Archive - 2014
Editorâs Note: The following is the fifth installment of The Post & Mailâs series: Whitley County Homegrown and Handcrafted, highlighting local enthusiasts.
COLUMBIA CITY â The farm and the pasture in its current state belies its past history. The farm has a âDisney-esqueâ 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 itâs way from the field, purring curious about the farmâs new visitor.
Money was raised for Leadership Whitley County through a sand volleyball tournament at DeVol Field Saturday.
(COLUMBIA CITY) â Vehicles traveling east on U.S. 30 from Warsaw are experiencing minimal movement along with vehicles headed west. Both lanes appear to be moving very slow.
COLUMBIA CITY â In its 19th year, the Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow returns to Morsches Park, in Columbia City, Aug. 8-10.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Admission is $4, with children under the age of 12 admitted at no charge.
COLUMBIA CITY â The scent of burgers and potato salad filled the air near the steps of the Whitley County Courthouse Friday.Whitley County employees were served a cookout by their elected commissioners.
Kevin Thompson, of Tim Smith Construction, removed the letters atop the entryway of Columbia Cityâs City Hall before repainting it. As part of the spruce up, both pillars were also replaced.
COLUMBIA CITY â What does a gardener do with a garden overflowing with plump, juicy tomatoes, shiny green peppers, and crisp green beans?
Is there a way to select fresh produce in the summer to enjoy out of season?
Breanna Waugh sold the Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Beef Steer. Pictured with Waugh are some of her buyers. Left to right: Kyle Bolinger, Caleb Waugh, Jim Argerbright of Star Bank, Gene Browning of FCEC, Leroy Waugh, Tom Western, Jim Waugh, Justin Klingler of Troxel Equipment, and Danielle and Patrick Maley of Max Maley Family Farms.
COLUMBIA CITY â An investigation has started involving Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire and county funds she managed as part of her duties. According to Whitley County Commissioners, McGuire is on voluntary leave until further notice.
âI want to publicly apologize to my friends and family, my co-workers and to the citizens of Whitley County for my poor judgment,â McGuire responded in a written statement to The Post & Mail.
No official charges have been filed â Commissioners were adamant that specific details were still being uncovered as of Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY â Indiana Department of Transportation made an announcement Friday that work on U.S. 30 would resume today. Originally the project was to continue Friday, but as the morning commute began, no road crews were in sight.
The Post & Mail posted on its website (www.thepostandmail.com) Friday that Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel had been informed by INDOT officials that work was to be delayed until today.