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June 10th, 2015

EMA: County director resigns

June 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Heflin has tendered his resignation to Whitley County’s Board of Commissioners.

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, Columbia City’s representative on the Emergency Management Agency advisory board, said that while Heflin felt that he had made significant progress in Whitley County’s emergency management, that a factor in his decision to resign was a desire to be with his family, who lives in southern Indiana.

COUNCIL: Pig wrestling not against city ordinance

June 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A local resident asked Columbia City’s Common Council to review the city’s ordinance in regards to the Whitley County 4-H Fair’s pig wrestling contest.

City ordinance states that there is to be no “combat” between animals and humans.

POULTRY: 4-H to use poultry photos in show

June 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Members of the 4-H Fair Board announced the most recent plans for birdless poultry members during this year’s county fair.

Last month, the State Board of Animal Health banned bird shows across the state in hopes of preventing the spread of the bird flu virus. A West Coast strain of the virus was detected in Whitley County in early May and has been the only confirmed case in Indiana.

BLINDSIDED: ‘At no point were we consulted at all’

June 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — When local officials were told there wouldn’t be any changes to U.S. 30 in the near future, they were shocked when maps of proposals were handed to them a month ago.

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and Whitley County Commissioner George Schrumpf received the early stages of new plans for U.S. 30 last month, with no knowledge that the highway was up for discussion.

PETITION PRESENTED: Neighbors flip about BMX ramp

June 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A petition of 28 signatures was presented to Columbia City’s Common Council Tuesday, prompting a lengthy discussion by the council with members of the community.

Danny Rumple, at 202 S. Walnut St., in Columbia City, has constructed his own BMX set up, equipped with ramps and a half-pipe that stands 6 feet, 9 inches tall.

June 9th

ON SALE: Old Settlers Days tickets

June 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Tickets for the 2015 Old Settlers Days are now on sale at various locations in Columbia City. This year’s OSD festival will be held June 23 to 27.

Tickets are available at the following locations:
Star Insurance, Lake City Bank, Star Bank on Frontage Road, Three Rivers Federal Credit Union, Family Video, Walgreens, J&J Insurance, BrewHa, Peoples Federal Credit Union, Walmart, Kroger, BE Comics, Chase Bank, Crossroads Bank, CVS, Redman Plumbing, Culligan Water, Shear Envy Hair Care, ProFed Credit Union and Teghtmeyer ACE Hardware.

HIGH-SPEED: Woman leads police on U.S. 30 chase

June 9, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — A high-speed chase covered roughly 10 miles of U.S. 30 on May 25 and ended with no injuries.

A report from Indiana State Police Trooper Donald Stoffel says a woman driving a small, white vehicle was spotted driving west on U.S. 30 at approximately 10:44 a.m. traveling in excess of 100 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Turtle Days to begin

June 9, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — The 66th annual celebration of the hunt for Oscar, also known as Turtle Days, begins Wednesday at Churubusco Park.

Rides will be up and running by 5 p.m. at the Midway on the south side of the park and will be open until 10 p.m. Wednesday. The Midway will be open Thursday from 5-10 p.m., Friday from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

PROPOSAL: No stoplights on U.S. 30

June 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Far-reaching changes to U.S. 30 are coming much sooner than originally projected.

Newly-released ideas call for the elimination of all stoplights on U.S. 30 from East Lincolnway through Columbia City to West Lincolnway. The plan includes overpasses at Ind. 109 and Ind. 9 with no access to U.S. 30 from Ind. 109.

June 8th

TURTLE DAYS: Post & Mail published schedule

June 9, 2015

It's not too late to pick up a copy of Monday's edition of The Post & Mail from an area newsstand or our office for the 2015 Turtle Days section.

The section includes information on the schedule and this year's special events.

The Monday edition is available at newsstands until approximately 10 a.m. and is available at our office any day during regular business hours.


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