Archive - Aug 24, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â While the grass is a vibrant green, and it has even become long enough for Whitley County residents to use their lawn mowers, the drought is still far from over according to experts.
âItâs eased a little bit,â said David Addison, Purdue Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development. âWe went from being in an extreme drought to being in a severe drought.â
The four levels of drought are moderate, severe, extreme and exceptional.
INDIANAPOLIS â Western Governors University Indiana has selected Steel Dynamics, Inc. as the first northern Indiana employer to promote bachelorâs and masterâs degrees from the stateâs nonprofit, online university.
The announcement pairs Indianaâs eighth state university with the nationâs fifth-largest steel company, which has a division in Columbia City.
âSteel Dynamics is home to 6,500-plus associates, many of whom will be served by our partnership with WGU Indiana,â said Steel Dynamics President and CEO Mark Millett.
LARWILL â A tenderloin fry at the fire departmentâs headquarters in Larwill today, which begins at 4 p.m., will mark the official beginning of Larwillâs annual festival, Squawbuck Days, which runs until the 11 a.m. carry-in lunch on Sunday.
The 158th anniversary of the town-wide festival is sponsored by the Larwill Fire Department, Lions Club and Richland Township Community Association.
A town-wide garage sale will take place during the weekend as well as a car show.
CHURUBUSCO â Officials from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are saying alcohol maybe have been a factor in an all-terrain vehicle accident Thursday night which killed a Fort Wayne woman and critically injured a Fort Wayne man, according to area news reports.
Killed in the accident was Jodie Deck, 38. Caleb Ball, 37 was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital and was listed in critical condition.
COLUMBIA CITY â Respondents to the most recent www.thepostandmail.com Online Poll concerning Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate will result in:
â˘ A victory for Republicans 60%
â˘ A victory for Democrats 26%
â˘ Don't know, don't care 11%
â˘ Makes no difference to me 4%
Take part in this week's new poll, found on the home page of www.thepostandmail.com, concerning Whitley County high school football.