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July 16th, 2014

POLITICAL DEBATE LEADS TO ARREST: Bar fight tussle with police

July 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A disagreement over politics led to the arrests of two Columbia City men. Russell Lehman, 56, and Steven Eckert, 63, were booked into the Whitley County Jail after getting into a fight at Duff’s Bar in Columbia City Friday night.

3-ON-3 REGISTRATION: Big G’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament deadline today

July 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY -- The Big G’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament deadline for registration is TODAY.

Download the registration form here:

The event will take place Saturday on the courthouse square from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Following the tournament there will be live entertainment featuring Lake Effect, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stick around after the hoops for a rockin’ good time.

SWINE ANTICS: Pig wrestling results and photos in today's Post & Mail

July 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (July 16, 2014) -- Did you or someone you know compete in the Whitley County 4-H Fair's Pig Wrestling Contest last night? Look for photos and results in today's issue of The Post & Mail.

COOL DOWN: Mild temps expected to continue

July 16, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (July 16, 2014) -- Cool conditions are in store for the area again today. High temperatures will barely make it into the 70s.

Much like yesterday clouds are expected for much of the afternoon and an isolated shower is not out of the question.

Temperatures gradually warm up over the next several days and will be back into the 80s for the weekend. Early next week we will see upper 80s.

Today: Partly sunny with increasing afternoon clouds and an isolated shower possible.

High: 70°

Winds: NW 5-10 mph

Tonight: Clearing and very cool.

Low: 50°

July 15th

PARADE OF CHAMPS: 4-H projects honored

July 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Crowds filled the stands at the Large Show Arena to witness the awarding of several fair categories for the Whitley County 4-H Fair Sunday. More than a hundred 4-Hers’ names were called to receive a medallion as part of the Parade of Champions.

DAIRY FEEDER: Calf show awards

July 15, 2014

4-Hers participated in the Dairy Feeder Calf Show Saturday at the Whitley County 4-H Fair. Reserve Grand Champion Bred, Born, and Raised Dairy Beef Feeder Steer was awarded to Morgan Reimer.

RHYTHMICAL STEPS: Hometown ‘star’ evokes the need to dance

July 15, 2014

Melvin Mullins, an artist from Columbia City, made an appearance Sunday at the Whitley County 4-H Fair. With a laid back atmosphere, a varied music selection and a deep singing voice, Mullin’s concert evoked a need to dance.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE: Whitley County 4-H Fair events, activities

July 15, 2014


•7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Swine Barrow Show - Large Show Arena
•10 a.m. — Horse & Pony Junior & Senior English - Horse Arena
•10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Adult Open Class on display - 4-H Center
•10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Mini projects on display - Shelterhouse
•10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — 4-H exhibits on display - 4-H Center
•1 to 5 p.m. — Master Gardeners Programs - Ag Museum
•2 p.m. — Pets judged - Small Show Arena
•4 to 6 p.m. — Livestock judging - Large Show Arena
•5 to 9 p.m. — Commercial exhibits on display - Commercial Building

ADA EXPERTS: Street dept. skilled at sidewalk installation

July 15, 2014

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SEALING SCAMMERS: ISP solicits public's help to find alleged driveway sealer con men

July 15, 2014

The Indiana State Police and the Noble County Sheriff Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two men, believed to be a father-son duo who have been soliciting their paving services and in doing so, allegedly bilked an elderly couple out of thousands of dollars.

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