April 29th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Results from The Post & Mailâ€™s Readersâ€™ Choice Awards will be announced Thursday.
A special section will be inserted in Thursdayâ€™s edition of The Post & Mail with the list of winners.
Approximately 500 ballots were cast in dozens of categories, including local business, restaurants, public safety officials and more.
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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko picked up wins in seven events to down Northfield, Manchester and Lakeland Christian in a four-way boysâ€™ home track meet Tuesday night.
Whitkoâ€™s boys picked up 98.5 points to top Northfield, who scored 85.5. Manchester was third with 58 points, and Lakeland Christian fourth with 1 point.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” When Whitko High School selected Roger Fleetwood as its new boys basketball coach last summer, the Whitko basketball program gained coaching experienced that involved All-Americans, a state championship and an NBA star.
The National Basketball Association announced April 20 that Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams was named the 2015 Sixth Man of the Year. More than a decade ago, Williams was lacing up to play under Coach Fleetwood for South Gwinnett High School in Atlanta, Ga.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team handled Triton 12-1 in five innings Tuesday night behind a 10-run explosion from its offense in the fourth inning.
After the first inning ended with a scoreless tie, the game remained close after three with a 2-1 Wildcat lead. The Triton Trojans struggled to contain Whitko batters in the fourth, allowing 10 runs before ending the Wildcat rally.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls placed second in a three-way meet with Northeast Hoosier Conference foes New Haven and East Noble. East Noble scored 74 points to Columbia Cityâ€™s 54, with New Haven finishing third with 38 points.
The Lady Eagles started the meet with a win in the 3,200-meter relay. The team of Morgan Von Seggern, Samina Qureshi, Lauren Keller and Hannah Wappes finished in 10:46 for the win. Wappes also picked up a win in the 800-meter run.
SYRACUSE â€” A wanted man is being held at the Whitley County Jail without bond after a foot pursuit and fight with police on Monday.
Officers from several Kosciusko County agencies were involved in a foot pursuit and arrest of a wanted man from Whitley County in the town of Syracuse.
Kosciusko County Drug Task Force units, along with officers from Syracuse, Indiana State Police and the Kosciusko County Sheriffâ€™s Department, attempted to apprehend an individual, identified as Kevin Michael Hall, 39, of Pierceton.
Popular sports for active seniors, heart health advice and a "doggy review" are among the interesting topics in SENIOR LIVING, a special Post & Mail section inserted in Wednesday edition!
The special section in today's newspaper also has local advertising that addresses services and goods catering to Whitley County senior citizens.
The Post & Mail is publishing a special Mother's Day tribute page on Saturday, May 9, on Mother's Day Weekend.
For just $9 you can publish a photo of your Mom, print her name and up to 12 additional words. What a surprise for Mom and a lasting tribute! All for just $9!
Contact The Post & Mail's Classified Department at (260) 244-5153 or stop by the newspaper's Business Office at 927 W. Connexion Way located in Armstrong Business Park in Columbia City. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 6 at 5 p.m.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Whitley County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation by GAI Consultants on the establishment of a regional sewer district at its April meeting.
GAI consultants presented information that they had gathered in hopes of being contracted to provide services in the creation of such a district for those areas not now served by a sewer district.
GAI pointed out to the commissioners that they had been in contact with Indiana Department of Environmental Management officials in determining which approaches would best serve the Commissioners in this endeavor.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Monday night in South Whitley, Whitkoâ€™s Haley Yohe smacked a double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Whitko to a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Oak Hill.