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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 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…

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The Post & Mail is working on a special section this year for Veteran’s Day and wants to honor the veterans of Whitley County that have served our country throughout history.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Local nonprofit Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation (WCNC) recently announced its plans for the 2020 Walk of Trees event. It will take place Dec. 2, 3, and 4 at the Van Buren Event Center, 301 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.

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SYRACUSE — For those looking for a unique fun-filled Christmas family activity, Chautauqua-Wawasee, along with the Syracuse Parks Department and Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce, plan the 2nd annual Old Fashioned Christmas at Oakwood Resort for November 28, from 6:00 to 8:00. The celebra…

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WINONA LAKE, IND. – It is with great sadness that we report Grace College student Bethany Nesbitt was discovered passed away in her residence hall on Friday morning at approximately 10 a.m.

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Halloween is right around the corner. The time of year when kids and adults alike are looking forward to dressing up in their favorite costumes and spending time with family and friends trick-or-treating! As you head out with your children, family, or friends for an evening of trick-or-treat…

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HUNTINGTON — On Wednesday, November 4th, the Huntington County Genealogical Society will have a combined live and virtual meeting. The topic will be “Civil War Surgeon – Charles T. Alexander” presented by Julie Reese DuVall. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Keefer Center of the Hun…

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COLUMBIA CITY — RE/MAX Integrity in Columbia City is hosting a RE/STOCK with RE/MAX community food drive to collect donations on behalf of their local food shelf. 

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COLUMBIA CITY — Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority celebrated Halloween at its October meeting. Kris Richey presented her program “Places: England’s Historic Country Manors.” Richey highlighted five manors she and her husband have visited that have connection with her ancestors.

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SOUTH WHITLEY — No tricks but there will be treats at SWCPL’s drive-thru Trick-or-Treat. While costumes are not required, children are encouraged to dress up and come to the library parking lot between 2 and 3:30 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 24, for Halloween treats. Staff members will be statio…

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FORT WAYNE — Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter has announced the promotion of Trooper Justin Snyder to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Snyder is now transferred from the the Fort Wayne Post, reassigned to the ISP Intelligence and Investigative Technologies Section, where h…

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COLUMBIA CITY — The next W5YI Test session will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, at the St Paul of the Cross Deacon Joe Bldg, gymnasium, 215 S Line St, Columbia City, IN.

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FORT WAYNE — Bowen Center cut the ribbon Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 on a new health clinic formally moving the 61-year-old Indiana Community Mental Health Center into integrated care. The first of Bowen Center’s primary care health clinics is located in Warsaw, Indiana, adjacent to its Mental He…

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FORT WAYNE — Sweetwater, the world's leading music technology and instrument retailer, today announced the continuation of its partnership with Little Kids Rock, national nonprofit transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music

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WOLF LAKE — It takes a lot of work, patience, and time to restore ecosystems to what they once were. But that is no secret to Bill Minter, Merry Lea’s Director of Land Management. The Restoration History of Merry Lea program held on Wednesday, November 11 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. will unve…

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COLUMBIA CITY — Parkview Whitley Hospital is offering a quick, easy way of disposing of unwanted medication with drive-up service on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Part of a National Drug Take Back initiative, hospital personnel will accept unwanted and/or expired medication at a …

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WARSAW— The Old Jail Museum’s featured exhibit now through November is “Remembering Our Veterans.” On display is information from the Revolutionary War to current day. Each war is highlighted with percent of U.S. population that fought, number killed, cost in dollars, and names of those who …

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SOUTH WHITLEY — Earlier October 14, detectives with the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICACTF) arrested a Whitley County man on alleged charges of possession of child pornography.

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COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Plan Commission is seeking the public’s ideas for the future of the County. Share your insights on how the County can promote desirable land uses, attractive places, a strong economy, and more.

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MUNCIE, IN – Our house is just not the same without patrons. Though Ball State is not yet hosting in-person performances, in the meantime, staff have been filling the gap by bringing to your house virtual content in the form of interviews, tours, playlists, artist videos, and now LIVE virtua…