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June 2nd

Ballot vacancies filled by appointment

June 2, 2014

Although the primary election has been decided, some ballot vacancies could still be determined.

According to Whitley County Clerk of the Courts Debbie Beers, candidate vacancies can be filled until June 30 at noon.

“Typically the person is appointed by a party caucus,” said Beers. “It’s not an overwhelming amount of positions that are handled this way, but in the past there have been several.

It just depends on how aggressive the parties want to be in putting people in those empty spots.”

In the primary election, certain races only offered a Republican candidate.

Lady Eagles tripped up by Norwell, 12-0

June 2, 2014

After big wins in the first two rounds of sectional action, Columbia City’s softball team’s season came to an end in the championship game after a difficult loss to Norwell Saturday morning.

The sectional hosts took full advantage of their homefield advantage, winning 12-0 in five innings.

The Lady Knights came out swinging in the first inning.

Wildcats’ baseball reaches end of road

June 2, 2014

NorthWood’s baseball team rallied from behind for the second time this sectional season to edge Whitko Saturday afternoon in South Whitley, 11-6.

Thursday, NorthWood posted a 10-run inning to top Tippecanoe Valley and advance to Saturday’s semi-final game against Whitko.

It was the lucky number seven against Whitko, as the Panthers scored seven runs in the seventh inning to sweep the win out from under the Wildcats’ feet.

After falling behind 1-0 in the first frame, Whitko’s Zach Snep knocked a solo home run over the fence to tie the score.

June Adams, 90

June 2, 2014

June 17, 1923 — May 30, 2014
June E. Adams, 90, of Larwill, died at 10:20 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at her home.
She was born June 17, 1923, in Whitley County, a daughter of Leo and Huldah J. (Palmer) Miller. She graduated from Larwill High School in 1941.
On Feb. 13, 1943, she was united in marriage to Porter Jackson “Jack” Adams. They always made their home in the Larwill area. Mr. Adams died May 14, 2008.
She was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church.

Ross Cook, 65

June 2, 2014

April 3, 1949 — May 30, 2014
Ross L. Cook, 65, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:27 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born April 3, 1949, in Allen County, he was the son of Jack A. and Gloria J. (Gruesbeck) Cook.
A lifetime resident of Whitley County, he graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1967 and attended Ivy Tech.
Ross served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On June 12, 1982, he married Rebecca L. Auer at Hope Lutheran Church, Coesse.

Eagle Garden Celebrates SGCS 50th Anniversary

June 2, 2014

Smith-Green Community Schools has been evolving for 50 years. The district celebrated the half-century mark Thursday evening to commemorate the SGCS’s outdoor Eagle Garden.

The dedication ceremony at Eagle Garden recognized the corporation’s graduating Class of 1964 and earlier graduates as part of the 50th anniversary of Smith-Green Community Schools.

Eagle Garden was originally installed when an auto accident tragically took the lives of Churubusco High School students Andy Spencer and Megan Young in 2009.


June 2, 2014

Kindergartners at Coesse Elementary School planted sunflower seeds around the campus as part of their field day activities Friday.

See Thursday’s edition of The Post & Mail for a special publication highlighting Whitley County kindergartners.

COL. CITY WINS THRILLER, 5-4: Lady Eagles vie for title today at Norwell

June 2, 2014

For the second time this sectional season, Columbia City’s softball team edged out its opponent in a close, one-run game.

On Monday, the Lady Eagles took on Bellmont in the sectional opener and were led to the win by seniors Alyssa Hansen and Allie Vodde.

Hansen scored the game-winning run to advance Columbia City to the second round.

Columbia City was scheduled to play Thursday, but after Wednesday’s game was rained out, the Lady Eagles were pushed back to play Friday night against Mississinewa.

’Cats advance on 9th-inning balk

June 2, 2014

The Whitko Wildcats had to rally from two runs down in the bottom of the seventh inning just to tie the score, but then in the bottom of the ninth, with a runner on third, the home standing Wildcats goaded the Lakeland pitcher into a balk sending the winning run across for a 4-3 win that propels the Wildcats into Saturdays semifinal of the Whitko IHSAA Sectional Baseball tournament.

Whitko pitcher Tanner Gaff struggled early in the game with his control getting the ball up in the zone, and walking the first Lakeland batter on four pitches.

Connie Freshour, 60

June 2, 2014

June 14, 1953 — May 27, 2014
Connie June Freshour, 60, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at her home in LeRoy, Kan.
She was born June 14, 1953 in Iola, Kan., the daughter of Ray and Willena Simpson Holloway.
Connie attended Colony Crest High School and graduated as a member of the Class of 1971.
During the years following high school she lived in Columbia City, and worked at Weatherhead Manufacturing.
Connie was joined in marriage to Ralph K. Freshour June 16, 1978, in Columbia City.
They lived in Columbia City until moving to Colony in 1980.


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