Archive - 2014
March 3, 1935 â€” Aug. 20, 2014
Virgil E. â€śSonnyâ€ť Hicks Jr., 79, of rural South Whitley, died at 7:52 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne where he was admitted the previous Thursday.
He was born March 3, 1935, in Huntington, a son of Virgil K. and Laura Elizabeth (Shellenbarger) Hicks.
His formative years were spent on a farm in Washington Township. He graduated from Washington Center High School.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In an exclusive interview with The Post & Mail in July, McGuire offered her public apology for her â€śpoor judgement.â€ť The Indiana State Board of Accounts is also investigating, according to Commissioner George Schrumpf. After allegations of improprieties led Jennifer McGuire to take a leave of absence from her position as Whitley County Auditor, she officially resigned her duties Wednesday with a letter to Gov. Mike Pence.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 21, 2014) -- The heat and humidity will continue to build. Meteorologist expect the hottest and most humid surge of the summer which will reach well into next week.
Temperatures will be in the lower 80s this afternoon but uncomfortable as dew points will rise into the 70s. Periods of showers and storms are expected today as energy from an approaching warm front is pushed north from the Gulf of Mexico.
CROMWELL (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Two Auburn men are facing felony charges after allegedly tying up a Cromwell man and burying him up to his neck.
According to area media, Phillip Longsworth and Karl Karn are both facing a charge of criminal confinement causing bodily injury.
The incident began when Longsworth reported someone had stolen a saw from his business. That was when he and Karn allegedly lured the victim -who they say had knowledge of the theft- to Longsworthâ€™s business.
COLUMBIA CITY (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Jennifer McGuire, former Whitley County Auditor, has officially resigned her position as an ongoing investigation continues regarding her use of county funds.
Read more of this story in today's issue of The Post & Mail.
HUNTINGTON (Aug. 20, 2014) -- Students at Huntington North High School returned to classes at around 1:40 today after being evacuated to the football stadium just before 1:00 pm after a note that was found was judged to be a bomb threat.
A search of the school turned up nothing, however all athletic practices have been canceled for the day.
An administrative assistant in the school district sent the following release on the threat and evacuation at 1 p.m. today:
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf team beat the weather and Bellmont Tuesday evening at Eagle Glen Golf Course. With thunderstorms making their way in and out of the area, coaches found a window of opportunity to squeeze in the match, and the Lady Eagles picked up their second Northeast Hoosier Conference win in two days by a score of 197-216.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Humane Society is celebrating 10 years of caring for homeless animals in Whitley County. A free tour of the countyâ€™s animal shelter, located at 951 S. Line St. in Columbia City, will be provided Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. along with food and refreshments.
WARSAW â€” Whitkoâ€™s volleyball team grabbed a 3-0 sweep in its opening match Tuesday night at Lakeland Christian Academy. The Lady Wildcats took a definitive, 25-11, win in game one, while playing more competitive second and third games, winning 25-22 and 25-21.
Whitley County Farmers Market vendor Little Hawk re-canes and refurbishes chairs during a typical Saturday morning at the market, held on the Whitley County Courthouse Square. The farmers market is open each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital Medical Plaza.