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July 26th, 2013

In search of the ring

July 26, 2013

Children at the Peabody Public Library celebrated J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” Tuesday with a party.

Four teams participated in a scavenger hunt, following clues throughout the library in search of their own “ring.” Party goers dug in a wading pool full of sand to search for “treasure.”

Pictured, from left, are Kiylin Gaff (10), Georgia Lieb (14), Katie Thompson (14), Daryan Austin (9), Anakha Austin (13), Aeris Austin (11) and Daniel Thompson (11).

Popular pup

July 26, 2013

Choleene Leinker, of Columbia City, is the proud owner of a 4-year-old Shih Tzu named Scooter, pictured.
“Scooter is the love of my life,” said Leinker. “I spoil him rotten, but he is worth it.”

Leinker’s pup was featured in a nationwide column, Ask Heloise.

The Columbia City native had her pooch photographed for the column’s weekly pets feature.
“I just had him groomed. Kelley with Precious Pets does a great job with him,” Leinker said. “I think he’s the cutest little dog ever.”

See more loveable pets on pages B6-B8 of the July 26 issue of The Post and Mail.

ONLINE POLL RESUTS

July 26, 2013

Concerning my ability to stay afloat in 10 feet of water:

  • I'm a fish, not a problem.
  • I think I could stay afloat awhile.
  • I'd sink like a rock.

Operation RoundUp supports young adults

July 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Several of Whitley County's youngest leaders received a boost recently thanks to the support of Operation RoundUP and Northeastern REMC.

Leadership Whitley County's Young Adult Inititaive was awarded $900 in grant funds to provide partial scholarships for each of the Whitley County High School students participating in the program.

Full tuition to the program is $600. Since incorporating students in the program two years ago, LWC has worked to partner with local supporters in an effort to offset the cost of tuition to the students.

CITY LETS BUSINESS OUT OF AGREEMENT: Warner Electric can leave without penalty

July 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A company that received financial incentives from Columbia City has been permitted to move out of city limits without penalty.

Warner Electric received city CEDIT money to help finance growth in 2009.

A provision of that agreement was to keep the company within the city limits.

Alan Tio, president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation, along with a representative of the company, were on hand at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, informing city leaders that Warner Electric would be moving to the former USSI Building, just outside of Columbia City.

MAKING THE BAND: Taylor Fredricks band creates noise in the music business

July 26, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Numerous would-be musicians dream of forming a band that will become the next sensation on the music scene. When Taylor Fredricks started playing guitar, his dream was much the same.

Although his partnership with some small-town musicians was unexpected, Fredricks and three Churubusco natives came together to form the Taylor Fredricks Band.

IN COURT: Woman pleads guilty to selling drugs out of local hotel room

July 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman accused of selling drugs out of a hotel room pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Arethra Wheeler, 32, admitted her guilt to maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony. A charge of dealing a Schedule II controlled substance was dismissed.

Wheeler was arrested in September of 2012 for using and selling drugs from a room at the Budget Inn, where she was residing.

As per a plea agreement, Wheeler will receive a two-year sentence for her crime, with one year to serve at the Whitley County Jail, and another year suspended.

Athlete of the Year named today

July 26, 2013

Selections have been made for The Post & Mail’s 2012-13 Athlete of the Year.

The announcement is being made today in a special section published today in the “Athletes of the Year” tabloid.

The special section will also feature all of The Post & Mail’s Athletes of the Week and honorable mentions from the 2012-13 seasons.

Honorable Mention Athletes of the Year and two Mental Attitude winners will also be named in the publication.

July 25th

Sign up offered online for WCCS

July 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools will offer online registration for the 2013-14 school year. It will no longer be necessary for parents to visit their child's school for registration.

Parents and guardians will be able to complete all the necessary registration forms online, through a web interface. They will also have the option to pay their child's book bill online.

Blue Ribbon barns

July 25, 2013

Awards were presented to various 4-H clubs for the barns in which the groups utilize.

Whitley County 4-H Council members Jennifer Lilly and Val Wietfeldt passed out the awards July 16.

Pictured are representatives of the Horse & Pony club and the Blue Ribbon designation earned.

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