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June 25th

WEEKEND CRASHES: Two motorcycle accidents end in two fatalities

June 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A 2012 Columbia City High School graduate and a Wolf Lake man were killed in two separate motorcycle accidents over the weekend.

Ashley Storm, 19, of Columbia City, was a passenger on a motorcycle when it crashed into a pick-up truck at the Hillegas and Goshen Road intersection in Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon.

According to police, around 11:30 a.m. a truck headed north on Hillegas Road turned in front of the motorcycle. The bike was driven by 19-year-old Jacob Bunker, who remains in serious condition.

June 24th

BREAKING NEWS: SGCS Superintendent steps down

June 24, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools is on a search to find a new superintendent and a high school principal.
Steve Darnell, superintendent, has tendered his resignation but the school board heard it off record and the staff of SGCS has received an e-mail from him stating his last day is June 29.
“I have enjoyed my time at Smith-Green Community Schools these past three years,” said Darnell.

June 23rd

GETTING READY

June 23, 2012

Tony DeWitt, a Whitley County 4-H volunteer, sprays down the motocross track last week. Officials are “grooming” the track for the 88th annual Whitley County 4-H Fair, which runs July 13-19.

KILTS & HAGGIS: 26th Highland Games coming to county

June 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The 26th annual Indiana Highland Games, the event highlighting Scottish heritage and culture, is growing this year – with more exciting activities added and free admission and parking for all.
Slated for Saturday, June 30, 2012, the Indiana Highland Games will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbia City.
By popular demand, this year’s games will feature dog agility performances by the Huntington County 4-H. Additionally, there will be sheep herding and duck herding demonstrations. The crowd will be urged to participate.

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT: Larry King segment to be shot at The Hearth

June 23, 2012

FORT WAYNE — The Hearth at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne has been selected for a full-length feature segment on InView with Larry King, and the plans have been made to begin shooting Tuesday.
Maria Lisi, regional marketing director in Syracuse, New York, said the segment will air this fall on either the Discovery Channel or Bravo.
“They choose different topics,” said Lisi. “We are involved in one centered around seniors.”
Lisi said any one of Hearth Management’s twelve locations could have used to shoot the segment, but she said they are very proud of the Indiana location.

PAGEANT HOPEFULS: 31 vie for Mr./Miss Whitley County

June 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A competitive field of 31 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 on Monday.
Doors will open at 6:30 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.

STILL ON...FOR NOW: Mayor says Col. City fireworks not canceled, yet

June 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — As of now, Columbia City’s fireworks are still planned to take place on July 3 at Morsches Park.
“With the lack of rain and hot conditions and dried grass, it’s a pretty good issue,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
Although the city is still under a burn ban, Daniel said it usually rains once during the upcoming Old Settlers Days, and he is hoping that pattern will continue, or that Columbia City will see rain over that weekend.
“If for some reason we choose to cancel for safety reasons, I could imagine a decision will be made by the Monday before the fireworks,” said Daniel.

June 22nd

"PITCH-IN": Locals raise money for kids

June 22, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — This Saturday, local “well-knowns” will be standing outside Shoe Show in an effort to help the Salvation Army raise money for a program called “My Sole Purpose.”
This program assists children in need, supplying them with new shoes as the school year begins. It is also a program accepting monetary donations for backpacks.
Pat Mossburg, community ministries specialist, said the goal is to raise $8,500 by July 1.
“We are currently about half way to our school shoe goal,” said Mossburg. “We have far to go, but are extremely grateful at how much has been accomplished.”

WCCS: Superintendent's contract extended

June 22, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — At the WCCS board meeting Monday, member Don Armstrong announced the board’s recommendation concerning Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor’s contract.
The decisions were made at an executive session.
“Based on that evaluation, and the job performance of our superintendent, it is recommended that the Whitley County Consolidated School board, Board of Trustees, extend the three year contract of the superintendent for an additional year, which would mean the contract would be extended to June of 2015 with no increasing bonus,” said Armstrong.

POLL RESULTS: Breaking the 100 degree mark

June 22, 2012

The Post & Mail's online poll last week concerned when the thermometer will first top 100 degrees this summer in Whitley County. Respondents were of the opinion that eclipsing the 100-degree mark will happen in early July.

Money was raised for Leadership Whitley County through a sand volleyball tournament at DeVol Field...
Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...

 

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