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July 7th, 2014

WINONA LAKE MAN CHARGED: Hicks pulled woman from car by neck in battery case

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Winona Lake man is facing battery and criminal mischief charges after a domestic incident in Columbia City last month.

COWS, PIGS, GOATS: Fair marks 90 years of 4-H ‘fun’

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Cows, pigs, goats and other animals will converge on the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds for the 90th Whitley County 4-H Fair, which begins Friday.

See a complete list of fair events, as well as the daily menu, inserted in Tuesday’s edition of The Post & Mail, along with coverage of the Mr. & Miss Whitley County Scholarship Program.


July 7, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following is the second installment of The Post & Mail’s series: Whitley County Homegrown and Handcrafted, highlighting local enthusiasts.

COLUMBIA CITY — Nursing his ice cold Coffee Stout, a beer brew of his own design, Mike Porto, a wildlife biologist, speaks with a deliberate, well thought out tone. In his late 20s and with a swimmer’s build, Porto, of Columbia City, sports a dark beard — a product of his many hours in the field working with the Department of Natural Resources.

Tom Wolfe, 88

July 7, 2014

Feb. 28, 1926 — July 3, 2014
Thomas Ray Wolfe, 88, of Columbia City, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Millers Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident since May.
He was born Feb. 28, 1926, in Whitley County, a son of the late Ray and Elvirta A. (Buckles) Wolfe.
He spent his formative years in Washington Township. The family moved to the Wolf Lake area where he graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1944. He continued his education at Purdue University receiving a bachelor’s in Engineering in 1949.

CONSTRUCTION TO CONTINUE: U.S.30 work begins - again

July 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Construction on U.S. 30 was stopped during the holiday weekend, but INDOT officials say it will begin again today.

Resurfacing work will continue along U.S. 30 impacting the intersections of U.S. 30 and Ind. 109; and U.S. 30 and Ind. 9. Construction is expected to move west by the end of the week.

July 6th

ACCUSED COP KILLER: Man accused of shooting officer had arrest record

July 6, 2014

Man accused of shooting officer had arrest record

INDIANAPOLIS — The father of the man police say fatally shot an Indianapolis police officer died in police custody 11 years ago.

Police say 25-year-old Major Davis Jr. is in critical condition following surgery. He's accused of shooting 51-year-old Officer Perry Renn with an assault rifle Saturday night on the city's north side. Davis faces a preliminary charge of murder.

CRAFTING CREATIVITY: Library offers variety of children programs

July 6, 2014

Elijah and Emmalee Knetter participated in the Peabody Public Library’s Fizz, Bang, Read craft time, in which they made constellations on Wednesday. The library offers a variety of children’s activities and programs during the summer months. See a complete calendar of events online at

Upcoming meetings

July 6, 2014

Redevelopment Commission

Whitley County’s Redevelopment Commission will meet Monday at 10 a.m. at the Whitley County Government Center, 220 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.
Items on the agenda include project updates from Alan Tio with the Whitley County Economic Corporation.

South Whitley

South Whitley’s Town Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

County Council

Whitley County Council members will gather for a meeting Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Whitley County Government Center, 220 W. Van Buren. St., Columbia City.

ALL SMILES: Living life at any age

July 6, 2014

The 2014 Old Settlers Days citizen awards were presented during the festival, June 26. Virginia Grabner (right) was honored for being the longest-continuous resident and Mary Stampe (left) was recognized as the oldest resident.

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...
The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown...


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