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July 14th

4-H: Fair highlights

July 14, 2014

Jackson Pettigrew, a four-year member of 4-H, uses a shop vac to blow dry his steer in preparation for the show ring Sunday at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbia City.

ROTARY CLUB: Genesis of famed 4-way test

July 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Lee Baatz, new Columbia City Rotary Club president, started his year in office by treating fellow Rotarians to an “interesting” and “inspiring” video concerning the organization’s famed Rotary Four-Way Test which asks: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

WEATHER ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Watch

July 14, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY - (July 14, 2014) A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 7 p.m. for the following areas:



July 14, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following is the third installment of The Post & Mail’s series: ‘Whitley County Homegrown and Handcrafted,’ highlighting local enthusiasts.

COLUMBIA CITY — Jan Meyers, Proprietor of Earth Mother Farm and retired neonatal intensive care nurse, is best recognized for working her spinning wheel Saturdays at the Whitley County Farmers Market on the Courthouse Square in Columbia City. Earth Mother Farm comprises 10 acres south of Columbia City. It was there that Meyers spoke of her passion for sustainable farming and her love of spinning wool.

QUAD RACE: Adding diversity to grandstand events

July 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A shot of adrenaline coursed through Joe Oliver’s veins as his quad-wheeler tipped, throwing him off and onto the hard dirt-packed ground of the grandstand. “I enjoy announcing because it’s a great chance to help out with the 4-H program in Whitley County,”said Cox. “We did a quad race this year, because we wanted to bring in a little diversity into the grandstand events.

4-H PETTING ZOO: Popularity growing at fair

July 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Fair is known for its variety of cattle shows and fair food, but in the last three years, another feature has grabbed the attention of fair goers. The Petting Zoo is in its third year. Kevin Ousley, a coordinator of the event, hauled in his collection of animals Saturday, and was ready to let children get up-close and hands-on with the animals.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE: Whitley County 4-H Fair events, activities

July 14, 2014


•8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Goat Show - Large Show Arena
•10 a.m. — Horse & Pony Walk /Trot Contesting - Horse Arena
•10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Adult Open Class on display - 4-H Center
•10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Mini projects on display - Shelterhouse
•10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — 4-H exhibits on display - 4-H Center
•3 to 7 p.m. — Dairy Steer Show - Large Show Arena
•4 p.m. — Horse & Pony Contesting Advanced - Horse Arena
•5 to 9 p.m. — Commercial exhibits on display - Commercial Building


•7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Swine Barrow Show - Large Show Arena

TRUCKER WISHES HE DIED IN CRASH: ‘There's not a day goes by we don’t miss her’

July 14, 2014

ALLEN COUNTY — An Ohio truck driver received a suspended seven-year prison sentence after a crash he caused killed a four-year-old Columbia City girl in 2012. Her parents spoke of the empty holes in their hearts that will never go away.

July 13th

AERIAL ACES: Whitley Co. Barnstormers take to the skies

July 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Huey helicopters, and WWI and WWII fighter planes streaked through the skies above Columbia City as a squadron of aces performed aerial feats.

The Whitley County Barnstormers held an open house Wednesday at Peabody Public Library to educate the general public about the sport of piloting model airplanes.

ON THE LOOKOUT: Police looking for suspicious shoppers

July 13, 2014

WARSAW (July 12, 2014) -- The Warsaw Police Department is seeking help from the public to identify the individuals or family in the attached photographs. Around 9 a.m. Saturday, the subjects were in the Warsaw Super Wal-Mart and purchased what is believed to be a clip board and several yard sale signs. The individuals arrived and left in a grey or silver Chrysler 4-door. One woman is seen carrying an infant and the welfare of the infant is of interest to police. If anyone can identify the individuals in the photographs, please call the Warsaw Police Department at 574-372-9511.

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