Skip to main content

Archive - Aug 2013

August 26th

PLAYER INJURED: Dailey in critical condition after football game

August 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City senior football captain Sam Dailey remained in critical condition throughout the weekend after a head injury Friday night.

Dailey was hurt while trying to make a tackle against Warsaw in the season-opening football game.

“He made an outstanding play on a run off-tackle,” Columbia City Randy Hudgins told an area newspaper. “We watched it on film and it didn’t look like anything out of the ordinary, but it must have hit him just the right way.”

‘THE CATCH OF A LIFETIME’: Local angler hooks rare 15-foot shark

August 26, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — There may be many fish in the sea, but Jeff Melvin caught one that many fishermen will never see in their lifetime.

Melvin, of rural Whitley County, hooked a 15-foot, 900-pound largetooth sawfish shark during a fishing trip in Florida April 29.

An endangered species, Melvin only had a few seconds to snap some photos, measure, and release his catch back into the wild. By law, he couldn’t take the shark out of the water.

“I couldn’t get the whole shark in the photo — he was so big,” Melvin said.

August 25th

Minor injuries in rollover crash

August 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Minor injuries were sustained in a rollover crash on Ind. 205, south of Columbia City Saturday night.

Officers on the scene said the driver had minor cuts on his hand. The name of the driver is not currently available.

Dailey injured in Friday's game

August 25, 2013

WARSAW — Columbia City senior captain Sam Dailey was hospitalized in critical condition after an injury sustained during Friday night's game at Warsaw.

He was taken into surgery shortly after the game due to pressure and bleeding on the brain.

Dailey was named captain of the team last week.

Some reports say Dailey's condition has improved today, Sunday.

For more information, see Monday's edition of The Post & Mail

RARE CATCH: Whitley County man catches 15-foot shark

August 25, 2013

See Monday's edition of The Post & Mail to learn more about the rare largetooth saw shark caught by Jeff Melvin, of northwest Whitley County.

August 23rd

Miller pleads guilty in St. Paul church burglary

August 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A man admitted in court Monday that he burglarized a church in Columbia City last winter.

Cody Miller, 21, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to burglary in connection with an incident at St. Paul of the Cross Church.

No written plea agreement was entered, but upon his plea Miller said he was told a charge of theft against him would be dismissed.

Miller will be sentenced Sept. 23.

Key business trends lead to success

August 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A local scientific firm took advantage of business trends in the late 1990s to become a success story.

Scientific Regulatory Consultants (SRC), is a firm located in downtown Columbia City in the former law office of Thomas Marshall. It was begun by Rhonda Jones and Sally Hayes when they were faced with the prospect of being downsized.

“Rather than go out and look for positions that would take us out of Whitley County, we decided to start this business,” Hayes said.

POWER SURGE: Homes boosting electric capacity

August 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— Many homes around Columbia City are moving into the future by upgrading the electrical capacity in their houses.

Columbia City Electric Department Superintendent Shawn Lickey said these upgrades are in demand because of older houses using more electricity.

“It seems like everyone is using more and more power,” he said.

Hindsight reveals triumph for town

August 24, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” — is a quote by well-known basketball star Michael Jordan.

His words are mirrored in the actions of residents in South Whitley. When economic downturn took the town through a dark time, groups of community residents came together to see that the town of South Whitley be revived.

Town Council President Tony Starkey has a front row seat to the growth and energy now buzzing through the small town.

Wildcats toppled by Wawasee in opener, 42-20

August 24, 2013

SYRACUSE — With just eight seniors on his team, first-year Whitko Head Coach Josh Mohr knew his young Wildcats would be tested in their opening football game at Wawasee.

The test came early when Warrior Clayton Cook snagged the opening kickoff and ran it back for a touchdown, giving Wawasee a lead in the opening 13 seconds — a lead it would never relinquish.

Wawasee, under the leadership of another first-year head coach, Josh Ekovich, went on to post a 42-20 win — its 12th in the last 16 meetings with Whitko.

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes