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A-OK: Turtle Days rides given the thumbs up by inspectors

June 21, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — After an electrical cable shorted out near midway carnival rides Thursday night, state inspectors were at Churubusco Town Park to investigate the scene at Turtle Days.

“The inspector said the cable that malfunctioned last night was not connected to any rides and was not in jeopardy of endangering any riders,” said Turtle Days Association President Greg Barkley. “The cable was for a light that shines on the rides.”

The midway will open as planned. Barkley said the issue was investigated by state inspectors and declared to meet with the standards set by the officials.

DAY IN THE LIFE: Submit your photos today

June 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Post & Mail is seeking photos from your daily activities today!

Submit photos with caption information to community@thepostandmail.com for an opportunity for your "Day in the Life" to be published.

Deadline for photos is July 3.

IN COURT: Bocskey receives 12-years

June 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man who participated in two drug deals this past winter will serve a 12-year sentence at the state level.

Shane Bocskey, 26, pleaded guilty last month to one count of dealing methamphetamine. Bocskey was arrested with Derek Kohut in February after a drug deal at the Walmart parking lot.

Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer gave Bocskey a 12-year sentence to be served in the Indiana Department of Corrections, with all 12 years to be served.

SHOCKING: News reporter jolted near carnival midway ride

June 21, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — A Post & Mail reporter received medical treatment for electric shock Thursday night after an incident at Turtle Days in Churubusco.

Nicole Ott, 22, was at the midway at Churubusco’s Town Park at approximately 8:15 p.m., taking photos of the festival, when a bundle of cables underneath a rubber mat allegedly shorted out, causing a spark and brief ignition.

“The doctor said I was lucky I was wearing tennis shoes and not sandals,” Ott said. “The sole of my shoes helped slow the conduction of electricity.”

EDUCATIONAL: National seminar revealing for board

June 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — An opportunity for outside enrichment proved very beneficial for members of the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees this year.

Three board members attended the National School Board Association Conference in San Diego this spring.

Board President Don Armstrong, Vice-President Tim Bloom and Bill Tucker said they learned a great deal from seeing the success stories of other school districts.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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