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June 9th, 2015

ON SALE: Old Settlers Days tickets

June 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Tickets for the 2015 Old Settlers Days are now on sale at various locations in Columbia City. This year’s OSD festival will be held June 23 to 27.

Tickets are available at the following locations:
Star Insurance, Lake City Bank, Star Bank on Frontage Road, Three Rivers Federal Credit Union, Family Video, Walgreens, J&J Insurance, BrewHa, Peoples Federal Credit Union, Walmart, Kroger, BE Comics, Chase Bank, Crossroads Bank, CVS, Redman Plumbing, Culligan Water, Shear Envy Hair Care, ProFed Credit Union and Teghtmeyer ACE Hardware.

HIGH-SPEED: Woman leads police on U.S. 30 chase

June 9, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — A high-speed chase covered roughly 10 miles of U.S. 30 on May 25 and ended with no injuries.

A report from Indiana State Police Trooper Donald Stoffel says a woman driving a small, white vehicle was spotted driving west on U.S. 30 at approximately 10:44 a.m. traveling in excess of 100 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Turtle Days to begin

June 9, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — The 66th annual celebration of the hunt for Oscar, also known as Turtle Days, begins Wednesday at Churubusco Park.

Rides will be up and running by 5 p.m. at the Midway on the south side of the park and will be open until 10 p.m. Wednesday. The Midway will be open Thursday from 5-10 p.m., Friday from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

TRACK AWARDS: 2015 Col. City boys

June 9, 2015

Columbia City’s boys track team announced its award winners at its annual banquet. Award winners from left include: Gage Emrick, Most Valuable Runner, hurdles; Heath Atkins, Most Valuable Jumper, long jump; Andrew McFarland - Most Valuable Runner- 200- and 400-meter dash and Most Valuable Participant; Noah Judd- Rookie of the Year, 400-meter dash; and Tim Hearld, Most Valuable Jumper, high jump.

PROPOSAL: No stoplights on U.S. 30

June 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Far-reaching changes to U.S. 30 are coming much sooner than originally projected.

Newly-released ideas call for the elimination of all stoplights on U.S. 30 from East Lincolnway through Columbia City to West Lincolnway. The plan includes overpasses at Ind. 109 and Ind. 9 with no access to U.S. 30 from Ind. 109.

June 8th

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.


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