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July 6th, 2014

ACCUSED COP KILLER: Man accused of shooting officer had arrest record

July 6, 2014

Man accused of shooting officer had arrest record

INDIANAPOLIS — The father of the man police say fatally shot an Indianapolis police officer died in police custody 11 years ago.

Police say 25-year-old Major Davis Jr. is in critical condition following surgery. He's accused of shooting 51-year-old Officer Perry Renn with an assault rifle Saturday night on the city's north side. Davis faces a preliminary charge of murder.

CRAFTING CREATIVITY: Library offers variety of children programs

July 6, 2014

Elijah and Emmalee Knetter participated in the Peabody Public Library’s Fizz, Bang, Read craft time, in which they made constellations on Wednesday. The library offers a variety of children’s activities and programs during the summer months. See a complete calendar of events online at www.ppl.lib.in.us.

Upcoming meetings

July 6, 2014

Redevelopment Commission

Whitley County’s Redevelopment Commission will meet Monday at 10 a.m. at the Whitley County Government Center, 220 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.
Items on the agenda include project updates from Alan Tio with the Whitley County Economic Corporation.

South Whitley

South Whitley’s Town Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

County Council

Whitley County Council members will gather for a meeting Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Whitley County Government Center, 220 W. Van Buren. St., Columbia City.

ALL SMILES: Living life at any age

July 6, 2014

The 2014 Old Settlers Days citizen awards were presented during the festival, June 26. Virginia Grabner (right) was honored for being the longest-continuous resident and Mary Stampe (left) was recognized as the oldest resident.

NO ORDINARY HERO: Homer Wells shares his story

July 6, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — With his large squash plants throwing their vines about wildly, abundant with blossoms this early in the growing season, Homer Wells has long been enjoying his retirement.

Wells, 90, welcomes weeding his onion beds and tending to his large home garden. Legally blind, he can no longer drive and must have his son Carl drive him to town once a week.

July 5th

HELPING HANDS: Congregations work together to benefit city

July 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Five area churches gathered to form a community service group called Impact Whitley.

Recently Impact Whitley served in four different locations throughout the county with a goal to “impact Whitley County for Christ.”

SELECTIVE TAKEDOWN: Certain trees more prone to topple amid storms

July 5, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Tuesday’s storm rolled in like a bully. It picked certain neighborhoods, parks and trees to smash and left others with a mere slap.

The damage visible in the southern part of Whitley County was much different than the few limbs and trees that were downed farther north.
Local experts say trees that were unlucky — often plucked up roots and all — was due to a function of the storm’s selective nature and sometimes the trees’ health.

Jane Yohe, of rural Whitley County, saw a large tree in her yard uprooted and so did Brad Arnold who owns a home off Meridian Road.

CONDEMNED: Home condemned after meth lab bust

July 5, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — A Whitley County home was condemned this week after police found an active meth lab in the bathroom of a trailer near Churubusco.

July 4th

HOLIDAY EDITION: Special Weekend Post & Mail now on newsstands

July 5, 2014

A special Holiday Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail is now on newsstands and at convenience stores throughout Whitley County and contains top local news, features – and more than $53 in coupon savings and discounts for Whitley County consumers.

In addition to top local news, court judgments, features and sports, the Weekend Edition has coupons and discounts from:

•CVS Pharmacy
•Walgreens Pharmacy
•Dunham's Sports
•Dick's Sporting Goods
•Ben's Soft Pretzels
•Aaron's Rental
•The Post & Mail's annual 4-H Subscription Special

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

July 4, 2014

 

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