June 21st, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man who participated in two drug deals this past winter will serve a 12-year sentence at the state level.
Shane Bocskey, 26, pleaded guilty last month to one count of dealing methamphetamine. Bocskey was arrested with Derek Kohut in February after a drug deal at the Walmart parking lot.
Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer gave Bocskey a 12-year sentence to be served in the Indiana Department of Corrections, with all 12 years to be served.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A Post & Mail reporter received medical treatment for electric shock Thursday night after an incident at Turtle Days in Churubusco.
Nicole Ott, 22, was at the midway at Churubuscoâ€™s Town Park at approximately 8:15 p.m., taking photos of the festival, when a bundle of cables underneath a rubber mat allegedly shorted out, causing a spark and brief ignition.
â€śThe doctor said I was lucky I was wearing tennis shoes and not sandals,â€ť Ott said. â€śThe sole of my shoes helped slow the conduction of electricity.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An opportunity for outside enrichment proved very beneficial for members of the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees this year.
Three board members attended the National School Board Association Conference in San Diego this spring.
Board President Don Armstrong, Vice-President Tim Bloom and Bill Tucker said they learned a great deal from seeing the success stories of other school districts.
Columbia City recently held its summer tennis camp. Pictured, Camp 1, front row: Breanna Taylor, Lindsey Taylor, Katie Bolinger, Jackson Giszweski, Monty Goss and Elizabeth Parker.
Back row: Coach Katie Myers, Callaghan Myers, Samuel Joseph, Caden Binkley, Matthew Hoskins, Clayton Scott, Olivia Potts, Katie Bolander, Counselor Sydney Ford and Coach Karen Brandon.
Columbia City recently held its summer tennis camp.
Pictured, Camp 2, front row, from left: Bryce Roy, Maddie Miner, Andrew Hill, Abi Potts, Grace Hill, Maycee Nix and Madalyn Hill.
Second row: Joshua Lesley, Grace Korte, Sydney Korte, Adrianna Maley, Audrey Hill, Heidi Bolinger, Emma Waugh and Anne Ball.
Back row: Coach Katie Myers, Callaghan Myers, Brock Roy, Masyn Kreiger, Caleb Binkley, Garrett Anspach, Alyssa Clawson, Lydia Morgan, Abbi Milton and Counselor Sydney Ford.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley County residents are excited for the chance to see their photographs published in a special July publication.
The official start of summer and the longest day of the year is Friday.
To commemorate this unique day, The Post & Mail will publish, â€śA Day In The Life of Whitley County,â€ť a special publication documenting the activities of Whitley County residents on the longest day of the year.
This is an open invitation to photography enthusiasts, as well as shutterbugs of all types.
Whitley County Master Gardnersâ€™ annual garden walk will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Until Friday, tickets will be $7 each and can be purchased from: a Master Gardener, Purdue Extension â€“ Whitley County Office, Jones Greenhouse in Churubusco, Hartmanâ€™s Lawn & Garden in South Whitley, Portside Pizza at Tri-Lakes, or Saturday at any of the gardens.
Pictured is the garden of June Keiser and Mike Craig. Located at 1085 E. Wrightâ€™s Way, Columbia City, it is one for eight gardens featured on the walk.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Amateur Radio Field Day will begin Saturday at 2 p.m. and last until Sunday at 2 p.m.
The event is being presented by the Whitley County Amateur Radio Club.
This year, the event will be located at the Copsgear building at 3065 W. U.S. 30, Columbia City. This is a 24 hour event.
The public is invited to come ask questions about amateur radio and see what operators do. They can even help make contacts over the air or send a message to loved ones and friends.
This local event is part of the Amateur Radio Relay League Field Day held across North America.
Crews are putting the finishing touches on the remodeling of the Towne & Country sign near U.S. 30 in Columbia City this week.
Workers expect the sign to be completed early next week.
Pictured above, Dan (Gramps) Ingram works in the top of the sign Wednesday afternoon.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With a capital campaign that exceeded its goal, Passages, Inc. continues to further its mission to be a leader in providing quality and innovative programs and services for individuals with an intellectual disability.
The goal of the capital campaign was to raise $750,000 with $782,500 raised.
The capital campaign raised funds to remodel the former Parkview Health owned Lehmberg Medical Office Building in Columbia City.