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July 27th, 2014

POW WOW PREVIEW: Miami Indians return for 19th annual event

July 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In its 19th year, the Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow returns to Morsches Park, in Columbia City, Aug. 8-10.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Admission is $4, with children under the age of 12 admitted at no charge.

GOOD EATS: Employee cookout recognizes county workers

July 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The scent of burgers and potato salad filled the air near the steps of the Whitley County Courthouse Friday.Whitley County employees were served a cookout by their elected commissioners.

July 26th

SUMMERTIME SPRUCE UP: City Hall gets touch ups

July 27, 2014

Kevin Thompson, of Tim Smith Construction, removed the letters atop the entryway of Columbia City’s City Hall before repainting it. As part of the spruce up, both pillars were also replaced.

PREP SCHOOL: Extension office to provide course on preservation

July 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — What does a gardener do with a garden overflowing with plump, juicy tomatoes, shiny green peppers, and crisp green beans?
Is there a way to select fresh produce in the summer to enjoy out of season?

BEEF BUCKS: Waugh's steer brings top dollar at auction

July 26, 2014

Breanna Waugh sold the Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Beef Steer. Pictured with Waugh are some of her buyers. Left to right: Kyle Bolinger, Caleb Waugh, Jim Argerbright of Star Bank, Gene Browning of FCEC, Leroy Waugh, Tom Western, Jim Waugh, Justin Klingler of Troxel Equipment, and Danielle and Patrick Maley of Max Maley Family Farms.

ACCOUNTS UNDER SCRUTINY: Auditor McGuire offers apology

July 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — An investigation has started involving Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire and county funds she managed as part of her duties. According to Whitley County Commissioners, McGuire is on voluntary leave until further notice.

“I want to publicly apologize to my friends and family, my co-workers and to the citizens of Whitley County for my poor judgment,” McGuire responded in a written statement to The Post & Mail.

No official charges have been filed — Commissioners were adamant that specific details were still being uncovered as of Friday.

BACK TO WORK: INDOT to continue with U.S. 30 project today

July 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Indiana Department of Transportation made an announcement Friday that work on U.S. 30 would resume today. Originally the project was to continue Friday, but as the morning commute began, no road crews were in sight.

The Post & Mail posted on its website (www.thepostandmail.com) Friday that Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel had been informed by INDOT officials that work was to be delayed until today.

FARMING PINCH: Higher costs hurt new farmers, USDA reports

July 26, 2014

LOGANSPORT (HSPA) — The rising cost of farming expenses is making it tougher for young farmers to get into agriculture, according to a national census.

HIGH ON THE HORSE: 4-H fair photos

July 26, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Horses took center ring during the Whitley County 4-H Fair recently. 4-Hers competed in a variety of contests. Pictured is Alexa Working who earned Grand Champion in Western Performance. See more results and photographs of the horse shows and other animal contests in The Post & Mail’s 4-H Scrapbook inserted Aug. 8.

July 25th

RECORD-SETTING AUCTION: Champion animals go for top dollar

July 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With the final bang of the gavel, Whitley County’s 4-H Fair auction closed with a record setting total of $405,844.98 July 17.

Several individual records were set at the 2014 auction.

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