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June 2nd, 2015

AWARDED: ’Busco seniors receive scholarships

June 2, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Churubusco High School announced scholarship winners from the class of 2015 Friday in the high school auditorium. Numerous local individuals and organizations offered financial assistance for graduates pursuing further education.

Awarded in the Gaylord Jackson Top Five were Valedictorian Valerie Pope, Salutatorian Peyton Brandt, Kennedy Sade, Devon Zeigler and Madison Bieber. Each of the top five received a $700 scholarship.

June 1st

SPECIAL NEEDS: WCCS works to meet needs of all students

June 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — With a wide variety of academic levels in the district, Whitley County Consolidated Schools worked hard this school year to meet the needs of all students.

WCCS has a handful of students who have been labeled “high-ability” and about 18 percent of its enrollment is “special education.”

REGIONAL FINAL: Col. City tennis duo falls

June 1, 2015

CULVER — Columbia City senior tennis players Macie Hinen’s and Aubrey Wright’s season came to a close Friday evening in the Culver Academies tennis regional. The Lady Eagle doubles team fell in a three-set match to a team from host Culver.

Wright and Hinen took the first set 7-6, winning the tie-breaker 7-4. The Culver team of Amanda and Regina Padilla came back to take the second set by a 6-3 score. In the third and deciding set, the Culver duo won by a 6-2 score.

'SWATTING': Police probe phone pranks

June 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A phenomenon in which pranksters call in phony emergencies that elicit a strong police response is being used by video gamers in a twisted competition where success is based on the level of that response, according to a suburban New York police commissioner.

The phenomenon is known as “swatting.”

More than 60 heavily armed officers were dispatched to a home in Long Beach, N.Y., an oceanfront community outside New York City, on what turned out to be a hoax.

EAGLES DOWN WOODLAN: ’Busco headed to sectional finals

June 1, 2015

BUTLER — In a game interrupted by rain and lightning, Churubusco’s Eagle baseball team took the next step toward an IHSAA sectional championship, overcoming a shaky first inning to post an 8-2 win over Woodlan in the Eastside sectional semi-final game Saturday.

The Eagles scored once in the top of the first inning when pitcher Jacob Howe drew a walk, and scored on a Jackson Wickliffe single.

HONOR GUARD: Slabaugh passes torch

June 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — When John Slabaugh began the Korean War Veteran’s Honor Guard 12 years ago, he had no idea it would be as impactful as it has been.

“I wasn’t thinking it would be much,” Slabaugh said.

May 30th

DOUBLE DROWNING: Two Kosciusko teens die in apparent double drowning

May 30, 2015

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana police say two teenage boys, one of whom was celebrating his 17th birthday, died in an apparent drowning in a private pond.

WSBT-TV reports the bodies of Korbin Foster and Kaleb Lampkin, both 17, were pulled Saturday afternoon from the pond in Warsaw.

The Koscuisko County Police Department is investigating the Warsaw teens' deaths.

Deputies were told there had been a "sleepover" of teenage boys at Lampkin's home to celebrate his recent birthday.

FAREWELL SENIORS: Whitko class of 2015 graduated Friday

May 30, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Approximately 132 seniors crossed the stage in Whitko High School’s gymnasium Friday night at the graduation ceremony for the Whitko Class of 2015.

Class Valedictorian Jonathan Johnson spoke about what lies ahead for him and his fellow graduates.

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May 30, 2015

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The Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail is now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County.

May 29th

NIGHT WATCH OVER: Pittenger retires from CCPD

May 29, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City third-shift Master Patrolman Tim Pittenger has retired from the Columbia City Police Department.

Read more details in the weekend edition of The Post & Mail.

 

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