March 28th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Gas prices to the west of Whitley County jumped to $4.15 per gallon throughout Tuesday afternoon â€“ and pump prices in the local area and Fort Wayne followed suit later.
Earlier Tuesday gasoline prices had fallen to $3.89 at many filling stations in Whitley County. As of Wednesday morning, there were but a handful of gas stations locally at sub-$4.15 per gallon.
The surge by 25 cents was in full force by Wednesday's commute, which leads motorists to question if $4.15 per gallon is the new norm at the pump.
NEW HAVEN â€” Sometimes things start well and it sets a tone for the entire contest, but other times things just sort of fall apart. The Whitko Wildcats opened the 2012 baseball season with a trip to New Haven for a contest with the host Bulldogs. For the first two innings things went well with the Wildcats jumping out to a 2-0 lead, but in the third inning the Wildcats lost the lead and their starting pitcher. The Bulldogs registered a six-run outburst to send the Wildcats down to an 8-2 defeat.
Editorâ€™s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on Eagle Tech Academy. For part two, see Wednesdayâ€™s edition of The Post and Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After a two-year process, which included planning and the welcoming of its first students last fall the staff of Eagle Tech Academy is now close to saying farewell to its inaugural year and preparing for another first â€“ hosting a sophomore and freshman class â€“ in 2012-13.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Kindness is apparent around Churubusco, as hundreds of Smith-Green Community School children, teachers and parents have accepted Rachelâ€™s Challenge, showing acts of kindness everyday.
Three banners with hundreds of signatures written on them will be visible as people enter the schools of SGCS. The signatures came after Bill Sanders spoke all day Friday during Rachelâ€™s Challenge. Sanders is the author of the program directly inspired by Rachel Scott who died along with 12 others in the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Littleton near Denver, Colo.
State Representatives Dan Leonard (left) of the 50th District, and Kathy Heuer (right) of the 83rd District, present a resolution to Parkview Whitley Hospital staff and nurses in recognition of the hospital receiving the American Nurses Associationâ€™s (ANA) National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality for a Community Hospital in the year 2011. Holding the ANA award is Katie Palmer, RN (center).
Don Alvey, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at his home.
Born March 10, 1928, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of John and Bessie (Hanshew) Alvey.
He attended Fort Wayne Schools. He resided in Fort Wayne until moving to Columbia City in 1958.
On July 29, 1977 he married Arola L. Boese at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven.
He always worked in Fort Wayne where he was employed at Summit City News and then at Blue Flame Gas Company and in 1982, he retired from Pyrofax.
Joel S. Harris, V, 65, of Columbia City, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at his residence.
Born May 19, 1946, in Falls Church, Va., he was the son of Joel S. and Isabel (Clark) Harris, IV.
He served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War
On Sept. 13, 1976, he married Sheila McCann in Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Former Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board members John Lefever and Jim Argerbright were recently honored for their service to economic development in Whitley County with Special Resolutions from the Indiana General Assembly. The Resolutions were sponsored by State Representative Kathy Heuer and State Senator Jim Banks.
Whitko Middle Schoolâ€™s cafeteria was the site of the schoolâ€™s fourth annual talent show Friday night. Above, left to right are contestants Rozlyn Bishop, fifth grade, Amanda Zinsmeister, seventh grade and seventh-grader Maddy Foutz. The event was sponsored by the WMS Peacekeepers program and organized by Tara Hosier. With 20 different talents, the categories included singing, variety and dance. Aside from offering students a chance to showcase their talents and entertain the crowd, all proceeds from the event went to the Peacekeeper Program.
Ilamae Hinricks , 71, of Fort Wayne, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born March 1, 1941, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Jesse Hartzog and Helen (Seitner) Richadrson.
On Sept. 7, 1974, she was married in Fort Wayne to Ronald G. Hinrichs. He preceded her in death Jan. 28, 2006.
Surviving relatives her include twin sister, Ilarae Cunningham of Fort Wayne; a brother-in-law, Arthur Hinrichs of Howe, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father.
By the request of the family, there will be no services.