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July 12th, 2013

Peace-ful parade

July 12, 2013

Thorncreek Sons of the Soil’s parade float was tie-dyed and peace-signed Friday night at the Whitley County 4-H Fair Annual Parade.

The 4-H fair began Friday morning with the dairy show.

See Pages A6 and A7 of the July 13-14 issue of The Post and Mail for more coverage.

‘DON’T FENCE ME IN’: S. Whitley residents lean on council for property-line disputes

July 12, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Easements and right-of-ways were up for discussion at Tuesday’s town council meeting in South Whitley.

Bruce Gable, of South Whitley, paraded in a host of concerned citizens ready to debate the fence located at 704 Cherry Ln., South Whitley.

“There’s a privacy fence the homeowner put up,” Gable said. “I remember when I bought my property, I was told there couldn’t be any fences.”

HOUSE OF HORROR: Disturbing teen abuse case in Whitley Co.

July 12, 2013

LARWILL — Doors chained. Windows nailed shut. A teenage girl gives birth to two children — all before the age of 18.

It sounds like a Hollywood horror movie — but it’s not — it’s the atrocious story of a child who lived unnoticed in the Whitley County area for five years.

After the perpetrator, Dean Pressler, 40, pleaded guilty in court to child molesting, child seduction and sexual misconduct with a minor this week, many are questioning how such a horrific crime could go unnoticed in a small Indiana town.

But how does one inquire about the unknown?

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

July 12, 2013

Crime in Columbia City is...

• Under control by law enforcement
• Minimal due to law enforcement
• One the upswing and will continue to do so.

Whitley County 4-H Fair schedule for Saturday

July 12, 2013

Here's what's going on at the Whitley County 4-H Fair Saturday. To see a schedule for the entire week of fair events, see the July 12 or 13-14 issue of The Post and Mail.

Dairy steer feeder calf show
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Large Show Arena

Rabbit show
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Small Show Area

4-H & Adult open class exhibits on display
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 4-H Center

Mini projects on display
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Shelterhouse

Commercial exhibits on display
Noon - 10 p.m. Commercial Building

Council meeting
1 p.m. Show Barn

Elks ‘Pizza Night’ feeds campers

July 12, 2013

Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417 officers recently visited Camp Whitley.

This camp is one of the older youth camps in the state of Indiana, with many of the current Columbia City Elk members themselves attending when they were young.

The Columbia City Elks have assisted with many work projects at the camp over the past years to keep with their on going assistance to the youth of their community.

IN COURT: Kincaid seeks lawyer in sex case

July 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man who initially desired to represent himself in court will now have a public defender.

Bradley Kincaid, 21, was arrested in June for sexual misconduct with a minor. In his initial court appearance June 10 he said he wanted to represent himself.

However, on June 14 Kincaid requested a public defender. His request was granted, however his pretrial conference was continued to July 22 to give him time to meet with his attorney, Brad Voelz.

ECONOMIC EXPANSION: Business location revealed in South Whitley

July 12, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A joint effort by the South Whitley Town Council and Whitley County Econonic Development Corporation is expected to bring 35 new jobs to the town.

Town Council President Tony Starkey offered details about South Whitley’s plan to acquire the former Dwyer building by way of a zero-interest government loan.

“The EDC has been working with us since last year to make this deal possible,” said Starkey. “We are lucky to have those at the EDC come up with ways to attract new business to our area.”

MR. WHITLEY COUNTY: Farm living not a necessity for 4-H

July 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “It’s not just for the farm kids.”

Isaiah Kreider, Mr. Whitley County 2013, proves that anyone can find a place to excel in 4-H.

While other 4-Hers traditionally have projects in livestock, Kreider, a 10-year 4-H member, is focused on entomology, garden, bowling and fine arts.

He is the son of David and Judy Kreider, and was recently named Mr. Whitley County for 2013 as part of the Mr. and Miss Whitley County Scholarship Program.

As Mr. Whitley County, Kreider is looking forward to “being at the fair all day, every day” as well as meeting new people.

NO DEAL: City’s offer on property turned down

July 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s efforts to expand its property downtown were recently squelched.

In June, the city made an offer for purchase at 210 W. Market St., across the alley from city hall. The city’s offer was not accepted by the property owner, Mayor Ryan Daniel informed the Board of Works and Public Safety Tuesday.

That decision eliminated the need for the Common Council to pass a resolution approving the purchase.

WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...
SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

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