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June 10th, 2015

BLINDSIDED: ‘At no point were we consulted at all’

June 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — When local officials were told there wouldn’t be any changes to U.S. 30 in the near future, they were shocked when maps of proposals were handed to them a month ago.

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and Whitley County Commissioner George Schrumpf received the early stages of new plans for U.S. 30 last month, with no knowledge that the highway was up for discussion.

PETITION PRESENTED: Neighbors flip about BMX ramp

June 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A petition of 28 signatures was presented to Columbia City’s Common Council Tuesday, prompting a lengthy discussion by the council with members of the community.

Danny Rumple, at 202 S. Walnut St., in Columbia City, has constructed his own BMX set up, equipped with ramps and a half-pipe that stands 6 feet, 9 inches tall.

June 9th

ON SALE: Old Settlers Days tickets

June 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Tickets for the 2015 Old Settlers Days are now on sale at various locations in Columbia City. This year’s OSD festival will be held June 23 to 27.

Tickets are available at the following locations:
Star Insurance, Lake City Bank, Star Bank on Frontage Road, Three Rivers Federal Credit Union, Family Video, Walgreens, J&J Insurance, BrewHa, Peoples Federal Credit Union, Walmart, Kroger, BE Comics, Chase Bank, Crossroads Bank, CVS, Redman Plumbing, Culligan Water, Shear Envy Hair Care, ProFed Credit Union and Teghtmeyer ACE Hardware.

HIGH-SPEED: Woman leads police on U.S. 30 chase

June 9, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — A high-speed chase covered roughly 10 miles of U.S. 30 on May 25 and ended with no injuries.

A report from Indiana State Police Trooper Donald Stoffel says a woman driving a small, white vehicle was spotted driving west on U.S. 30 at approximately 10:44 a.m. traveling in excess of 100 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Turtle Days to begin

June 9, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — The 66th annual celebration of the hunt for Oscar, also known as Turtle Days, begins Wednesday at Churubusco Park.

Rides will be up and running by 5 p.m. at the Midway on the south side of the park and will be open until 10 p.m. Wednesday. The Midway will be open Thursday from 5-10 p.m., Friday from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

PROPOSAL: No stoplights on U.S. 30

June 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Far-reaching changes to U.S. 30 are coming much sooner than originally projected.

Newly-released ideas call for the elimination of all stoplights on U.S. 30 from East Lincolnway through Columbia City to West Lincolnway. The plan includes overpasses at Ind. 109 and Ind. 9 with no access to U.S. 30 from Ind. 109.

June 8th

TURTLE DAYS: Post & Mail published schedule

June 9, 2015

It's not too late to pick up a copy of Monday's edition of The Post & Mail from an area newsstand or our office for the 2015 Turtle Days section.

The section includes information on the schedule and this year's special events.

The Monday edition is available at newsstands until approximately 10 a.m. and is available at our office any day during regular business hours.

BREAKING NEWS: Major changes planned for U.S. 30

June 9, 2015

A major renovation of U.S. 30 could be closer than first thought. Pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Post & Mail for details of a $30.5 million plan for the highway — which includes no stoplights in Columbia City — set for a 2019 start date.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED: 4-H welcomes Polish exchange group

June 8, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — As part of the Indiana/Poland 4-H Exchange, 22 Polish natives will make the trip to Columbia City this summer.

Now in its 11th year, the Indiana/Poland exchange has involved 160 Hoosier youth and families from 25 counties in the exchange experience.

4-H FAIR: Elkhart to use toy chickens

June 8, 2015

GOSHEN (AP) — A Northern Indiana county is turning to stuffed toy chickens and photographs as stand-ins for the real thing at its upcoming 4-H fair in response to a statewide bird show ban.

The State Board of Animal Health on May 27 banned bird shows, likely for the rest of the year, to protect Indiana’s commercial poultry farms and smaller flocks from an avian flu that’s killed about 45 million chickens, mostly in the Upper Midwest.


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