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May 24th, 2015
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Several poultry shows across the country have been cancelled as a result of the recent avian flu epidemic that made its way into Whitley County this month.
Reports are calling the outbreak the largest ever, affecting 15 states and 37 million birds.
As for Whitley County, a backyard operation was confirmed infected with the virus May 9 and lost 77 birds. This is, so far, the only documented case in Indiana.
WHITLEY COUNTY Ââ€” With the recent controversy surrounding Whitley Countyâ€™s pig wrestling event at the 4-H Fair, board members were forced to discuss the situation in a recent meeting.
â€śAfter our meeting, we decided to continue with the event as usual,â€ť said Brad Arnold, head of events at the Whitley County 4-H Fair.
This decision follows harsh and lengthy debates on social media and petitions that argue back and forth about the morality of the event.
Two petitions created on www.change.org have been signed by people in other states and even other countries.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s annual Memorial Day Parade will march Monday at 10:30 a.m. through the cityâ€™s downtown.
The parade is hosted by American Legion Post 98 and coordinated by the Legionâ€™s Dick Stark.
â€śAnyone can participate; just show up before the parade,â€ť Stark said. Those wishing to participate should arrive between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
The parade begins at Eagle Tech Academy, travels east on Van Buren Street, and ends at Greenhill Cemetery.
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ALBION â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team completed a perfect 11-0 slate in the Northeast Corner Conference with an 8-1 win over host Central Nobleâ€™s Cougars Thursday evening.
With two runs in the top of the third inning the Eagles went up 2-1 after three innings. Churubusco blew open a tight 2-1 game with six runs in the top of the sixth inning for the win.
Churubusco pitcher, Jacob Howe, tossed a one-hitter for the Eagles, striking out 11 and giving up only three walks in the complete game effort.
SOUTH BEND â€” A series of public meetings to discuss elements that will be included in the Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway Corridor Management Plan is being hosted by the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association.
The meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend one or more of the meetings.
The format of the meetings will include a presentation reviewing the history of the byway designation and an update of the current status.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s livestock judging program continued its winning tradition last weekend at Indianaâ€™s state livestock judging competition.
The group accomplished a rare feat; winning both the FFA and 4-H divisions, giving Columbia City its fourth and fifth state titles in the last four years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools honored 13 retiring staff members with a special reception and recognition at Mondayâ€™s Board of Trustees meeting.
The 13 retirees represent 297 years of service to the school district.
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