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May 6th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” This past deer hunting season, Whitley County hunters killed 997 deer. This ranks 59th of 92 counties in Indiana according to a 2014 report from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Of the deer killed in Whitley County, 575 were antlerless deer, leaving 422 as antlered.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thursday is National Day of Prayer, and several local events will be held in Whitley County.
Thursday morning at 7 a.m. there will be a Community Leaders Prayer Breakfast at Grace Lutheran Church.
A prayer service will be held by the Whitley County Ministerial Association at noon at the Whitley County Courthouse Gazebo.
Another service will be held at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Community of Hope Church.
CHURUBUSCO â€” As Whitley County sees its first 80-degree days of the year, area farmers are in the home stretch of their planting season. Aside from recent showers and thunderstorms, the soil has remained dry enough to plant through most of the spring thus far.
Mark Johnson, from Shady Grove Farms in rural Churubusco, says his farm has prepared for less than ideal conditions in fields.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Approximately 100 voters turned out for the primary election Tuesday.
Those 105 voters selected incumbent Nicole Penrod to represent the Republican Party as candidate for Columbia City Common Council Southeast District this fall.
Currently, Penrod is running unopposed for the general election.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A dense fog advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service.
Schools in the area have been delayed; however, Whitley County's schools are on schedule.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Incumbent Nicole Penrod won the primary election, according to results posted tonight by the Whitley County Election Office.
Penrod beat out challenger Billy Reffitt 63-42.
See more details in Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In Columbia City's Southeast City Council District, incumbent Nicole Penrod has the lead on challenger Billy Reffitt.
Penrod received 20 absentee votes while Reffitt had 13.
Voting wrapped up at 6 p.m. and final results are expected to be released soon.
CHURUBUSCO â€” History is a funny thing. We remember big events that happen in our communities and sometimes overlook small details.
For instance, it probably didnâ€™t gain a lot of attention in 1983 when Churubusco High School hired an assistant coach named Mark Grove to be the baseball teamâ€™s new head coach.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Valerie Pope and Peyton Brandt were recently announced as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the 2015 graduating class at Churubusco High School.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Saturday will mark the 23rd anniversary of the National Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
In an effort to help the less fortunate, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations from mail customers on the second Saturday in May each year.