Archive - 2013
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.
CHURUBUSCO â€” After an electrical cable shorted out near midway carnival rides Thursday night, state inspectors were at Churubusco Town Park to investigate the scene at Turtle Days.
â€śThe inspector said the cable that malfunctioned last night was not connected to any rides and was not in jeopardy of endangering any riders,â€ť said Turtle Days Association President Greg Barkley. â€śThe cable was for a light that shines on the rides.â€ť
The midway will open as planned. Barkley said the issue was investigated by state inspectors and declared to meet with the standards set by the officials.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s boys track team honored its seniors at the end-of-the-year dinner. From left, Garrett Vandersaul, Kyle Weigold, Wyatt Larkey, Evan VanHouten and Isaiah Kreider all ran their final seasons as Eagles in 2013.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Post & Mail is seeking photos from your daily activities today!
Submit photos with caption information to firstname.lastname@example.org for an opportunity for your "Day in the Life" to be published.
Deadline for photos is July 3.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man who participated in two drug deals this past winter will serve a 12-year sentence at the state level.
Shane Bocskey, 26, pleaded guilty last month to one count of dealing methamphetamine. Bocskey was arrested with Derek Kohut in February after a drug deal at the Walmart parking lot.
Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer gave Bocskey a 12-year sentence to be served in the Indiana Department of Corrections, with all 12 years to be served.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A Post & Mail reporter received medical treatment for electric shock Thursday night after an incident at Turtle Days in Churubusco.
Nicole Ott, 22, was at the midway at Churubuscoâ€™s Town Park at approximately 8:15 p.m., taking photos of the festival, when a bundle of cables underneath a rubber mat allegedly shorted out, causing a spark and brief ignition.
â€śThe doctor said I was lucky I was wearing tennis shoes and not sandals,â€ť Ott said. â€śThe sole of my shoes helped slow the conduction of electricity.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An opportunity for outside enrichment proved very beneficial for members of the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees this year.
Three board members attended the National School Board Association Conference in San Diego this spring.
Board President Don Armstrong, Vice-President Tim Bloom and Bill Tucker said they learned a great deal from seeing the success stories of other school districts.
Columbia City recently held its summer tennis camp. Pictured, Camp 1, front row: Breanna Taylor, Lindsey Taylor, Katie Bolinger, Jackson Giszweski, Monty Goss and Elizabeth Parker.
Back row: Coach Katie Myers, Callaghan Myers, Samuel Joseph, Caden Binkley, Matthew Hoskins, Clayton Scott, Olivia Potts, Katie Bolander, Counselor Sydney Ford and Coach Karen Brandon.