Archive - Jun 22, 2013
Editorâ€™s note: Throughout the month of June, The Post & Mail will be featuring several public safety officials in a multi-part series.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After working 28 years in the medical field, Janis Mann has been a Columbia City Police dispatcher for five years.
Mann began her career at Whitley Hospital in 1979 at the registration desk. Not long after, she became an EMS dispatcher.
â€śI walked into the hospital one day and someone asked me if i wanted a job,â€ť Mann said. â€śI wasnâ€™t looking for one, but I decided to go for it.â€ť
PIERCETON â€” A plan to place technology into the hands of Whitko students is rolling out for the 2013-14 school year.
The districtâ€™s 1-1 (one-to-one) technology plan encompasses more than providing students with computer tablets.
The interactive teaching aids will allow students to have internet-based educational opportunities as well as programs that will engage academic learning at a personalized level.
Though only in his fifth year at Columbia City, Eagle Head Coach Randy Hudgins is the most senior football coach in Whitley County.
With the resignation of both Churubuscoâ€™s Lee Etzler and Whitkoâ€™s Wayne Swender, many will be looking to Hudgins to lead the way for Whitley County this fall.
Pictured above, Hudgins gives instructions to a group of players from the 2010 season.
Jodi Steinhoff of Lone Pine Stable prepares with Lit, one of her horses, at the Mizpah Shrine Horse Show in Columbia City Friday.
The show will continue today and Sunday.
Today will feature the Open Show, Hunter Jumper, Wild West Review and Guild of Rock. Sunday will include Dressage, Open Show and Hunter Jumper.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Nearly 10 months after his initial arrest, an 18-year-old will stand trial for attempted murder.
Dakota Kimblerâ€™s trial has been rescheduled for Oct. 1. It was originally set for June.
Kimbler was arrested Dec. 9 of last year. He was charged with attempted murder, receiving stolen property and carrying a hand gun without a permit.
Kimbler had allegedly escaped from the Pierceton Woods Juvenile Facility and hid in the back of a car owned by Johnny Couch, South Whitley, who was working his shift at Paragon Medical.