POSTCARDS SOUGHT: Special community project will create Whitley Co. book

COLUMBIA CITY – Do you have a few – or perhaps a collection – of old postcards from Whitley County? If so, The Post & Mail would like you to share them in a special community project. “Wish You Were Here . . . Historic Postcards from Whitley County, Ind.” is the project that will be completed during the next six to eight weeks. The final result will be publication of a special “coffee table” book that will contain about 100 pages, printed on 70# paper, perfect bound with a colorful laminated cover. Those who temporarily loan their old Whitley County postcards to this project will be recognized in the book on a special Honor Roll of Contributors page. Beginning in the 1890s, postcards depicted community streetscapes, landmark buildings, special events, typical “Greetings from . . .” cards, and other whimsical offerings with a Whitley County theme.Historic postcards were produced for all communities in Whitley County, including Columbia City, Churubusco, South Whitley, Larwill, Tri-Lakes, Peabody, and others. Postcard contributors to this special community project can participate by dropping off their submissions to The Post & Mail office, 927 W. Connexion Way, Columbia City, IN 46725, mailing them to the same address or by sending digitally scanned copies to postcards should be packaged with owner identification, address and phone number to ensure proper, safe return. A stamped, self-addressed envelope for postcard return is helpful, but not mandatory. Questions can be directed to Rick Kreps, project coordinator, at or by phoning 260 244-5153 or 260 625-3879.