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August 10th, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS â In the Coliseum at the Indiana State Fair Sunday a competition with no less drama and emotion than the Olympics was taking place.
Grand Champion and Reserve honors were bestowed on some of the best 4-H livestock in the state during the Grand Champion 4-H Drive earlier this week.
Jennifer Hinen, 18, of Columbia City, won Reserve Grand Champion Maine Anjou Steer at the Indiana State Fair Sunday.
âIt was awesome being in the Grand Drive,â said Hinen. âIâve never done this well before. It was crazy.â
COLUMBIA CITY â As farmers try to learn how to manage their way through the destruction caused by the summerâs intense drought, Purdue Extension offices across the state are offering a hand by providing instructional advice through meetings.
COLUMBIA CITY â The 17th annual Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow begins today and will run through Sunday at Morsches Park, Columbia City.
The event opens today at 5 p.m. with 32 vendors displaying and selling native crafts and products.
Three vendors will sell buffalo burgers, buffalo tacos, fry bread and more.
Soaring Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation will be in the Family Tent from 6 to 8 p.m. Holly Meyers will tell stories. At 7 p.m. Young Native Nite will be performing a freewill concert featuring Adam Strack. Strack plays guitar and his music is for by all ages.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Consolidated Schools is looking into using a recycling group out of New Haven known as PaperGator to recycle paper and draw more revenue back to the schools.
âWe have the opportunity for them to come into our district,â said WCCS Superintendent Dr. Patricia OâConnor to the school board Monday at a work session. âIt basically is a fundraising recycling effort.â
OâConnor said she talked to several principals on the subject, and none of them had any objections.
COLUMBIA CITY â The most recent postandmail.com On Line Poll, located on this web site's home page, reveals that 35% of respondents support aggressive local law enforcment; 33% are concerned about Fort Wayne crime coming here; 21% believe local crime is bad and it's getting worse; and 11% assert Whitley County has no crime problem.
Take this week's new On Line Poll located on the home page.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Whitley County home was destroyed in a fire late Wednesday night.
Columbia Township firemen were called to the residence at 856 E. CR 200 S. at approximately 11:45 p.m.
Firemen arrived to the scene to find the garage fully engulfed in flames.
Union Township, Washington Township, Jefferson Township and Columbia City firemen were called to assist with the blaze, which took several hours to put out.
Also on the scene was the Whitley County Fire Investigation Team.
According to fire scanner traffic, everyone inside the house got out of the residence with no injury.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Michigan man was severely injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident.
Michael Plumley, 62, was airlifted to Fort Wayne by Parkview Samaritan with severe head and internal injuries after his motorcycle collided with a car on Ind. 9 near the south county line.
Police were called to the area of 1000 S. Ind. 9 at approximately 5 p.m. after Plumleyâs motorcycle hit a car driven by Denise Brewster, 62, of Huntington.
COLUMBIA CITY â At the Whitley County Consolidated School board work session Monday, Superintendent Dr. Patricia OâConnor shared a memo with the board concerning a report made on Eagle Tech Academy.
OâConnor said Todd Hurst, who is the School Development Coordinator for the Center of Excellence in Leadership and Learning (CELL), was given the task to report to the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) about the progress of Eagle Tech Academy this year.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Local Emergency Planning Committee held its meeting Wednesday, mainly discussing updated information concerning earthquakes and the Haz Mat (Hazardous Materials) team.
Catherine Broxon-Ball, director and chairperson of the committee, said she is currently working on updating the earthquake plan.
âSo weâre checking to make sure the buildings we have are sheltered and set up for our earthquake plan,â said Broxon-Ball. âMost of them are schools.â