Archive - Nov 27, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ While consumers saw an increase in their average Thanksgiving food bill this year, the common grocery bag may not continue to be packed as full of certain foods ‚ÄĒ as shoppers attempt to cut down on expenses.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Roger Ranney, a Churubusco native, is ‚Äúliving the dream‚ÄĚ in Los Angeles as a film producer, director and actor.
Coming from humble ‚ÄėBusco beginnings, Roger did not set his sights for the silver screen. Now he has a hand in what is played on that screen.
‚ÄúThis is a herculean effort by my wife, Laura, and I,‚ÄĚ said Roger.
The effort he spoke of is an adaptation of a short story into a short film. ‚ÄúPoker Donkey‚ÄĚ is a story of a psychiatrist with a gambling problem who is then forced to face his vice while treating a poker champion.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko High School‚Äôs Pep Band sounded louder than usual at Saturday night‚Äôs home basketball game.
The additional sound came from the alumni band members who doubled the band‚Äôs numbers for alumni night.
Popular songs by Lady Gaga, Maroon Five and The Black Eyed Peas were new to the repertoire, and many alumni remarked at the improvements to the band program since their time at WHS.
Joey Shepherd is a WHS alumnus and in his first year as the band director at Whitko.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ The town of Churubusco gathered together at the corner of U.S. 33 and Ind. 205 to watch the town‚Äôs Christmas tree light up.
Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl organized the affair to promote holiday togetherness for the town.
‚ÄúWe are hoping to make this an annual event,‚ÄĚ said Sade-Bartl. ‚ÄúWe needed something here to kick off the holiday season. I think this works out just fine.‚ÄĚ
Santa made his entrance on a fire truck complete with flashing lights.
Zane Sade, a Churubusco High School graduate, serenaded the crowd with a Christmas carol.
LARWILL ‚Äď A 41-year-old Larwill-area man was taken into custody Monday evening following a five-hour stand-off with police involving an alleged suicide attempt.
Jeremy Todd Gutherie was charged with pointing a loaded firearm and incarcerated at Whitley County Jail on $100,000 bond. His initial court appearance is set Dec. 3 in Whitley Superior Court.
A detailed report of this incident is on page A3 of today's print edition of The Post & Mail, Whitley County's daily newspaper.