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April 3rd, 2015

SUED FOR RACISM: Whitley County Sheriff's Department under fire

April 3, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

BUSY, BUSY: April has a full schedule for Whitley Co. 4-H

April 3, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — April is a busy month for 4-H’ers. Meetings are in full swing and it is time to decide which animals will make the trip to this year’s county fair.

Livestock enrollment is due online by May 15 at 4:30 p.m. This year’s county fair is July 17-23.

Upcoming 4-H and Purdue Extension events for the month of April include:
•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.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 12 Adorable Easter crafts for kids!

April 3, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 12 Adorable Easter Crafts For Kids
Just in time for Easter, try out these 12 easy and fun crafts with your kids. From bunny ears to almond wreaths, it's fun for the entire family!

EASTER EGGS: Rain puts hunt on hold; rescheduled

April 3, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Thursday’s downpour of rain put the Columbia City Rotary Club’s annual Easter egg hunt on hold.

The event was rescheduled for today; however, more rain is in the forecast.

The egg hunt is scheduled to be held at 6 p.m. near the baseball diamonds at Morsches Park.

Event coordinator Gene Smith said as of Friday morning, the club hasn’t decided what will happen if the event is rained out again.

REVITALIZATION: Linvill building sold to investors

April 3, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Downtown revitalization in Columbia City took a step forward as a group of local investors purchased the Linvill Building with an eye toward converting it to a shared work space with the flexibility of accommodating both large and small businesses.

The group, consisting of Wayne Miller and his sons Nathan and Nick Miller, purchased the property on the northwest corner of Whitley and Van Buren Streets.


April 3, 2015

With the end of Spring Break for Whitley County high schools, athletics will begin in force next week. Churubusco’s Adrian Springer is shown competing in the long jump. Churubusco’s track team will return to action on Tuesday when they host Heritage High school at 5 p.m.

INVESTIGATING: Vandals damage historic property

April 3, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — On several occasions over the past several weeks, vandals have struck at the historic Hooper House at the southwest corner of Chauncey and Jefferson streets.

Windows on all sides of the historic structure, on both upper and ground floors, have been broken out. All three doors on the structure, including a frame on one door, have also sustained damage.

Columbia City’s Police Department is investigating the case. No suspects have been arrested and no charges have been filed as of Friday morning.

DENSE FOG: NWS issues Dense Fog Advisory

April 3, 2015

The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a Dense Fog Advisory in effect during the morning commute. Visibilities less than a quarter-mile are expected and drivers are advised to drive slowly, leave plenty of distance between cars and use headlights while driving.

April 2nd

VIDEO-ALERT: Hoosier lawmakers unveil changes to new law

April 2, 2015

Ind. Lawmakers Unveil Changes to New Law
State legislators say the new revisions to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act will prevent the law from being able to discriminate against 'anyone anywhere at anytime’.

REGISTRATION OPEN: Passages announces summer program

April 2, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc. has announced the opening of registration for their Summer Youth Enrichment Program.

The program is designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities to be able to practice and enhance their academic, social and vocational skill in a structured and fun summer environment.

The Summer Youth Enrichment program is open to individuals with an intellectual disability between the aged 12-22, who are enrolled in a Whitley County school program.

COLUMBIA CITY — A slow start by Columbia City’s Lady Eagle softball team and patience at the plate...
LIGONIER — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle softball team banged out 13 hits and used a six-run second...
AKRON — Whitko’s girls tennis team picked up a conference win at Tippecanoe Valley High School...


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