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August 30th, 2012

POLL RESULTS: Bet on 'Busco for best pigskin skein

August 30, 2012

Poll respondents on the home page of www.thepostandmail.com have predicted Churubusco High School's football team "to have the best won-loss record" in the county by the end of the football season. Churubusco received 55% of the votes, Columbia City High School 35% and Whitko High School 10%.

Be sure to participate in this week's poll, located on the right side of the home page of www.thepostandmail.com

MAKING CENTS: School spending, funding no longer a mystery

August 30, 2012

Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series that will explain school funding cuts against decisions to maintain, renovate and grow schools in Whitley County.

School has started for Whitley County’s three school districts — Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Smith-Green Community Schools and Whitko Community Schools. As the battle for the best deal on back-to-school items plays out for parents in retail establishments, school administrators are waging war each day to fight for education dollars.

DRUG TASK FORCE: Meth is a 'big problem'

August 30, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Drug Task Force made a presentation at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday on the dangers of methamphetamine, its origins, how it is made and why it has become a big problem.

DECALS: Col. City’s golf cart owners could be required to display proof of permits

August 30, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — An amendment was passed on first reading in regards to city golf cart permits at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday. It will be moved to a second reading at the next meeting Sept. 11.
With the county recently adopting an ordinance, Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said the city’s regulations state that those who operate golf carts in the city must have a city permit.
“I thought the golf carts could have some kind of a placard or decal that the permit holders could attach to the golf cart,” said Longenbaugh.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

August 30, 2012

Gunslinger live
The Post in Pierceton will host Gunslinger Live Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. For reservations contact 574-594-3010.
The Post is located at 134 N. First St., #6 in Pierceton.
Alzheimer’s group

August 29th

NEW APP: City unveils access to information

August 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel recently announced a new citizen engagement component for Columbia City, making it easy for citizens to stay connected to information concerning the city.
“We are one of the few communities in the state to have something like this,” said Daniel.
“Right now the (computer application) is only for the iPhone and iPad, but the Droid may be an option in the future as we see how this pans out.”
According to a press release, the computer application, also known as an “app,” was recently designed by Austin Drummond, a Huntington University student.

FIREWORKS AUTHORITY: Council gives Board of Works say-so to set dates

August 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The authority to grant Columbia City residents permission to shoot off fireworks in the city was transferred from one governing body to another this week.
An amendment was passed on second reading concerning the city’s Fireworks Ordinance at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said the ordinance had strict standards as to only allowing citizens to use fireworks on specific days in the year.
“This ordinance, first of all allows the Board of Works to set forth any additional dates, like this year when we had the burn ban,” said Daniel.

August 28th

'BUSCO DRUG STING: Nets Indy four

August 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A drug sting in Churubusco has resulted in the arrest of four Indianapolis residents, three on drug and gun charges and one for promoting prostitution, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.
Three of the four were in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for initial hearings.
Arrested were:
•Sue Kellems, 21, charged with dealing in a schedule II controlled substance, a Class B felony, possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony and carrying a handgun without a license, a Class A misdemeanor.

ONE HEAVY CHEVY: Restoration of ’55 Bel Air a ‘labor of love’

August 28, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Every nut, bolt, fender, wire, spark plug, motor and rim have been polished, replaced and the car is brand new. But yet it is still a 1955 Chevy.
With more than 2,000 man hours chalked on it Mike Herzog, 64, of Churubusco, considers it a “labor of love” to put the Chevy back together.
Bob Green, 67, of Ege, purchased the ‘55 Chevy from his brother-in-law’s (Kerry Boggs) grandmother.
“It had 55,000 original miles on it,” said Green.
He purchased the car for his then 15-year old son, Rick, to drive but it just sat in the garage.
Enter Mike Herzog.

METH LAB: Hanlon admits guilt to Larwill incident

August 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Warsaw man admitted guilt in Whitley County court Monday on charges related to a rolling methamphetamine lab that went out of control near Larwill in April.
Trever Hanlon, 36, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court to included manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, possession of two or more “precursors,” or ingredients used to make the drug, a Class D felony and maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.

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