Archive - Feb 22, 2013
Linda Jayne (Gates) Vandivier Sabo, 73, succumbed to a long bout with cancer on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born in Ft. Wayne on April 7, 1940, to Jayne (Sample) and Benton Earl Gates, Sr. and grew up in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1958.
In 1962, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University, where she studied radio, television and film. There, she was initiated as a member of the Xi Chapter of Chi Omega Sorority.
Columbia City â Parkview Whitley Hospital today announced that it is seeking a buyer for Parkview Oaks and Parkview Pointe.
The campus, located at 411 Wolf Rd. in Columbia City, is a skilled nursing facility and residential/senior living community that serves over 100 residents.
Parkview Whitley Hospital focuses on its fundamental expertise in primary and acute medical care. Leaders at Parkview Whitley Hospital and Parkview Health believe the residents of Parkview Oaks and Parkview Pointe can be best served with an owner who specializes in senior care.
Chosen by The Post & Mailâs editorial staff
Cagney Craig â Whitko
Megan Deutsch â Col. City
Jordan Hall â Whitko
Macie Hinen â Col. City
Montana Martin â Churubusco
Cassidy Perlich â Churubusco
Hannah Schnorr â Col. City
Josie Sparks â Whitko
Emily Whiteleather â Col. City
Aubrey Wright â Col. City
Alyssa Anderson â Churubusco
Kristine Bechtold â Churubusco
Alyssa Hansen â Col. City
Melanie Kelsey â Whitko
Kelly Reiff â Whitko
Baily Rentschler â Col.City
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs girls basketball team had four players honored by the Northeast Hoosier Conference this week.
The Lady Eagles were led by Emily Whiteleather, who earned 1st-Team All-NHC honors.
Whiteleather, a 6-foot-2 junior, averaged 10.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.
She finished the season with 54-of-81 free throw shooting (66 percent) and led the Lady Eagles with 95 offensive rebounds.
Whiteleather ended the year with a team-high nine blocks and 50 percent field goal shooting.
DECATUR â Indian Springs Middle Schoolâs wrestling team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday night at Bellmont. The Eagles lost to the undefeated Braves, 47-38.
Despited the loss, AJ Chapin got ISMS off to a good start with a victory by pin.
The win was followed up with another victory by Braden Baker.
The next ISMS wrestler to record a victory was Seth Rosen in the 132-pound class. Rosen won by pin.
In the 150-pound weight class, Jacob Morse was able to pin his opponent.
In the 175-pound class, Mydrae Brown won via forfeit.
COLUMBIA CITY â âEach rib showed on the dog, as well as the entire contour of the spine. The hip bones also protruded out.â
In a case report, Whitley County Sheriffâs K9 handler, Jason Spencer, described the condition of two dogs he found at a rural Columbia City home Wednesday night.
The two animals, Albos and Ruby, were removed from the Doug Shearer residence at 2690 N. CR 450 E. after police found the canines severely malnutritioned.
Garrett (Gary) Combs, Jr., former resident of South Whitley, went to be with the Lord Jan. 12, 2013 at his home in Dearing, Ga. He graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1970.
He was born May 17, 1951, in Hazard, Ky., son of Garrett and Loretta Combs.
A defense motion filed to dismiss an attempted murder charge was dismissed Tuesday.
Dakota Kimbler, 17, was charged as an adult with attempted murder from an incident that occurred in December.
Kimbler allegedly snuck in the back of a South Whitley manâs car after he escaped from Pierceton Woodsâ juvenile corrections facility.
When Johnny Couch, former Whitley County Sheriffâs reserve deputy, was on his way home from his third-shift job in Pierceton, Kimbler waited until they got to Larwill before allegedly shooting Couch in the chest.
PIERCETON â With a newly elected Indiana state education superintendent, school board members and administration with Whitko Community School Corporation are keeping a close eye on pending legislation.
At Mondayâs school board meeting, Superintendent Steve Clason shared what bills would have a direct impact on Whitko schools.
âWe are in the middle of a session so a lot of bills wonât go anywhere,â Clason said. âThere are some we are watching for. The ones that could impact us here at home are of the greatest importance.â