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May 5th, 2015

FINAL RESULTS: Penrod wins primary

May 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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

PRELIM RESULTS: Penrod leads absentee votes

May 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

STORIED COACH: Grove announces retirement

May 5, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — History is a funny thing. We remember big events that happen in our communities and sometimes overlook small details.

For instance, it probably didn’t gain a lot of attention in 1983 when Churubusco High School hired an assistant coach named Mark Grove to be the baseball team’s new head coach.

HEAD OF THE CLASS: Churubusco H.S. names valedictorian, salutatorian

May 5, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Valerie Pope and Peyton Brandt were recently announced as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the 2015 graduating class at Churubusco High School.

SATURDAY: Letter carriers food drive

May 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY ­— 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.

May 4th

FRIDAY CRASH: Motorcycle driver severely injured

May 4, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — A motorcycle driver was seriously injured Friday evening in a three-vehicle crash.

Adam Fogle, 39, of Spencerville, was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital in serious condition following the crash at the intersection of CR 950 East and CR 150 North.

According to a crash report by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Greg Barkley, 44, of Churubusco, was driving north on CR 950 East in his truck when he pulled out in front of the other two vehicles, which were traveling on CR 150 N.

U.S. 224 AND IND. 5 INTERSECTION CLOSED: Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Huntington County

May 4, 2015

HUNTINGTON COUNTY —The Indiana State Police is currently assisting the Huntington County Sheriff Department at the scene of a crash involving a small airplane and a pickup truck that occurred within the last hour at the intersection of US 224 and State Road 5, just outside of the city of Huntington.

At this time, that intersection is closed to traffic while investigators continue to gather information to determine why the single engine plane attempted to make an emergency landing before striking the rear of the stopped pickup truck.

FACING OFF: Primary election Tuesday

May 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A new face in city government is challenging a two-time incumbent in Columbia City’s Southeast District in Tuesday’s primary election.

Nicole Penrod and Billy Reffitt are on the Republican ballot — a ballot that is only available to residents living in the Southeast District.

STRUMMIN'S ALONG: ‘Specials’ bring variety to school work at elementaries

May 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — To local schoolchildren, related arts may not seem educational, rather a fun time to get away from book work.

Related arts, or “specials” as called by the children, include physical education class, art, music, library and technology.

May 3rd

MUSEUM EXPERT: Whitley native named to Culver post

May 3, 2015

CULVER, Ind. — Jill Long Thompson, Whitley County native and 1970 Columbia City High School graduate, has been named interim director of the Museum of Culver-Lake Maxinkuckee History.

Long Thompson said the opportunity was “just too interesting to pass up.” She began duties at the museum in mid-April, shortly after her term as board chair and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration ended.

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