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June 27th, 2014

MAN FOUND: Kessler found in Chicago

June 27, 2014

A missing Columbia City man has been found in Chicago. For more information, see this weekend's edition of The Post & Mail

TRUCKIN' TODDLER: OSD Midway entertains children

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (June 27, 2014) -- Children of all ages are having fun in downtown Columbia City this week for Old Settlers Days. Discounted wristbands will be on sale Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

DOGGIE DAYCARE: New services offered at CC Veterinary Hospital

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s first doggie daycare is up and running.
CC Veterinary Hospital officially opened a new part of its business a few weeks ago, and an open house is scheduled for Saturday.

Saturday’s open house offers the opportunity for dog owners to visit the facility, located on Ind. 9 north of Countryside Drive. The open house is from noon to 3 p.m.

BINGO!: Legion's event tonight and Saturday

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (June 28,, 2014) — The American Legion Old Settlers Bingo will be held tonight beginning at 6 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Post’s home, located at 430 W. Business 30, Columbia City.

CELEBRATING CITIZENS: Old Settlers Association hands out annual awards

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Old Settlers Day has morphed into a five-day event full of lights, sounds and deep-fried treats. During its evolving, Old Settlers Days was held during decades of national tragedies and victories.

Living through some of those milestones are two Whitley County women, Virginia Grabner and Mary (Woll) Stampe.

Grabner and Stampe were honored as the longest-continuous Whitley County resident and the oldest citizen at a ceremony held Thursday evening on the Courthouse Square.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Park moves forward with pool

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After more than a year of discussions, Columbia City’s Park Board has proposed a location for a new aquatics facility.

Because the property is privately owned and has not been purchased yet, the location has not yet been released to the public, but officials are ready to move forward with the next step in the process for the new pool.

SECURITY CONCERN: Woman caught boarding plane with fake ID

June 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE (June 27, 2014) — A woman in Fort Wayne faces an identity deception charge after Homeland Security agents said she tried to get on an airplane at Fort Wayne International with a fake Mexican ID.

The Allen County prosecutor charged Yoandra De La Torre Thursday. Investigators said she tried boarding the plane last Friday with an ID bearing name Valentina Villanueva on it.

FATAL CRASH: Driver killed in moped collison

June 27, 2014

AVILLA — A man crashed his moped south of Avilla on Baseline Road Thursday night, according to the Noble County Sheriff’s Department.
Emergency personnel were dispatched near County Road 900 East after a car struck a moped in the middle of the road.

A sheriff’s deputy told area media Jeffery M. Bogenschutz, 53, of Garrett, was on the moped and possibly crashed about an hour prior to being found.

ON THE STAGE: Campbell to perform tonight

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (June 27, 2014) — Old Settlers Days will feature Jenny Campbell on the South Courthouse Stage tonight at 8 p.m.

Jenny Campbell is from Illinios with musical roots in Louisiana and Tennessee.

Influenced by her grandfather’s vinyl record collections containing artists like Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette, Campbell’s life was changed when she was given her first guitar.

Not long after this, singing in the mirror was no longer satisfying her musical itch, she began working for a music career.

FRIDAY AT THE FESTIVAL: OSD activities and events

June 27, 2014

•Peabody Public Library Book Sale, Ind. 205 (Van Buren Street) — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
•Elks Lodge Open House/Hog Roast, Karaoke - 109 S. Main St. — 5:30 p.m. — ?
•American Legion Old Settlers Bingo — Thursday and Friday beginning at 6 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Post’s home.
•Nitelife at The Center — 8 to 11 p.m., The Center for Whitley County Youth
•“Jenny Campbell” (country) - 8 p.m. on the South Courthouse Stage.

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