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July 17th, 2014

DRAG RACE: Mud and metal mayhem take stage

July 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Engine exhaust and mud filled the air at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds Grandstand Monday for the inaugural Mud Drag Race. Coordinating the event was Jeremiah Ballard, seen frantically moving from truck to truck in his Whitley County 4-H Polo shirt, khaki shorts and mud-caked cowboy boots.

Victor Adkins, 82

July 17, 2014

Victor “Joe” Adkins, 82, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born in Denver, Ind., son of the late, William and Edna Adkins.
He served his country in the U.S. Army and was also a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. He retired in 1994 after 36 years of service with United Telephone-Sprint.

FAILING TO FILL POSITIONS: Attitude is key for job seekers

July 17, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — What is the best skill for those actively seeking employment in Whitley County to possess? According to Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Doug Brown — a great attitude.
“I’ve talked to several different businesses and they all tend to say the same thing,” said Brown. “They are looking for employees who have a good attitude, are willing to learn, and who will take an initiative.”

July 16th

PIG WRESTLING: Click to view photo album

July 16, 2014

We've uploaded more than 200 photos from Tuesday's Pig Wrestling event at the 4-H.

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KIDDIE MUD RUN: "Dirty" entertainment continues

July 16, 2014

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BRINGING PAST TO THE PRESENT: The importance of knowing your local history

July 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Historical Museum celebrated its 50th anniversary Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Mayor Ryan Daniel, Whitley County Commissioners George Schrumpf and Don Amber, and Whitley County Historical Society President Russ Gilliom. In order to encourage participation in the museum, the historical society will be holding an outdoor movie night Thursday and Friday.

PIG WRASSLIN: Grab the slippery pig

July 16, 2014

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EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIR: Intention to finish today

July 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — An emergency sewer repair that has left a portion of Van Buren Street (Ind. 205) closed this week is expected to be completed sooner than planned. Tuesday night, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said the road should be reopened Wednesday evening.

BARROW OVER A BARREL: Pig wrestling 4-H fair ‘fun’

July 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With more than 80 teams competing Tuesday evening, the Whitley County 4-H Fairs’ Pig Wrestling contest proved to be a fan favorite again. This is the third year for the event and fair coordinators said the entertainment rivals the ever-popular demolition derbies, to be held tonight at 7 p.m.

TENNIS CAMPERS: Hosted by high school

July 16, 2014

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