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CANNABIS:Church earns nonprofit status

June 3, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Excitement filled the air when an Indianapolis church received its nonprofit designation from the Internal Revenue Service this week.

The Indianapolis First Church of Cannabis was officially named a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, pushing forward the religion that promotes marijuana use.

CAMP: History to come to life for Civil War campers

June 3, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Historical Museum is bringing the War Between the States back to life again as it hosts its seventh annual Civil War Camp from June 9 to 11.

The camp is open to students ages 10-13. The children will learn firsthand what it was like to live in the U.S. during the 1860s. Campers will be enlisted as either Union or Confederate soldiers, while learning the history of each side.

BUSY SEASON: Whitley choir wraps up

June 3, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — As an ensemble of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir (FWCC), the Whitley Community Children’s Choir (WCCC) just finished its fourth year of performances and musical education.

The group performed for Whitley County Holiday Pops, Santa Parade, Christmas at the Courthouse, Fall Festival, nursing homes and the Farmer’s Market this past year.

T.R.O.Y provides educational option

June 2, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — In the past, every student in the area had to be in the same classroom, regardless of their age. The world of education has changed and not every student completes school in the same fashion.

This is where T.R.O.Y. Center is helpful. T.R.O.Y. Center, Whitley County’s alternative school, specializes in finding success for students who have difficulty in the regular classroom.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Whitko High School recognizes underclassmen

June 2, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko High School recently held its Underclassmen Academic Awards. Jasmine Gregory and Maddie Shultz were awarded for three years of outstanding attendance. Juniors Nicholas Crosson, Nichole Crouch, Jacob Hyser, Veronica Palmer and Nathan Wiehe as well as sophomores Ronald Brown, Brandon Oaks and Emily Riddle received awards for two years of outstanding attendance.

Whitko’s 627 Awards were given to Casey Dierks, Mikayla Findley, Erick Loe, Morgan Miller, Veronica Palmer, Garrett Smiley and Cecilia White.

AWARDED: ’Busco seniors receive scholarships

June 2, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Churubusco High School announced scholarship winners from the class of 2015 Friday in the high school auditorium. Numerous local individuals and organizations offered financial assistance for graduates pursuing further education.

Awarded in the Gaylord Jackson Top Five were Valedictorian Valerie Pope, Salutatorian Peyton Brandt, Kennedy Sade, Devon Zeigler and Madison Bieber. Each of the top five received a $700 scholarship.

SPECIAL NEEDS: WCCS works to meet needs of all students

June 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — With a wide variety of academic levels in the district, Whitley County Consolidated Schools worked hard this school year to meet the needs of all students.

WCCS has a handful of students who have been labeled “high-ability” and about 18 percent of its enrollment is “special education.”

'SWATTING': Police probe phone pranks

June 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A phenomenon in which pranksters call in phony emergencies that elicit a strong police response is being used by video gamers in a twisted competition where success is based on the level of that response, according to a suburban New York police commissioner.

The phenomenon is known as “swatting.”

More than 60 heavily armed officers were dispatched to a home in Long Beach, N.Y., an oceanfront community outside New York City, on what turned out to be a hoax.

HONOR GUARD: Slabaugh passes torch

June 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — When John Slabaugh began the Korean War Veteran’s Honor Guard 12 years ago, he had no idea it would be as impactful as it has been.

“I wasn’t thinking it would be much,” Slabaugh said.

DOUBLE DROWNING: Two Kosciusko teens die in apparent double drowning

May 30, 2015

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana police say two teenage boys, one of whom was celebrating his 17th birthday, died in an apparent drowning in a private pond.

WSBT-TV reports the bodies of Korbin Foster and Kaleb Lampkin, both 17, were pulled Saturday afternoon from the pond in Warsaw.

The Koscuisko County Police Department is investigating the Warsaw teens' deaths.

Deputies were told there had been a "sleepover" of teenage boys at Lampkin's home to celebrate his recent birthday.

FAREWELL SENIORS: Whitko class of 2015 graduated Friday

May 30, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Approximately 132 seniors crossed the stage in Whitko High School’s gymnasium Friday night at the graduation ceremony for the Whitko Class of 2015.

Class Valedictorian Jonathan Johnson spoke about what lies ahead for him and his fellow graduates.

$ENSATIONAL $AVING$: $235+ in coupons and discounts in Weekend edition of The Post & Mail!

May 30, 2015

Sensational savings of more than $235 in coupons and discounts are 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! Additionally, the popular RELISH magazine is inserted this week as well as the very valuable SmartSource magazine of coupons!

The Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County.

NIGHT WATCH OVER: Pittenger retires from CCPD

May 29, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City third-shift Master Patrolman Tim Pittenger has retired from the Columbia City Police Department.

Read more details in the weekend edition of The Post & Mail.

MARY RABER FIELD DAY: More than 25 kids featured in Saturday's paper

May 29, 2015

More than 25 children from Mary Raber Elementary School are pictured in a special "Faces and Places" page in the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail.

VIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n

May 29, 2015

It's that time of year when word whizzes under 15 years old sweat it out on stage spelling words you didn't even know existed. Bloomberg's David Gura breaks down the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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