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MENTAL TOUGHNESS: Nicodemus earns honor

July 29, 2013

Churubusco High School graduate Jason Nicdemus was awarded the 2013 Ralph Everman Award for Mental Attitude for the North/South All-Star Game July 19.
Nicodemus is set to play for the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne this fall, along with fellow ’Busco alumnus Kyle Matthewson. Nicodemus holds Churubusco’s record for most career rushing touchdowns with 53 and is the second-leading rusher in Churubusco football history behind Matthewson.

The all-star game was held at North Central High School in Indianapolis. The South won 27-6.

Riding for Dewey

July 29, 2013

The Cleveland Township Fire Department (CTFD) hosted its 5th Annual Dewey’s Run in honor of the late Duane “Dewey” Loe Saturday.

Loe lost a “long and valiant” fight with stage IV cancer of the tongue and (neck) lymph nodes in December 2011. Diagnosed with cancer in 2009, Loe dedicated more than 20 years of service to the CTFD, which has left a void in the hearts of many.

COURT UPDATE: Alleged car thief pleads not guilty to charges

July 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man accused of crashing a stolen vehicle through the Columbia City BMV pleaded not guilty in court Monday.

Danny Rose, 20, of Columbia City, was arrested July 23 for auto theft, resisting law enforcement, criminal mischief and reckless driving.

After his not guilty plea, Rose requested a public defender and will be represented by Brad Voelz.

According to case reports, officers were called to a home in response to battery July 21. At that time, Rose was alleged to have committed battery and criminal mischief against his ex-girlfriend.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Weather should return to normal

July 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A long-term weather forecast for the month of August returns an unusual word — normal.

Normal is something Northeast Indiana residents might have forgotten about in the past few weeks.

Wild temperature swings have taken the region from 100-degree heat indexes in the week of July 15 to temperatures not hitting 70 this week.

According to Lonnie Fisher, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in North Webster, August could be more typical.

CITY GARAGE SALE SATURDAY

July 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City first is planned for Saturday — a city-wide garage sale.

The sale, organized by community members, is slated to be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“It’s a good thing to have events that take place in the city,” said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel. “Events bring in individuals who might not otherwise come to Columbia City. Who knows, they might like it here and decide to come back or even move here.”

Town-wide sales have been popular in other Whitley County communities such as Churubusco and South Whitley.

IN COURT: Charge modified in rape case

July 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man accused of attempted rape and child molesting had one charge amended at a pretrial conference Monday.
Dustin Nimtz, 18, was also charged with intimidation, burglary, strangulation and criminal deviate conduct.
Prosecution amended the intimidation count from a Class D felony to a Class C felony in Whitley County Superior Court.
That makes the charge punishable by a maximum of eight years in prison, where a Class D felony can only receive three years.

‘With a little help from my friends’

July 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — What seemed like an insurmountable goal became one easily accomplished with joined efforts.

Whitley County’s Salvation Army has collected school supplies for area children in need for the past seven years.

Pat Mossburg, ministries coordinator, was worried that this year’s donations were going to leave many children without the needed supplies.
A drop in donations seemed to be due in part to the increasing amount of other groups launching similar missions.

HOLDING THE DOUGH: Loan process in mid-swing, business backs out of S. Whitley

July 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A company considering South Whitley as its base of operations has opted to look elsewhere for real estate.

“The company has decided to look for a smaller building,” said Alan Tio Whitley County Economic Development Corporation president. “They liked South Whitley and even thought this might be a good location once they are ready to expand.”

With no company ready to occupy the former Dwyer building, South Whitley Town Council members had to decide how to proceed with the loan process.

GPA: Weighing in on weighted grades

July 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Could extra-weighted grades for students who take Advanced Placement classes be eliminated?

That was the question Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor proposed to the Board of School Trustees at the previous meeting.

Currently, if a student receives an A in an AP class, that counts as five points toward their grade point average, whereas an A in any other course counts as just four points.

“We have created an unequal grading system,” O’Connor said.

TOP ATHLETES: Whitley County's best celebrated

July 29, 2013

On Friday, The Post & Mail announced its 2012-13 Players of the Year — Derek Hinen and Kalisha Goree — both of Columbia City High School. Stop by The Post & Mail’s office at 927 W. Connexion Way, Columbia City, to pick up a copy of this year’s Athletes of the Year, a special section.

COLUMBIA CITY — Midway through the third quarter, Columbia City’s Brachen Hazen had 10 rebounds....
COLUMBIA CITY — The eighth grade Lady Eagles defeated Maple Creek Dec. 18 by the score of 34-30....
FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball squad traveled to Concordia Lutheran High...

 

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