Archive - 2014
Churubuscoâ€™s girls tennis team fell to Westview Tuesday and Central Noble on Wednesday.
Against a competitive Westview team, the Lady Eagles fell 5-0.
In No. 1 singles, Audrey Giercher fell 6-1, 6-1.
Camille Cseri dropped a 6-3, 6-1 match in No. 2 singles.
In No. 3 singles, Cheyenne Conner fell 6-2, 6-0.
The No. 1 doubles team of Nikki Esslinger and Aaliyah Hensinger fell 6-1, 6-1.
The cast and crew of Aida, Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s spring musical, is set for its performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at CCHS.
Cast members include Brooke Alexander, Kiersten Thomas, Ashley Oâ€™Connor, Lindsey Dice, Jocelyn Sherbahn, Julia Kerr, Galeana Murphy, Erin McCullough, Brittnie Fry, Miranda Eber, Emily Lemke, Morgan Ellis, Kyle Scher, Brooks Walker, Jacob Mattes, Nic Alles, Brooks Walker, Nathan Baker, Holden Schaefer, Gunner Arnold, Athena Arnold, Hannah Schaefer and Matthew Swain.
â€śFighting hunger should be a community initiative,â€ť said Lois Cannon, one of the leaders of a feeding program for school children.
Boomerang Backpacks is a program that targets elementary school children who might not have quality food during the weekend.
Nutritious food is packed in backpacks and bags by volunteers, and then delivered to elementary schools in the area on Fridays. The children then have food and healthy snacks to eat during the weekend.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A new hard-bound coffee table keepsake book has been published by The Post & Mail and is now available for purchase.
â€śThe Seventies: A Decade of Front Pages in The Post & Mailâ€ť contains 165 front pages from Whitley Countyâ€™s daily newspaper.
At $24 plus tax, the book is a perfect gift idea for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, birthdays â€“ or as a gift for yourself.
The large 13.5â€ť x 11.5â€ť format of the book, plus a 5â€ťx 7â€ť magnifier, make for an enjoyable reading experience as readers examine the years 1970-1979 page by page.
Whitkoâ€™s baseball team grabbed a one-point win over Triton Tuesday night, only to fall by one point to Southwood Wednesday.
Against Triton, the Wildcats grabbed a 14-13 victory after a high-scoring start to the game. Whitko took a 3-1 lead in the first inning, then went on to score 11 runs in the second frame.
However, Triton answered with five runs of its own to make the score 14-6 at the end of the second inning.
A Columbia City police officer suffered minor injuries Wednesday morning after he was bit by the CCPDâ€™s K-9, Stryker.
According to a press release by the Columbia City Police, the officer was involved in a traffic stop when the K-9 handler came to assist him.
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Steve W. Plew, 65, of Columbia City,passed away at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born June 9, 1948, in Huntington, he was the son of William R. Plew and Phyllis V. (Shultz) Plew.
He graduated from Huntington County Community High School with the class of 1967 and from Nashville Auto Diesel College.
Carleen A. DeLeon, 79, of Fort Wayne passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014 at Life Care Nursing Home.
Born March 28, 1935, in Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of William M. Winebrenner and H. Jayne (Babb) Luther.
She has lived in the Fort Wayne area for 60 years. She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1953.
On Nov. 24, 1965, she married Jerry. She worked at various places including Lincoln Life for three years, Central Soya for five years, Magnavox for seven years, Fort Wayne Community Schools for 14 years, and at K-Martâ€™s Glenbrook Store for 14 years.
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys track team traveled to New Haven this week to take on two Northeast Hoosier Conference foes â€” the host Bulldogs and East Noble.
The Eagles fell short, as New Haven took the win with 86 points, followed by East Noble with 44 and Columbia City with 40.
A highlight of the night was high jumper Tim Hearld, who cleared 5 feet, 10 inches.
Also picking up wins was the 3,200-meter relay team of Seth Kissinger, Evan Harney, David Fulk and Andrew McFarland, McFarland in the 400-meter dash and Dakota Goldwood in the shot put.
Editorâ€™s Note: The following is the first of a two-part preview of Whitley Countyâ€™s primary elections. See Fridayâ€™s Edition for previews of the sheriff and prosecutorâ€™s races.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the primary election races.
For Whitley County residents, three seats are particularly of interest â€” the race for House Representative, Whitley County Prosecutor and Whitley County Sheriff.
Candidates have been present at numerous community events and forums to share their viewpoints on several issues.