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FINAL ELECTION RESULTS: Primary election decided

May 6, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (May 6, 2014) -- Final results for the primary election, as of 7:33 p.m., report the following percentages:

(R) State Representative District 83
43% KATHY HEUER
57% CHRISTOPHER N JUDY

(R) Prosecuting Atty (82nd Cir)
61.53% MATTHEW J RENTSCHLER
38.47% M BRUCE SCOTT

(R) County Sheriff
69.16% MARCUS (MARC) E GATTON
2.75% GEORGE D PEPPAS JR
28.09% GREG STIER

See a complete list of results as well as coverage of the primary election in Wednesday's issue of The Post & Mail.

River Friendly program awards area farmers

May 6, 2014

Since 1999, the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the 92 county SWCDS, Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, key conservation and agricultural organizations have sponsored the River Friendly Farmer Program.

The statewide initiative recognizes farmers, who through good production management practices, help keep Indiana’s rivers, lakes and streams clean.
The 2013 River Friendly Farmers from Whitley County are Jim Cormany and Kevin Jagger.

Summer events planned for youth

May 6, 2014

Passages, Inc., will offer a Summer Youth Enrichment Program. The program is designed for individuals, ages 12 to 22, with intellectual disabilities who are enrolled in a Whitley County school program.

The program focuses on practicing and enhancing academic, social, and vocational skills in a structured and “fun” environment.

The summer program will be held at the First Church of God, 1200 W. Depoy Dr. in Columbia City.

Sessions dates are:
Session I: June 16 through July 3
Session II: July 8 through July 25
Sessions will meet Mondays through Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Scoring community spirit

May 6, 2014

Columbia City Women’s Bowling Association recently held a baby shower for B.A.B.E., a nonprofit the aids women, expectant mothers and families in Whitley County.

Several items were collected as well as a donation of $50.
Pictured presenting the donations are Executive Director Shawn Ellis, left, and Gene Wright, a representative of the bowling association.

Fishin' at Morsches Park

May 6, 2014

Columbia City’s Wolves of Cub Scout Pack No. 3882 took a trip to the pond in Morsches Park Monday evening to try their hands at fishing. Though the fish didn’t bite, the second graders learned how to bait a hook, set a bobber, cast and tie their lures to the line. Pictured are Ryker Himes and Pack Leader Larry Wooley.

Library announces plans for summer reading

May 6, 2014

The Churubusco Public Library recently announced its events for May as well as its summer reading program.
Summer Reading Program

Registration will begin May 31 for the summer reading program titled, “You are Here!” The opening program will be held Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m. with visitors from Churubusco volunteer firefighters.

Following the opening program, on various dates, the library will have storyteller, interactive presentations, and movie showing available for children of all ages.

Commissioners tout Whitley County Corrections

May 6, 2014

Whitley County Commissioners took time in the middle of their regular meeting Monday to applaud the Corrections Officers that work in the jail and work release center.

“I know it’s a hard job sometimes, but what you do is invaluable to our community,” said Commissioner Chairman George Schrumpf to Whitley County Jail Commander Sean Martin.

The Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring this week, May 4 through May 10, as National Correctional Officers Week.

The ol’ fishin’ hole

May 6, 2014

Columbia City’s Wolves of Cub Scout Pack No. 3882 took a trip to the pond in Morsches Park Monday evening to try their hands at fishing. Though the fish didn’t bite, the second graders learned how to bait a hook, set a bobber, cast and tie their lures to the line. Pictured are Derrick Zecca and Eddie Dean.

Reimers weaves responsibilities with leadership

May 6, 2014

When it comes to leadership in Whitley County, Paula Reimers, 43, is the youngest County Council member to serve the area.

Sitting in the At-Large seat, Reimers is the only woman to be in the elected position. “I’ve always been fascinated by government,” said Reimers. “I like working for the people of Whitley County. I consider it an honor to do what I do.”

Reimers’ role as a Whitley County Councilwoman is just one of her many responsibilities.

Forces combined to fight hunger

May 6, 2014

Nonprofit vendors and a variety of organizations came together Saturday to fight child hunger.

Boomerang Backpacks is a program that targets elementary school children who might not have quality food during the weekend.

Nutritious food is packed in backpacks and bags by volunteers, then delivered to elementary schools in the area on Fridays. The children then have food and healthy snacks to eat during the weekend.

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