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Archive - 2014

July 15th

RHYTHMICAL STEPS: Hometown ‘star’ evokes the need to dance

July 15, 2014

Melvin Mullins, an artist from Columbia City, made an appearance Sunday at the Whitley County 4-H Fair. With a laid back atmosphere, a varied music selection and a deep singing voice, Mullin’s concert evoked a need to dance.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE: Whitley County 4-H Fair events, activities

July 15, 2014


•7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Swine Barrow Show - Large Show Arena
•10 a.m. — Horse & Pony Junior & Senior English - Horse Arena
•10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Adult Open Class on display - 4-H Center
•10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Mini projects on display - Shelterhouse
•10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — 4-H exhibits on display - 4-H Center
•1 to 5 p.m. — Master Gardeners Programs - Ag Museum
•2 p.m. — Pets judged - Small Show Arena
•4 to 6 p.m. — Livestock judging - Large Show Arena
•5 to 9 p.m. — Commercial exhibits on display - Commercial Building

ADA EXPERTS: Street dept. skilled at sidewalk installation

July 15, 2014

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SEALING SCAMMERS: ISP solicits public's help to find alleged driveway sealer con men

July 15, 2014

The Indiana State Police and the Noble County Sheriff Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two men, believed to be a father-son duo who have been soliciting their paving services and in doing so, allegedly bilked an elderly couple out of thousands of dollars.

CRAFTED WEARABLES: 4-H fashion hits stage

July 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 4-H participants turned into models during the Whitley County 4-H Fair’s Fashion Revue Sunday. The event highlighted several sewing, formal wear and consumer clothing divisions.

PIZZA NIGHT: Elks Lodge serves at Camp Whitley

July 15, 2014

The Columbia City Elks Lodge hosted pizza night at Camp Whitley. The boys and girls camp is one of the oldest youth camps in the state of Indiana, with many current Columbia City Elk members attending when they were young. The Columbia City Elks have assisted with many work projects at the camp over the past several years to keep up on assisting the youth of their community.

July 14th

4-H: Fair highlights

July 14, 2014

Jackson Pettigrew, a four-year member of 4-H, uses a shop vac to blow dry his steer in preparation for the show ring Sunday at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbia City.

ROTARY CLUB: Genesis of famed 4-way test

July 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Lee Baatz, new Columbia City Rotary Club president, started his year in office by treating fellow Rotarians to an “interesting” and “inspiring” video concerning the organization’s famed Rotary Four-Way Test which asks: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

WEATHER ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Watch

July 14, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY - (July 14, 2014) A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 7 p.m. for the following areas:



July 14, 2014

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

COLUMBIA CITY — Jan Meyers, Proprietor of Earth Mother Farm and retired neonatal intensive care nurse, is best recognized for working her spinning wheel Saturdays at the Whitley County Farmers Market on the Courthouse Square in Columbia City. Earth Mother Farm comprises 10 acres south of Columbia City. It was there that Meyers spoke of her passion for sustainable farming and her love of spinning wool.


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