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New officers elected for sorority

July 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Beta Upsilon of Delta Theta Tau Chapter recently elected its new officers, completed its geranium sale, and has been preparing to send Jody Klopfenstein to National Convention in Mississippi.

She will be headed for Whispering Woods Conference Center in Olive branch, MS. While there, she will get to enjoy going through Elvis Presley’s home.

Whitley County 4-H Fair schedule for Tuesday

July 15, 2013

Here's what's going on at the Whitley County 4-H Fair Tuesday. To see a schedule for the entire week of fair events, see the July 15 or 16 issue of The Post and Mail.

Swine show
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Large Show Arena
Sponsored by: Holzinger Seed Services, Inc.

Horse & Pony
Junior & Senior english
10 a.m. Horse Arena

Adult open class on Display
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 4-H Center

Mini Projects on Display
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Shelterhouse

4-H exhibits on Display
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 4-H Center

Master gardeners programs

Champs parade thru 4-H fair

July 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Fair held its Parade of Champions Sunday.

The event highlights participants who have excelled in the 4-H program.

Ten-year project Reserve Champion was awarded to Jackie Leeuw. The Champion was Tiffany Schuman.

Tenure award winners were Haylee Gardner and Tiffany Schuman. This award recognizes 4-Hers for their achievement and tenure in 4-H.

Other awards included:

•B.V. Award — Jessica Weitfield.
•Hester Adams Award — Danielle Oliver and Jared Lamle.
•Jim Teghtemeyer Award — Jared Lamle

Cruuunch!

July 15, 2013

The Whitley County 4-H Fair Demolition Derby was held Saturday night at the grandstands.

Pictured above, Kane Johnson (28) backs up while Eirc Romine (88) crashes into him. Also pictured is David Ernst (72).

Jeff Hinen won the Saturday night feature.

DEMOLITION TRIBUTE: Hinen’s spirit carries on at 4-H derby

July 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Fair was more than just a project for Justin Hinen, it was a lifestyle.

Hinen passed away at age 21 after a snowmobile accident in March, but his presence still carries on at this year’s fair.

At Saturday night’s demolition derby, a moment of silence was held for Hinen, and many of the derby cars had a sticker with his nickname, “Skinny” and the number 7 (Hinen’s derby number).

“The demolition derby is a big deal in our family,” Justin’s brother Jeremy said. “My brother and I grew up with it. 4-H and derbys are all we knew.”

TAKING A STAND: Safety becomes hot topic in light of recent attacks

July 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It doesn’t seem plausible that a small, rural community such as Larwill, would be rocked with news of a horrific crime to a teenage girl.

However, the recent guilty plea made by Dean Pressler for child molesting, child seduction and sexual misconduct have some residents reconsidering the safety of their families.

According to law enforcement case reports, the victim, who was 12 years old at the time she met Pressler, was made a “prisoner” in her own home.

BANK REBOOT: STAR Bank renovating downtown location

July 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A local financial institution is hoping to take a leap into the future.

For STAR Financial Bank, though, the jump forward in time will be connected to aesthetics.

Renovations are scheduled for this fall at the downtown banking location, 102 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.

“The downtown office we have was built in the early 1960s,” said David Smith, market president for STAR. “There’s a little age to the building in general, and a little obsolescence.”

The renovation will take nearly nine months to complete. It will have a price tag just shy of $2 million.

MOM HELPS FAMILY ESCAPE FIRE: Home receives heavy damage in late-night conflagration

July 15, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Angie Sievers took the term “super-mom” to a new level early Monday morning.

Sievers was in her home, reading a book at approximately 12:15 a.m. Monday when she saw flames coming out of the back of her home.

She quickly got her husband and two young children out of the house, located at 6452 E. Edgewood Dr., near Churubusco, and called the fire department.

Though the home suffered considerable damage, Keith Sievers, Angie’s husband, is thankful for his wife.

Heat wave this week

July 15, 2013

The National Weather Service for Northern Indiana is calling for heat indices this week starting in the mid 90s and approaching 100 degrees by week's end.

High heat indexes are do to high temperatures and humidity.

The NWS reminds people to drink plenty of water, check on elderly neighbors and never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.

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