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July 8th

CHICAGO TURNS INTO WAR ZONE: 14 killed, 82 wounded during holiday weekend

July 8, 2014

CHICAGO – President Barack Obama's hometown, led by his former chief of staff Mayor Rahm Emanuel – and home to some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation – turned into a veritable war zone during the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The death toll in Chicago was 14 dead and 82 wounded.

Each night of the long holiday weekend, at least a dozen people were shot in the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year.

LANE RESTRICTIONS: U.S. 30 to return this Friday

July 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a traffic nightmare last Wednesday when U.S. 30 was restricted to one lane east and west in Columbia City, officials released an update that construction will resume on the project Friday.

TIMEWARP TUESDAY: 'Busco in 1906

July 8, 2014

The photograph was submitted by Chuck Mathieu, a Churubusco resident and Churubusco historian. The photo depicts a street fair in 1906 in downtown Churubusco.
Want to share a historical photo with The Post & Mail readers? You can submit a photograph via email at or bring your photo to The Post & Mail’s office, located at 927 W. Connexion Way in Columbia City, during normal business hours.

MISS WHITLEY CO: Laux crowned

July 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Sequined gowns and poised stage presence was abundant at the 2014 Miss Whitley County Scholarship Program Monday night at the First Church of God in Columbia City. Taking the crown and sash as the new queen was Brooke Laux, the daughter of Randy and Debra Laux.

SEE YOU AT THE FAIR: Event schedule inserted in today's paper

July 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A special publication will be inserted in today's (July 8, 2014) paper that will feature a list of Whitley County 4-H Fair events and activities.

HEATED DEBATE: Truck stop rezoning project continues

July 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A request to rezone a parcel of land in order to accommodate a possible truck stop was approved at Monday’s Whitley County Commissioners meeting. Monday’s meeting was attended by concerned parties both in favor of and against the truck stop proposed for the rezoned intersection.

July 7th

RECREATIONAL FATALITY: Man drowns trying to get beach ball in Fort Wayne

July 7, 2014

FORT WAYNE (AP) — Indiana conservation officers are investigating the drowning death of a 31-year-old man in a Fort Wayne lake.

Conservation officers say Adam Palm was swimming in Kekionga Lake after 2 p.m. Monday when a beach ball blew past him.

They say he attempted to swim out to retrieve the ball and began to struggle and went under water.

His body was recovered by the Fort Wayne Water Rescue Team within 30 minutes in about 10 feet of water and about 30 feet from shore.
He was pronounced dead at Lutheran Hospital.

CROWNED QUEEN: Laux declared 2014 Miss Whitley County

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (July 7, 2014) -- Contestants participated in the 2014 Miss Whitley County Scholarship Program tonight with Brooke Laux taking the crown as queen.

See complete coverage of the event along with photos in Tuesday's edition of The Post & Mail

ROAD WORK UPDATE: Daytime Restriction to US 30 Scheduled for Friday, July 11

July 7, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (July 7, 2014) -- U.S. 30 is expected to offer more delays to drivers beginning Friday, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Motorists can expect to see one lane traffic configuration resume.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District announces the daytime restriction of U.S. 30 to one lane between Lincolnway (Columbia City) and Ind. 5 (Larwill) is scheduled to resume Friday, weather permitting.

The restriction will be in place as part of the US 30 resurface project from Ind. 9 to Ind. 5.

FELINE FRENZY: 4-Hers paraded cats at Cat Show

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Although the Whitley County 4-H Fair officially begins Friday, cats took center stage at a recent show at the fairgrounds. Whitley County 4-Hers paraded their cats as part of the 4-H Fair Cat Show, held June 28 at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds. Seven students participated in showmanship, cage design, demonstrations and costumes.

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...


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