Archive - 2014
Wayman E. âWayneâ Lee, 74, a resident of South Whitley, died at 5:50 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
He was born May 15, 1939, in Webster Springs, W.V.; the son of the late Charles and Vertie (Gregory) Lee.
Ray Mullins, 71, of rural Columbia City, died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, where he was admitted April 3, 2014.
He was born June 28, 1942, in Gage, Ky., a son of Tom and Reva (Jackson) Mullins. His formative years were spent in Breathitt County. In 1962 he moved to Columbia City.
A retiree of Fibre Form, he was a member of New Hope Wesleyan Church.
COLUMBIA CITY â Healthcare reform is not something to be taken lightly. At least not by people whose job is to try to understand what all the various twists and turns that the new legislation called âObamacareâ really means.
Scott Gabriel, executive director of Parkview Whitley Hospital spoke to his fellow Columbia City Rotarians recently and tried to present a non-biased point of view on the legislation and what it means to the average person.
And âthatâs not easy,â he said. Mainly because the legislation is still evolving.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â A panel of Indiana business and education leaders were met with boos and jeers from attendees after they voted overwhelmingly Monday to support new math and English standards set to replace the Common Core in classrooms this fall.
Indiana was one of the first of 45 states to adopt the national benchmarks in the Common Core in 2010 in an effort to create consistently high standards across state lines. The adoption sped through under former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett, and it wasn't until later that opponents criticized the lack of local input.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitko High School students will bring an air of fairytale magic to the stage Friday and Saturday.
âCinderella,â WHSâs spring musical, features a prince charming, fairy god mother and a homely girl turned princess. Rodgers and Hammersteinâs âCinderellaâ will be performed at 7 p.m. at the high school. Tickets will be available at the door for $6 for adults and $5 for students.
Within the showâs plot, Prince Christopher, played by Michael Thompson, declares that every eligible girl in the kingdom is to be fitted with a glass slipper.
COLUMBIA CITY â Families took advantage of the sunny day and free fishing derby at the pond in Morsches Park Saturday.
Approximately 400 rainbow trout averaging 12 inches long were stocked in Morsches Pond Friday to prepare for the derby, which was sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Jed Pearson, the district fisheries biologist for the DNR, said the event was organized to provide more families with fishing opportunities.
âThis was the first year weâve done something like this,â said Pearson. âWe plan to do the event again next year.â
COLUMBIA CITY â A prestigious designation has been given to a Columbia City resident from the Indiana University Academy of Law.
Patricia A. McNagny, a former Whitley County Superior Court judge, is the first to receive the award in the county. Her story and photograph now hang in the Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.
Pat was honored in Bloomington as an Academy of Law Alumni Fellow April 11.
The Academy of Law Alumni Fellows is the highest honor that the Maurer School of Law can bestow upon a graduate.
Jerry J Zorger, 78, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his home.
Born Aug. 30, 1935, in Allen County, he was the son of Dewey Zorger and Bessie (Stouder) Zorger.
He has lived in Allen and Whitley Counties, and since 1959 at present farm in Thorncreek Township.
"Master Strokes," a new regular sports feature that debuts Tuesday in both The Post & Mail's daily newspaper and total-market-circulation shopper edition, will help golfers of all skill levels improve their games.
The special challenges of springtime golf are addressed in the debut "Master Strokes" tip in Tuesday's Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â Scales were tipped as 400 fish were hauled into Morsches Park and fed into the pond for a fishing derby set for this afternoon.
From noon to 2 p.m., anglers up to age 17 can fish the pond for trout and blue gill with out a license or stamp.
âThis is the first year weâve done something like this,â said Jed Pearson, district fisheries biologist for the Department of Natural Resources. âWe wanted to develop more family-friendly opportunities for fishing.â
Located in the back part of the park, the pond is small, but Pearson said the derby will be âentertaining.â