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Mark your calendar's for Friday, May 28 for the Rotary Fish Fry that will take place from 4 p.m. through 7 p.m. or until sold out. Proceeds from the fish fry will help support the Columbia City Rotary Club as well as providing funds to community programs such as Go Baby Go and Giving Gardens…

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The Russel & Evelyn Fahl Aquatic's Center is in the process of cleaning and filling the pool for this summer! Be sure to watch for more updates on opening details from the Aquatic's Center and The Post and Mail.

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May 6 is the National Day of Prayer.  County residents gathered this morning to pray.  National Day of Prayer Whitley County will meet at noon at the Gazebo and again at 6:30 p.m. for a community prayer event.

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Come out on Friday, May 7 at 4 p.m. to celebrate a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ohki Alley! This is a wonderful introduction for Columbia City's first ever First Friday!

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Enjoy Indiana’s outdoors, this Sunday, May 2, w/free entry to Indiana DNR properties AND free fishing! Get free admission to Indiana's state parks, reservoirs, recreation areas and forests where you can picnic, hike,relax by yourself and more. Plus, since Sunday is an Indiana Free Fishing Da…

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INLAND TROUT STOCKING: Prior to hatching, all of Indiana’s inland rainbow trout make the long journey from Washington State to Bodine State Fish Hatchery. Bodine receives eyed eggs from Trout Lodge each January to hatch and rear in the raceways. In June, the 4-inch-long fingerlings are haule…

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Earlier this week, Mayor Ryan Daniel presented the Tree Board President, Ken Lundguist, with a Proclamation to recognize his accomplishments with the committee over the past 12 years.

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The Whitley County Health Department is having a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.  The clinic will be held at the First Church of God at 1200 Depoy Dr., Columbia City, IN 46725.  This clinic is by appointment only.  To schedule your appointment call 211 or 1-866-211-9966.  You can also go to Our…

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Do you have a project at home you need some help with?  The youth group at Community of Hope Church is looking for missions opportunities to serve in Whitley County!  Please submit your project need with approximate cost (if any), name, contact phone number and location to Christine at The S…

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On April 17th from 9am-Noon, the City will have a Street Department employee at the Mulch pile at the back of Morsches Park to load trailers/back of trucks with leaf mulch. This will be a one-time event only.*If all mulch has been taken by this time, this event will be cancelled.

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COLUMBIA CITY—The Columbia City Police Department received reports this morning that a man with a gun was seen outside of City Hall.  Units responded immediately and the man was taken into custody. He was questioned and then taken to the hospital for observation.  A gun was recovered at the scene.

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Moo-Over is giving you the opportunity to name an ice creme flavor. All you have to do is guess the 5 different ice creme flavors they're offering but while you're blindfolded. If you can do this, you will not only get a Moo-Over t-shirt swag item but you will also get to name the newest fla…

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 WARSAW, IN—On Tuesday, March 23rd, Whitko Community Schools' leadership attended a by invitation only event hosted at WarsawHigh School. The goal of the event was to discuss and encourage community leaders and members to adopt resolutions in support ofpublic schools. Whitko leadership is sh…

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Columbia City, IN— Columbia City Police Department is ramping up enforcement this spring to protect students going to and from school. Over the next couple of months, officers will be positioned along bus stops and routes watching for stop-arm violations and unsafe driving behavior. 

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Columbia City Connect is inviting you to join them Downtown Columbia City for this year's Cabin Fever Event! Welcome in the new spring weather by coming to enjoying all that Downtown Columbia City has to offer.

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Impact CNC will be hosting a job fair on March 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the building location on 1380 S. Williams Dr. for CNC Operators on shifts A and B. The pay ranges from $15.00 to $20.00 per hour depending on experience. Impact CNC will also be offering two New Hire bonuses of $250.0…

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Shutterbug Brew is a new coffee shop serving coffee, donuts, & more, that had their Grand Opening last Thursday, March 11, 2021. Shutterbug Brew is operated and owned by Jennifer Krider & Terry Eberly, with business hours being from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday through Saturday. 

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 Merrillville — Calls from scammers to homes and businesses posing as NIPSCO employees are on the rise—an issue impacting many energy companies around the United States. With this uptick in scams, NIPSCO is warning customers to be aware of scammers that might attempt to target them by impers…

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  Columbia City Officials have announced City Hall and other municipal properties will be reopening to the public beginning on March 1st, 2021. On November 23rd, 2020, rising Covid-19 positivity and increasing public spread forced City Hall and other municipal buildings to go to “by appointm…

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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.