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August 27th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â Cultivating relationships is the motivation behind every decision made at The Center for Whitley County Youth â even when choosing paint color.
âTo some it might seem like its just paint and drywall, but thereâs a purpose to what weâve done here,â said Jeff Wike, The Centerâs executive director. âEven building a concession stand was done in a way to see relationships grow.â
Something as simple as creating a space to âhang outâ could spur a positive conversation and connection between teens and adult volunteers.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Police Department is warning residents to protect themselves from scams.
While detectives investigate every case as thoroughly as possible, CCPD detective Chip Stephenson said scam cases are hard to prove, especially since many scammers live states, even continents away.
âOftentimes, the tips we get lead us nowhere,â Stephenson said. âUnfortunately, very few of those crimes are solved.â
Stephenson said the best way to avoid scams is to know how to protect yourself.
Whitley Countyâs Youth Council gathered for its first meeting Tuesday.
The group of students work with Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel along with other community leaders to learn leadership and to offer suggestions and ideas on bettering Whitley County.
Approximately 10 students serve on the council during the school year.
LARWILL â In its 159th annual event, Squawbuck Days was held in Larwill Friday through Sunday.
The three-day event was sponsored by the Larwill Firemen, Lions Club and the Richland Township Community Association, and was a joint fundraiser to raise money for the community.
Festivities began Friday with a tenderlion dinner at the townâs fire department. The Larwill Lions Club hosted a night of bingo.
Saturday, a breakfast was held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and visitors were able to purchase crafts, take in a flea market and venture out to several garage sales in town.
FREMONTâ Quick thinking and needed medical equipment helped save a personâs life before Churubuscoâs football game Friday night at Fremont.
Dave Crabill, a Whitley County media member and a long-time Eagle football supporter, according to Coach Paul Sade, collapsed on the sidelines during warm-ups.
Whitley County Commissioner Don Amber, who is a former paramedic, was at the game, and when he realized what happened, he went down from the stands to assist, along with Whitley County Sheriff Chief Deputy Marcus Gatton.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City senior football captain Sam Dailey remained in critical condition throughout the weekend after a head injury Friday night.
Dailey was hurt while trying to make a tackle against Warsaw in the season-opening football game.
âHe made an outstanding play on a run off-tackle,â Columbia City Randy Hudgins told an area newspaper. âWe watched it on film and it didnât look like anything out of the ordinary, but it must have hit him just the right way.â
WHITLEY COUNTY â There may be many fish in the sea, but Jeff Melvin caught one that many fishermen will never see in their lifetime.
Melvin, of rural Whitley County, hooked a 15-foot, 900-pound largetooth sawfish shark during a fishing trip in Florida April 29.
An endangered species, Melvin only had a few seconds to snap some photos, measure, and release his catch back into the wild. By law, he couldnât take the shark out of the water.
âI couldnât get the whole shark in the photo â he was so big,â Melvin said.
COLUMBIA CITY â Minor injuries were sustained in a rollover crash on Ind. 205, south of Columbia City Saturday night.
Officers on the scene said the driver had minor cuts on his hand. The name of the driver is not currently available.
WARSAW â Columbia City senior captain Sam Dailey was hospitalized in critical condition after an injury sustained during Friday night's game at Warsaw.
He was taken into surgery shortly after the game due to pressure and bleeding on the brain.
Dailey was named captain of the team last week.
Some reports say Dailey's condition has improved today, Sunday.
For more information, see Monday's edition of The Post & Mail
See Monday's edition of The Post & Mail to learn more about the rare largetooth saw shark caught by Jeff Melvin, of northwest Whitley County.