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January 16th, 2013

IN THE HEADLINES

January 16, 2013

Here are the headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:

Mast named new SGCS superintendent

Demolition begins at Kent Theater

Columbia City man receives meth sentence

Equipping the hungry for jobs

January 15th

Col. City gridiron review

January 15, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a four-part series on Columbia City’s football team.

COLUMBIA CITY — A casual observer would look at the 2012 Columbia City football season and see a sub-500 team that somehow managed to qualify for the second round of the sectional playoffs.

Eagles fans know better than to judge last season that quickly.

’Busco wins Woodlan Invite

January 15, 2013

WOODLAN — Churubusco’s wrestling team took home the invitational title from Woodlan Saturday.

The Eagles claimed the victory by scoring 233 points with weight-class wins from Jason Nicodemus, Sam Siddons and Gunner Barnhart.

’Busco was 24 points ahead of the second-place team and Northeast Corner Conference foe Fremont.

Churubusco head coach Sam Riesen said ’Busco has finished at the top of the pack for the last several years, and he’s glad the team was able to pick up a win this season.

Col. City wrestling falls to DeKalb

January 15, 2013

WATERLOO — The Columbia City Eagle wrestling team traveled north to meet Northeast Hoosier Conference foe DeKalb in the last of the regular season NHC dual meet matchups.

With the Eagle lineup shuffled to fill in for the four suspended wrestlers, the Eagles ended up on the short end of a 49-21 score.

With bouts starting at182 pounds, the Eagles took an early lead 3-0 when Russell Hazelet took a 3-2 lead in the first period and then held on for a 5-4 win over the Barons’ Alexander Shoemaker. The Barons came right back with a pinfall win at 195 pounds to go up 6-3.

SEX CRIMES: Man accused of 7 felonies

January 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County jail inmate tipped off police to a man arrested on methamphetamine and multiple sex crime charges.

Dean R. Pressler, 39, of Larwill, was arrested on charges including child molestation, possession of child pornography, child seduction and manufacturing meth — and pleaded not guilty in court Monday.

According to a case report by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Pressler allegedly fathered two children with a minor, who was 14 years old when she had the first child.

RAISING AWARENESS: Dazzlers dance for Down Syndrome

January 15, 2013

The Whitley County Dazzlers performed at Columbia CIty’s girls basketball game Saturday. The Lady Eagles hosted Down Syndrome awareness night to raise money through a silent auction and donations. Above, Sydney Pequignot dances during the halftime show.

GUNS: Campus necessity or college accessory?

January 15, 2013

BLOOMINGTON — If the clothes make the man, what would make the college student? A gun? Perhaps.

Students are asking the Indiana Statehouse for the right to carry guns to college.

“We all have our own reasons to carry a gun. Regardless, we don’t want the university telling us if we can or can’t carry,” said Crayle Vanest, a college student.

Vanest is also the Indiana State Director for Concealed Carry, a group working with Indiana Sen. Jim Banks to propose legislation allowing guns on state college campuses.

NOT AVERAGE DESK JOB: Bruce Stach has experience in high-tech government services

January 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Many people who’ve lived through the last several decades can say they have witnessed events that have shaped the world. However, Bruce Stach, of Columbia City, can say he’s not only seen those events, but he is partially responsible for some.

Stach’s career began as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force in 1963. He is both a mathematician and a physicist, and in 1964, he was one of the 128 USAF officers commissioned to work for NASA at what is now known as the Johnson Spacecraft Center in Houston.

January 14th

James Simmons, 75

January 14, 2013

James A. Simmons, 75, of rural Columbia City, died at 12:40 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident since Nov. 8, 2012.
He was born Jan. 31, 1937, in Huntington, a son of the late Benjamin and Elsie (Shoaf) Simmons. His formative years were spent in Columbia City. He attended Columbia City High School.
On Aug. 30, 1968, he was united in marriage to Doris E. Brown. They have always made their home in Whitley County.

FLOOD FATALITY: Kokomo man dies when vehicle overturns in ditch filled with high water

January 14, 2013

KOKOMO (HSPA) — One man died in Grant County late Sunday night when his vehicle overturned in high water. Grant County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Moore said an unknown passerby called at 11:13 p.m. to report a vehicle upside in the water at 4200 E. Ind. 26.

Deputies arrived to find a vehicle upside down in a ditch off the roadway. The ditch had been flooded by a nearby creek, though the road wasn't closed at the time.

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s tennis team picked up a 4-1 victory over Southside Thursday night, led by...
COLUMBIA CITY — For the Columbia City Lady Eagle soccer team, a time span of about 1:10 made the...
SOUTH WHITLEY — Columbia City traveled to county-rival Whitko Thursday night to top the Wildcats in...

 

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