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June 30th, 2014

HOMEGROWN AND HANDCRAFTED: Brewing the perfect cup

June 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Within the past few years there has been an increasing interest in homegrown foods, handcrafted goods, and made-to-order meals.

The Post and Mail is beginning a series titled “Homegrown and Handcrafted” to highlight members within in the Whitley County community who exemplify this trend.

The series begins with Columbia City resident Chris Garau who imports and roasts his own handcrafted coffee blends.

NURSE PLEADS NOT GUILTY: Smith to next appear in Circuit Court July 21

June 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A former Columbia City nurse who has been charged with multiple felonies has pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court.

HOT & HUMID: Monday's weather outlook

June 30, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (June 30, 2014) -- Heat and humidity will make it feel like temperatures are around 95 degrees by this afternoon. Actual temperatures will be around 88. Dew points will be in the 70s which will make humidity almost oppressive this afternoon.

Strong storms are possible late today and tonight as a weather system approaches from the west. These storms will bring gusty winds of up to 60 mph. Stay alert and ready for any strong or severe storms that might head this way.

June 29th

LOCAL TALENT: Debuts at OSD

June 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Music lovers have had the opportunity to listen to a variety of genres during Old Settlers Day at the stage set up on the Whitley County Courthouse Square.

DEPUTY DEAD: No seatbelt worn when patrol car rolls several times

June 29, 2014

Central Indiana sheriff's deputy dies in car crash

A central Indiana sheriff's deputy has died after his patrol car crashed while he was on duty.

Indiana State Police say 31-year-old Tipton County Deputy Jacob Calvin of Kempton died when his car traveling at a high rate of speed went out of control Saturday night on a rural road and rolled several times, ejecting him from the vehicle. The 2½-year veteran deputy died of his injuries at a hospital.

TEXTING ARRESTS: Hoosier 'law' met with resistance, little enforcement

June 29, 2014

A three-year-old law barring Indiana drivers from texting while driving has generated more frustration than tickets from police officers, who say the law makes it hard to prove a driver is in violation.

The 2011 law was a follow-up to a 2010 measure banning people under the age of 18 from using cellphones while driving. The texting law prohibits drivers from using a phone or electronic device to send or read a text message or email while operating a moving vehicle.

POLICE: Don’t leave kids in hot cars

June 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With summer in full swing and more families out-and-about with their children, some may be tempted to leave their child in a parked vehicle while running into the store.

ASSOCIATION GATHERING: Retired teachers hold luncheon

June 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Retired Teachers Association held their luncheon meeting at Columbia City United Methodist Church June 19.

President Linda Grant introduced seven guests — Carol Larson, area director; two WCRTA scholarship winners, Brooke Foote from Churubusco High School and Ali McQueen from Columbia City High School; two newly retired teachers, Judy Justice from Columbia City High School's Counseling Department and Coesse Elementary School, her husband, and Becky Bailey from Mary Raber Elementary School; and Jeremy Vance, head of security at Star Bank.

June 28th

101ST FAMILY CONFERENCE: Local homemakers participate

June 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Five homemakers attended the 101st Home and Family Conference at Purdue University June 10-12, which was sponsored by Purdue Extension College of Health and Human Sciences.

Those attending were incoming county officers for the 2014-15 year starting July 1 — Barbara Overdeer, president; Virginia Faulkner, secretary; and Sharon Hesting, treasurer.

PARADE DAY: American Legion will host annual parade

June 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (June 28, 2014) — The American Legion Parade will travel down Main Street from North Street beginning at 5 p.m. today.

 

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