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July 15th, 2014

PIZZA NIGHT: Elks Lodge serves at Camp Whitley

July 15, 2014

The Columbia City Elks Lodge hosted pizza night at Camp Whitley. The boys and girls camp is one of the oldest youth camps in the state of Indiana, with many current Columbia City Elk members attending when they were young. The Columbia City Elks have assisted with many work projects at the camp over the past several years to keep up on assisting the youth of their community.

July 14th

4-H: Fair highlights

July 14, 2014

Jackson Pettigrew, a four-year member of 4-H, uses a shop vac to blow dry his steer in preparation for the show ring Sunday at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbia City.

ROTARY CLUB: Genesis of famed 4-way test

July 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Lee Baatz, new Columbia City Rotary Club president, started his year in office by treating fellow Rotarians to an “interesting” and “inspiring” video concerning the organization’s famed Rotary Four-Way Test which asks: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

WEATHER ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Watch

July 14, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY - (July 14, 2014) A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 7 p.m. for the following areas:

Grant
Huntington
Kosciusko
Lagrange
Noble
Wabash
Whitley

HOMEGROWN AND HANDCRAFTED: Wool spinning

July 14, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following is the third installment of The Post & Mail’s series: ‘Whitley County Homegrown and Handcrafted,’ highlighting local enthusiasts.

COLUMBIA CITY — Jan Meyers, Proprietor of Earth Mother Farm and retired neonatal intensive care nurse, is best recognized for working her spinning wheel Saturdays at the Whitley County Farmers Market on the Courthouse Square in Columbia City. Earth Mother Farm comprises 10 acres south of Columbia City. It was there that Meyers spoke of her passion for sustainable farming and her love of spinning wool.

QUAD RACE: Adding diversity to grandstand events

July 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A shot of adrenaline coursed through Joe Oliver’s veins as his quad-wheeler tipped, throwing him off and onto the hard dirt-packed ground of the grandstand. “I enjoy announcing because it’s a great chance to help out with the 4-H program in Whitley County,”said Cox. “We did a quad race this year, because we wanted to bring in a little diversity into the grandstand events.

4-H PETTING ZOO: Popularity growing at fair

July 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Fair is known for its variety of cattle shows and fair food, but in the last three years, another feature has grabbed the attention of fair goers. The Petting Zoo is in its third year. Kevin Ousley, a coordinator of the event, hauled in his collection of animals Saturday, and was ready to let children get up-close and hands-on with the animals.

SOFTBALL CHAMPS: North Pole Contest Group goes undefeated in tourney

July 14, 2014

The North Pole Contest Group team from the Columbia City Parks Department’s youth softball league won the Minor League Championship. The team placed second overall in the league and were undefeated in the tourney. In the first game, the girls won 9-2 over Impact CNC. In the second game, the team beat Orion 6-2. The girls won the semi-final game against Fahl Colors 9-2, and beat R&D Landscaping in the championship game, 3-2. The squad is sponsored by North Pole Contest Group, a Ham Radio station of out Alaska.

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

July 14, 2014

Monday

•8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Goat Show - Large Show Arena
•10 a.m. — Horse & Pony Walk /Trot Contesting - 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
•3 to 7 p.m. — Dairy Steer Show - Large Show Arena
•4 p.m. — Horse & Pony Contesting Advanced - Horse Arena
•5 to 9 p.m. — Commercial exhibits on display - Commercial Building

Tuesday

•7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Swine Barrow Show - Large Show Arena

Ellen Oliver, 84

July 14, 2014

July 30,1929 — July 11, 2014
Ellen J. Oliver, 84, a lifelong Whitley County resident, died at 4:48 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, where she was admitted earlier in the day.
She was born July 30, 1929, in Whitley County, a daughter of Paul and Edna (Souder) Anderson. She completed her education at Columbia City High School.
On March 20, 1928, she was united in marriage to Homer W. Oliver. Mr. Oliver died Jan. 28, 2002.
She was employed at Blue Bell.

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