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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.

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

TRUCKER WISHES HE DIED IN CRASH: ‘There's not a day goes by we don’t miss her’

July 14, 2014

ALLEN COUNTY — An Ohio truck driver received a suspended seven-year prison sentence after a crash he caused killed a four-year-old Columbia City girl in 2012. Her parents spoke of the empty holes in their hearts that will never go away.

AERIAL ACES: Whitley Co. Barnstormers take to the skies

July 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Huey helicopters, and WWI and WWII fighter planes streaked through the skies above Columbia City as a squadron of aces performed aerial feats.

The Whitley County Barnstormers held an open house Wednesday at Peabody Public Library to educate the general public about the sport of piloting model airplanes.

ON THE LOOKOUT: Police looking for suspicious shoppers

July 13, 2014

WARSAW (July 12, 2014) -- The Warsaw Police Department is seeking help from the public to identify the individuals or family in the attached photographs. Around 9 a.m. Saturday, the subjects were in the Warsaw Super Wal-Mart and purchased what is believed to be a clip board and several yard sale signs. The individuals arrived and left in a grey or silver Chrysler 4-door. One woman is seen carrying an infant and the welfare of the infant is of interest to police. If anyone can identify the individuals in the photographs, please call the Warsaw Police Department at 574-372-9511.

1 DEAD, 18 HURT: Greyhound bus, car collide on interstate

July 13, 2014

An official says an eastern Indiana hospital has treated about 20 people who were injured in a collision between a Greyhound bus and a car.

Reid Memorial Hospital spokesman Larry Price says about half of those treated at the Richmond hospital after the Sunday morning crash on nearby Interstate 70 have already been released. He says many had scrapes, cuts and bruises.

LENDING A HAND: Lemmon to run for neighborly cause

July 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City resident is putting her feet in action to help a neighbor fight cancer.

Approximately seven months ago, Minda Lemmon, of Columbia City, found out that her good-friend and neighbor, Jane Goble was diagnosed with leukemia.

NO JAIL: Man at fault in death of Col. City 4-yr-old receives probation

July 12, 2014

ALLEN COUNTY — A semi-truck driver who slammed into a line of U.S. 30 traffic, killing a Columbia City girl, was sentenced in Allen County Court Friday — with no jail time.

BUNDLE OF $$$: Coupons and discounts in Post & Mail's Weekend Edition totals more than $174

July 12, 2014

Can you use some extra money?

There is a bundle of coupon and advertising savings in this Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail now on newsstands throughout Whitley County.
It's nearly the same as stuffing cash in your pockets!

In fact, your local newspaper contains more than $174 in coupon savings and discounts for Whitley County consumers!

In addition to top local news, extensive 4-H Fair coverage, court judgments, features and sports, the Weekend Edition has coupons and discounts from:

•The very popular SmartSource magazine of coupons;
•Walmart
•CVS Pharmacy

WINNER TAKES ALL: Hartwell sweeps 4-H Dairy Show

July 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Carl Hartwell “took the show” Friday afternoon to begin the 2014 Whitley County 4-H Fair.

Hartwell won both Showman of Showmen and Supreme Champion in the Dairy Show, the top two awards of the day.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Whitley County 4-H Fair events, activities

July 11, 2014

Grandstand Events

(Tickets available at the gate)
•Friday at 7 p.m. — ATV/ Quad Circle Track Racing - $7 or $10 for pits
•Saturday at 7:30 p.m. — Men’s Demolition Derby - $8 or $10 for pits
•Sunday at 7:30 p.m. — Truck and Tractor Pull - $8 or $10 for pits
•Monday at 7 p.m. — Mud Drags - $7

Friday

•9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Dairy Show - Large Show Arena
•noon to 3 p.m. — Food Auctions - 4-H Center
•11 a.m. to 9 p.m. — 4-H exhibits on display - 4-H Center
•11 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Adult Open Class on display - 4-H Center
•11 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Mini projects on display - Shelterhouse

SEWER REPAIRS: Expect driving restrictions on E. Van Buren Street

July 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City officials announced Thursday an emergency sewer and water pipe project on East Van Buren Street (Ind. 205) will begin today.

CRASH VICTIM IDENTIFIED: Barry, 43

July 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City man who was injured in a collision with a dump truck Thursday morning has been identified as John Barry, 43.

 

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