March 4th, 2013
Canterburyâs girls basketball team won the Class 1A Indiana State Title Saturday in Terre Haute. The team has five Whitley County natives, including Larwillâs Darby Maggard.
Pictured, Maggard reaches into the stands to hug her mother, Dee Dee, after earning her second state title as a sophomore. Maggard scored 11 points in Saturdayâs championship game.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Graceful. Strong. Warm. Caring. These are words used to describe Emma Hindbaugh, of Columbia City, who passed away Jan. 8 at the age of 6.
Having battled cancer for more than three years, Emma was sick for half of her life, but that did not diminish the impact she had on those she came in contact with.
She attended Faith Christian Academy, Columbia City, where classmates and faculty held fundraisers to offset medical expenses and rallied around Emma to cheer her on in her fight.
COLUMBIA CITY â âA friend of mine recently bought a home in Whitley County. He tried to sign-up for a library card and was denied. How can he be made to pay taxes for Whitley County, but denied access to our library?â
That was the question posed on The Post & Mailâs Facebook page by Bobbie Alexander Funk, prompting a long string of comments.
âHas anyone else ever heard of this? He was told that certain areas in the county arenât covered,â Funk wrote. âWhat does that mean? I hope this is addressed and made right, because it certainly does not reflect well on Whitley County.â
COLUMBIA CITY â An Avilla man received his sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for dealing in methamphetamine.Logan Kirk, 20, was sentenced to eight years in the Whitley County Jail, with four of those years to serve and four suspended for the Class B felony.
He will also be recommended for work release.Kirk pleaded guilty on Jan. 28 to the charge of dealing in methamphetamine. As part of a plea arrangement, he had three other charges dismissed.
COLUMBIA CITY â A return when needed. Columbia City may have its housing authority revived, if Mayor Ryan Daniel gets his wish.
âMy goal for this year is to get it restarted,â he said.
The committee had gone dormant. Daniel said it could take most of the year to revive it, but said it may also form quickly.
âThere are state statutes I have to follow as far as who is on it,â he said. âBut it could take shape very quickly. I have taken some first steps but it is still (early in the year).â
CROMWELL â A Cromwell man apparently shot and injured his wife Thursday night before he fatally shot himself in their mobile home, according to the Noble County Sheriffâs Department.
The wife was identified as Delana Forsyth, 40, and her husband was Christian Forsyth, also 40, sheriffâs Detective Shawn Dunafin said.
Using a handgun, the husband shot his wife in the leg and abdomen and then shot himself in the head, the sheriffâs department said.
HUNTERTOWN â All good things must come to an end.
Unfortunately for Columbia Cityâs boys basketball team, the end was Friday night at Carroll.
The Eagles took on DeKalb in the semifinal game, a squad Columbia City beat by one point in the regular season.
The Barons earned revenge in the state tournament, topping the Eagles 46-45 and ending head coach Chris Benedictâs season with a group of seniors heâs coached since they were tykes.
Margery L. Friskney, age 85, of Albion, passed away at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on Aug. 28, 1927, in Allen County, she was the daughter of Dee M. and Elizabeth (Cook ) Eubank.
She lived in Allen County until age three, moving to Noble County.
On Sept. 14, 1947, she married Willis J. Friskney at the Sherman Street Church of God, Fort Wayne.
FORT WAYNE â Two of Columbia Cityâs own will appear in the Fort Wayne Civic Theaterâs production of âThe Drowsy Chaperone.â
Opening this weekend, the musical plays out the imagination of a Broadway theater fanatic. The man in chair, as the lead role is called, allows his fantasies to take over as his dreams come to life and play out in his apartment.
Saturdayâs performance is at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $18 to $26. The show will run through March 17.
COLUMBIA CITY â Recent facility improvements at the Whitley County Jail are now complete.
Showers at the jail were recently sealed with an epoxy to prevent leaks. The water had begun to be a problem at the facility.
âIt has prevented the leaks from going down under the hallway floors or down to the basement,â said Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges. âWhen water leaks it has to go somewhere. We had water going into the basement from the showers.â
Throughout the years the showers had been routinely painted. Eventually, though, the paint was not sealing the cracks in the floor.