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July 29th

FAIR FOOD AUCTION: Total sales equaled $10,685

July 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A variety of backed goods were auctioned off at the Whitley County 4-H Fair, which was held July 11 through 17 in Columbia City. Total sales equaled $10,685.

TIMEWARP TUESDAY: Downtown Columbia City in 1907

July 29, 2014

The photograph was submitted by Chuck Mathieu, a Churubusco resident and Churubusco historian. The photo depicts Van Buren Street in downtown Columbia City in 1907.
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July 28th

CC BARGAINS: Garage sale to return to for 2nd year

July 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — For a second year, Beth Gaff, of Columbia City, is spearheading an initiative for city residents to offer garage sales as a collective. The Columbia City Garage Sale will be Saturday from 8 to 5 p.m.

BIG J.A. FUNDRAISER: Courthouse Square to host auto show, farmers market

July 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Cars, trucks, motorcycles and golf carts will all convene around the Whitley County Courthouse Square Saturday to benefit local children. Junior Achievement will host its annual auto show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money for the organizations’s programs.

EXPECT DELAYS: U.S. 30 construction continues

July 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The U.S. 30 resurfacing project is in full-swing this week in Columbia City. Motorists should expect long delays, as traffic has been restricted to one lane in each direction on the federal highway.

Roger B. Thomson, 81

July 28, 2014

Roger B. Thomson, 81, of Columbus, passed from this life at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home.
Born in South Whitley, Jan. 31, 1933, Mr. Thomson was the son of Ralph Benjamin and Prudence White Thomson. He married Nellie W. Newell Sept. 11, 1953.
Mr. Thomson was drafted into the U.S. Army in April 1953, during the Korean War; he was honorably discharged in 1955.
He received a bachelors degree in electronic engineering from Indiana Tech in 1960, and was the salutatorian of is class.

HOMEGROWN AND HANDCRAFTED: Growing food and changing lives

July 28, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following is the fifth installment of The Post & Mail’s series: Whitley County Homegrown and Handcrafted, highlighting local enthusiasts.

COLUMBIA CITY — The farm and the pasture in its current state belies its past history. The farm has a “Disney-esque” quality to it. Flocks of birds were heard chirping and flying in an out of the barn. Flutters of color in the form of bees and butterflies cover the abundant fields of buckwheat. A calico barn cat made it’s way from the field, purring curious about the farm’s new visitor.

REACHIN’ HIGH: Money raised through sand volleyball

July 28, 2014

Money was raised for Leadership Whitley County through a sand volleyball tournament at DeVol Field Saturday.

TRAFFIC UPDATE: Traffic held up on 30

July 28, 2014

(COLUMBIA CITY) — Vehicles traveling east on U.S. 30 from Warsaw are experiencing minimal movement along with vehicles headed west. Both lanes appear to be moving very slow.

July 27th

POW WOW PREVIEW: Miami Indians return for 19th annual event

July 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In its 19th year, the Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow returns to Morsches Park, in Columbia City, Aug. 8-10.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Admission is $4, with children under the age of 12 admitted at no charge.

 

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