November 21st, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” In Whitley County, gas prices have hovered at less than $3 for the last three weeks. According to AAA, the national average for a gallon of Regular gasoline is approximately $2.85, which is six cents less than the price last week and down 36 cents from this time last year. Many local residents said the recent drop in price has resulted in a savings of approximately $15-20 a week.
Columbia City stand-out basketball player Aubrey Wright made her college choice last week, signing with Taylor University. Pictured in front row, from left: grandfather Ted Wright, Aubrey Wright, father Robin Wright and mother Teresa Wright. Pictured in back are Taylor University Head Coach Kelly Packard (left) and Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer.
April. 5, 1966 â€” Nov. 18, 2014
Kevin Joel Minnix, 48, of Columbia City, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 18, 2014.
He was born April 5, 1966 in Columbia City, a son of Mendell and Irma Sue (Lovely) Minnix.
He made his home in Columbia City with the exception of 1980 to 1985, when he was in Cleveland, OH.
He was employed at C&H Concrete, Kilgore Manufacturing and Corporate Construction.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Friends, family and neighbors were honored at the Whitley County Community Foundationâ€™s 18th Annual Heart of Gold Awards Ceremony Thursday night at the Eagles Nest.
The 2014-15 Whitley County high school winter sports season for boys is previewed in Friday's edition of The Post & Mail.
Included are previews and photos for basketball, wrestling and swimming teams from Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco high schools.
It's all in a special tabloid publication inserted in Friday's Post & Mail!
COLUMBIA CITY â€” When Columbia City senior Braden Myer heads off to college in the fall, he will take with him more than the usual suitcase full of jeans and T-shirts.
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WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The death of a jail inmate has been ruled a suicide by Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger.
Kevin J. Minnix, 48, of Columbia City, was found dead in his cell at the Whitley County Jail Tuesday night.
Dellinger said Minnix was found with the string of his hooded sweatshirt wrapped around his neck and tied to a door hinge.
According to police reports, Minnix was detained Tuesday afternoon for operating while intoxicated, criminal mischief and operating as a habitual traffic offender.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Motorists are advised to avoid the area of Main and North streets while crews clean up from a property damage car accident that knocked down an electrical pole and put power lines on the street.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After an autopsy of a Columbia City man who died in jail Tuesday night, Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger said no foul play is suspected in the case.
Kevin J. Minnix, 48, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
According to a press release by Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges, Minnix was arrested by WCSD Deputy Scott Schimtt at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday for operating while intoxicated, criminal mischief and driving as a habitual traffic violator.