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June 25th, 2014

RED COAT RECIPIENT: Smith joins association

June 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Red coats, hometown pride and camaraderie filled the banquet hall Tuesday night at the Old Settlers Association Past Presidents’ Dinner.

Those who have been instrumental in overseeing the organization and execution of the annual summer Old Settlers Day festival donned red coats to welcome in a new member -- Gene Smith.

MONEY TALKS: INDOT offers funds for S. Whitley sidewalk project

June 25, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Funds were awarded to the town of South Whitley to aid in a sidewalk improvement project.

The work improves access for pedestrians east of Ind. 5 and also includes American Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements.

PLANNING AHEAD: Thursday at traditional Old Settlers Day means registering, noodles and more!

June 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Thursday is the traditional Old Settlers "Day" in Columbia City, with registration of Old Settlers and visitors between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Whitley County Historical Museum, 108 W. Jefferson St.

Also, the traditional Old Settlers Day noodle lunch and dinner will be hosted at Grace Lutheran Church, just across the street from the historical museum on Main Street. Wonderful home-made food will be offered between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and again starting at 4 p.m.

Other Thursday events include:

EXPLOSIVE: State police issues declaration on Hoosier fireworks

June 25, 2014

The Indiana State Police would like all Hoosiers to have a safe Fourth of July holiday. Due to many Hoosiers celebrating our nation’s independence with the use of fireworks, the Indiana State Police would like to inform citizens of the Indiana fireworks law which is in place for the safety of everyone.

• Only individuals over the age of 18 can purchase fireworks.
• A person 18 years of age or older has to be present when anyone younger than 18 is using or possessing fireworks.

GAY MARRIAGE GREENLIGHT: Judge strikes down Indiana ban on gay marriage

June 25, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday, ruling that gay couples have the same marriage rights as couples of opposing genders.

The ruling takes effect immediately, meaning same-sex couples can begin marrying Wednesday. The clerk in Marion County, home to Indianapolis, says the office will start issuing marriage licenses.

U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled that the state's ban was unconstitutional. The ruling involves lawsuits from several gay couples.

FREE THREADS: Mayor to give away T-shirts

June 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (June 25, 2014) -- Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel just announced that the city will have have free T-shirts at City Hall tomorrow during normal working hours (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in the Mayor's Office. Sizes available are large and extra large.

PARADE PREVIEW: Line up in Thursday's edition

June 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (June 25, 2014) — The American Legion Parade will be Saturday at 5 p.m. See Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail for parade line up.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: Matching funds to benefit camp goers

June 25, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY ­— Arthur Lloyd, former director of Camp Whitley, will have a challenge match offered in his honor.

In honor of his memory and service to the camp, Bob Kellogg, a former camp goer and JAA member along with his wife Ellen, have set up a memorial Camp Whitley challenge match offer in partnership with the Whitley County Community Foundation.

MAYOR MAKES IMPACT: Daniel takes vice-president position for conference

June 25, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – At their annual meeting last week in Southern Indiana, the Indiana Conference of Mayors (ICOM) elected Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel as Vice-President of the organization. Mayor Daniel took office immediately and will serve in the position for one year.

AERIAL ATTACK: Moth treatments planned for Whitley Co.

June 25, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Gypsy moth treatment scheduled for Allen, Whitley counties today.

Aerial treatments to disrupt the mating process of gypsy moths at a site in Allen and Whitley counties may occur Wednesday, which would be a day earlier than previously planned.


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