October 15th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Thunderous applause and a standing ovation greeted Tom Zeisig as he accepted the 2013 Friend of 4-H Award.
Zeisig was nominated for the honor because of his tireless volunteer efforts with Whitley County‚Äôs 4-H program.
Also garnering an award was Matt Gibson. He received the 2013 Adult Leadership Award for work in developing a 4-H program that ensures growth and education in its youth participants.
A host of other awards and recognition was given to adult leaders, volunteers and 4-Hers Monday night at the annual Achievement Program.
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ A Columbia City man pleaded guilty Monday to supplying his son with ingredients for the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Jay B. Greer, 56, was pleaded guilty to aiding in the manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
That crime carries a sentence of 6 to 20 years.
As part of a plea agreement, Greer will have five other charges against him dismissed, but sentencing will be entirely at the discretion of Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer.
Greer will be sentenced Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County employees are making way in their goal to collect one million ‚ÄĒ pop tabs, that is.
This will be the second year the county had gathered a million tabs.
In 2000, employees collected a million aluminum tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis.
Recently, the Whitley County Engineer‚Äôs office, who spearheads the collection with the support of the County Commissioners, received a generous donation of 149 pounds of tabs from the Living Waters Lutheran Church in Wolf Lake.
Members of the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force converged on the Courthouse lawn to decorate the square with purple ribbons in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Joining in the effort were Whitley County Commissioners, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, Whitley County Sheriff‚Äôs Department, Columbia City High School Key Club members and other volunteers.
See a special publication inserted in today‚Äôs Post & Mail for on the task force.
LeAnn Rosen, 66, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at her home after an extended illness due to cancer.
Born on Sept. 13, 1947, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Kenneth C. and Judith (Fry) Hosler.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1965. Upon her graduation she immediately entered the insurance field working for more than 25 years, first for Keith Dowell, John Lefever and currently was employed as an insurance agent for Star Insurance.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City junor varsity football team played host to its Carroll counterparts Saturday. The visiting Chargers built up a big lead before the Eagles got on the scoreboard late, giving Carroll a 32-6 win.
For the Eagles, the game started off badly as a botched reception of the opening kickoff led to the visitors tackling Columbia City quarterback Blake Sunderland in the end zone for a safety on the first play of the game to stake the Chargers to a 2-0 lead after just nine seconds of play.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With news of her leaving the Salvation Army, Facebook comments flooded Pat Mossburg‚Äôs page.
‚ÄúI didn‚Äôt even know I was that well-liked,‚ÄĚ Mossburg responded to her Facebook comments.
Mossburg has been the ministries director for Whitley County‚Äôs Salvation Army for seven years.
Earlier this month, she announced she would be leaving her post, effective Oct. 31.
A special open house is planned in her honor Monday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Salvation Army‚Äôs office, inside the First Church of God in Columbia City.
Columbia City‚Äôs volleyball team won the Whitko Invitational Saturday in South Whitley.
Pictured are the Lady Eagles with the Whitko trophy.
Columbia City will play its final regular-season game Wednesday at Heritage.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ While Whitley County Consolidated Schools posted competitive scores in the recent release of the ISTEP+ results, school officials are still working to make improvements for next year.
WCCS collectively had 78 percent of its students pass the test, but noted some areas where scores were lower than others.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) held its 2013 Football Sectional draw Sunday.
Columbia City and Whitko are set to face tough opponents, while Churubusco should coast through round one.
‚ÄôBusco takes on Eastside in the Class 2A sectional opener. Eastside, of the Northeast Corner Conference, is 3-5 and has already lost to the Eagles this season.
Churubusco downed the Blazers 31-13 Sept. 13.
Currently, Eastside sits sixth in the NECC, while Churubusco is second.