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Archive - 2014

July 2nd

COUNTY 4-H: Prepare for fun starting July 11

July 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Fair is in its 90th year, displaying student projects for the community to view, and offering a closer look at the agriculture industry. This year’s fair will be held from July 11 through the 17 at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds, located at 680 W. Squawbuck Rd., Columbia City.

PETS ON PARADE: Photo submission contest

July 2, 2014

The C.C. Veterinary is hosting Pets On Parade in The Post & Mail Friday, July 25, 2014. Send us a photo of your pet and it will appear along with the pet's name, breed and your name.

Your pet's name, breed, your name, address, and daytime phone can be submitted by mail at 927 W. Connexion Way or by email at

Entry is free and will enter you into a chance to win a $75 gift certificate.

U.S. 30 CONGESTION: Projects through Oct.

July 2, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Indiana Department of Transportation has several projects that have and will continue to cause traffic congestion along U.S. 30.

A resurfacing project is underway and will continue until October for the portion of U.S. 30 between Ind. 9 and Ind. 5.

For a complete listing of INDOT project, visit

GOLF AWARDS: Col. City boys annual banquet

July 2, 2014

Columbia City’s boys golf team held its annual awards banquet last weekend. Award winners were, from left: Trent Murphy, Devol Award and Coach’s Award; Spencer Klimek, MVP; Tyler Green, Season Low Average; Luke Taylor, Most Improved; Max Dryer, Mental Attitude Award. Freshman Numerals winners include Evan and Ryan Kumfer. Reserve Letter Winners: Evan Kumfer, Ryan Kumfer, Matt Kumfer, Gavin Parish, Luke Taylor and Rob Wood. Varsity Letter winners include Murphy, Matt Benedict, Green, Klimek and Cameron Slavich.

VETERANS SERVING VETERANS: Military appreciation night

July 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Patriots held their Military Appreciation Night at the Columbia City Church of the Nazarene Tuesday.
In attendance were Airman Travis Normand, Petty Officer Korbyn Diehm, Cpl. Joshua Tayor, Sgt. Leco Barnes and Pvt. Kody Jackson — veterans representing each branch of the armed services.

Belinda Giordano, 50

July 2, 2014

Belinda L. Giordano, 50, of Keystone, died at 4:45 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at her home.
A daughter of Gerald and Sharon (Croussore) Giordano, she was born Feb. 1, 1964, in LaPorte.
She lived in LaPorte and New York until age eight when her family moved to South Whitley. She graduated from Whitko High School and continued her education at American Institute for Paralegals.

Helen Boggs, 85

July 2, 2014

Helen May Boggs, 85, of Butler and formerly of Avilla and Kendallville died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 11:40 a.m. in the Laurels of DeKalb in Butler.
She was a homemaker.
Helen was a former member of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn.
She was born March 4, 1929, in Whitley County to Harvey and Dorothy (Gates) Boggs.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Brenda Latta of Auburn; two stepsons, Tom Fuhrman and John (Cindy) Fuhrman, both of Missouri; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Jeanne M. Pfeiffer, 56

July 2, 2014

Jeanne M. Pfeiffer, 56, of Columbia City, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Columbia City.
She was born on Oct. 25, 1957, in Columbia City. She was the daughter of Vassie Tom, Jr. and JoAnn Marie Tom.
Jeanne spent her childhood at Tri Lakes where she first discovered nature, water, swimming and boating. Tri Lakes area is where she also began building lifelong friendships in and on Tri Lakes.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1976.

DOUBLE BOTTLE NECK ON 30: Traffic at standstill

July 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Due to double construction, the normal flow of traffic heading west-bound on U.S. 30 has been compromised due to resurfacing at the intersection of Ind. 109 and U.S. 30 and continued bridge work over Morsches Park.

July 1st

AFTERMATH: As storms subside, residents assess damage

July 1, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (July 1, 2014) -- Storms and showers have moved out of the area and Whitley County residents have begun cleaning up and assessing the damages.

See Wednesday's issue of The Post & Mail for residents' accounts of the storm as well as more photos of the debris and damage in the wake of the storm.

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COLUMBIA CITY — The eighth grade Lady Eagles defeated Maple Creek Dec. 18 by the score of 34-30....


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