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July 7th

ROAD WORK UPDATE: Daytime Restriction to US 30 Scheduled for Friday, July 11

July 7, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (July 7, 2014) -- U.S. 30 is expected to offer more delays to drivers beginning Friday, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Motorists can expect to see one lane traffic configuration resume.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District announces the daytime restriction of U.S. 30 to one lane between Lincolnway (Columbia City) and Ind. 5 (Larwill) is scheduled to resume Friday, weather permitting.

The restriction will be in place as part of the US 30 resurface project from Ind. 9 to Ind. 5.

FELINE FRENZY: 4-Hers paraded cats at Cat Show

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Although the Whitley County 4-H Fair officially begins Friday, cats took center stage at a recent show at the fairgrounds. Whitley County 4-Hers paraded their cats as part of the 4-H Fair Cat Show, held June 28 at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds. Seven students participated in showmanship, cage design, demonstrations and costumes.

BACK TO SCHOOL DONATIONS: Whitley Co. children gain support with Salvation Army

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Salvation Army of Whitley County will be preparing to help children return to school with a new pair of shoes and a backpack filled with required supplies. The Salvation Army’s Tools For School distribution will take place Saturday, Aug. 2.

WINONA LAKE MAN CHARGED: Hicks pulled woman from car by neck in battery case

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Winona Lake man is facing battery and criminal mischief charges after a domestic incident in Columbia City last month.

COWS, PIGS, GOATS: Fair marks 90 years of 4-H ‘fun’

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Cows, pigs, goats and other animals will converge on the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds for the 90th Whitley County 4-H Fair, which begins Friday.

See a complete list of fair events, as well as the daily menu, inserted in Tuesday’s edition of The Post & Mail, along with coverage of the Mr. & Miss Whitley County Scholarship Program.


July 7, 2014

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

COLUMBIA CITY — Nursing his ice cold Coffee Stout, a beer brew of his own design, Mike Porto, a wildlife biologist, speaks with a deliberate, well thought out tone. In his late 20s and with a swimmer’s build, Porto, of Columbia City, sports a dark beard — a product of his many hours in the field working with the Department of Natural Resources.

Tom Wolfe, 88

July 7, 2014

Feb. 28, 1926 — July 3, 2014
Thomas Ray Wolfe, 88, of Columbia City, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Millers Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident since May.
He was born Feb. 28, 1926, in Whitley County, a son of the late Ray and Elvirta A. (Buckles) Wolfe.
He spent his formative years in Washington Township. The family moved to the Wolf Lake area where he graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1944. He continued his education at Purdue University receiving a bachelor’s in Engineering in 1949.

CONSTRUCTION TO CONTINUE: U.S.30 work begins - again

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Construction on U.S. 30 was stopped during the holiday weekend, but INDOT officials say it will begin again today.

Resurfacing work will continue along U.S. 30 impacting the intersections of U.S. 30 and Ind. 109; and U.S. 30 and Ind. 9. Construction is expected to move west by the end of the week.

July 6th

ACCUSED COP KILLER: Man accused of shooting officer had arrest record

July 6, 2014

Man accused of shooting officer had arrest record

INDIANAPOLIS — The father of the man police say fatally shot an Indianapolis police officer died in police custody 11 years ago.

Police say 25-year-old Major Davis Jr. is in critical condition following surgery. He's accused of shooting 51-year-old Officer Perry Renn with an assault rifle Saturday night on the city's north side. Davis faces a preliminary charge of murder.

CHURUBUSCO — Hoping to extend their five-game winning streak into this Friday, the Churubusco...
FORT WAYNE — Columbia City opens sectional play Friday at 7 p.m. against South Side, a team Eagle...
GOSHEN — What had been one of the most successful Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball seasons in recent...


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