Archive - 2014
SOUTH WHITLEY â District officials and community leaders gathered in front of South Whitley Elementary School (SWES) Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony. The event was held to signify the renovations and additions being made to the elementary school.
Lady Eagle Morgan von Seggern flies down the field while being pursued by Antonia Holzmann during a match against the Manchester Squires Monday. The Lady Eagles triumphed against the Squiresâ hard-fought defense, winning 3-2.
Dec. 7, 1924 â Aug. 18, 2014
Donald L. Hagenbuch, 89, of Warren, passed away at 11:12 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Parkview Huntington Hospital in Huntington. He was born Dec. 7, 1924, in Wabash County.
Don graduated from Bippus High School. He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Cincinnati from 1943, through 1946, spending 27 months on the same ship.
Don was a lifetime member of the Huntington V.F.W. Post number seven and former member of the American Legion. Don was a 50-year member of the Huntington Masonic Lodge.
March 3, 1935 â Aug. 20, 2014
Virgil E. âSonnyâ 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 âpoor judgement.â 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 Longsworthâs 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 Cityâs 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.