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April 6th, 2015
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Indiana Department of Transportation has begun signal improvements to numerous intersections along U.S. 30 in both Whitley and Kosciusko counties.
Beginning today, Shambaugh & Son of Fort Wayne started the $1 million modernization project near Etna Green in Kosciusko County, and is moving east along U.S. 30 toward Fort Wayne.
The project consists of new signal heads, cabinets and other upgrades designated for each area and the addition of flashing yellow arrows (FYA) on left-turn signals at select intersections.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Firefighters in Northeast Indiana were busy fighting grass fires over the weekend.
In Whitley County, there were seven grass fires that required assistance from local fire departments.
On Sunday, Churubusco responded to three grass fires. Jefferson Township had two, Thorncreek Township had one and Union Township also had one.
On Saturday, Jefferson and Union townships also responded to a small house fire on Raber Road.
The fire, located at 2665 S. Raber Rd., was squelched 18 minutes after the departments were dispatched.
The Megga Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Christ Community Church in Churubusco, had a large turnout Saturday. Held at the Churubusco Town Park, there were 14,000 eggs spread throughout various fields. Children were separated by age group. The event also featured a bounce house, games with prizes and free drinks and snacks. Columbia Cityâ€™s egg hunt, sponsored by the Columbia City Rotary Club, was held Friday at Morsches Park.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Historical Museum will host Jim Bickel, Native American expert, on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m.
Bickel will speak about Kil-So-Quah, the granddaughter of Miami War Chief Little Turtle. Admission to this program is free.
Bickel is from Huntington and serves as the president of the Huntington County Indian Artifact Society.
He is a past president and board member of the Huntington County Historical Society and Museum. He is also a board member of Forks-of-the-Wabash Museum in Huntington, and past president of the Indiana Archaeological Society.
CHURUBUSCO â€” After Columbia Cityâ€™s Park Department announced its new wheelchair-accessible playground last month, Churubusco officials are now looking to construct another in â€™Busco.
Columbia Cityâ€™s â€śEvery Kidâ€™s Dreamlandâ€ť is expected to be completed by June.
Depending on funding, Churubusco park officials hope to have the townâ€™s park within the next two years.
Officials decided to hold a raffle to help raise funds, and several prizes have already been collected.
Prizes include passes and gift cards from various retailers, a Peg Perago vehicle and a kitchen utensil basket.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Whitley County Highway Department announced Thursday that Airport Rd. between Ind. 9 and Etna Rd. will be closed for extensive road repairs beginning Monday, weather permitting.
The road will be closed from 7:30 a.m. through 3 p.m. each day and will be reopened during the evening hours. Officials expect that repairs will take approximately one week to complete.
The highway department asks that drivers plan an alternate route around the project during daytime hours.
This is one of several projects the highway department has planned for 2015.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Junior Achievement program is gearing up for its summer car show that will take place Saturday, August 1 downtown on the Courthouse Square.
The first 100 entries to register will receive a dash plaque.
Registration is $15 and all proceeds will benefit the nearly 2,700 Whitley County students participating in the Junior Achievement program.
Junior Achievement is a locally-funded organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.
In addition to the top local news of the day, features and local sports, the Easter Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail contains a basket full of coupon savings and discounts. The Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” A former Whitley County Sheriff's Deputy is alleging he was fired because of his race.
Terrance McKinney, 29, was fired from the sheriff's department last year. He has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court, claiming two incidents that he was discriminated against, including one before he was sworn in.
See the weekend edition of The Post & Mail for more details on the case.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” April is a busy month for 4-Hâ€™ers. Meetings are in full swing and it is time to decide which animals will make the trip to this yearâ€™s county fair.
Livestock enrollment is due online by May 15 at 4:30 p.m. This yearâ€™s county fair is July 17-23.
Upcoming 4-H and Purdue Extension events for the month of April include:
â€˘Dining with Diabetes at the South Whitley Community Public Library takes place April 1, 8, 22 and 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event includes an hour of educational programming and an hour of food demonstration and taste testing.