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BIG FISH, BIG PROBLEM: Neely on mission to preserve local lakes

July 31, 2014

Columbia City resident Adam Neely is on a mission to preserve local lakes. Neely has been bowhunting 45-pound fish, such as the ones pictured, which are threatening the habitats of area waters. These non-game fish include Dogfish, Common Carp, Gar, Asian Carp, Buffalo and Grass Carp. These particular fish are breeding so quickly that they are threatening other fish species in Northeast Indiana Lakes.

’BUSCO PAIR BOOKED ON DRUG CHARGES: Meth, mushrooms, heroin and marijuana found in home

July 31, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — A pair in Churubusco were arrested on a total of 22 drug charges last week. James Hampton, 45, and Shelly Stimmel, 35, were charged on multiple methamphetamine, heroin, mushroom, synthetic drug and marijuana charges after the Whitley County Drug Task Force received an anonymous tip July 22.

CHEERING CHILDREN: Learning the basics

July 31, 2014

Columbia City High School is hosting a camp for aspiring cheerleaders. The camp is led by the high school’s cheer squad in the Donald S. Weeks gymnasium.

High school fall sports previews, including games schedules, will be inserted into the Aug. 21 edition of The Post & Mail.

CITY 22nd SAFEST IN STATE: ‘I feel completely safe raising my family here’

July 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “When we hit the little things hard, the big things won’t come to town.” A motto taken on by the Columbia City Police Department is paying off, as Columbia City was recently named the 22nd safest city in the state of Indiana and the second safest in Northeast Indiana by Chief Executive Magazine.

July 30th

ROAD WORK UPDATE: U.S. 30 and Ind. 109 open

July 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (July 30, 2013) -- Columbia City Police Department has announced that Ind. 109 is now re-opened at US 30. Intersections are still congested so use caution in the area.

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.

TAYLOR MAKES MOVE: Hired as volleyball coach and teacher

July 30, 2014

CHURUBUSCO ­— Churubusco High School will have a new head volleyball coach this season with the addition of Suzanne Taylor. Taylor is a recent graduate of Indiana Tech where she majored in elementary education and played volleyball for the school for four years, as well as for other extra-curricular clubs and organizations.

Franklin A. Bush, 83

July 30, 2014

Franklin A. Bush, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:39 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Columbia City.
Born March 26, 1931, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Roscoe and Hildegarde (Weaver) Bush.
He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1949 and went on to receive his bachelor of science degree from Indiana University in 1958. Franklin earned his master’s degree at the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1965.

 

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