda Banks, wife of State Sen. Jim Banks (R- Columbia City). Earlier in July, Banks announced he had elected to institute a leave of absence beginning in the fall when he is expected to serve with the U.S. Navy.

REQUESTED REZONING PERMIT: Factory property denied in unanimous vote

July 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A rezoning proposal has been twice denied by the City of Columbia City. Two weeks ago, the Columbia City Plan Commission was approached by Stephan Wells, the owner of Wells & Sons Metal Recycling, and current owner of the former Testworth Laboratories property.

US 30 PAVING UPDATE: INDOT to start tomorrow, not today

July 25, 2014

(COLUMBIA CITY) July 25, 2014 — Mayor Ryan Daniel received a message from INDOT stating that the U.S. 30 paving will now begin tomorrow rather than today.

Major delays are expected. The Columbia City Police Department advises drivers to avoid US 30 in Columbia City due to pavement resurfacing.

PETS ON PARADE: Special Friday edition

July 25, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — In Friday’s edition of The Post & Mail, pets will be spotlighted in “Pets On Parade.” Dozens of local pets will be pictured.

The 2013-14 Athletes of the Week will also be inserted in today's paper. Each photograph of high school athletes selected during the school sports season are compiled in this keepsake.

TRAFFIC UPDATES: Van Buren Street open; U.S. 30 in limbo?

July 25, 2014

East Van Buren Street (Ind. 205) in Columbia City was re-opened to traffic at 8:30 Friday morning following storm wastewater line repair, according to police reports.

However, as of 8 a.m. Friday morning, the resumption of repaving on U.S. 30, which INDOT and Brooks Construction had scheduled, was not in progress. Traffic was flowing normally with the exception of the bottleneck on U.S. 30 bridge construction near Morsches Park.

Officials Thursday afternoon advised motorists that "U.S. 30 repaving resumes (Friday) in Columbia City. Expect major delays."

DELAYS EXPECTED: Road construction to cause kinks in traffic

July 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY - Crews are expected to be working inside the city limits for the next two weeks before heading west toward Ind. 5. INDOT officials advises long delays are expected, and encourages motorists to plan for alternative routes.

SPECIAL PUBLICATION: 2013-14 Athletes of the Week will be inserted Friday

July 24, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A special publication featuring the 2013-14 Athletes of the Week will be inserted Friday. Each photograph of high school athletes selected during the school sports season are compiled in this keepsake.

Also in Friday’s edition of The Post & Mail pets will be spotlighted in “Pets On Parade.” Dozens of local pets will be pictured.
Be sure to get a copy of these special publications featuring Whitley County faces, athletes and pets!

POSTCARD PIONEER: History, values and collectability to be presented

July 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A special program focused on postcards will be presented at the Peabody Public Library, 1160 E. Ind. 205 in Columbia City, Saturday, Aug. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Harley Sheets will be the guest speaker. Sheets is the past president of the Indianapolis Postcard Club and co-founder of the Indiana High School Basketball Historical Society.

POP TABS NEEDED: Nearlly a million collected for Ronald McDonald House

July 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Many Whitley County children and families have used the Ronald McDonald House in both Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. Aluminum tabs collected help underwrite the cost of their stay in the house. Several of Whitley County’s elementary schools, churches, individuals and organizations have collected tabs from time to time. County employees, with the support of the Whitley County Commissioners, created two permanent sites for tab drops.

PROTECTING FUEL ALLOCATION: Questions raised over county purchases

July 24, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — As the cost of fuel rises in the current economic climate, it is important that oversight and security exists for Whitley County Municipal Vehicle fuel allocations. “I want to make sure that the fuel we’ve purchased is going to where it’s supposed to,” said Whitley County Commissioner George Schrumpf.

CRAZY COOL-DOWN: Peabody Public Library summer fun

July 24, 2014

Peabody Public Library has hosted several special activities that coincide with its summer reading program, Fizz, Boom, Read. One of those programs was a water-balloon day, held behind the library on East Van Buren Street in Columbia City.


July 24, 2014

Famed musical satirist Weird Al is wowed by latest album's success. View it here!

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...


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