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June 27th

Donating dog food

June 27, 2013

Garret Shepherd, a first grade student at Little Turtle Elementary School, recently set up a lemonade stand at Kroger for National Lemonade Stand Day, which has the purpose of teaching children about operating their own business.

He was told by his parents that he could spend, save and give some of his earnings to a local charitable organization.

With his brother Gavin’s help, he chose to purchase a wagon full of dog food for the Whitley County Humane Shelter.

Pat Dean from the shelter was grateful for his donation.

Quilt show continues during Old Settlers

June 27, 2013

Whitley County Quilters club is sponsoring a quilt contest.

The quilts are on display at the Whitley County Historical Museum and voting will conclude today at 5 p.m.

Pictured, quilts are laid out for view at the museum.

Alarm sounds at Simonson

June 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A fire alarm sounded at Simonson Estates in Columbia City last night.

No one was injured, and the Columbia City Fire Department found no fire upon arrival at the scene.

Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue said the crystal on one of the sprinklers at the complex was broken.

LaRue reported his department was able to control the water flow of the sprinkler.

Columbia City golf awards

June 27, 2013

Columbia City’s boys golf team had its end of season awards night Tuesday.

The award winners were, from left: Most Improved Player, Matt Kumfer; Season Low Average, 1st-Team All-Conference and Co-MVP, Tyler Green; Co-MVP and 2nd-Team All-Conference, Spencer Klimek; DeVol Award, Tanner Daniel; Mental Attitude Award, Cameron Slavich; Coaches Award, Matt Benedict.

Ring toss

June 27, 2013

Nicholas Hartman, 7, throws a ring at a group of bottles in an Old Settlers Days game in downtown Columbia City this week.

Old Settlers Days continues until Saturday evening with activities for all ages.

See Page A9 of the June 27 issue of The Post and Mail for a schedule of events.

LWC AWARDED: Youth involvement declared ‘innovative’

June 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Leadership Whitley County (LWC) recently received a state award for its creativity in combining youth and adults in community involvement.

“I didn’t feel right accepting this award on my own,” said Kelley Sheiss, program director for LWC. “This was really earned by those who had the vision to incorporate the youth into what we were doing.”

Given by the Indiana Leadership Association, LWC received the Innovation Award for 2013.

As a community outreach organization, LWC works to instruct adults in areas of communication, teamwork and civic duty.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Potential new jobs for South Whitley

June 27, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Approximately 35 new jobs could be coming to South Whitley.

At Tuesday’s Town Council meeting, Alan Tio, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation president, asked town leaders for the OK to proceed with a grant application that would allow for a new business to move into South Whitley.

“We are still a long way off from knowing for sure if this is going to go through,” Tio said. “But this gets the ball rolling for us.”

Eagle football falls in semis at Pike

June 27, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbia City’s 7-on-7 football team ended its season on a high note by making the semifinals of a tournament last weekend.

The Eagles made the semi’s of Pike’s “Let It Fly” 7-on-7 tourney.

Overall, Columbia City was 5-2 on the day.

The Eagles beat Triton Central and Evergreen Park, an Illinois school. The lone loss for Columbia City in pool play was to NHC-rival East Noble.

In the first round in the afternoon, the Eagles beat Brownstown Central. In the quarterfinals, Class 6A Lafayatte Jefferson was dispatched by Columbia City.

SHE'S A SURVIVOR: RN turns personal tragedy into state law

June 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “Mommy, are you going to die?”

Carrie Barcus’ youngest daughter, Tabitha, asked the question after Barcus announced she had breast cancer.

Her battle against cancer prompted Barcus to launch an initiative that would later become law.

“I wanted to reach out to Indiana Senators and lawmakers to educate women about this side of breast cancer,” Barcus said. “There are so many women who just don’t know.”

Mabel Roebuck, 94

June 27, 2013

Mabel B. Roebuck, 94, formerly of Columbia City, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at East Lake Nursing & Rehab in Elkhart where she had been a resident since May 1, 2012.
She was born Aug. 24, 1918, in Huntington a daughter of John and Ida (Sell) Voght.
Her formative years were spent in Huntington. She graduated from Clear Creek High School.
In 1935, she was united in marriage to Richard S. Roebuck. They made their home Huntington.
Mr. Roebuck died in October 1972. In 2005, she moved to Columbia City.

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