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July 15th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Beta Upsilon of Delta Theta Tau Chapter recently elected its new officers, completed its geranium sale, and has been preparing to send Jody Klopfenstein to National Convention in Mississippi.
She will be headed for Whispering Woods Conference Center in Olive branch, MS. While there, she will get to enjoy going through Elvis Presley‚Äôs home.
Here's what's going on at the Whitley County 4-H Fair Tuesday. To see a schedule for the entire week of fair events, see the July 15 or 16 issue of The Post and Mail.
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Large Show Arena
Sponsored by: Holzinger Seed Services, Inc.
Horse & Pony
Junior & Senior english
10 a.m. Horse Arena
Adult open class on Display
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 4-H Center
Mini Projects on Display
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Shelterhouse
4-H exhibits on Display
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 4-H Center
Master gardeners programs
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs 4-H Fair held its Parade of Champions Sunday.
The event highlights participants who have excelled in the 4-H program.
Ten-year project Reserve Champion was awarded to Jackie Leeuw. The Champion was Tiffany Schuman.
Tenure award winners were Haylee Gardner and Tiffany Schuman. This award recognizes 4-Hers for their achievement and tenure in 4-H.
Other awards included:
‚ÄĘB.V. Award ‚ÄĒ Jessica Weitfield.
‚ÄĘHester Adams Award ‚ÄĒ Danielle Oliver and Jared Lamle.
‚ÄĘJim Teghtemeyer Award ‚ÄĒ Jared Lamle
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs 4-H Fair was more than just a project for Justin Hinen, it was a lifestyle.
Hinen passed away at age 21 after a snowmobile accident in March, but his presence still carries on at this year‚Äôs fair.
At Saturday night‚Äôs demolition derby, a moment of silence was held for Hinen, and many of the derby cars had a sticker with his nickname, ‚ÄúSkinny‚ÄĚ and the number 7 (Hinen‚Äôs derby number).
‚ÄúThe demolition derby is a big deal in our family,‚ÄĚ Justin‚Äôs brother Jeremy said. ‚ÄúMy brother and I grew up with it. 4-H and derbys are all we knew.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ It doesn‚Äôt seem plausible that a small, rural community such as Larwill, would be rocked with news of a horrific crime to a teenage girl.
However, the recent guilty plea made by Dean Pressler for child molesting, child seduction and sexual misconduct have some residents reconsidering the safety of their families.
According to law enforcement case reports, the victim, who was 12 years old at the time she met Pressler, was made a ‚Äúprisoner‚ÄĚ in her own home.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A local financial institution is hoping to take a leap into the future.
For STAR Financial Bank, though, the jump forward in time will be connected to aesthetics.
Renovations are scheduled for this fall at the downtown banking location, 102 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.
‚ÄúThe downtown office we have was built in the early 1960s,‚ÄĚ said David Smith, market president for STAR. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs a little age to the building in general, and a little obsolescence.‚ÄĚ
The renovation will take nearly nine months to complete. It will have a price tag just shy of $2 million.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Angie Sievers took the term ‚Äúsuper-mom‚ÄĚ to a new level early Monday morning.
Sievers was in her home, reading a book at approximately 12:15 a.m. Monday when she saw flames coming out of the back of her home.
She quickly got her husband and two young children out of the house, located at 6452 E. Edgewood Dr., near Churubusco, and called the fire department.
Though the home suffered considerable damage, Keith Sievers, Angie‚Äôs husband, is thankful for his wife.
The National Weather Service for Northern Indiana is calling for heat indices this week starting in the mid 90s and approaching 100 degrees by week's end.
High heat indexes are do to high temperatures and humidity.
The NWS reminds people to drink plenty of water, check on elderly neighbors and never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Precautions taken at this year's Whitley County 4-H fair regarding swine flu (H1N1) is nothing to be alarmed about, fair officials say.
Hogs will not be arriving at the fairgrounds until Monday as part of a precaution issued by the Indiana Board of Animal Health, but Fair Board President Cathy Heritier said fair-goers have nothing to be afraid of.
"As with anything else involving animals, it is important to wash hands and use hand sanitizer after handling animals ‚ÄĒ no different than visiting the zoo," Heritier said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County F.O.P. Lodge #131 is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Annual Country Music Benefit Show. The show will be held once again at Columbia City High School, 600 N. Whitley St., Columbia City, with one show Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
This year, the F.O.P. will host a country music spectacular show featuring Georgette Jones.
Georgette will perform a tribute show to her mother Tammy Wynette, who passed away 14 years ago.
She will also perform her own music and songs by her father, George Jones.