July 29th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ As part of The Post & Mail‚Äôs coverage of the Whitley County 4-H Fair, a scrapbook will be published in August. The special publication will include a recap of fair events and contests.
It will highlight 4-Hers‚Äô projects and fair memories. This annual scrapbook is the ideal keepsake for 4-H families, friends and supporters.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A variety of backed goods were auctioned off at the Whitley County 4-H Fair, which was held July 11 through 17 in Columbia City. Total sales equaled $10,685.
The photograph was submitted by Chuck Mathieu, a Churubusco resident and Churubusco historian. The photo depicts Van Buren Street in downtown Columbia City in 1907.
Want to share a historical photo with The Post & Mail readers? You can submit a photograph via email at email@example.com or bring your photo to The Post & Mail‚Äôs office, located at 927 W. Connexion Way in Columbia City, during normal business hours.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ For a second year, Beth Gaff, of Columbia City, is spearheading an initiative for city residents to offer garage sales as a collective. The Columbia City Garage Sale will be Saturday from 8 to 5 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Cars, trucks, motorcycles and golf carts will all convene around the Whitley County Courthouse Square Saturday to benefit local children. Junior Achievement will host its annual auto show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money for the organizations‚Äôs programs.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The U.S. 30 resurfacing project is in full-swing this week in Columbia City. Motorists should expect long delays, as traffic has been restricted to one lane in each direction on the federal highway.
Roger B. Thomson, 81, of Columbus, passed from this life at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home.
Born in South Whitley, Jan. 31, 1933, Mr. Thomson was the son of Ralph Benjamin and Prudence White Thomson. He married Nellie W. Newell Sept. 11, 1953.
Mr. Thomson was drafted into the U.S. Army in April 1953, during the Korean War; he was honorably discharged in 1955.
He received a bachelors degree in electronic engineering from Indiana Tech in 1960, and was the salutatorian of is class.
Editor‚Äôs Note: The following is the fifth installment of The Post & Mail‚Äôs series: Whitley County Homegrown and Handcrafted, highlighting local enthusiasts.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The farm and the pasture in its current state belies its past history. The farm has a ‚ÄúDisney-esque‚ÄĚ quality to it. Flocks of birds were heard chirping and flying in an out of the barn. Flutters of color in the form of bees and butterflies cover the abundant fields of buckwheat. A calico barn cat made it‚Äôs way from the field, purring curious about the farm‚Äôs new visitor.
Money was raised for Leadership Whitley County through a sand volleyball tournament at DeVol Field Saturday.
(COLUMBIA CITY) ‚ÄĒ Vehicles traveling east on U.S. 30 from Warsaw are experiencing minimal movement along with vehicles headed west. Both lanes appear to be moving very slow.