July 26th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An investigation has started involving Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire and county funds she managed as part of her duties. According to Whitley County Commissioners, McGuire is on voluntary leave until further notice.
â€śI want to publicly apologize to my friends and family, my co-workers and to the citizens of Whitley County for my poor judgment,â€ť McGuire responded in a written statement to The Post & Mail.
No official charges have been filed â€” Commissioners were adamant that specific details were still being uncovered as of Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indiana Department of Transportation made an announcement Friday that work on U.S. 30 would resume today. Originally the project was to continue Friday, but as the morning commute began, no road crews were in sight.
The Post & Mail posted on its website (www.thepostandmail.com) Friday that Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel had been informed by INDOT officials that work was to be delayed until today.
LOGANSPORT (HSPA) â€” The rising cost of farming expenses is making it tougher for young farmers to get into agriculture, according to a national census.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Horses took center ring during the Whitley County 4-H Fair recently. 4-Hers competed in a variety of contests. Pictured is Alexa Working who earned Grand Champion in Western Performance. See more results and photographs of the horse shows and other animal contests in The Post & Mailâ€™s 4-H Scrapbook inserted Aug. 8.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the final bang of the gavel, Whitley Countyâ€™s 4-H Fair auction closed with a record setting total of $405,844.98 July 17.
Several individual records were set at the 2014 auction.
WHITLEY COUNTY (July 25, 2014) -- Whitley County Commissioners and Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler announced earlier today that Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire is being investigated for alleged improprieties while acting in her county government position.
Read more coverage of this news story in Saturday's Post & Mail
COLUMBIA CITY â€” When Natalie Harker gave her best friend Carolyn Manning a couple extra sunflower seeds, neither one thought anything extraordinary would happen. However, as the weeks went by, and the sunflowers grew, it became apparent that Manning had planted some rather extraordinary seeds.
COLUMBIA CITY -- Since the Early Learning Center opened almost seven months ago, Passages Inc. leaders have not shied away from change, new challenges and adapting to the needs of those they serve. Passages, Inc. will be holding an art exhibit and silent auction to showcase creative pieces from its clients.
â€˘ Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.
â€˘ Creative Learning Center, 333 N. Oak St., Columbia City
â€˘ Free admission
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Hoping to step in to fill her husbandâ€™s Indiana Senate seat while he is deployed to Afghanistan is Amanda Banks, wife of State Sen. Jim Banks (R- Columbia City). Earlier in July, Banks announced he had elected to institute a leave of absence beginning in the fall when he is expected to serve with the U.S. Navy.