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DEBATE: Pig wrestling is dragged through mud

May 23, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY ­— With the recent controversy surrounding Whitley County’s pig wrestling event at the 4-H Fair, board members were forced to discuss the situation in a recent meeting.

“After our meeting, we decided to continue with the event as usual,” 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.

PARADE MONDAY: Legion to honor fallen on Memorial Day

May 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s annual Memorial Day Parade will march Monday at 10:30 a.m. through the city’s downtown.

The parade is hosted by American Legion Post 98 and coordinated by the Legion’s Dick Stark.

“Anyone can participate; just show up before the parade,” 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.

START YOUR HOLIDAY RIGHT: Pick up your Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail!

May 23, 2015

Enjoy you Memorial Day Weekend by picking up your copy of this Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail!

In addition to the top local news of the day, features and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is full of coupon savings and discounts! The Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County.

This Weekend's Edition of The Post & Mail offers more than $109 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials, including those in pre-printed inserts from:
•CVS Pharmacy;
•Walgreens;

PERFECT: ’Busco baseball perfect in NECC

May 22, 2015

ALBION — Churubusco’s baseball team completed a perfect 11-0 slate in the Northeast Corner Conference with an 8-1 win over host Central Noble’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.

INPUT NEEDED: Lincoln Highway Association seeking public input

May 22, 2015

SOUTH BEND — 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.

STATE CHAMPS: CCHS livestock teams take 2 state titles

May 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School’s livestock judging program continued its winning tradition last weekend at Indiana’s state livestock judging competition.

The group accomplished a rare feat; winning both the FFA and 4-H divisions, giving Columbia City its fourth and fifth state titles in the last four years.

BIDDING FAREWELL: WCCS says good-bye to retiring teachers

May 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools honored 13 retiring staff members with a special reception and recognition at Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting.

The 13 retirees represent 297 years of service to the school district.

• VIDEO ALERT • Homemade Basic BBQ Sauce

May 22, 2015

Amp up your next barbecue with your own, homemade BBQ sauce. This recipe pairs perfectly with all your go to favorites from ribs to chicken.

COMING FRIDAY: CLASS OF 2027

May 21, 2015

Whitley County's Class of 2027 will be featured in Friday's edition of The Post & Mail.

Pick up a copy to see this year's Kindergarten graduates and the future of Whitley County.

HONOR RUN: Local ISP team up for 50K

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A team of ten troopers representing the Indiana State Police Post in Fort Wayne recently competed in the 15th Annual National Police Challenge 50K Relay at the U.S. Secret Service Training Center in Laurel, Maryland.

EAGLE TECH: Bringing back Taste of the Town

May 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Tech Academy brought back Taste of the Town (TOT) on Saturday, this time with some extra spice.

Last year, there were many crafters who came out to show off their work. This year TOT worked hard to bring in more local businesses than last year.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Passages programs encourage wellness

May 21, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the programs of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — Donna Dake’s title is “director of supported living” for Passages, Inc., but this Wednesday she reaches over and turns up the volume on the compact disc player, blaring out country music and begins to encourage nine Passages’ clients to get up and dance.
Dake’s wellness class is just one of several classes offered at Passages’ Creative Learning Center.

•VIDEO ALERT• David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"

May 21, 2015

Letterman has a star-studded finale

ADVISORY: North-bound ramp from U.S. 30 to I-69 closed due to overturned semi

May 21, 2015

ALLEN COUNTY — Indiana State Police and the Allen County Sheriff's Department are on the scene of a partially overturned semi blocking the exit from east-bound U.S. 30 and north-bound I-69.

The ramp as well as the far right lane of I-69 is closed at this time as crews work to turn the semi upright.

8TH SAFEST: Col. City ranked 11th best in state

May 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A national website has ranked Columbia City the 11th-best small “town” in Indiana.

Towns include suburbs and cities with less than 100,000 residents.

U.S. Niche ranks the cities and towns based on livability, using a grading system for weather, safety, schools, access to activities, jobs, housing and transportation.

WARSAW — Whitko’s Lady Wildcats took to the tennis courts at Warsaw High School for the finals of...
WARSAW — A sweep of the singles matches gave Whitko’s Lady Wildcats a 3-2 win over Tippecanoe...
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