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Corn hole tourney

June 24, 2013

Dan Wyatt and Larry Hearld compete against each other in the Turtle Days Corn Hole Tournament in the parking lot of PNC Bank Saturday afternoon in Churubusco.

WCCS offers free summer lunch program for kids

June 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Once again, Whitley County Consolidated Schools will participate in the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

Free meals will be made available to all children under the age of 18 and to persons over 18 years who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled.

Free meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regarless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Tote exchange set for city residents

June 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City residents will see a trash can swap this week.

Mayor Ryan Daniel has asked that as weekly trash is collected by National Serv-All this week, residents leave the brown totes at the curb.

A separate truck will be working its way through town collecting the brown containers while another truck delivers new gray carts.

According to Daniel, Advance Disposal, doing business as National Serv-All, is planning to start delivery today.

Turtle Town Players raise money for humane shelter

June 24, 2013

Turtle Town Players, a community theater group from Churubusco, entertained audience members Sunday with music featuring an animalistic theme.

“Celebrate Animals” was a concert to benefit the Whitley County Humane Shelter, Columbia City. The event was held at the Churubusco United Methodist Church and featured a variety of local talent.

Although there was no charge for the concert, a freewill donation was taken. In the end, $400 was raised for the shelter.

HOMETOWN HEROES: Cory Patrick — Sobriety sentinel

June 24, 2013

Editor’s note: Throughout the month of June, The Post & Mail will be featuring several public safety officials in a multi-part series.

COLUMBIA CITY — While Cory Patrick has only earned one life-saving award, the number of lives he’s saved from stopping drunk drivers are countless.

Patrick, Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy, led all agencies in Whitley County in drunk-driving arrests in 2012 — he booked 48 people who were operating while intoxicated (OWI).

“I feel like it’s a place that I can make a difference,” Patrick said.

PEA-SIZED WINNER: 2013 Turtle Days concludes

June 24, 2013

Madilynn Hontz, 2, was the winner of the smallest turtle category Saturday at Turtle Days in Churubusco.

The festival concluded Saturday, with many events such as turtle races, cornhole tournaments, tractor pull, parade, BBQ cook-off and a fireworks display.

See Page A2 of the June 24 issue of The Post and Mail for more photos, as well as the winners of the turtle races.

RESCUE TECHNOLOGY: New 911 recorder coming to county

June 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 911 system will be receiving a new call-recording system.

Problems with the current system have led to the switch.

Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler said recordings that were necessary for certain cases fell through the cracks.

“I have had one or two calls that my office wanted to review, but they’re (recordings) gone,” said Rentschler.

Scott Jones, Whitley County 911 coordinator, was at Monday’s meeting of the Whitley County Commissioners.

He was requesting permission to use money from his budget for the new recorder.

2 COUNTY WRECKS: 5 injured in weekend crashes

June 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A pair of crashes in Whitley County sent 5 people to the hospital.

On Hartman Road, east of Columbia City, two men were hurt after their vehicle caught on fire from a crash at 4:51 a.m. Saturday.

Troy Adams, 29, of Columbia City, and Wesley Crowell, 33, also of Columbia City, were found lying on the side of Hartman Road with their vehicle, a recently purchased Dodge Challenger, fully engulfed in flames.

Live power lines were down and a utility pole was also on fire.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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