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Walker gives mural a touch up

July 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Since 1935, attendees at the brick church located at the corner of Washington and Jackson Streets, Columbia City, have faced a large, three-paneled mural during worship.

The artist’s name, Fullerton, and the year, 1935, are in the lower right-hand corner of the mural, which measures approximately 18 feet by 18 feet.

In 1935, the First Church of God worshipped in the building.

Don Culbertson was 12 years old in 1935, and remembers the night the mural was revealed.

DAY IN THE LIFE: Photo submission deadline tomorrow

July 2, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — It is not too late to submit photos depicting how Whitley County residents spent the longest day of the year, June 21.

Photos taken on this particular day can be submitted for a special photo documentary publication “A Day in the Life of Whitley County” that The Post & Mail will publish later this month.

Direct your submission to community@thepostandmail.com. The deadline for submission is Wednesday.

For more information, contact Christie Barkley at 244-5152.

New pastor welcomed at First Church

July 2, 2013

First Church of God, Columbia City, recently welcomed a new worship pastor to its congregation.

Holly Parks will officially have her first Sunday in her new position this week.

Pictured, from left, is Pastor Brandon Holler, Pastor Johnny McCallister, Worship Pastor Holly Parks, Emily Parks, Mike Parks and McKenna Parks.

A conversation with . . . Natalie Lewis

July 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — She’s only lived here for three years, but Natalie Lewis cares a lot about Whitley County and its people.

Now, Lewis is president of the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF), an organization with a mission to “reduce the impact and frequency of domestic violence incidents in Whitley County.”

Formerly of Iowa and Minnesota, Lewis draws on her own experiences with domestic violence as she helps local victims through the WCDVTF.

She recently spoke with The Post & Mail about herself, domestic violence and working with the Task Force.

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