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August 21st, 2014

APOLOGY FOR 'POOR JUDGMENT': Auditor resigns during investigation

August 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In an exclusive interview with The Post & Mail in July, McGuire offered her public apology for her “poor judgement.” The Indiana State Board of Accounts is also investigating, according to Commissioner George Schrumpf. After allegations of improprieties led Jennifer McGuire to take a leave of absence from her position as Whitley County Auditor, she officially resigned her duties Wednesday with a letter to Gov. Mike Pence.

HOT & HOTTER: Temps climb, humidity rises

August 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 21, 2014) -- The heat and humidity will continue to build. Meteorologist expect the hottest and most humid surge of the summer which will reach well into next week.

Temperatures will be in the lower 80s this afternoon but uncomfortable as dew points will rise into the 70s. Periods of showers and storms are expected today as energy from an approaching warm front is pushed north from the Gulf of Mexico.

NECK DEEP: Cromwell man buried

August 21, 2014

CROMWELL (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Two Auburn men are facing felony charges after allegedly tying up a Cromwell man and burying him up to his neck.

According to area media, Phillip Longsworth and Karl Karn are both facing a charge of criminal confinement causing bodily injury.

The incident began when Longsworth reported someone had stolen a saw from his business. That was when he and Karn allegedly lured the victim -who they say had knowledge of the theft- to Longsworth’s business.

AUDITOR RESIGNS: McGuire officially steps down

August 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Jennifer McGuire, former Whitley County Auditor, has officially resigned her position as an ongoing investigation continues regarding her use of county funds.

Read more of this story in today's issue of The Post & Mail.

August 20th

BOMB SCARE: Huntington North High School threatened

August 20, 2014

HUNTINGTON (Aug. 20, 2014) -- Students at Huntington North High School returned to classes at around 1:40 today after being evacuated to the football stadium just before 1:00 pm after a note that was found was judged to be a bomb threat.

A search of the school turned up nothing, however all athletic practices have been canceled for the day.

An administrative assistant in the school district sent the following release on the threat and evacuation at 1 p.m. today:

LADY EAGLES DODGE RAIN: Beat the weather and Bellmont

August 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team beat the weather and Bellmont Tuesday evening at Eagle Glen Golf Course. With thunderstorms making their way in and out of the area, coaches found a window of opportunity to squeeze in the match, and the Lady Eagles picked up their second Northeast Hoosier Conference win in two days by a score of 197-216.

SHELTER CELEBRATION: Humane Society to mark decade of service

August 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Humane Society is celebrating 10 years of caring for homeless animals in Whitley County. A free tour of the county’s animal shelter, located at 951 S. Line St. in Columbia City, will be provided Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. along with food and refreshments.

3-0 SWEEP: Lady Wildcats control Lakeland Christian

August 20, 2014

WARSAW — Whitko’s volleyball team grabbed a 3-0 sweep in its opening match Tuesday night at Lakeland Christian Academy. The Lady Wildcats took a definitive, 25-11, win in game one, while playing more competitive second and third games, winning 25-22 and 25-21.

CHAIR CANING: Heritage wisdom on display at local Farmer's Market

August 20, 2014

Whitley County Farmers Market vendor Little Hawk re-canes and refurbishes chairs during a typical Saturday morning at the market, held on the Whitley County Courthouse Square. The farmers market is open each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital Medical Plaza.

STORM NO MATCH: Eagles soccer win season opener 6-1

August 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Thunderstorms sparked the Eagles into a dominating win in their season opener Tuesday night against Central Noble, 6-1. After approximately 30 minutes of play, thunderstorms moved into the area, and the game was delayed until the coast was clear.

ANGOLA — Columbia City’s volleyball team held on for a five-game win Wednesday night at Angola....
WHITLEY COUNTY — Area football teams are taking a final day of preparation before the season opens...
The Columbia City Church of the Nazarene Alpha team won the Church League Softball championship...

 

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