March 22nd, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs girls track team excelled in the Three Rivers Conference last season.
For 2013, the Lady Wildcats are back for more and are hoping to take the conference championship once again.
Whitko won the Three Rivers Conference two ways last year, taking first in the conference meet, 48 points ahead of second-place Southwood, and also posting a 7-0 mark in the season, league-wise.
While the Wildcats graduated three seniors from last year‚Äôs team, Coach Gary Sims was excited about the talent that remains.
See Saturday's Post & Mail for an updated review of Whitley County unemployment numbers.
Betty L. Hodges, 89, a resident of rural South Whitley, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday March 21, 2013, at the home of her daughter. She had been in failing health.
She was born May 10, 1923, in Carroll County, a daughter of the late Leo F. and Axie E. (Cross) Landis.
Her formative years were spent in north central Indiana. She graduated from Larwill High School in 1941.
On June 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to George E. Hodges. They made their home in on a farm in rural South Whitley. Mr. Hodges died Nov. 27, 1995.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Though Columbia City‚Äôs boys and girls swim teams didn‚Äôt have a state-title, stand-out season ‚ÄĒ there was much to highlight about the small squad‚Äôs performance this year.
Eagle head coach Kristen Swonger, who is stepping down after this season, said every swimmer broke their personal record at least once, and some swam new events for the first time.
With only 11 girls and 12 boys on the team, winning many meets posed big challenge for the Eagles.
‚ÄúWe had no idea what was going to happen,‚ÄĚ Swonger said.
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ In light of all Churubusco‚Äôs football team‚Äôs success throughout the last three years ‚ÄĒ including a 33-5 combined record ‚ÄĒ only three players have received such an honor.
Offensive lineman Eric Kuznar joins former ‚ÄôBusco standouts Kyle Monk and Kyle Matthewson as recipients of a ‚ÄėGriddy‚Äô award Sunday.
The senior was honored at the Colts Pavilion in Indianapolis ad the awards ceremony.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Bringing home a national award is cause for celebration for any team, squad or group.
But for Vanessa Bills and the Whitley County Dazzlers, winning a cheerleading national title is somewhat shocking.
‚ÄúI didn‚Äôt even realize we would be competing like that,‚ÄĚ said Bills who is the Dazzler‚Äôs coach.
The special needs cheerleading squad is open to any age and gender in Whitley County who has a disability.
Last week, the squad took its first cross-country trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to compete in Cheer Ltd.‚Äôs national competition.
Carl W DeYoung, 84, formerly of Corunna, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at his home in Waterloo.
He was born Feb. 11, 1929, in Crystal, Mich. His parents were George and Dorothy (Doyle) DeYoung and he was raised by William and Pearl Thompson.
Carl was a graduate of Ashley High School, a U.S. Army Reservist, former Waterloo Volunteer Fireman and a member of Corunna Church of Christ. He loved to golf, bowl, fish and was a big IU basketball fan.
He worked for Indiana Decorative, Charleston Metal and Kitchen Quip of Waterloo before retiring in 1979.
Although March 20 was the first day of spring, snow storms are currently being tracked for northeast Indiana.
Meteorologist with the National Weather Service are showing the potential for significant snow Sunday, March 24 and Monday, March 25. Snow fall may start as early as Saturday night, March 23.
Sporting events for Columbia City's teams have been canceled for the rest of the week. Many area games and meets are being canceled due to cold weather conditions.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco Junior-Senior High School Athletic/Activities Director Andrew Wagner will resign following the 2012-13 school year.
The SGCS Board of School Trustees approved Wagner‚Äôs resignation at its March meeting Monday.
Wagner is in his second year in the position. He had served three years as athletic director at Indian Springs Middle School, in Columbia City, immediately prior to his tenure with SGCS.
In the meeting, Board President Cathy Petrie read a portion of a letter from Wagner.