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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Northern Indiana 341 PM EST Sun Feb 14 2021 Affected Counties:Elkhart-Lagrange-Steuben-Noble-De Kalb-Starke-Pulaski-Marshall- Fulton IN-Kosciusko-Whitley-White-Cass IN-Miami-Wabash- St. Joseph MI-Branch-Hillsdale-Williams-Fulton OH- I…

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COLUMBIA CITY—The Indiana COVID-19 dashboard reported a change to the status of Whitley County.  The county fell below the threshhold for red.  Two consecutive weeks below 15 allowed the county to be moved to orange.

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On January 25 first responders were called to the Whitley County Government Building to assist an elderly gentleman who was in need of medical attention. The patient, an 83 year old resident of Fort Wayne, was in town to receive his COVID-19 immunization shot. The staff at the clinic identif…

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The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the traffic signal on St. Rd. 9 next to the new high school will be activated Wednesday, weather permitting.The new signal was installed as a result of increased traffic that is directly related to the new school.  Drivers are e…

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Wolf Lake, Ind.— Gardeners and plant enthusiasts in the Michiana region once again have an event to look forward to this winter. Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College is hosting the third annual Michiana Regional Seed Swap virtually the week of January 11, 2021. There wil…

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 3,978 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 468,219 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following cor…

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 6,283 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 440,850 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following cor…

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North Manchester —Peabody Retirement Community announces a multi-week event that’s sure to be sweet holiday fun for the entire family—a Trail of Gingerbread—now through December 28. All in North Manchester and the surrounding areas are invited to participate.

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The Community Foundation of Whitley County, Inc. has received a Large-Scale Community Leadership Grant of $2.673 million through the seventh phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) initiative. The grant will support a strategic community framework known a…

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COLUMBIA CITY — Monday, Dec. 7 the Whitley County Consolidated School Board approved the contract for Dr. Laura McDermott as the next school superintendent. The contract will take effect in February next year.

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Northeast Indiana Works has launched a social media awareness initiative designed to encourage middle and high school students to explore the many career options in agriculture.

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Looking for a way to support local families this holiday season? Toys for Tots is seeking toy donations for Whitley County children. Toys can range from newborn to teenager. Donation boxes are located throughout the county, and the last day to donate a toy this year is December 10.

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The national Honor Flight Network has ordered a suspension of all Honor Flights scheduled through April 30, 2021. As a member of the Honor Flight Network, Honor Flight Northeast Indiana will comply with their directive. The scheduled April 28, 2021 Honor Flight from Fort Wayne has been postp…

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Do you have a recipe you make each year? One your family loves that you want to share with others? Then let's take part in a recipe swap this holiday season! Share your recipes for dinner, sides, appetizers, desserts and more to community@thepostandmail.com or mail or drop them off to The Po…

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 5,700 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 324,537 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following cor…

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How did you decorate your tree this year? Did you have a theme? Does it bring back strong memories of family holidays? Submit your photos of your Christmas trees or holiday decorations to community@thepostandmail.com to be featured in a future publication!

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 6,059 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 312,521 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following cor…

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COLUMBIA CITY — A flag pole, located outside Rhoades Automotive in downtown Columbia City, proudly hoists our nations' flag. The story behind though is special, having been acquired by Rhoades from the 1958 Columbia City High School. See Saturday's story to learn more about this flag pole an…

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WARSAW — The Bowen Center free COVID-19 testing site is moving to the Kosciusko County Fair Grounds to help meet the growing need during the cold winter months. Starting Monday, November 23, the drive-through testing site will be located at the Kosciusko County Fair Grounds Shrine Building l…

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 7,420 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 275,503 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following cor…

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COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City High School performance of "Once on this Island" that was scheduled to take place this weekend has been postponed due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.

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INDIANAPOLIS — In a state briefing today Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb shared that he and the first lady are feeling well but are "hunkering down" after several members of his security detail tested positive for COVID.

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COLUMBIA CITY — In an effort to support and abide by Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-48 for COUNTY BASED MEASURES AND RESTRICTIONS BASED ON THE IMPACT AND SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID~19), the Whitley County Commissioners have consulted Whitley County Health Department and …

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 5,541 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 262,207 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following cor…

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WINONA LAKE, IND. – At age 23, Grace College alumna Karly Poyner received the prestigious Doctoral Studies Scholarship at the University of Memphis to pursue her Ph.D. in communication studies. The scholarship was added to Poyner’s assistantship tuition coverage and stipend, making her Ph.D.…

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 5,708 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 236,565 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following cor…

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SOUTH WHITLEY – One Community recently relaunched their senior meal initiative, Lunch & Camaraderie (L&C) with carry out and delivery meal options only. After closing for many months due to the pandemic, the OC crew was eager to get back to work. United Way of Whitley County came on …

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WARSAW — The Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts has been awarded a grant of $40,000 by the Zimmer Biomet Foundation to help with the theatre’s resilience and recovery plan from COVID-19. Grant dollars from the Zimmer Biomet Foundation will help cover the cost of staff and major operational expe…

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Superintendent Dan Hile announced Wednesday that students in grades six through 12 would not be reporting to school until after Thanksgiving break.  This change is due to an increase in the number of students and staff that are currently quarantined.  The number of staff currently quarantine…

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Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) recognized Lt. Col. Douglas Fahl for becoming the first Indiana National Guard judge recently and presented him with a piece of the Congressional Record that praised Judge Fahl’s public service as a judge and member of the National Guard. The congressman also re…

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With deer firearms season opening on Nov. 14, the Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters of the following.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 4,462 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 196,176 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following cor…

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced that 3,756 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 191,764 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following correctio…

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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Purdue University Fort Wayne has chosen to stay the course for the spring 2021 semester by offering primarily in-person instruction. Like the fall semester, some classes will also be delivered in either hybrid or online formats. The plan, which was finalized with input from …

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 2,951 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 188,066 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following cor…