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May 30th

Tradition takes Pettigrew into 4th year of 4-H

May 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 4-H roots grow deep for the Pettigrew family.

Evan Pettigrew is a fourth-year 4-H member and is a part of a family that has been through the 4-H program for many years.

Pettigrew’s four uncles and his father were all part of the organization growing up.

Now Pettigrew and his four siblings continue on the 4-H experience.

Pettigrew, the son of Jerry and Amy Pettigrew, attends Indian Springs Middle School where he is a sixth grader.

He is the third child in his family to be involved in 4-H.

Geraniums produce funds

May 30, 2013

Beta Upsilon of Delta Theta Tau sold geraniums to support Whitley County’s 4-H program.

The sorority presented a check to the Whitley County 4-H Champion Shirts for 10 shirts. In addition, the group was able to donate money for three Senior Pak’s from Whitley County Council on Aging.

Pictured are Charlotte Lytle (left) and Kendal Klopfenstein (right), members of Delta Theta Tau, presenting Dave Addison, a 4-H leader, with the donation check.

Sentence modifications granted by Judge Heuer

May 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two individuals who had been previously sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) for drug crimes had their sentences modified Monday.

Kevin Irwin and Kyle Barker were both given local sentences by Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer in order to take part in the county’s work release program.

Irwin was sentenced in November of 2009 to 14 years in IDOC.

He was arrested in July of that year for selling methamphetamine to an informant on Connexion Way in Columbia City.

ROAD WORK: Board awards street contract to Niblock

May 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Board of Works and Safety selected a company to do its street work for the summer of 2013.

Columbia City Street Department Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh gave his recommendation of Niblock Excavating, who was awarded the bid for a total of $113,800.

There were two other companies that bid on the project, but Niblock had the low bid by more than $25,000.

SUNDAY BLAZE: Barn fire a reminder of dangers

May 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A barn fire in Union Township, just southeast of Coesse, was extinguished Sunday afternoon.

The cause of the fire, which left nobody injured, remains under investigation, according to Union Township Fire Chief Chad Radke.

Radke said the fire began in a dairy parlor and began to spread, but the crew was able to successfully control it.

ON TAP: Col. City clarifies sewer ordinance

May 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City passed a modification to its sewer ordinance on first reading at the common council meeting Tuesday.

Citizens will not be allowed to have taps that flow into the sewer. The addition to the ordinance, which passed unanimously, is that all current connections to the sewer system will be grandfathered in and will not be considered illegal.

BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY: Mary Raber promotes health, safety

May 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Bicycles scattered the lawn at Mary Raber Elementary School this morning, as scores of students rode their bikes as part of Bike to School Day.

The school began participating in the event last year in an effort to raise awareness for bicycle safety and to promote exercise, and students have given it the thumbs-up.

“It’s fun,” fifth grader Wyatt Krider said.

“It gives us a chance to get out and ride our bikes with our friends.”

Though many students only ride their bicycles to school on the special day, that’s not the case for all of them.

LOCAL IMPACT: South Whitley town policies tabled

May 30, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Town council members had numerous issues on their agenda Tuesday night that will eventually impact South Whitley residents.

However, decisions were tabled until the next meeting of the South Whitley Town Council, June 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Policies and ordinances being discussed revolved around the town’s grass clipping collection as well as utility shut-offs.

Clipping collections

Traditionally, South Whitley residents living within the town limits have been able to have their grass clippings collected by the town.

BIKES GALORE

May 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY (May 30, 2013) -- Students are encouraged to ride their bikes to school today as part of National Ride Your Bike to School Day and Mary Raber Elementary School children are taking part.

See today's Post & Mail for coverage of the event as well as students' comments on biking to school.

May 29th

Top students celebrated

May 29, 2013

Piereceton Elementary School’s top three students from each third-grade classroom won a pizza party with Principal Eric Speicher for third trimester of Accelerated Reading.

Pictured clockwise, from left: Breanna Kennedy, Branigan Gayheart, Speicher, Isaiah Kyles, Reese Bradford, Danielle Kelly, Alexis Funnell, Abbi Metz, AJ Fortman and Ryan Brown.

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