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April 2nd, 2015

NOW OPEN: Drive-in opens today in Larwill

April 2, 2015

LARWILL — From demolitions to Hazmat spill clean-ups and work with the Emergency Management Department, Kim Reiff has been an active member in Whitley County for several years.

Reiff and his wife Roxanne have taken on a new venture, a drive-in restaurant in Larwill, adding a fresh look to the small town.

The Ole Hitchin’ Post opened today at 10:30 a.m.
The unique restaurant offers car hops, but also has seating areas, topped off with firepits.


April 2, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Highway Department announced Thursday that Airport Rd. between Ind. 9 and Etna Rd. will be closed for extensive road repairs beginning April 6, weather permitting.

The road will be closed from 7:30 a.m. through 3 p.m. each day and will be reopened during the evening hours. Officials expect that repairs will take approximately one week to complete.

VOLLEYBALL: Eagle boys go 1-3 at Zionsville

April 2, 2015

ZIONSVILLE — The Columbia City Eagles’ boys’ volleyball team traveled to Zionsville High School for their second tournament of the season, emerging with a 1-3 record on the day.

The young squad of Eagles opened pool play against Noblesville in a repeat of last week’s match at Bishop Chatard. The Eagles tied game one at 3-3 with a service ace by Daniel Boren.

MARIJUANA AS A SACRAMENT: Coesse woman’s cannabis church may be legal test

April 2, 2015

COESSE — Not everyone is upset about Indiana’s new religious freedom law.
Prospective members of God’s Church of Cannabis are happy to finally be able to practice their religion.

Or can they?

Jeannie Renninger is starting a new church in Coesse that she says is quickly becoming popular.
God’s Church of Cannabis is for “cannabitarians” and is a religion she has been a part of since 2001, when she became an ordained minister.

April 1st

FUNDRAISING: Museum begins capital campaign

April 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — After a year of study and planning the Museum is beginning to raise funds for an addition to the museum annex.

The addition has determined to be necessary for several long-range reasons. Study of the current museum, housed in the Thomas R. Marshall home at 108 W. Jefferson St., has determined that the weight of records kept on the second floor is beginning to cause structural damage to the 150-year-old home.

CLASS CHANGE: Whitko to be 2A for next two years

April 1, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana High School Athletic Association has announced the new classifications for IHSAA member schools in several sports for the next two school years. Locally, the Whitko Wildcats will be the only school affected by reclassification, as the Wildcats will move from Class 3A to Class 2A

CONSTRUCTION: Larwill road improvements to start

April 1, 2015

LARWILL — Traveling in the Larwill area may be difficult in the coming week.

After a busy year of road work in Columbia City last year, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is moving west, and recently announced that two major projects are set to begin Monday, April 6 in Larwill.

One project is an improvement to the railroad crossing located a half-mile south of U.S. 30. The other is a resurfacing on Ind. 5 from U.S. 30 to Old Trail Road.

ALL-STAR CLASSIC: Maggard to play

April 1, 2015

MARION — Whitley County resident and Canterbury High School basketball standout Darby Maggard has been named to the North girls’ team for the Indiana All-Star Classic to be played at Indiana Wesleyan on April 19.

Maggard, a 5-foot-5 guard, has signed to play next year at Bellmont in Nashville, Tenn., averaged 28.6 points per game and led Canterbury to the Class 2A state championship game as a senior. Canterbury won Class A state titles her freshman and sophomore seasons and was also runner-up in 2A when Maggard was a junior.

CELEBRATING READING: S. Whitley honors winter readers

April 1, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Each year, the South Whitley Community Public Library has a winter reading program for adults as a fun way to celebrate the joy of reading during the long, cold months.

This year, the prizes all contained items to enjoy while reading or listening to a good book, including coffee and travel mugs, a pie from The Pie Lady on Five, and gas cards for those listening to books during commutes.

BAND OF BROTHERS: All-American Lefever brothers have Whitley County roots

April 1, 2015

HERSHEY, Pa. — The Lefever brothers, senior twins Connor and Reece, and younger brother Riley, made NCAA history when all three advanced to the finals of their weight classes at the NCAA Division III national wrestling championships.

This marks the first time in NCAA history that three brothers have been named All-Americans in the same year, and the first time that three brothers have advanced to weight class finals in the same year.

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ROCHESTER — Whitko’s girls track team took a lopsided win at Rochester Thursday, 82-50. The Lady...


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