Archive - 2013
COLUMBIA CITY (April 11, 2013) â Administrators at some schools in the Northeast Hoosier Athletic Conference (NHC) are contemplating the future of the conference as it relates to its current membership, according to a press release sent out Thursday afternoon by Whitley County Consolidated Schools.
In the release, WCCS officials stated one of their chief concerns is the "disparity among schools in terms of enrollment [that] continues to grow."
Columbia City High School is currently a member of the NHC, along with Bellmont, Carroll, DeKalb, East Noble, Homestead, New Haven and Norwell.
Robert Jay Baker, 89, of Roanoke, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. Born July 7, 1923 in Huntington, Bob was the son of Ira J. and Gertrude J. (Shaefer) Baker.
Columbia Cityâs softball game, along with many other local sports, have been cancelled or postponed tonight due to rain and cool conditions.
Above, Columbia Cityâs Alyssa Hansen dives safely back to third base while the ball bounces over her Tuesday night against Wawasee in the Lady Eagles home opener.
COLUMBIA CITY â Two Indian Springs Middle School soccer teams dropped their home openers Tuesday night.
The ISMS boys Stars opened against Leo, falling 9-0, and the Lady Eagles dropped a 3-1 game to Summit Middle School (Homestead) on their first games of the season.
âFor our first game of the season and as little practices as weâve had, they played great,â ISMS boys Stars Coach Luke Genth said. âWe have high hopes for the rest of the season.â
Avery Sparks scored the lone goal for ISMS in the girls game, and the Lady Eagles play host to Carroll tonight, weather permitting.
COLUMBIA CITY â Big changes require major considerations.
Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation (WCCS) Superintendent Dr. Pat OâConnor said plans for a new high school have been forming for a time and for major reasons.
âI donât think itâs a surprise to anyone that we are looking at a new high school,â she said. âWhen it actually happens is a huge question mark.â
Four time lines were presented to the WCCS Board of School Trustees Monday. Those time lines had different dates for possible construction completion, with the years ranging from 2020-2022.
COLUMBIA CITY â Even though the situation surrounding the dog-fighting animals ended tragically, the shelter has a long list of success stories.
Linda Hoskins, of South Whitley, adopted Shadow from the shelter. Shadow, who was renamed Gus, is a 1-year-old lab mix that has some pit bull in him.
However, the concern over what is sometimes stereotyped as an aggressive breed did not deter Hoskins from giving Gus a home.
COLUMBIA CITY â Discussions regarding the care and concern for stray and abandoned animals in Whitley County have been thick with controversy.
When the Whitley County Humane Shelter petitioned the County Commissioners for funding, several letters were submitted to The Post & Mail that spoke of strong opinions both for and against the countyâs financial support.
With the recent charges brought against numerous individuals found to have participated in a dog-fighting ring, the shelter was once again thrust in the spotlight.
COLUMBIA CITY â First Church of God was nearly packed with those who came to hear keynote speaker, April Maley, share how she overcame abuse as part of the 5th Annual Light the Way event.
Maley, author of the book, âI Will Not Be Silent,â was invited by The Salvation Army of Whitley County and its ministries director, Pat Mossburg.
The evening was organized to help break the circle of violence. Annually, Light the Way aims to help people identify child abuse, educate individuals on the effects of domestic violence, and what to do if a violence situation is suspected.
SUMMITTVILLE, Ind. (AP) â The owner of the central Indiana property where dozens of animal carcasses were found stacked inside a barn said the deaths were not preventable and that some of the animals died four months ago.
Daniel Ault told WISH-TV that he became overwhelmed with the amount of animals on the farm about 40 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
Police found the carcasses of between 75 and 100 animals â including horses, sheep, cows and chickens â when deputies were called to one of the barns Tuesday evening, said Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson.
Susan Kauffman, 67, died April 6, 2013, after four years of living with cancer. Susan was born Jan. 13, 1946, in Indianapolis to Donald Alberty and Betty Robison Alberty. As an infant, she moved with her parents to Columbia City.
She married her high school boyfriend, Robert Kauffman, Aug. 31, 1968, in Goshen. Following their graduation from Purdue University in 1969, Susan and Bob moved to Columbia, Mo. where Bob had a job as a parole officer with the Missouri State Board of Probation and Parole.