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INDOT MEETING: Public hearing set for Ind. 5 bridge

January 29, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Less than four months after a major bridge project on U.S. 30 in Columbia City, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officials are planning another major bridge project in Whitley County.

INDOT will hold a public hearing for a proposed Ind. 5 bridge project over Eel River.
The meeting is slated for 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the South Whitley Community Public Library, at 201 E. Front St.

OVER $5,000 RAISED: Marathon has special meaning

January 29, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — Minda Lemmon’s marathon journey was much more than the 26.2-mile trek this January.
Her journey began over a year ago, when she decided to run a marathon in honor of her neighbor, Jane Goble, who was diagnosed with Leukemia around Christmastime of 2013.

Over the last year, Lemmon has been training and fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), a nonprofit organization that raises funds for cancer research.

Lemmon’s goal was to raise $5,000 for LLS. She reached her goal the weekend before the race, raising $5,125 for the Indiana chapter.

SLICK: Schools delayed by ice

January 29, 2015

Freezing rain cause slick conditions on area roads this morning, delaying many local schools. Smith-Green Community Schools had a two-hour delay, Whitley County Consolidated Schools had a 3-hour delay and Whitko Community Schools were not delayed.

COLD WINTER? : Advertisers have hot deals waiting for you in Thursday's Post & Mail

January 29, 2015

It may be wet, cold and snowy outside, but more than a dozen advertisers have some hot deals to warm you up in Thursday's Post & Mail.

A special 16-page publication will be inserted in Thursday's newspaper featuring advertising offers from more than a dozen businesses.

FEBRUARY 20: Whitley Co. Chamber of Commerce's House Legislative Forum slated

January 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s Third House Legislative Forum is being planned for Friday, Feb. 20 at noon at the Whitley County Agricultural History Museum and 4-H Learning Center on the Whitley County Fairgrounds campus. The event is sponsored by the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana.

State Sen. Amanda Banks and State Rep. Christopher Judy have committed their attendance at this important event geared at updating Whitley County residents on critical issues happening within our state government.

LUNCH COST: SGCS students to see rise

January 28, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Due to legislation put forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), students and parents will notice a 10 cent increase in the price of breakfast and lunch at the elementary and high schools. For the 2015-2016 school year, the price of a school meal will be as follows:

Elementary: breakfast $1.20, lunch $2.00
Jr./Sr. High School: breakfast $1.40, lunch $2.15.

25 YEARS OF SERVICE: Local Walmart celebrates

January 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Walmart will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its opening in Columbia City this Saturday.

Opening Jan. 31, 1990 on West Plaza Drive, the store has gone through many renovations over the years, evolving into the current SuperCenter configuration.

At the time of its ribbon-cutting ceremony in 1990, the Columbia City store was one of only six in Northeast Indiana.

STATE OF THE CITY: Address slated for February

January 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The annual State of the City Address has been scheduled for Feb. 25 at Peabody Public Library.

The event, hosted by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, will feature Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, who will speak at the luncheon. The event begins at 11:45 a.m. and is expected to finish at 1 p.m.

The cost is $12 for Chamber members and $16 for nonmembers. To RSVP, call the Chamber office at 248-8131 or email Michelle Lesley at office@whitleychamber.com.

INFLATE YOUR INCOME: Play Supercharged Pigskin Picks Wednesday

January 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – The Post & Mail will publish its annual Supercharged Pigskin Picks in Wednesday's edition, giving local football prognosticators a final chance this season to make their predictions – this time on The Big Game.
The Big Game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots in Sunday evening.
Supercharged Pigskin Picks, appearing as a full-page feature in Wednesday's Post & Mail, will consist of 12 proposition questions for readers to decide on. There is a cash prize for the Supercharged Pigskin Picker who is most accurate.

LARSON APPEARS IN COURT: Man accused of child crimes gets defense attorney

January 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man facing 23 felony charges for crimes against children appeared in court Monday.

Following a month-long investigation, Charles Larson, 45, of Columbia City, was taken into custody Friday afternoon after detectives looked into various allegations of child sex crimes.
Larson appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court for his initial hearing Monday morning.

SEASON OPENER: City show choirs take first and second in Fishers

January 27, 2015

FISHERS — Columbia City High School’s show choirs, City Lights and City Heat, opened up their competition seasons Saturday at Fishers High School for the 2015 Silver Spotlight Invitational, taking home a handful of awards.
City Heat, CCHS’s boy/girl show choir, placed first in the small mixed choir division.

LAUX COMPETES: First January Indiana State Fair Pageant

January 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — An event that was formerly held during the Indiana State Fair in August was moved to January this year, and Brooke Laux represented Whitley County in the event.

The Indiana State Fair Board decided to move the pageant to January to allow contestants more time to prepare for the event.

The pageant now coincides with the Indiana Association of Fairs’ annual convention where the contestants spent time during their stay.

GUILTY: Huffman pleads to molesting

January 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Two men accused of child sex crimes appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court this month.
Jay Huffman, 58, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to two counts of child molesting. William Greenwood, 40, of Pierceton, was arrested Jan. 15 for sexual misconduct with a minor, child molesting and child seduction.

Huffman was arrested in October on allegations that he had engaged in sexual activity with two girls in his family, 11 years old and younger.

COUNTY SPELLING BEE: Robinson wins

January 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Little Turtle Elementary hosted the 2015 Whitley County Spelling Bee.
All seven contestants who participated came from Whitley County schools.
By the fifth round, it came down to Austin Kreps and Chris Robinson, each competing for their chance at the regional competition.

WEATHER REPORT: NWS advisory issued Sunday

January 25, 2015

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
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