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July 3rd, 2014

$120K IN GRANTS: United Way supports 15 area nonprofits

July 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Grants have been awarded to 15 area nonprofits totaling approximately $120,000. After the United Way of Whitley County’s 2013-14 campaign, funds raised were disbursed among nonprofit applicants who were selected to receive the financial aid.

DRUG BUST: Task force nets 3 arrests

July 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Three people have been arrested in relation to a prescription drug fraud case in Columbia City. Timothy Collis and Nichole Perry were charged with prescription drug fraud, and Stacy Hays, the pair’s driver, was booked for possession of drugs.

J. Hal Stump, 77

July 3, 2014

J. Hal Stump, 77, passed away July 1, 2014, at Select Service Hospital in Fort Wayne after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 9, 1936, in Noble County to James and Gladys (Stults) Stump. On April 8, 1955, he married Bonita Bender.
Hal attended grade school at Washington Center and graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1954.
Hal spent his entire adult life dairy and grain farming.
He was a 10 year 4-H member, as were his children and grandchildren. Hal has been a 4-H leader for the past 55 years in Washington Township.

Lois Sleighter, 95

July 3, 2014

March 10, 1919 — July 1, 2014
Lois E. Sleighter, 95, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at her home.
Born March 10, 1919, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Thurman G. and Nellie I. (Birtwhistle) Busz.
She was a resident of Pierceton her entire life until moving in with her daughter five years ago. She attended Monroe High School.
She was a machine operator at Whitley Products, Pierceton for 36 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Pierceton.

TRAFFIC TEMPERS: Area residents, officials speak out about U.S. 30 work

July 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (July 3, 2014)-- Congestion and traffic tie ups are anticipated again today as work continues on U.S. 30 in Columbia City.

See today's issue of The Post & Mail for comments from residents and government officials.

COOL DOWN: Mild temps expected to continue

July 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (July 3, 2014) -- Some showers could move into the area which early in the day. These showers should be light and should only last until mid morning.

Temperatures will continue to cool and today will actually be the coolest it’s been since the beginning of June. High temperatures will only be in the lower 70s.

It will be even cooler overnight as lows dip into the upper 40s. These temperatures will begin to modify over the next couple of days and we will see more average highs toward Sunday and early next week.

Morning: Mostly cloudy with a few showers.

Low: 59°

July 2nd

CRASH: Collision impedes traffic on Line Street

July 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Motorists should take caution when traveling on Line Street, south of U.S. 30 tonight as a two-vehicle crash is causing slight traffic difficulties.

See Thursday's Edition of The Post & Mail for more details.

CONE CHAOS: U.S.30 traffic cones removed after day of motorist frustration, delays in commerce

July 2, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Traffic cones for U.S. 30 road work through Columbia City were removed shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, allowing both lanes of the busy thoroughfare to resume regular flow – with the exception of the bridge re-construction over Morsches Park.

That ongoing bridge work, coupled with this morning's start of U.S. 30 resurfacing between Ind. 9 in Columbia City and Ind. 5 at Larwill, caused massive traffic bottlenecks that frustrated motorists and delayed commerce all day Wednesday.

NEW UTILITY BILLING: Saves 60k per year

July 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City residents can expect a new look to their next utility bills that will be mailed soon. The service is expected to save the city approximately $60,000 per year.

TRAFFIC CLUSTER: Just in front of big travel weekend, U.S. 30 in Columbia City congested to near standstill

July 2, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Indiana Department of Transportation has several projects that have and will continue to cause time-consuming traffic congestion along U.S. 30.

At 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, well in advance of the upcoming crush of July Fourth holiday traffic, U.S. 30 eastbound was backed up beyond Wolfe Road to Business 30 West while crews from Brooks Construction labored in one of the lanes. Westbound traffic backups were just as bad, if not worse, due to the one-lane construction in addition to the ongoing bridge replacement project over Morsches Park.


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