May 24th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Post & Mail will not be published on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.
Publication will resume Tuesday.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Several poultry shows across the country have been cancelled as a result of the recent avian flu epidemic that made its way into Whitley County this month.
Reports are calling the outbreak the largest ever, affecting 15 states and 37 million birds.
As for Whitley County, a backyard operation was confirmed infected with the virus May 9 and lost 77 birds. This is, so far, the only documented case in Indiana.
WHITLEY COUNTY Ââ€” With the recent controversy surrounding Whitley Countyâ€™s pig wrestling event at the 4-H Fair, board members were forced to discuss the situation in a recent meeting.
â€śAfter our meeting, we decided to continue with the event as usual,â€ť said Brad Arnold, head of events at the Whitley County 4-H Fair.
This decision follows harsh and lengthy debates on social media and petitions that argue back and forth about the morality of the event.
Two petitions created on www.change.org have been signed by people in other states and even other countries.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s annual Memorial Day Parade will march Monday at 10:30 a.m. through the cityâ€™s downtown.
The parade is hosted by American Legion Post 98 and coordinated by the Legionâ€™s Dick Stark.
â€śAnyone can participate; just show up before the parade,â€ť Stark said. Those wishing to participate should arrive between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
The parade begins at Eagle Tech Academy, travels east on Van Buren Street, and ends at Greenhill Cemetery.
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WARSAW â€” Whitkoâ€™s Lady Wildcats took to the tennis courts at Warsaw High School for the finals of the IHSAA sectional. Whitkoâ€™s season came to an end as they fell 5-0 to the host Lady Tigers.
â€śWe won some games,â€ť said Whitko Head Coach Chris McGehee. â€śOur goal was to make the finals. Thatâ€™s the same goal we had for the boysâ€™ team. We had three girls that never played tennis before this year. The progress that we made this year in just making it to the finals was great. I am proud of the way they competed.â€ť
ALBION â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team completed a perfect 11-0 slate in the Northeast Corner Conference with an 8-1 win over host Central Nobleâ€™s Cougars Thursday evening.
With two runs in the top of the third inning the Eagles went up 2-1 after three innings. Churubusco blew open a tight 2-1 game with six runs in the top of the sixth inning for the win.
Churubusco pitcher, Jacob Howe, tossed a one-hitter for the Eagles, striking out 11 and giving up only three walks in the complete game effort.
WARSAW â€” A sweep of the singles matches gave Whitkoâ€™s Lady Wildcats a 3-2 win over Tippecanoe Valley in the semi-finals of the Warsaw tennis sectional Thursday evening.
After dropping both doubles matches, the Lady Wildcats came back to take all three singles matches in straight sets to advance to todayâ€™s sectional finals against host Warsaw, a 5-0 winner over Wawasee in the other semi-final.
SOUTH BEND â€” A series of public meetings to discuss elements that will be included in the Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway Corridor Management Plan is being hosted by the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association.
The meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend one or more of the meetings.
The format of the meetings will include a presentation reviewing the history of the byway designation and an update of the current status.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Eagle golf team closed out the regular season portion of its Northeast Hoosier Conference schedule with a 145-177 win over New Haven at Eagle Glen Golf Course.
The Eagle duo of Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek continued an outstanding season, with Green claiming medalist honors with a four-under-par 32, and Klimek also coming in under-par, with a one-under 35.