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June 6th, 2013

Fifth-year 4-Her Sheets already has numerous awards

June 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — In just four years of 4-H involvement, Robby Sheets has already earned three Rookie Showmanships, Grand Champion Beef Steer, Grand Champion Barrow, three Beginner Showmanships, and two Junior Showmanships.

Now, leading into his fifth year, halfway done with his 4-H career, Robby isn't anticipating slowing down.

Robby is the son of Shawn and Jennifer Sheets. He attends Indian Springs Middle School where he is a seventh grader.

His projects for the year include pigs, sheep, dairy steer, feeder calves, alfalfa and gardening.

School’s out for summer

June 6, 2013

A group of Churubusco Elementary School students celebrate the last day of school Wednesday afternoon.

Pictured from left: Zachary Pletcher, Matthew Palmerton, Anthony Pletcher and Andrew Pletcher.

Whitley County Consolidated Schools have their last day Monday, and Whitko was let out for the summer May 28. Churubusco High School’s graduation ceremony is Friday at 7 p.m.

BOARD OF WORKS: Eagle Glen water main project put on hold

June 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Glen residents will see improvements to their water service — however, not immediately.

A decision to accept a contract from an engineering firm was tabled at the most recent Board of Works meeting.

Water Department Superintendent Mike Dear requested bids from four different engineering firms. He recommended the city choose DLZ at a cost of $59,400.

The decision was tabled because board members did not feel there was sufficient data to decide.

“I feel like I have been left out of the information loop,” Walt Crowder said.

CHEAPER GARBAGE: ’Busco residents to receive lower trash rate

June 6, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — After opening several trash bids submitted for proposal to Churubusco Town Council members, a vote was made to award the contract to National Serv-All, and in turn, reduce residents’ charges by almost half.

Beginning July 1, the new service contract will take effect. National Serv-All is the current servicer provider, but the new agreement with the town will mean a reduction in costs.

HOMETOWN HEROES: McGregor inspired by television show

June 6, 2013

Editor’s note: Throughout the month of June, The Post & Mail will be featuring several public safety officials in a multi-part series.

COLUMBIA CITY — In the 1970s, many boys across the U.S. became fascinated with the new television series, Emergency! — a show about new techniques and technology in the growing field of fire and medical work.

Mike McGregor was no different.

“It was my favorite show on television,” McGregor said. “I’d play it with my friends in the backyard when I was growing up.”

NEW JOBS IN 'BUSCO: Health care company looking to relocate

June 6, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco could soon be the new location for a health care company’s home office.

Whitley County Council discussed an incentive package to entice Inwelligent Healthcare Inc. to the area, and at last night’s Churubusco Town Council meeting, President Frank Kessler asked fellow members if there was an additional incentive the town could make.

June 5th

Zoo reports rare birth of panda

June 5, 2013

FORT WAYNE (AP) — The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo has a new addition.

The zoo’s three-year-old female red panda, Xiao, has given birth to a cub, and zoo officials are carefully monitoring its progress.

Zoo officials who announced the birth Tuesday said the next few weeks are critical to the cub’s survival. Xiao gave birth to two cubs in 2012, but neither survived.

About half of all red panda cubs born in captivity die within 30 days of their birth.

The zoo has closed the pathway in front of the red panda exhibit to guests to minimize stress on the animals.

June activities set for library

June 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library’s staff is fortunate to have the opportunity to help people in the community pursue their dreams every day.

“Our dream is to make your library an even better place for you, your children and grandchildren,” said one staff person.

Visit the library’s website at http://ppl.lib.in.us and check out the new online Library WishList. There, people may choose an item they’d like to see at the library, make a contribution towards the purchase or sponsor an item in memory of a loved one.

Lifeline leaders

June 5, 2013

Coesse Elementary School presented awards for their Lifeline Leader program Wednesday.

The lifeline of flexibility was recognized this month.

Students awarded for flexibility include Jadyn Smith, Blair Hennessy, Monroe Hyde, Collin Ream, Evelyn Culp, Brant Pettigrew, Starr Maley, Michael Holtzman, Clay Ousley, Lyle Baron, Mitchell Pattee, Hannah Swoverland, Hailee Steele, Madison Hull, Annamarie Yager, Lauren Lee, Showlyn Patee, Alexis Pletcher and Maxwell Joseph.

Mayor Daniel to host ‘Night In’ Thurs. at City Hall

June 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel is hosting another Mayor’s Night In Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

This is a chance for residents to schedule a time to talk with the mayor, ask questions or learn more about what is going on in the city.

To sign up for a time slot, residents can contact Martha Acres at 248-5111. Mayor’s Night In is held at his office in City Hall.

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