June 26th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Each year, the Tuesday of Old Settlers Days brings past festival presidents to a banquet held for the purpose of naming of a new Red Coat member.
Last yearâ€™s newest Red Coat, Dr. John Meier, announced to those in attendance at last nightâ€™s dinner that Don Armstrong would be this yearâ€™s member to don the prestigious coat.
Armstrong made his way to Columbia City after being named head football coach in 1965.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Even with a youth movement on the team, Columbia Cityâ€™s football squad has shown a great deal of achievement in a tournament this summer.
Playing seven-on-seven football, the Eagles advanced to the finals of a 16-team tournament at East Noble last week.
Columbia City lost in the finals of the tournament to New Haven.
Garrett was the first foe for the Eagles. Columbia City fell to the Railroaders, but won its next five games. The Eagles beat Churubusco, DeKalb, Concordian, Carroll and Woodlan.
Travis Dalson hauls 16,000 pounds at the tractor pull at Churubuscoâ€™s Turtle Days Saturday.
Whitley County Homemakers attended the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association Conference, June 13, at Purdue University.
Front row, from left: Sheila Schilling, Linda Hollenbaugh, Joan Squires, Dee Blackburn and Ruby Sherman.
Middle row, left: Barb Overdeer, Adabelle Lang, Barbara Jones, Jane Studebaker, Shirley Palmer, Pat Loe, Pat Subkowski and Ardith Cormany.
Back row, from left: Cindy Barnett, Betty McKown, Sharon Hesting, Nancy Lopshire, Carolyn Grawcock, Darlene Bockelman, Cheryl Wilkinson, Janet Vesa, Marge Mowrey, Ema Lou Rose, Marna Morris and Anne Walker.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A five-and-a-half year veteran of owning fitness clubs, Amy Carpenter is no stranger to Whitley County.
Despite owning four area Anytime Fitness locations with her husband Pat, including the club in Columbia City, she has called Whitley County home for 24 years.
Carpenter is also a 1984 alumna of Churubusco High School.
She spoke with The Post and Mail about herself and what it means to her to be in the fitness business.
The Post & Mail: What inspired you to get into the fitness business?
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An apologetic and tearful South Whitley man received a six-year sentence for sexual misconduct with a minor Monday.
Timothy J. Swihart, 19, will serve two of those six years in Whitley County Jail, with the other four years of the sentence suspended and to be served on probation.
Swihart pleaded guilty as part of an agreement last month.
Part of that arrangement was capping his term of incarceration at four years.
In his statement, Swihartâ€™s attorney, Jeff Arnold, requested a local sentence.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s sole radio station, WJHS 91.5 FM The Eagle, recently announced its community programming schedule for the summer.
On the docket are live broadcasts from three popular local events: the American Legion parade during Old Settlers Days, the City of Columbia Cityâ€™s Fourth of July Celebration and the Whitley County 4-H Fair.
WJHS Station Manager Michele Creech is getting her team and students ready to cover these events.
â€˘Poor Jackâ€™s Amusement Midway â€” 5 to 11 p.m. daily Tuesday through Saturday;Midway wristband discount from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Saturday.
*Whitley County Historical Museum â€” Open tours & Quilt Show Tues. - Thurs. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Friday 9 a.m. to Noon
*American Legion Bingo â€” Tues. 5 to 11 p.m., Wednesday - 5 to 11 p.m., Thursday - 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday - 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday - 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Legion tent on the Midway.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A competitive field of 25 contestants will vie for the title of Mr. and Miss Whitley County during the annual 4-H scholarship program to be held at the Columbia City First Church of God July 1.
Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m.
There is a suggested $1 donation for admission, which will be given to the winners of the Hester Adams Memorial Award.
Dan Wyatt and Larry Hearld compete against each other in the Turtle Days Corn Hole Tournament in the parking lot of PNC Bank Saturday afternoon in Churubusco.