Archive - Oct 31, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Conservation Officers have investigating a tree stand accident that occurred around 8:50 a.m. Friday morning in Whitley County.
Jason Branning, age 36, from Columbia City, was hunting from an elevated climbing stand when the cables broke free from the tree. Branning fell with his tree stand 24 feet to the ground.
He was able to call a friend who was hunting in nearby woods with his cell phone for help.
Emergency personnel from multiple agencies were on scene to assist with locating and transporting Branning out of the woods.
CHURUBUSCO â€“ A small smoke issue brought the Churubusco-Smith Township Fire Department to Churubusco High School Sunday afternoon.
According to Chief Roger Bennett, a fan in one of the maintenance rooms near the gym overheated, causing an emission of smoke.
The department was dispatched to the scene and minor ventilation was performed to vent the smoke out of the building.
Bennett said there was no damage other than to the overheated fan.
The Post and Mail will be be running profiles throughout the week of the candidates for all Whitley County elections taking place Nov. 8.
The profiles will begin with the three mayoral candidates in Tuesday's edition of the Post and Mail.
TERRE HAUTE â€” A tournament that began with thousands of runners four weeks ago came to a close Saturday in Terre Haute at the IHSAA State Cross Country Meet.
Eight local harriers â€” Whitkoâ€™s boysâ€™ team and Columbia Cityâ€™s Samantha Roush â€” had the opportunity to compete against the top runners in the state.
Columbia City sophomore stand-out Samantha Roush placed the highest of Whitley Countyâ€™s runners, taking seventh in the girlsâ€™ race.
Though Roush improved on last yearâ€™s 12th place finish, her goal is to continue to improve next season.