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June 19th

UNRESTRAINED DANGER: Pets in vehicles another serious form of distracted driving

June 19, 2014

When we hear the term "distracted driving," most of us think of the obvious culprits - eating, putting on makeup, talking on the phone, texting, or rummaging for a dropped object on the car floor. However, few of us consider the driving distraction leaving our furry friends unsecured can cause.

OLD BATS NEW HATS: Celebrate 10 years

June 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — They come in a sea of red and purple, filling restaurants, theaters and stores with their laughter and cheer.

The women of Old Bats in Red Hats, one of Columbia City’s four chapters of the national Red Hat Society, come together for championship and fun.

Since it began in August of 2003, Old Bats in Red Hats’ membership has soared from approximately 20 to more than 40 women over the age of 50.

Jacqueline Hake started the group to draw new ladies to the Woodlands Senior Center, where she worked at the time.

FINLAND BOUND: So long, farewell

June 19, 2014

Day care sued over boy’s death

June 19, 2014

LAPORTE (AP) — A mother is suing the owner of a northern Indiana day care center where her 5-year-old son died after accidentally hanging himself with a jump rope.

The lawsuit filed by Anita Leflore argues that workers at Tricia's Playhouse in Michigan City failed to properly supervise her son and inspect the center's outdoor play area.

The LaPorte County coroner ruled Amareon Williams died June 9 from asphyxiation after getting caught in a jump rope left hanging over an outdoor play fort at the day care about 30 miles west of South Bend.

SURVEY SAYS: EDC releases Survey of Benefits & Report of Wages

June 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (June 19, 2014) – The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced the completion of the 2014 Survey of Benefits & Report of Wages for Whitley County.

“We are pleased to once again make available a survey of benefits and report of wages for Whitley County,” said EDC President Alan Tio, “Thanks to everyone who has been involved in developing this resource for use by current employers and decision makers considering new business
opportunities in our community.”

111 YEARS AND COUNTING: Old Settlers Day & Legion Festival comes to Col.City

June 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (June 19, 2014) — The city's annual summer festival will mark its 111th anniversary. Old Settlers Day & Legion Festival begins Tuesday and will continue through Saturday.

See Friday's issue of The Post & Mail for a special publication inserted highlighting events and activities.

CHASE SUSPECT: Police identify Ft. Wayne man

June 19, 2014

FORT WAYNE — The man who led police on a high-speed chase from Noble County, through Chruubusco and into Allen County has been identified.

Charlie Marcum II, of Fort Wayne, is facing multiple charges after fleeing from police at Chain O’ Lakes State Park near Albion.

SUMMER SAFETY: Keeping a close eye on children

June 19, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A Churubusco family is counting its blessings after an apparent attempted abduction during the Turtle Days festival Saturday.

At approximately 11 a.m., a man attempted to lure two young girls into the woods near the Churubusco Park to “look for zombies,” according to police.
The girls, ages six and eight, got away from the man, who escaped into the woods.

Churubusco Police, Wh-itley County Sheriff deputies and conservation officers with a K-9 unit converged on the wooded area in an attempt to find the man, but were unsuccessful.

YMCA EXPANSION: Official ceremony Friday

June 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Although work is well underway at the Whitley County Family YMCA, Columbia City, an official groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday at 10 a.m.

Work started two weeks ago on the Armstrong Early Learning Center, which will house an education service for preschoolers.

The construction project will include a gymnasium and classrooms for the preschool program.

Some closures have had to take place to allow for mechanicals to be relocated, but the YMCA remains open.

DISPATCH UPGRADES: Proposals opened for county

June 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Proposals were opened at the Whitley County Commissioners meeting Monday for new dispatch equipment.

For several months, personnel from the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department as well as the county’s dispatch have voiced the need for an upgrade to equipment and software.

“What we have is outdated and no longer going to be supported,” said Sheriff Mark Hodges at a recent meeting. “It’s a matter of working effectively and efficiently.”

At Monday’s meeting two envelopes were opened, one from J&K Communications in Columbia City and one from ERS, from Fort Wayne.

COLUMBIA CITY — Norwell’s boys soccer team spoiled Columbia City’s senior honor recognition match...
SOUTH WHITLEY — There are 80 minutes in a girl's high school soccer game. Each half consists of 40...
SOUTH WHITLEY — With the mythical Whitley County Championship on the line, the Columbia City Lady...


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