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October 25th, 2013

NO TRICKS, JUST TREATS: County, state officials want to ensure safe Halloween

October 25, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — With Halloween events beginning this weekend, county and state officials want to ensure the safety of each and every “ghoul and gobblin.”

County commissioners offered a word of warning at their meeting Monday.

“Keep a close eye on those little ones,” Commissioner Amber said. “We want a safe Halloween, so we need to be mindful of kids out trick-or-treating.”

According to the Indiana State Police, a few reminders can help parents observe a safer Halloween holiday.

Costume tips

•Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.

HAVE A SEAT: Board vacancies mean opportunity for residents

October 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County residents have two opportunities to have a hand in the decisions made for the area.

Whitley County Commissioners recently announced a vacant position on the Whitley County Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals board.

A second seat is open on the South Whitley Plan Commission.

Both spots require that the Whitley County Commissioners appoint an individual. However, interested parties may submit their information for consideration.

INDUSTRIAL TECH: Upgraded machine sculpts sharper minds

October 25, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Offering students the chance to gain real-world trade skills is a mission of Jay Ocken, a vocational instructor for Whitko High School’s Industrial Technology program.

A new machine, donated by a local manufacturing company, will take Ocken one step closer to his goal.

“We are helping students become work ready,” said Ocken at a May school board meeting. “A lot of these students will have earned credit to help them further their education in college. Some of them will have learned enough here that they can start working right after to school and make a decent wage.”

South Adams stops ’Busco netters

October 25, 2013

WOODLAN — Churubusco’s volleyball team fell to South Adams in three sets Thursday in a sectional quarterfinal match-up.

The Lady Starfires beat the Lady Eagles by a final of 25-23, 25-10 and 25-20.

The defeat leaves ’Busco with a record of 17-16 for the season.

Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings said 2013 was a solid year for the program.

“We saw our volleyball IQ increase greatly,” she said. “The program is gaining respect in the conference and the area as we have posted our third consecutive winning season.”

Bellmont ends Lady Eagles’ season

October 25, 2013

MONROEVILLE — Columbia City’s volleyball team saw one of the best seasons in school history come to a close Thursday.

The Lady Eagles lost to fifth-ranked Bellmont 25-23, 26-24 and 25-21.

Columbia City played a much closer match against the Squaws than when the two teams met in the regular season, but still fell just short.

MAYOR'S RAISE: Council desires more dollars for Daniel

October 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— The title “mayor” can mean a variety of roles and responsibilities, dependent on who sits behind the desk and what city that desk is in.

Several of Columbia City’s Councilmen agreed that the city’s mayor’s position is worth more than its current salary — $56,600.

“I want to come up with a plan to pay our mayor more,” Councilman Dan Weigold said. “When you look at what all Columbia City’s mayor is responsible for, it’s quite extensive — he’s running a multi-million dollar operation.”

FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: Whitko preparing for Bellmont

October 25, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY— Last week, Whitko captured a share of the Three Rivers Conference championship for the first time since the Wildcats won it outright in 2010.

The team from Whitley County’s southwest side is likely hoping for a stronger postseason run in 2013. In 2010, the Wildcats fell by just three points to Bremen in the sectional opener.

This year, the Wildcats draw Bellmont in the first round.

The Braves posted a 4-5 record this season, but did so as the smallest school in their conference, the Northeast Hoosier Conference.

October 24th

CALLING ALL FANS: The Post & Mail seeking Whitley County’s best

October 24, 2013

It’s time for you to participate in Fantastic Fans Photo Fun in The Post & Mail!

Are you a face-painter?
Are you a lucky cap-and-gear sports fan?
If you’re not, we bet you know some!

Here’s your chance to participate in The Post & Mail’s “Fantastic Fans Photo Fun” sports feature. Participation is free of charge. Simply snap a photo of Fantastic Fans in your sporting life and submit them to The Post & Mail. Please properly identify the person or persons in the Fantastic Fans photo, and feel free to provide additional information.

FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: Col. City hopes for different result

October 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A week is only seven days long, but sometimes it can feel like a longer passage of time.

Columbia City’s football team will be looking for a much different result this Friday when it plays Norwell than it earned last week.

Norwell beat the Eagles 35-21 in Columbia City. Now, the stakes are higher in the rematch: Win or go home.

Columbia City will have to travel for its sectional quarterfinal. The Knights will host the game, which has a 7 p.m. kickoff, in Ossian.

UTILITY SALE: South Whitley’s water valued at $1.4M

October 24, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Town officials reviewed appraisals on South Whitley’s water and infrastructure at Tuesday’s council meeting.

An average value of $1.4 million was derived from two appraisals.

The assessment was conducted when town leaders started to entertain the idea of selling the town’s water utility to American Water, a company that services 1.2 million people in 126 communities throughout Indiana.

Town Council member Steve Smith wanted clarification that the bid for sale might differ from the appraised value.

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BUTLER — In a game interrupted by rain and lightning, Churubusco’s Eagle baseball team took the...
BUTLER — A back-and-forth game between Churubusco and South Adams ended in with an Eagle victory...

 

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