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July 8th, 2014

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.

BACK TO SCHOOL DONATIONS: Whitley Co. children gain support with Salvation Army

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Salvation Army of Whitley County will be preparing to help children return to school with a new pair of shoes and a backpack filled with required supplies. The Salvation Army’s Tools For School distribution will take place Saturday, Aug. 2.

WINONA LAKE MAN CHARGED: Hicks pulled woman from car by neck in battery case

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Winona Lake man is facing battery and criminal mischief charges after a domestic incident in Columbia City last month.

COWS, PIGS, GOATS: Fair marks 90 years of 4-H ‘fun’

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Cows, pigs, goats and other animals will converge on the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds for the 90th Whitley County 4-H Fair, which begins Friday.

See a complete list of fair events, as well as the daily menu, inserted in Tuesday’s edition of The Post & Mail, along with coverage of the Mr. & Miss Whitley County Scholarship Program.


July 7, 2014

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

COLUMBIA CITY — Nursing his ice cold Coffee Stout, a beer brew of his own design, Mike Porto, a wildlife biologist, speaks with a deliberate, well thought out tone. In his late 20s and with a swimmer’s build, Porto, of Columbia City, sports a dark beard — a product of his many hours in the field working with the Department of Natural Resources.

CONSTRUCTION TO CONTINUE: U.S.30 work begins - again

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Construction on U.S. 30 was stopped during the holiday weekend, but INDOT officials say it will begin again today.

Resurfacing work will continue along U.S. 30 impacting the intersections of U.S. 30 and Ind. 109; and U.S. 30 and Ind. 9. Construction is expected to move west by the end of the week.

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