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June 19th

Opening ceremonies on tap for Turtle Days

June 19, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Turtle Days will kick off tonight for all residents interested in taking part of the annual tradition.

“The Beast of Busco Returns” is the theme for the 2013 celebration, which will hold its opening ceremony tonight at 6 p.m. at the entertainment stage at Churubusco’s town park.

The introduction of royalty will also take place at 6 p.m. at the entertainment stage.

A junior karaoke competition will commence at 6:30 at the entertainment stage, and the adult competition will start at 8 p.m.

NEW AND REMODELED ELEMENTARY: Construction proposed for Whitko schools

June 19, 2013

PIERCETON — Is it possible for a school corporation to remodel and construct two elementary schools without increasing its residents’ property taxes?

According to a financial study conducted by H.J. Umbaugh and Associates, an accounting firm, it is possible — and Whitko Community School Corporation is going to give it a shot.

At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Steve Clason gave an in-depth presentation on a long-range plan established in 2011.

METH SUSPECTS IN COURT: Pair pleads not guilty to mobile lab

June 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A pair of individuals arrested for having a mobile methamphetamine lab had their first court appearance Monday.

Braidon Hall, 19, of Columbia City, and Mitchell Bradley, 37, of Garrett, were booked last Wednesday after a routine traffic stop turned up an mobile meth lab, allegedly belonging to the pair.

Medical issues were a concern as well. Bradley allegedly had a medical seizure at the scene last Wednesday, and had one Monday after the pair pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court.

Hall and Bradley both said they intend to hire private attorneys.

A FAMILIAR FACE: Former WCCS teacher named ’Busco principal

June 19, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Those familiar with Whitley County Consolidated Schools may recognize the name, or face, of Smith-Green Community School’s latest hire.

Scott Fudge will be the next Churubusco Elementary School principal, effective Aug. 1.

Fudge worked in WCCS for 17 years, from 1995 to 2012, as a first- and third-grade teacher with Mary Raber and Little Turtle Elementary Schools.

His employment at CES was made official by the SGCS Board of School Trustees by a unanimous vote at its Monday night meeting.

June 18th

One-mile wonder

June 18, 2013

Hannah Reid, Columbia City, swam in the 2013 Glen S. Hummer Huntington Mile in Lake Clare Saturday, winning her age group — 11-12-year-olds.

She swam one mile in an open water race. It is a U.S. sanctioned swimming event, and swimmers came from all over Indiana to compete.

READY TO SNAP: Special photo publication by readers will document day in the life of Whitley Co.

June 18, 2013

An open invitation has been issued to Whitley County residents to photographically document their life – one day only – on the longest day of the year, this Friday, June 21.

Photo submissions to this special Post & Mail project will be placed in a unique newspaper publication to be published in mid-July.

“A Day in the Life of Whitley County” will herald slice-of-life happenings in our county community, such as community events, family outings, work-related activities – just about anything imaginable.

Salvation Army raising money for school shoes

June 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Salvation Army is raising money to help children in need acquire shoes.

“My Sole Purpose” relies on individual and corporate donations and church and community partnerships to support the Salvation Army’s School Shoe and School Supply programs.

The number of outreach events as well as the number of children assisted is often directly determined by community support and efforts.

The goal is to help as many children in Whitley County as possible in need.

Ramping up the fun

June 18, 2013

Canyon Alexander (left) and Hunter Lefever catch some air with their bikes at the skate park at Morsches Park last week.

Though summer break began late for many Whitley County Schools this year, youngsters are still taking full advantage of what the parks have to offer.

Big Lake COG offers used clothing to the needy

June 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Starting today, The Big Lake Church of God, 6955 N. Ind. 109, will provide a used clothing store open to the public.

It will be open the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. This ministry is located in the small house located at the corner of Ind. 109 and County Rd 700 N.

For more information, contact Judi Huffman at 244-4919.

A conversation with . . . Aaron Mathieu

June 18, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — A self-proclaimed history buff, Aaron Mathieu has slaked his thirst for all things antiquated as an employee of the Whitley County Historical Museum.

The Churubusco native has worked at the museum for more than three years.

In addition to his love of history, Mathieu is also a film enthusiast with aspirations of making his own movies.

Mathieu graduated from Churubusco with the Class of 1992. He still lives in ‘Busco, along with his wife, Maritza, and three young daughters.

Here’s what Mathieu had to say about himself, his hometown and his profession:

 

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