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July 26th, 2011

Couple face charges in June death of infant

July 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A couple was scheduled to appear in court Monday morning on charges of reckless homicide in connection with the death of a 17-month baby girl June 13 in Columbia City.
Jesse E. McIntosh, 25 and Brittany N. McConnehey, 24, both of 718 Pinecrest in Columbia City, were charged Friday in the death of Taylor McIntosh.
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July 25th

City mulls weather, open burning

July 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety met Friday to discuss several topics directly dealing with both temporary and permanent changes around the city.
The first topic brought before the board was a simple burn permit request; this turned the topic on the weather and burning in general.
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City to take over mystery sewer

July 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — There is a 600-foot stretch of sewer running underneath CR 600 E. and U.S. 30.
The line runs into the city and its equipment meets all of the specification requirements the city has for its tunnels.
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Police pursue shooting range funding

July 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – At last week’s meeting of the Whitley County Commissioners, Sheriff Mark Hodges submitted a request for funding to help complete construction on a shooting range.
Hodges said the building for such a range was approved in 2006.
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July 24th

Residents call for slower speeds on CR 300 N.

July 24, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Residents along CR 300 N. in Whitley County — particularly the area between Ind. 205 and U.S. Route 30 — are hoping to see slower traffic in the future.
The topic of vehicle speed was raised at this week’s meeting of the Whitley County Board of Commissioners.
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Record-setting: Cool and 'livestock-less' auction nets $376,897.72

July 24, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The 2011 Whitley County 4-H Auction was moved to the 4-H Center and was conducted without all livestock, for the first time in the auction’s history.
It was a time to cool down the buyers and heat up the bids as the auction was one for the record books.
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Fight lands South Whitley man in jail

July 24, 2011

WARSAW — A fight along a Kosciusko County dirt road Wednesday has left one man in critical condition.
Zachary J. Lee, 21, 202 N. Calhoun St., South Whitley was arrested and charged with aggravated felony battery after police say he beat up a Huntington man and left the victim lying in the road.
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Fair closes, results continue to pour in

July 24, 2011

Amidst sweltering temperatures last week the 2011 Whitley County 4-H Fair officially ended with the record-setting livestock auction on Thursday. As results continue to arrive courtesy of Purdue University Extension, Whitley County, The Post & Mail will publish winners and participants. In addition, a special section printed in the near future will highlight results and photographs from this year's fair.

Top showmen named at 2011 4-H Fair

July 24, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s a goal that most 4-Hers aspire to — Showman of Showmen Round Robin Champion.
But only two can achieve that goal each year. Crystal VanHouten and Tyler Johnson are the 2011 Round Robin Champions.
VanHouten won in the small animal category and Johnson won in the large animal category.
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July 21st

WCCS ISTEP results mostly positive

July 21, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The showing made by local students in annual statewide testing led the topics of discussion by the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees this week.
Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor presented the results to the board, which profiled WCCS students in grades 3-8. Her impressions of the results, as they relate to local students, was anything but pessimistic.
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