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May 10th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Farmers Market opens Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. downtown.
Special events have been slated to highlight the market.
To celebrate its 76th anniversary, the Salvation Army of Whitley County will be at the market giving out free doughnuts. A yoga class will be conducted on the Courthouse lawn at 10 a.m. by Laughing Lotus Yoga Center.
The countyâ€™s Master Gardeners will also be on hand, along with Whitko Middle Schoolâ€™s Clean World Association with its annual flower and plant sale.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Challenging oneself to improve Ââ€” and perseverance.
Those were the keys to success for Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2013.
The valedictorian is Aakash K. Patel, the son of Kirit and Sangita Patel. The salutatorian is Tiffany Nicole Harber, the daughter of Ed and Sue Harber.
Both challenged themselves to end up where they are now. Harber said she started ranked 36th in the class her freshman year and is now second.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Indiana is a great place to do business.
That was the message from Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Whitley County EDC annual meeting at C&A Tool Thursday.
While Ellspermann pointed out that being part of Gov. Mike Penceâ€™s administration was about economic development, she was quick to tout the efforts of the previous administration.
â€śWe are building off of eight great years with Mitch Daniels,â€ť she said of the former governorâ€™s administration.
Tom Strack, a Whitley County resident, found a body on his property in these woods, located on County Road 800 East, north of Old Trail Road, Wednesday night.
The death is currently being investigated by the Indiana State Police, with the assistance of the Whitley County Coroner and Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” â€śThat smell is something you never forget.â€ť
Tom Strack, 64, made a gruesome discovery Wednesday night after he caught wind of an all-too-familiar odor from his past.
Strack, who served his country in Vietnam more than 40 years ago, picked up on the smell of a dead body in his woods Wednesday night.
â€śIt is its own odor,â€ť Strack said. â€śI recognized it right away.â€ť
Strack, who lives on County Road 800 East north of Old Trail Road, was walking home from his momâ€™s house on Johnson Road through the trails in his woods.
WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Coroner identified the body of a man who was found in a wooded area in Whitley County Wednesday night.
The man has been identified as Dillon Travis Warner, of Fort Wayne.
Coroner Randy Dellinger said the cause and manner of death are uncertain, pending complete autopsy results.
See Friday's Edition of The Post & Mail for a special interview with the property owner, Tom Strack, who stumbled upon a body in his woods Wednesday night.
A summer car show will be held once on month on Monday evenings in order to benefit community food banks.
Each car show participant is asked to bring two or three food items that will be collected and then distributed to the food pantries.
Music will be provided at the show as well as prizes for the cars displayed.
The show will be held in the parking lot of Arbyâ€™s, Columbia City on the following dates: May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Beginning Sunday, Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City, will host a week-long series of special events meant to highlight and encourage communication and relationships between patients, families, communities and caregivers in the nursing center.
With the theme of â€śTeam Care: Everyone Pitches In,â€ť the activities are part of National Nursing Home Week, May 12-18, an annual observance sponsored by the American Health Care Association of Washington, DC, and the Indiana Health Care Association.
Eagle Tech Academy freshmen and sophomore students spent part of their school day serving in the community.
Pictured, Lucas Steinke (back) and Davin Lawrence paint an exterior door at The Center for Whitley County Youth.