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March 22nd

Wednesday's events

March 22, 2013

Choral concert
Ball State University Singers will be guest performers at the Indian Springs Middle School choral concert on Wednesday, March 27. The concert will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ISMS.
Joel Genth, a Columbia City alumnus, and Alex McDowell, an alumnus of Churubusco, will be performing with the BSU singers.
A free will donation will be accepted at the door to be used towards the evening performances.

Monday's events

March 22, 2013

Historical banquet
The Whitley County Historical Society will host their annual spring dinner Monday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Brownstone Cafe at 105 S. State St., South Whitley.
The evening is open to both members and non-members of the historical society.
The dinner costs $19 and will include salad, lemon rosemary chicken, buttermilk mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon and dessert.
The guest speaker, Bob Dispenza, Park and Education Manager for Allen County Parks, will present "Canals of Indiana."

TRAFFIC UPDATE: Ind. 109 down to single lane

March 22, 2013

Indiana Department of Transportation reports maintenance work is being done today on Ind. 109 north of Columbia City.

Traffic will be restricted to a single-lane directed by flaggers until 3 p.m.

Crews are working to complete the project before Sunday's forecasted snow.

IN COURT: Smith pleads guilty to burglary charge

March 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Pierceton man pleaded guilty to a burglary charge in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Jeremiah Smith, 26, pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class C felony. With his criminal history, he also was charged with being a habitual felony offender as part of a plea arrangement.

A charge of theft, a Class D felony, was dismissed as part of the agreement.

Smith admitted to breaking into the Larwill Deli, located at U.S. 30 and Ind. 5. He was accused of stealing $1,252.76 of merchandise — 12 cartons of cigarettes.

GIVING, RECEIVING COMES FULL CIRCLE: Annual campaign brings change

March 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Pocket change is needed to make positive change for Whitley County families.

B.A.B.E.’s annual April giving campaign is in its fifth year and baby bottles are being prepared for distribution across the county to collect monetary donations.

“These bottles will be in businesses all over the county,” said Shawn Ellis, B.A.B.E.’s executive director. “There are smaller bottles that we are handing out to churches so that their members can take them home and fill them.”

PRINCIPAL PRESENTATION: NHES creates brighter future

March 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Honoring the past while creating the future.

That is the idea behind much of the educational practices of Northern Heights Elementary School. Jake Hoag, principal of NHES, gave a presentation to the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees (WCCS) Monday about the vision in his building.

CRUSHED PIPE: Town leaders decide to not act on repairs

March 22, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A crushed pipe, resulting in more than $1,500 in repair work, was deemed to not be the responsibility of the town by the South Whitley Town Council last week.

When a resident brought the concern to the town’s council, President Tony Starkey asked for more information.

After bills were submitted to Town Manager Dave Wilkinson and more questions were answered, the council members decided there was no liability on the town’s part to cover the repair costs.

Lady ’Cats ready to defend TRC crown

March 22, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls track team excelled in the Three Rivers Conference last season.

For 2013, the Lady Wildcats are back for more and are hoping to take the conference championship once again.

Whitko won the Three Rivers Conference two ways last year, taking first in the conference meet, 48 points ahead of second-place Southwood, and also posting a 7-0 mark in the season, league-wise.

While the Wildcats graduated three seniors from last year’s team, Coach Gary Sims was excited about the talent that remains.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

March 22, 2013

See Saturday's Post & Mail for an updated review of Whitley County unemployment numbers.

Betty Hodges, 89

March 22, 2013

Betty L. Hodges, 89, a resident of rural South Whitley, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday March 21, 2013, at the home of her daughter. She had been in failing health.
She was born May 10, 1923, in Carroll County, a daughter of the late Leo F. and Axie E. (Cross) Landis.
Her formative years were spent in north central Indiana. She graduated from Larwill High School in 1941.
On June 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to George E. Hodges. They made their home in on a farm in rural South Whitley. Mr. Hodges died Nov. 27, 1995.

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