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WHITKO FFA: Helping hands at the fair

August 21, 2014

Recently 13 members of the Whitko High School’s FFA Chapter attended the Indiana State Fair to work in the Cattle Barn along side of the cattle department staff.

METH CONTROL: Whitley Co. beefs up its anti-meth legislation

August 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County health officials will soon have more firepower in their arsenal in the fight against methamphetamine use.

FITNESS CRAZE: Chair Zumba to meet all needs

August 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A popular fitness option has been adapted to accommodate those with physical limitations. Zumba, a high-energy workout that combines dance with aerobics, has become a “fun” way to reduce weight and increase fitness.

SWES RENOVATIONS: Ceremony marked with anticipation for new amenities

August 21, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — District officials and community leaders gathered in front of South Whitley Elementary School (SWES) Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony. The event was held to signify the renovations and additions being made to the elementary school.

APOLOGY FOR 'POOR JUDGMENT': Auditor resigns during investigation

August 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In an exclusive interview with The Post & Mail in July, McGuire offered her public apology for her “poor judgement.” The Indiana State Board of Accounts is also investigating, according to Commissioner George Schrumpf. After allegations of improprieties led Jennifer McGuire to take a leave of absence from her position as Whitley County Auditor, she officially resigned her duties Wednesday with a letter to Gov. Mike Pence.

HOT & HOTTER: Temps climb, humidity rises

August 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 21, 2014) -- The heat and humidity will continue to build. Meteorologist expect the hottest and most humid surge of the summer which will reach well into next week.

Temperatures will be in the lower 80s this afternoon but uncomfortable as dew points will rise into the 70s. Periods of showers and storms are expected today as energy from an approaching warm front is pushed north from the Gulf of Mexico.

NECK DEEP: Cromwell man buried

August 21, 2014

CROMWELL (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Two Auburn men are facing felony charges after allegedly tying up a Cromwell man and burying him up to his neck.

According to area media, Phillip Longsworth and Karl Karn are both facing a charge of criminal confinement causing bodily injury.

The incident began when Longsworth reported someone had stolen a saw from his business. That was when he and Karn allegedly lured the victim -who they say had knowledge of the theft- to Longsworth’s business.

AUDITOR RESIGNS: McGuire officially steps down

August 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Jennifer McGuire, former Whitley County Auditor, has officially resigned her position as an ongoing investigation continues regarding her use of county funds.

Read more of this story in today's issue of The Post & Mail.

BOMB SCARE: Huntington North High School threatened

August 20, 2014

HUNTINGTON (Aug. 20, 2014) -- Students at Huntington North High School returned to classes at around 1:40 today after being evacuated to the football stadium just before 1:00 pm after a note that was found was judged to be a bomb threat.

A search of the school turned up nothing, however all athletic practices have been canceled for the day.

An administrative assistant in the school district sent the following release on the threat and evacuation at 1 p.m. today:

SHELTER CELEBRATION: Humane Society to mark decade of service

August 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Humane Society is celebrating 10 years of caring for homeless animals in Whitley County. A free tour of the county’s animal shelter, located at 951 S. Line St. in Columbia City, will be provided Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. along with food and refreshments.

CHAIR CANING: Heritage wisdom on display at local Farmer's Market

August 20, 2014

Whitley County Farmers Market vendor Little Hawk re-canes and refurbishes chairs during a typical Saturday morning at the market, held on the Whitley County Courthouse Square. The farmers market is open each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital Medical Plaza.

CAR CRASH: Teenage driver ejected on Ind. 14 Tuesday

August 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A young driver was ejected from her vehicle after a crash at the intersection of Ind. 14 and Raber Road Tuesday evening.
The 16-year-old female driver, whose name was not released, was transported to the hospital with broken ribs, along with cuts and bruises. Whitley County Sheriff Sergeant Cory Patrick said the girl was awake, alert and talking to police when they arrived on the scene.

FROZEN FUNDS: Whitley Co. EMA experiences temporary file loss

August 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Due to a clerical error the Whitley County Emergency Management Agency’s funds were suspended until this week. The hold is due to a grant that had not been filed with the state. The Emergency Management Performance Grant, and its corresponding ethics disclosure statement, were temporarily lost due to a filing error.

KIDS DREAMLAND MAKEOVER: This season may be playground’s final summer

August 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Nearly two years in the making, 22-year-old Maddie Hinen is bringing her vision into fruition — a vision inspired by her passion to help children with disabilities.

WEATHER WARNING: Strong storms on the way

August 19, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 19, 2014) -- Whitley County Emergency Management Agency officials have offered a weather update for the area.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed almost the entire state of Indiana under a Slight Risk for Severe Weather for today. Currently strong storms are moving into the western part of Illinois and are expected to continue to move eastward.

There is an expectation of an outbreak of strong to severe storms to affect our region mid-to-late afternoon. The threat with these storms is large hail and damaging winds.

ANGOLA — Columbia City’s volleyball team held on for a five-game win Wednesday night at Angola....
WHITLEY COUNTY — Area football teams are taking a final day of preparation before the season opens...
The Columbia City Church of the Nazarene Alpha team won the Church League Softball championship...

 

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