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June 19th, 2013

Photos sought depicting longest day of the year

June 19, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County residents are gearing up for the official start of summer and the longest day of the year — Friday.

To commemorate this unique day, The Post & Mail will be publishing a special photographic publication in July documenting the activities of Whitley County residents on the longest day of the year.

This is an open invitation to photography enthusiasts as well as shutterbugs of all types.

WASHED AWAY: Heavy rains pound South Whitley with river, wastewater problems

June 19, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Heavy rains have been South Whitley’s nemesis.

With each storm, rain water flushed grass seed down the Eel River from the newly graded bank along the town’s renovated wastewater treatment plant.

At the most recent town council meeting, South Whitley leaders were informed that consistent heavy rains had been detrimental to the newly laid grass seed.

Grass would not seem like a cause for the council’s concern. However, without the seed taking root, the overall project cannot be deemed completed.

Opening ceremonies on tap for Turtle Days

June 19, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Turtle Days will kick off tonight for all residents interested in taking part of the annual tradition.

“The Beast of Busco Returns” is the theme for the 2013 celebration, which will hold its opening ceremony tonight at 6 p.m. at the entertainment stage at Churubusco’s town park.

The introduction of royalty will also take place at 6 p.m. at the entertainment stage.

A junior karaoke competition will commence at 6:30 at the entertainment stage, and the adult competition will start at 8 p.m.

NEW AND REMODELED ELEMENTARY: Construction proposed for Whitko schools

June 19, 2013

PIERCETON — Is it possible for a school corporation to remodel and construct two elementary schools without increasing its residents’ property taxes?

According to a financial study conducted by H.J. Umbaugh and Associates, an accounting firm, it is possible — and Whitko Community School Corporation is going to give it a shot.

At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Steve Clason gave an in-depth presentation on a long-range plan established in 2011.

METH SUSPECTS IN COURT: Pair pleads not guilty to mobile lab

June 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A pair of individuals arrested for having a mobile methamphetamine lab had their first court appearance Monday.

Braidon Hall, 19, of Columbia City, and Mitchell Bradley, 37, of Garrett, were booked last Wednesday after a routine traffic stop turned up an mobile meth lab, allegedly belonging to the pair.

Medical issues were a concern as well. Bradley allegedly had a medical seizure at the scene last Wednesday, and had one Monday after the pair pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court.

Hall and Bradley both said they intend to hire private attorneys.

A FAMILIAR FACE: Former WCCS teacher named ’Busco principal

June 19, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Those familiar with Whitley County Consolidated Schools may recognize the name, or face, of Smith-Green Community School’s latest hire.

Scott Fudge will be the next Churubusco Elementary School principal, effective Aug. 1.

Fudge worked in WCCS for 17 years, from 1995 to 2012, as a first- and third-grade teacher with Mary Raber and Little Turtle Elementary Schools.

His employment at CES was made official by the SGCS Board of School Trustees by a unanimous vote at its Monday night meeting.

June 18th

READY TO SNAP: Special photo publication by readers will document day in the life of Whitley Co.

June 18, 2013

An open invitation has been issued to Whitley County residents to photographically document their life – one day only – on the longest day of the year, this Friday, June 21.

Photo submissions to this special Post & Mail project will be placed in a unique newspaper publication to be published in mid-July.

“A Day in the Life of Whitley County” will herald slice-of-life happenings in our county community, such as community events, family outings, work-related activities – just about anything imaginable.

Salvation Army raising money for school shoes

June 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Salvation Army is raising money to help children in need acquire shoes.

“My Sole Purpose” relies on individual and corporate donations and church and community partnerships to support the Salvation Army’s School Shoe and School Supply programs.

The number of outreach events as well as the number of children assisted is often directly determined by community support and efforts.

The goal is to help as many children in Whitley County as possible in need.

Ramping up the fun

June 18, 2013

Canyon Alexander (left) and Hunter Lefever catch some air with their bikes at the skate park at Morsches Park last week.

Though summer break began late for many Whitley County Schools this year, youngsters are still taking full advantage of what the parks have to offer.

Big Lake COG offers used clothing to the needy

June 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Starting today, The Big Lake Church of God, 6955 N. Ind. 109, will provide a used clothing store open to the public.

It will be open the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. This ministry is located in the small house located at the corner of Ind. 109 and County Rd 700 N.

For more information, contact Judi Huffman at 244-4919.

 

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