June 8th, 2015
A major renovation of U.S. 30 could be closer than first thought. Pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Post & Mail for details of a $30.5 million plan for the highway â€” which includes no stoplights in Columbia City â€” set for a 2019 start date.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As part of the Indiana/Poland 4-H Exchange, 22 Polish natives will make the trip to Columbia City this summer.
Now in its 11th year, the Indiana/Poland exchange has involved 160 Hoosier youth and families from 25 counties in the exchange experience.
WHITING â€” All good things come to an end. For Churubuscoâ€™s Eagle baseball team, one of the best seasons in recent memory came to an end Saturday in the finals of the Whiting IHSAA Regional with a 12-2 loss to Lafayette Central Catholic.
Churubusco started regional competition with a 6-1 win over Boone Grove in the semifinal game. The Eagles jumped out to an early lead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning.
GOSHEN (AP) â€” A Northern Indiana county is turning to stuffed toy chickens and photographs as stand-ins for the real thing at its upcoming 4-H fair in response to a statewide bird show ban.
The State Board of Animal Health on May 27 banned bird shows, likely for the rest of the year, to protect Indianaâ€™s commercial poultry farms and smaller flocks from an avian flu thatâ€™s killed about 45 million chickens, mostly in the Upper Midwest.
BLOOMINGTON â€” Whitley County track athletes made the trip to the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex at Indiana University, Bloomington, for the IHSAA State Finals track meet on Friday and Saturday.
Two Whitley County athletes made it to the awards podium. Columbia City junior Andrew McFarland placed third in the boys 400-meter dash and Whitko sophomore Kaitlyn Reed placed ninth in the high jump.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Seniors of Churubusco High School reflected upon their last four years at Sundayâ€™s graduation ceremony.
Loved ones watched as â€™Busco said goodbye to the Class of 2015 in the high schoolâ€™s crowded gymnasium.
CHURUBUSCO â€“ A special section will be inserted in Monday's edition of The Post & Mail highlighting the first big festival of the summer: Churubusco's famed Turtle Days!
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WARSAW â€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s golf team overcame a slow start on the front nine to claim the IHSAA sectional title at Warsawâ€™s Rozella Ford Golf Club on Friday.
The Eagles were three shots down to Plymouth at the turn, 149-152. A blazing back-nine comeback by Spencer Klimek helped the Eagles to a 303-305 win over Plymouth. Warsaw took third with a 315.
Whitley County native and former U.S. Representative, Jill Long Thompson will be teaching Ethics for the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington in the 2015-16 academic year.
As a member of Congress, Long Thompson introduced legislation to limit the acceptance of gifts by members and staff. In her recent position at the Farm Credit Administration, where she served as Board Chair and CEO, she led the agency to strengthen its own internal ethics policy.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Friday morning announcement revealed a major change to the July 21 concert at the Whitley County 4-H Fair.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Rodney Atkins will replace Dustin Lynch as the headlining act.
According to Kathy Price, events manager at Adams Radio Group, Lynch is part of a tour featuring country star Luke Bryan. Additions to the tour schedule prevent Lynch from performing in Columbia City in late July.