July 16th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With more than 80 teams competing Tuesday evening, the Whitley County 4-H Fairsâ€™ 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.
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Kathryn Agnes Leffel, 93, of Larwill, went to be with her Savior at 5 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at Mason Health & Rehab, Warsaw where she had been a resident since March.
She was born April 8, 1921, near Raber, a daughter of Millard and Goldia Agnes (Conner) Kyler.
Her formative years were spent in Jefferson Township. She completed her education at Jefferson Center High School.
On April 26, 1940, she married Robert S. Leffel in Fort Wayne, moving to Larwill after a short period. Mr. Leffel went to be with the Lord Aug. 4, 1995.
Frank Krantz, of Columbia City, passed away March 24, 2014. He was born Dec. 5, 1943.
He is survived by Donata Sturgill, Philip Krantz and Susan Bowen. He was a beloved father and friend, and will be missed.
A celebration of life service will be held Saturday for Mr. Krantz at the Veterans Post in South Whitley at 3 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A disagreement over politics led to the arrests of two Columbia City men. Russell Lehman, 56, and Steven Eckert, 63, were booked into the Whitley County Jail after getting into a fight at Duffâ€™s Bar in Columbia City Friday night.
COLUMBIA CITY -- The Big Gâ€™s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament deadline for registration is TODAY.
Download the registration form here: http://whitleyedc.com/media-center/news/?id=1667
The event will take place Saturday on the courthouse square from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Following the tournament there will be live entertainment featuring Lake Effect, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stick around after the hoops for a rockinâ€™ good time.
COLUMBIA CITY (July 16, 2014) -- Did you or someone you know compete in the Whitley County 4-H Fair's Pig Wrestling Contest last night? Look for photos and results in today's issue of The Post & Mail.
WHITLEY COUNTY (July 16, 2014) -- Cool conditions are in store for the area again today. High temperatures will barely make it into the 70s.
Much like yesterday clouds are expected for much of the afternoon and an isolated shower is not out of the question.
Temperatures gradually warm up over the next several days and will be back into the 80s for the weekend. Early next week we will see upper 80s.
Today: Partly sunny with increasing afternoon clouds and an isolated shower possible.
Winds: NW 5-10 mph
Tonight: Clearing and very cool.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Crowds filled the stands at the Large Show Arena to witness the awarding of several fair categories for the Whitley County 4-H Fair Sunday. More than a hundred 4-Hersâ€™ names were called to receive a medallion as part of the Parade of Champions.