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July 9th

CHEAP TRASH: Ordinance passed to lower solid waste prices

July 9, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Trash prices for Churubusco residents will drop by almost $4 as of August 1.

When Churubusco’s Town Council decided to renew its trash contract with National Serv-All, a five-year pricing plan allowed for the town to charge its citizens less.

In the July 3 meeting, a hearing was held for public comment on a proposed ordinance that would take effect at the beginning of August.

Several questions were asked of the town leaders for clarification on the pricing and length of contract, but as the hearing was closed, council members voted to pass the ordinance.

Dunham’s building gets a face lift

July 9, 2013

Remodeling work continues as the former Scott’s building morphs into Dunham’s Sports.

The sporting goods retailer is slated to open in August.

Pictured are Gary Marshall, left, and Ryan Lenwell encasing an exterior column in stone.

MAN ADMITS GUILT IN MOLESTATION: Drug charges dismissed as part of plea agreement

July 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Larwill man pleaded guilty to child molestation and two other crimes in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Dean Pressler, 40, was arrested in January and charged with child molestation, sexual misconduct with a minor, child seduction, possession of child pornography and confinement.

That arrest came on the heels of charges of running a meth lab, which were brought against Pressler in December of 2012.

As part of a plea agreement, Pressler admitted to molesting a child, 13 years of age, and continuing the sexual contact until the girl was 17.

July 8th

Library continues to offer monthly activities

July 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library has released it’s schedule of July events.

“I Dig Story Time” for children ages 3 to 6 is every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. In July, story time themes are “Sand Dig” on Tuesday, “Digging Trucks” on July 16 and “Let’s Have a Picnic” on July 23.

Join for stories, songs, finger plays and a craft.

“Toddler Time” meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

This easy-going group meets in the Children’s Department and is designed for parents and their children under age three.

Baby contest organizers requests photographs

July 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — B.A.B.E. of Whitley County is currently accepting photographs of babies for the 5th Annual B.A.B.E. Photo Contest held during the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

To participate, submit a 4x6 copy of children ages 0 to 5 and 6 to 8 years old by July 11.

This is one of B.A.B.E.'s annual fund raisers. Votes can be cast for a penny per vote at the fair.

A booth will be set up where voters can view photos of each contestant.

This year, voters can choose to use their debit or credit card to vote.

Rotary serves up slices

July 8, 2013

It was Pizza Night at Camp Whitley this Tuesday, and Columbia City Rotary Club members Gene Smith, Francis Bundy, Al Baatz, and John and Aileen Meier served up 13 pizzas to 17 campers.

4-H fair begins Friday

July 8, 2013

Whitley County’s 4-H Fair will officially begin Friday with a Dairy Show at 11 a.m. and a Goat Fitting Contest at 3:30 p.m.

Pictured is Billy Bob, a 4-H project of Kayla Schpper.

Schipper is a four-year 4-H member and is part of the Southern Showman.

Billy Bob and other farm animals will converge on the fairgrounds as early as 6 a.m. Friday.

See Tuesday’s edition of The Post & Mail for a special publication, “See You at the Fair,” highlighting fair events.

MEETING GOES UNNOTICED: Citizens address council on special sessions

July 8, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Being an informed citizen is important for some Churubusco residents.

Several people regularly attend the town’s council meeting twice a month.

A special meeting was called by town leaders to discuss an employee handbook, and those who faithfully attend the meetings were absent.

In spite of the town’s diligence to report the session, the town residents were left uninformed about the special meeting.

At Tuesday’s regularly scheduled council meeting, public comment was allowed and the issue was voiced by those in attendance.

Summer library fun

July 8, 2013

South Whitley Community Public Library offers a summer reading program that engages youth in hands-on learning.

Young adults have read about ancient civilizations, and at the same time crafted several items to replicate artifacts from the era being studied.

Pictured are some of the program’s participants who created Mayan war masks.

Pictured, from left, are Cody Thompson (11), Librarian Shannon Langmaid, Kyle Calhoun (13) and Scott Thompson (16).

To learn more about the reading program as well as other library activities, call 723-5321.

Abandoned house catches fire

July 8, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — An abandoned house in southeast Whitley County caught fire Saturday night in Union Township.

Firefighters responded to a home at County Road 700 East and Hiler Road at 9 p.m. after dispatchers received a phone call from a passer-by who saw smoke.

According to fire scanner traffic, the house had been abandoned for several years, and was located on Steel Dynamics Inc. property.

 

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