March 15th, 2013
4-H Fun Night-4 p.m.
The Whitley County 4-H Council will hold their silent auction from 4 to 7:45 p.m. during the upcoming Whitley County 4-H Fun Night on Friday.
4-H Council members are currently seeking donations of new items, filled gift baskets, purchase vouchers and cash donations of any amount. Items will be accepted through the afternoon of the event.
On the same day, an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin supper will be served from 4 to 7:30 at the Whitley County 4-H Center building.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Cleveland Townshipâ€™s Trustee has submitted his resignation, effective March 25 â€” the same day he is expected to plead guilty to multiple charges related to his position.
Roland (Ron) King, who originally pleaded not guilty to six criminal charges, is slated for a change of plea hearing at 11 a.m. March 25.
Whitley Countyâ€™s Republican Party is holding a caucus to fill the vacant trustee position for the remainder of the term â€” through Dec. 31, 2014.
The caucus is scheduled for March 26 at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Town Hall, 118 E. Front St., South Whitley.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is a two-part series on the behavioral patterns of children.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€“ The job of violence prevention and school safety has fallen in the lap of administrators and faculty.
However, parents and guardians can aid school leaders in creating a safer and more stable school environment.
Victoria Cornwell is the mental health therapist for Whitko Community Schools.
Interacting with students day in and day out, Cornwell has some suggestions parents should heed.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Coming up with $30,000 additional dollars seemed like a â€ślofty goal,â€ť but Whitley Countyâ€™s Executive Director Cindy Baker rose to the challenge.
Live United, the United Wayâ€™s 2012 campaign, is complete and the nonprofit stands with a total amount of $197,258 raised â€” more than $7,000 over the anticipated goal of $190,000 and more than $37,000 over what was raised in 2011.
â€śWe worked hard, but really it was the community that did it. They deserve the pat on the back,â€ť said Baker. â€śI think this proves that people in Whitley County are invested in this community.â€ť
Editorâ€™s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. A boy and girl will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Shelby Smiley is a junior at Whitko High School.
Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team returns a solid core of players and will be taking on some of the best competition in the state.
The Wildcats are in the same Class 3A sectional as Bellmont, which went to the semistate game a year ago. In the Three Rivers Conference, Northfield was the Class 2A state champion from last year.
â€śWeâ€™re not the favorite on paper,â€ť said Whitko coach Erik Hisner. â€śBut we like what we see and are setting some goals going forward.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Saturday will be the final day residents can register for the summer softball season.
There will be a special registration period at the pavilion in Morsches Park Saturday. People can come between 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. to sign-up.
Softball evaluations will be on Saturday, March 23 at noon for the 9 to 11 age group and at 2:30 p.m. for the 12 to 14 group. Those who wish to play up from their age group will have their time at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.
Opening day is set for April 27. So far, registration numbers have been solid.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” â€śWhitley County LIFE: Learning, Living & Lots of Funâ€ť is a series of special sections to be published in The Post & Mail that will focus on quality of life issues.
The series of special sections will continue today and Friday. The first section of LIFE was published Wednesday in The Post & Mail.
Today's section focuses on "Learning."
The sections will be exciting, graphic-oriented compilations by the newspaperâ€™s award-winning news-editorial staff examining criteria for Whitley County concerning livability.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys track team comes off a successful campaign last year looking to continue a string of Three Rivers Conference championships that stretches back to 2008.
The Wildcats will need to replace a backbone of seniors from last yearâ€™s team that finished with a 9-1 record.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Humane Shelter was broken into in the early hours Tuesday morning.
Alarms on the premises sounded just after 3 a.m. The Columbia City Police Department and the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department responded to the shelter on South Line Street.
Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said officers at the scene determined that an individual entered the building through a window.
Police cleared the premises and found nobody inside.
Longenbaugh would not comment on if any items were stolen.