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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: Remembering loved ones in annual walk

July 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — For more than a decade, The Compassionate Friends group has existed to support those grieving the loss of loved ones. After the death of their daughter, Betsy Jane, Ben and Betsy Gates founded The Compassionate Friends in 2001.

PENCE, BAILEY, KILBY: Gathering memories, sharing friendships

July 30, 2014

A trio of Whitley County men gathered for lunch at DeVol Field Monday. Bailey and Pence took the opportunity at lunch to tout Kilby’s career as a leader in developing sports programming in Whitley County.

1:1 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM: Students to ‘BYOD’ at Smith-Green

July 30, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Juniors at Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School will have the chance to bring their own electronic device to class this upcoming school year. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) pilot-program comes in the wake of many area schools and school districts nationwide implementing “1:1” technology programs.

BREAKING: U.S. 30/Ind. 109 intersection closed today

July 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — According to police scanner traffic, the intersection of U.S. 30 and Ind. 109 will be closed until this afternoon.

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B.A.B.E.: Raises $2,560 in annual photo contest

July 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A variety of barnyard animals were highlighted at the Whitley County 4-H Fair, but in one vendor booth it was photographs of “cute kids” that gained attention. B.A.B.E. of Whitley County’s annual Cutest Kids Contest was a fundraiser held during the 4-H Fair.

PROPERTY OWNERS: Site to provide tax bills online

July 29, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Property owners may want to know more about where their tax dollars go and exactly what those funds are used for. Whitley County government leaders want county taxpayers to know that county budgets and tax levy information is available at www.budgetnotices.in.gov, or by calling the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance at 888-739-9826.

OFFICIALLY CHARTERED: Kiwanis club launches volunteer initiative

July 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Another community-minded group has joined the list of nonprofit and service organizations in Indiana. However, the Kiwanis Club is unique in that its founding purpose has evolved in its almost 100-year existence.

TWO ON-STAGE PLAYS: ‘Gunsmoke’ at the Peabody Library

July 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Marshal of Dodge City was forced to gun down a gang of outlaws in Columbia City Friday night. The massacre was followed by the return of the dastardly villain Butch Cavendish. A group of amateur actors and volunteers performed two on-stage radio plays “Bloody Hands,” from “Gunsmoke” and “The Return of Butch Cavendish” from “The Lone Ranger” Friday night at the Peabody Public Library auditorium, performed by The Peabody Radio Theatre Players.

SCRAPBOOK TO RECAP: Whitley Co. Fair photograph submissions

July 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As part of The Post & Mail’s coverage of the Whitley County 4-H Fair, a scrapbook will be published in August. The special publication will include a recap of fair events and contests.
It will highlight 4-Hers’ projects and fair memories. This annual scrapbook is the ideal keepsake for 4-H families, friends and supporters.

FAIR FOOD AUCTION: Total sales equaled $10,685

July 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A variety of backed goods were auctioned off at the Whitley County 4-H Fair, which was held July 11 through 17 in Columbia City. Total sales equaled $10,685.

TIMEWARP TUESDAY: Downtown Columbia City in 1907

July 29, 2014

The photograph was submitted by Chuck Mathieu, a Churubusco resident and Churubusco historian. The photo depicts Van Buren Street in downtown Columbia City in 1907.
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Want to share a historical photo with The Post & Mail readers? You can submit a photograph via email at community@thepostandmail.com or bring your photo to The Post & Mail’s office, located at 927 W. Connexion Way in Columbia City, during normal business hours.

CC BARGAINS: Garage sale to return to for 2nd year

July 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — For a second year, Beth Gaff, of Columbia City, is spearheading an initiative for city residents to offer garage sales as a collective. The Columbia City Garage Sale will be Saturday from 8 to 5 p.m.

BIG J.A. FUNDRAISER: Courthouse Square to host auto show, farmers market

July 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Cars, trucks, motorcycles and golf carts will all convene around the Whitley County Courthouse Square Saturday to benefit local children. Junior Achievement will host its annual auto show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money for the organizations’s programs.

EXPECT DELAYS: U.S. 30 construction continues

July 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The U.S. 30 resurfacing project is in full-swing this week in Columbia City. Motorists should expect long delays, as traffic has been restricted to one lane in each direction on the federal highway.

HOMEGROWN AND HANDCRAFTED: Growing food and changing lives

July 28, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following is the fifth installment of The Post & Mail’s series: Whitley County Homegrown and Handcrafted, highlighting local enthusiasts.

COLUMBIA CITY — The farm and the pasture in its current state belies its past history. The farm has a “Disney-esque” quality to it. Flocks of birds were heard chirping and flying in an out of the barn. Flutters of color in the form of bees and butterflies cover the abundant fields of buckwheat. A calico barn cat made it’s way from the field, purring curious about the farm’s new visitor.

CHURUBUSCO ­— Churubusco High School will have a new head volleyball coach this season with the...
Money was raised for Leadership Whitley County through a sand volleyball tournament at DeVol Field...
Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...

 

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