March 26th, 2015
SOUTH WHITLEY â A Whitko High School art student received two national awards for her paintings at the 2015 Scholastic National Art Contest in New York.
Madelyn Foutz, a sophomore, received a gold medal for her painting, âThe Rocketeer,â and a silver medal for her second painting, âWonderwoman.â
WHITLEY COUNTY â The Post & Mail will insert three special sections in coming days that will demonstrate that our Whitley County Community is âwell established and ever growing.â
The series of special sections has an over-arching theme of Whitley County Roots, with subthemes dealing with how the community âcultivates, nurtures and thrives.â
The publications highlight the reason Whitley County is a great place for families to lay down their roots.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Thanks to a terrific effort by Whitko Athletic Director Casey Stouffer to ready the playing surface after a morning rainstorm, the Lady Wildcats and the visiting Churubusco Lady Eagles were able to play a season-opening contest Wednesday night.
Cold temperatures and a brisk wind didnât stop the Lady Wildcats from blowing the game open with a five-run third inning on their way to a 10-0 win.
COLUMBIA CITY â Lyndsey Brommer, a senior at Columbia City High School, has been named the Whitley County Community Foundationâs 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. In addition to the four-year scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice, she will also receive a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
Brommer is the daughter of Randy and Julie Brommer of Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â The word museum to most conjures up images of musty old glass cases filled with dusty old artifacts taken care of by sleepy old men with thick glasses, tweed sport coats and bow ties. However, the treasures of a working and active museum extend far beyond its collection of artifacts.
One of the treasures of the Whitley County Historical Museum is its collection of resources and publications available to the public for research and information purposes.
ROCHESTER, Mich. â The Whitley County YMCA Rapids swim team had its most successful showing at the Great Lakes Zone meet this past weekend at Oakland University.
Competing against 1,400 of the top swimmers from 92 teams and five different states in the Great Lakes region, the Rapids finished 35th overall with 114 points.
The boys 11-12 year-old squad finished 11th with 95 points and girls 11-12 year-oldâs finished 21st with 19 points.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City Park Director Mark Green breathed a sigh of relief this week as the fundraising for the cityâs new playground was completed, thanks to a $25,000 donation by Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Green told Columbia Cityâs Common Council Tuesday night that construction for the new playset is expected to begin next month, as parts will soon be ordered and shipped.
The new playset has a pricetag of $159,000, primarily paid for by donation, grants and fundraising.
COLUMBIA CITY â Pick up your free tickets as soon as possible for this Sunday's performance of The Volunteers, a talented and entertaining adjunct of the famed United States Army Field Band.
The Post & Mail, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Field Band, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be hosting The Volunteers, a six-person band, for one performance Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m. at Newell Rice Auditorium at Columbia City High School.
An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansaâs budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter.
Sarah Furthmiller helps her daughter, Morgan, 3, cross a balance beam at Kidâs Dreamland in Columbia City. Warmer days last week allowed kids to enjoy the playground for the final time before it was disassembled. A new playset is expected to be constructed this summer, pending additional fundraising.