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County Line Road to close for repair

July 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — County Road 800 East on the Allen and Whitley County line will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for a culvert replacement project.

The closure is between Ind. 14 and Covington Road.

This is slated to be an overnight closure. The Whitley County Highway Department urges drives to use caution when traveling in this area.

Whitley County 4-H Fair schedule for Wednesday

July 16, 2013

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

Swine Gilt Show
7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Large Show 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

Large Animal Round Robin
Noon - 3:00 p.m. Large Show Arena

Horse & Pony Fun Show
1 p.m. Horse Arena

Small Animal Round Robin

Giving circle to present program for Whitley Co. cancer patients

July 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Giving Circle for Women’s Health has announced that it will offer the well known, Look Good . . . Feel Better program in the community for women with cancer.

The next session is planned for Monday evening, August 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is no cost for the program, but advance reservations are required.

Register by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345. Registration deadline is Monday, July 29.

Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength, but it doesn’t have to take away her self confidence.

4-H horse show offers versatility for spectators

July 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H arena played home to the Horse and Pony Versatility Show Saturday at the fairgrounds.

Under the bright Indiana sun, contestants performed a series of maneuvers while being judged on their timing, versatility and showmanship.

There were three participants in the horse division and one pony in its division with Columbia City High School student Brett Roberts serving as judge.

IN COURT: Teen confesses to meth charges

July 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City teenager acknowledged her role in a methamphetamine deal that took place in April.

Rita Elswick, 19, pleaded guilty to dealing methamphetamine in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Elswick’s plea was part of an arrangement that will see three other charges against her dismissed. Sentencing will be to the discretion of Judge James Heuer.

Dealing methamphetamine is a Class B felony, which has a sentence range from 6 to 20 years. Elswick will be sentenced Sept. 16 at 9 a.m.

FARM BUREAU DONATES PLATFORM: $23K year-long project finished in time for fair

July 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A year-long project came to completion just in time for the 2013 Whitley County 4-H Fair.

The Whitley County Farm Bureau donated $23,000 to Whitley County’s 4-H club to build a new platform at the grandstands — replacing the temporary trailer stage used in the past.

“We thought a more permanent fixture would be nice,” said Kevin Ousley, of the Whitley County Farm Bureau. “We sold our old building and wanted to do something for the community.”

Ousley said most of the farm bureau’s board consists of previous 4-H members and 4-H families.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Whitko spells out plans for success

July 16, 2013

PIERCETON — Although most school-aged children do not want to think about school starting in August, administrators and school board members at Whitko Community School Corporation have already put plans in place for the 2013-14 year.

A work session was held at the beginning of July for school leaders to establish the goals for the upcoming school year.

Board of Tru-stees President Jorell Tucker said the school board is planning more of the same.

Rollin’ in the mud

July 16, 2013

A new event hit the grandstands Monday night at the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

Truck enthusiasts tested their skills in mud-bogging pits, with sludge as deep as four feet.

Pictured above is John Mosher.

CAN WE FIX IT? YES WE CAN!: The Center in need of handy help

July 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Center for Whitley County Youth not only offers students a place for development, it also extends opportunities for service — for adults.

Craig Langohr, 66, works part-time for The Center as the facility director. However, his job is not about the work, but about his chance to serve.

“I see it as my chance to take care of some things around the building that don’t necessarily need Jeff’s (Wike) attention,” Langohr said.

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