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August 23rd, 2012

LEEUW: Wins slew of ISF poultry prizes

August 23, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Jackie Leeuw, 18, is used to being named champion in poultry competition at the Whitley County 4-H Fair and is getting honors at the Indiana State Fair as well.
Recently she won ISF’s Grand Champion Roasters and Meat Type Overall and Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Overall.
There were 30 other cages of chickens in the meat division and 50 cages of chickens in the overall round.
Leeuw had two chickens in the Sale Of Champ-ions at the 2012 ISF.
“This was my second time in the Sale of Champions and it was really cool,” said Leeuw.

BENEFIT: Local family to tee up for Alzheimer’s Association

August 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY­ — A benefit to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association is taking place at Magic Hills Golf Course Sept. 15.
A four person golf scramble will be hosted by Magic Hills and will cost $50 per person.
But this event has its own twist. One hundred percent of the money collected is going to the Alzheimer’s Association.
According to the Indiana Golf Office, golf outings used as fundraisers can lose up to 75 percent of monies collected in team fees and sponsors to the hosting golf course.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

August 23, 2012

Radio club
The next meeting of the Whitley County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) will be held tonight at the Peabody Library starting at 7 p.m. in the Lower Level Community Room A. The library is located at 1160 E. Ind. 205 in Columbia City. The program for the evening will be a demonstration on the new SDR/Flex radio presented by Paul Patterson / AE9P. All WCARC general meetings are open to the public. For further information on the Whitley County Amateur radio Club visit www.wcarc.org.

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Eel River rivalry: Whitko seeks revenge over last season’s loss to Col. City

August 23, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — After a dramatic game last season, several Whitko players mentioned the same goal in preseason interviews this summer.
Beating Columbia City.

A goal that is only fitting after last year’s disappointing loss for the Wildcats, and exciting win for Columbia City.

This season, both teams come into the game looking to pick up their first wins, after facing losses in the opening round. The Eagles lost to Warsaw last week, 20-14, and Whitko fell to Wawasee, 20-7, an improvement from last season’s 24-0 loss to the Warriors. Last year, Columbia City beat Warsaw 34-14.

Terry Farber, 61

August 23, 2012

Terry L. Farber, 61, of Columbia City, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at his home.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Marold and two children, Erika Pickett and Jeffrey Farber.
Arrangements are being completed at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.
A complete obituary will be published in the Friday edition of The Post & Mail.
Additional information may be obtained by logging on to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.

August 22nd

Moore takes on new opportunity

August 22, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Even if you’ve traveled the world like Scott Moore has, home is where your heart is.

“It doesn’t matter where it is, but the town where your family and friends are — that’s what I call home,” said Scott Moore, 27.
Moore has settled down in an area where he can be surrounded by loved ones.

Once a globe-trotting professional basketball player, he feels like he’s living the dream now that he is employed as the new personal trainer at Anytime Fitness in Columbia City.

Churubusco sweeps Whitko

August 22, 2012

CHURUBUSCO ­— The battle for Whitley County high school volleyball supremacy entered its initial phase Tuesday evening as the Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled up Ind. 205 to take on the host, the Churubusco Lady Eagles.

The Lady Eagles ran the table on the visiting Lady Wildcats as they took the Varsity, JV and C-team matches, ending all in straight set wins.

’Busco took the varsity match by a 25-25,25-16, 25-18 count. Churubusco took the JV match by a 25-20, 25-11 count, and the C-team contest by a 25-22, 25-19 score.

BACK TO SCHOOL

August 22, 2012

BUDGET: Whitko board eyes ’13

August 22, 2012


PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees opened Monday evening’s agenda with a budget review for 2013 presented by Director of Financial Operations Tom McFarland.

CANDIDATE: Whitley Co. democrats host Congressional candidate

August 22, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— The Whitley County Democrats held its annual Thomas Marshall Dinner Monday night. Among the guests were Kevin Boyd, candidate for Congress.
Boyd said that he wanted to run for the U.S. House of Representatives because he knows how difficult the lives of Americans are today.
“I share the determination and hard work of many struggling families in northeast Indiana, having worked two jobs since 2007 just to make ends meet,” said Boyd.
Boyd has been a Fort Wayne resident since 1989. He and his wife, Barb, have raised two children, Diana and Rob.

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