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Grappling into the year

November 21, 2013

Whitko’s wrestling team held its intrasquad match Wednesday. Matches included the one seen here, where Evan Cozad fights to escape from Cole Findley.

Roush to continue running with Hoosiers

November 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— After dotting the record book at Columbia City, one Lady Eagle senior will carry on her career in Bloomington.

Samantha Roush officially signed last week to run track and cross country for Indiana University.

She is fresh off a cross country season that saw her take home 44th in the state meet.

Running at the state cross country meet in Terre Haute was nothing new for Roush, though.

The Lady Eagle senior ran at state all four years of her career, peaking with a 10th-place finish as a sophomore.

This season, she was the lone Whitley County runner at the meet.

Park preps for 5K: City to raise awareness for aquatics

November 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Park Department puts on a 5K race every December, called Dashing Through the Snow 5K.

In the past, money earned from the race has gone toward the Splash Pad at Morsches Park.

This year, though, Park Director Mark Green said the race is more about raising awareness for a new aquatics facility.

Since the announcement of the closing of Burnworth Memorial Pool, community members have rallied around the idea of a new aquatics facility.

To see the rest of this article, see Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail.

Big games continue in season’s second week

November 21, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY— Several important basketball contests loom for Whitley County’s teams entering the second weekend of the 2013-14 season.

Columbia City is 2-0, and is taking its perfect record on the road Saturday to play Marion.

The Lady Giants are currently 1-2, having most recently played, and lost, to Class 1A-defending state champion Fort Wayne Canterbury.

Whitko M.S. teacher named best in state

November 21, 2013

PIERCETON — Teachers do more than simply grade papers, assign homework and issue pop quizzes.

Interacting with students in such a way that develops leadership, confidence and healthy self esteem are some of the responsibilities that come with heading up a classroom.

At Whitko Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees meeting Monday night, one particular teacher was recognized for her positive impact in both students and teachers.

Sheila Gillett, a business teacher at Whitko Middle School, was named Middle School Teacher of the Year.

’Busco post office crash claims woman’s life

November 21, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco has experienced its second fatal crash in two days.

After a man who was allegedly fleeing police crashed into a tree and died Tuesday, a woman who may have been suffering from a medical condition drove head-on into the Churubusco Post Office Wednesday afternoon.

To view more of this article, see Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail, or purchase an e-edition.

Council determines mayor’s pay

November 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Every year, Columbia City’s Common Council is required to evaluate the salaries of elected officials.

This year was no different, and after discussions in previous meetings, the council made a decision last Thursday.

Officials chose to give both the mayor and clerk-treasurer positions the same raise that city employees are receiving this year, a $1,040 per year boost.

In previous meetings, the council considered giving the mayor’s position a larger raise, but after some research, decided against it.

Spellers set new school records as state finalists

November 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Spelling words like porphyry, beleaguerment, periphrasis and noblesse oblige, the Indian Springs Middle School Spell Bowl team competed in their second trip to a state competition Saturday at Purdue University.

Indian Springs placed 5th out of 9 teams in Class 1 spelling 63 words correctly out of a possible 72.

The team placed in the top 10 overall of the thirty schools competing in four different classes from throughout the state.

Eight rounds of nine words each are held for a total of 72 possible words in junior division competition.

Volunteers assist Toys for Tots in holiday drive

November 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Youth volunteers helped Whitley County Marine Corp Toys For Tots prepare their warehouse in preparation to gather toys for needy families in the area.

On Saturday, some members of the Columbia City Eagles football team helped the Leatherneck Coffee Club Marines move tables and supplies from storage to their warehouse.

On Sunday, National Honor Society students helped Toys For Tots get the warehouse ready for volunteers to come in and pack toys for families that have signed up for assistance.

Paul Creager, 81

November 21, 2013

Paul Eugene Creager, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Born Aug. 4, 1932 in Columbia City, he was the son of James R. and Effie L. (Garvin) Creager.
He grew up attending Oak Grove United Methodist Church and graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1950.
Paul was a Korean War Army Veteran.
On Feb. 14, 1959, he married Sharon Ann Smith at Saturn Christian Church. They lived in Columbia City until 1977 then move to Woodburn for three years before moving to the New Haven area in 1980.

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