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June 25th, 2012

NO FIRE: Commissioners ban open burning

June 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Commissioners, working in conjunction with the Whitley County Fire Chief's Association, have issued a burn ban for the county effective at noon Monday.
According to Commissioner Chairman Don Amber, the ban will continue until July 2 at 1 p.m., "which coincides with the next commissioners meeting."
Amber said the three-member panel would re-assess the ban at that meeting.
Additional information will be printed in the Tuesday edition of The Post & Mail.

WCCS: Technology director celebrates success

June 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Anne Plunkett, technology director, told the Whitley County Consolidated School (WCCS) board last week that her team had another successful year.
“The success can be seen in the many events that happen on a weekly, daily or even hourly basis that require technology,” said Plunkett. “The majority of these events happen without a thought as a to whether the technology will be working and available for these events to take place.”

Ashley Storm, 19

June 25, 2012

Service pending
Ashley Storm, 19, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, after being involved in a motorcycle accident. Funeral arrangements are pending at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City.

Myrna Ennis, 72

June 25, 2012

Service pending
Myrna J. Ennis, 72, passed away at 7:10 Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Funeral arrangements are pending at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City.

Mark Macy, 56

June 25, 2012

Mark E. Macy, 56, of Etna Troy Township, died at 8:05 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at his home. He had been in failing health since March.
He was born July 17, 1955, in Wolf Lake, a son of Thomas O. and Viola M. Burns. His formative years were spent in Thorncreek Township. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1973.
On Dec. 21, 1974, he was united in marriage to Kathy Jeanette Ellison. They made their home in Columbia City for six months, before moving to Etna Troy Township. Mrs. Macy died June 7, 1978.

WEEKEND CRASHES: Two motorcycle accidents end in two fatalities

June 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A 2012 Columbia City High School graduate and a Wolf Lake man were killed in two separate motorcycle accidents over the weekend.

Ashley Storm, 19, of Columbia City, was a passenger on a motorcycle when it crashed into a pick-up truck at the Hillegas and Goshen Road intersection in Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon.

According to police, around 11:30 a.m. a truck headed north on Hillegas Road turned in front of the motorcycle. The bike was driven by 19-year-old Jacob Bunker, who remains in serious condition.

Eagle Glen’s Junior Golf Camp

June 25, 2012

Several young linksters participated in Eagle Glen’s Junior Golf Camp.

Front row, from left: Seth Mills, Colin White, Logan Harkenrider and Evan White. Second row: Sawyer Bales, Jacob Straub, Gary Brice and Matt Brice. Third row: Landon Tuttle, Daniel McCullough, Abby Pequignot, Kendra Roberts, Taylor Glass and Sydni Farber. Fourth row: Jacob Farber, instructor Tia Lantz, Gracie Mills and Cole Straub. Sixth row, instructor Lauren Holloway and Evan Straub. Back row: instructor Andrew Thompson, instructor Trent Murphy and instructor Max Dryer.

June 24th

BREAKING NEWS: SGCS Superintendent steps down

June 24, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools is on a search to find a new superintendent and a high school principal.
Steve Darnell, superintendent, has tendered his resignation but the school board heard it off record and the staff of SGCS has received an e-mail from him stating his last day is June 29.
“I have enjoyed my time at Smith-Green Community Schools these past three years,” said Darnell.

June 23rd

GETTING READY

June 23, 2012

Tony DeWitt, a Whitley County 4-H volunteer, sprays down the motocross track last week. Officials are “grooming” the track for the 88th annual Whitley County 4-H Fair, which runs July 13-19.

KILTS & HAGGIS: 26th Highland Games coming to county

June 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The 26th annual Indiana Highland Games, the event highlighting Scottish heritage and culture, is growing this year – with more exciting activities added and free admission and parking for all.
Slated for Saturday, June 30, 2012, the Indiana Highland Games will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbia City.
By popular demand, this year’s games will feature dog agility performances by the Huntington County 4-H. Additionally, there will be sheep herding and duck herding demonstrations. The crowd will be urged to participate.

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