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July 25th, 2014

RECORD-SETTING AUCTION: Champion animals go for top dollar

July 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With the final bang of the gavel, Whitley County’s 4-H Fair auction closed with a record setting total of $405,844.98 July 17.

Several individual records were set at the 2014 auction.

AUDITOR UNDER INVESTIGATION: McGuire on voluntary leave

July 25, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (July 25, 2014) -- Whitley County Commissioners and Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler announced earlier today that Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire is being investigated for alleged improprieties while acting in her county government position.

Read more coverage of this news story in Saturday's Post & Mail

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

July 25, 2014

FRIENDSHIP DEEPLY ROOTED: Diverse display by sunflowers

July 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — When Natalie Harker gave her best friend Carolyn Manning a couple extra sunflower seeds, neither one thought anything extraordinary would happen. However, as the weeks went by, and the sunflowers grew, it became apparent that Manning had planted some rather extraordinary seeds.

OLD & NEW: Art show to feature pieces from Passages

July 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY -- Since the Early Learning Center opened almost seven months ago, Passages Inc. leaders have not shied away from change, new challenges and adapting to the needs of those they serve. Passages, Inc. will be holding an art exhibit and silent auction to showcase creative pieces from its clients.
• Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.
• Creative Learning Center, 333 N. Oak St., Columbia City
• Free admission

ONE BANKS LEADER TO ANOTHER: Wife of Sen. Banks to run for seat vacancy

July 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Hoping to step in to fill her husband’s Indiana Senate seat while he is deployed to Afghanistan is Amanda Banks, wife of State Sen. Jim Banks (R- Columbia City). Earlier in July, Banks announced he had elected to institute a leave of absence beginning in the fall when he is expected to serve with the U.S. Navy.

REQUESTED REZONING PERMIT: Factory property denied in unanimous vote

July 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A rezoning proposal has been twice denied by the City of Columbia City. Two weeks ago, the Columbia City Plan Commission was approached by Stephan Wells, the owner of Wells & Sons Metal Recycling, and current owner of the former Testworth Laboratories property.

US 30 PAVING UPDATE: INDOT to start tomorrow, not today

July 25, 2014

(COLUMBIA CITY) July 25, 2014 — Mayor Ryan Daniel received a message from INDOT stating that the U.S. 30 paving will now begin tomorrow rather than today.

Major delays are expected. The Columbia City Police Department advises drivers to avoid US 30 in Columbia City due to pavement resurfacing.

PETS ON PARADE: Special Friday edition

July 25, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — In Friday’s edition of The Post & Mail, pets will be spotlighted in “Pets On Parade.” Dozens of local pets will be pictured.

The 2013-14 Athletes of the Week will also be inserted in today's paper. Each photograph of high school athletes selected during the school sports season are compiled in this keepsake.

TRAFFIC UPDATES: Van Buren Street open; U.S. 30 in limbo?

July 25, 2014

East Van Buren Street (Ind. 205) in Columbia City was re-opened to traffic at 8:30 Friday morning following storm wastewater line repair, according to police reports.

However, as of 8 a.m. Friday morning, the resumption of repaving on U.S. 30, which INDOT and Brooks Construction had scheduled, was not in progress. Traffic was flowing normally with the exception of the bottleneck on U.S. 30 bridge construction near Morsches Park.

Officials Thursday afternoon advised motorists that "U.S. 30 repaving resumes (Friday) in Columbia City. Expect major delays."

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