Archive - Jan 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Plan Commission, sporting several new faces in 2011, is hoping to put its best foot forward with a mindful community.
Newly-elected commission president Brandon Forrester assured the large audience Wednesday night that the board would go above and beyond to avoid even an appearance of impropriety in the months ahead as the panel deals with a new comprehensive plan and a recurring issue of wind energy that has blown across the county in recent months.
Juanita V. Imler Yoder, 86, a former resident of Washington Township and more recently of Valparaiso, went to be with her Lord, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in the emergency room at the Porter County Hospital in Portage. Although she had been in declining health, her death was unexpected.
For most teams, Saturday marks the end of the Indiana high school wrestling season. The regular season that is.
Conference meets serve as the last big competition before the Jan. 29 sectional round.
All three Whitley County wrestling squads head out looking for both team and individual conference glory.
A young Columbia City squad continues its rebuilding year under first-year head coach Blain Culp. The Eagles travel to Carroll High School for the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet.
The Whitko Middle School eighth grade girlsâ€™ basketball team captured a weekend championship at the Crestview Tourney Saturday. Front row, from left: Michelle Kelsey, Reghan Craig, Darby Maggard, Abby Smith. Back row: coach Jen Howard, Heather Bryan, Maddie Gawthrop, Aly Nicodemus, Aly Long (manager), April Bishop, Tressa Keim, coach Jennaca Juillerat. Post & Mail photo contributed
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” In an attempt to resolve a property line dispute, that is holding up completion of ordered repair on an exposed wall of a downtown business, the South Whitley Town Council held a special meeting Tuesday evening.
Randy Striggle, owner of the Green Parrot and Gary Hicks, owner of the demolished Hicks and Deaton building met with the council to discuss the issue. The Green Parrot and the former Hicks and Deaton hardware storage building shared a common wall. Since demolition, the southern wall of the Green Parrot has been exposed.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” School board president Don Armstrong called on constituents as well as fellow members of the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees to be vocal to the state legislature regarding the future of education in Indiana.
â€śIâ€™ve heard education is on the rocks,â€ť said Armstrong at Monday nightâ€™s regular board meeting.
â€śVisit our schools and then tell me education is on the rocks.â€ť
Armstrong said the state legislators currently making vital decisions regarding education might need educated themselves.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Several suspects in drug-related cases and one man charged with sex offenses were in court Tuesday.
Whitley County Circuit Courtâ€™s docket was full Tuesday to make up for being closed Martin Luther King Day.
Wayne Lynn Weaver, 40, Kyle Lloyd Barker, 24, and Janel M. Creech, 36, all arrested on methamphetamine charges, came before Judge James Heuer in various stages of their cases while suspected child molester Terry R. Campbell, 64, appeared for a pre-trial conference.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Motorists this morning may have began slipping even before they got behind the wheel of their vehicles.
Paved surfaces everywhere, including driveways and sidewalks were covered with a thin layer of ice when local residents began their commute to work today.
Schools in the county closed and road crews worked feverishly to put down material that would either melt the ice or at least give motorists some traction.
Regardless of these efforts, slide-offs and traffic accidents were recorded throughout Whitley County and the surrounding communities.
COLUMBIA CITY — Although Columbia City boys’ basketball team faced an uphill battle through the first three quarters against the Huntington North Vikings, they came out victorious at home Tuesday night 47-46.
Huntington (6-7) came out firing with a three-point basket nearly every two minutes in the first quarter.
“We talked about having a good start and we got the start we wanted,” Huntington head coach Joe Bradburn said.
SOUTH WHITLEY — Wrestling is a difficult enough sport, with no timeouts, no substitutions, just two minutes of one-on-one conflict.
Wrestling is a difficult enough sport without having to give an opponent free points due to forfeits. Tuesday night the Whitko Wildcats gave up four forfeits to the visiting Northfield Norsemen.
To make the job even more difficult the Wildcats were without several regulars for the match. In the end, all the circumstances proved too much for the Wildcats as they fell by a 54-20 count.