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June 8th, 2015

TURTLE DAYS: Post & Mail published schedule

June 9, 2015

It's not too late to pick up a copy of Monday's edition of The Post & Mail from an area newsstand or our office for the 2015 Turtle Days section.

The section includes information on the schedule and this year's special events.

The Monday edition is available at newsstands until approximately 10 a.m. and is available at our office any day during regular business hours.

BREAKING NEWS: Major changes planned for U.S. 30

June 9, 2015

A major renovation of U.S. 30 could be closer than first thought. Pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Post & Mail for details of a $30.5 million plan for the highway — which includes no stoplights in Columbia City — set for a 2019 start date.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED: 4-H welcomes Polish exchange group

June 8, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — As part of the Indiana/Poland 4-H Exchange, 22 Polish natives will make the trip to Columbia City this summer.

Now in its 11th year, the Indiana/Poland exchange has involved 160 Hoosier youth and families from 25 counties in the exchange experience.

EAGLE LOSE: ’Busco baseball bows out in regional final

June 8, 2015

WHITING — All good things come to an end. For Churubusco’s Eagle baseball team, one of the best seasons in recent memory came to an end Saturday in the finals of the Whiting IHSAA Regional with a 12-2 loss to Lafayette Central Catholic.

Churubusco started regional competition with a 6-1 win over Boone Grove in the semifinal game. The Eagles jumped out to an early lead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning.

4-H FAIR: Elkhart to use toy chickens

June 8, 2015

GOSHEN (AP) — A Northern Indiana county is turning to stuffed toy chickens and photographs as stand-ins for the real thing at its upcoming 4-H fair in response to a statewide bird show ban.

The State Board of Animal Health on May 27 banned bird shows, likely for the rest of the year, to protect Indiana’s commercial poultry farms and smaller flocks from an avian flu that’s killed about 45 million chickens, mostly in the Upper Midwest.

WHITLEY CO. ATHLETES: McFarland races to 3rd in state

June 8, 2015

BLOOMINGTON — Whitley County track athletes made the trip to the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex at Indiana University, Bloomington, for the IHSAA State Finals track meet on Friday and Saturday.

Two Whitley County athletes made it to the awards podium. Columbia City junior Andrew McFarland placed third in the boys 400-meter dash and Whitko sophomore Kaitlyn Reed placed ninth in the high jump.

SEND OFF: ’Busco Class of 2015

June 8, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Seniors of Churubusco High School reflected upon their last four years at Sunday’s graduation ceremony.

Loved ones watched as ’Busco said goodbye to the Class of 2015 in the high school’s crowded gymnasium.

June 7th

READY FOR TURTLE DAYS? Special publication inserted Monday detailing fun and events

June 7, 2015

CHURUBUSCO – A special section will be inserted in Monday's edition of The Post & Mail highlighting the first big festival of the summer: Churubusco's famed Turtle Days!

Be sure to pick up Monday's Post & Mail to be "in the know" about all the activities. Your local newspaper is available for just 50 cents at news racks and convenience stores throughout the county. Better yet, subscribe for less that 37 cents per day home-delivered or less than a quarter for the complete newspaper to be available electronically via pdf pages. Call 244-5153 for details.

SECTIONAL CHAMPS: Eagles earn back-to-back titles

June 7, 2015

WARSAW — Columbia City High School’s golf team overcame a slow start on the front nine to claim the IHSAA sectional title at Warsaw’s Rozella Ford Golf Club on Friday.

The Eagles were three shots down to Plymouth at the turn, 149-152. A blazing back-nine comeback by Spencer Klimek helped the Eagles to a 303-305 win over Plymouth. Warsaw took third with a 315.

TEACHING ETHICS: Long Thompson takes position at Indiana University

June 7, 2015

Whitley County native and former U.S. Representative, Jill Long Thompson will be teaching Ethics for the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington in the 2015-16 academic year.

As a member of Congress, Long Thompson introduced legislation to limit the acceptance of gifts by members and staff. In her recent position at the Farm Credit Administration, where she served as Board Chair and CEO, she led the agency to strengthen its own internal ethics policy.


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