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March 4th, 2013

State champions

March 4, 2013

Canterbury’s girls basketball team won the Class 1A Indiana State Title Saturday in Terre Haute. The team has five Whitley County natives, including Larwill’s 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 Saturday’s championship game.

March 2nd

EMMA HINDBAUGH: A life cut short by cancer

March 2, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — 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.

LIBRARY ACCESS: County library privileges boil down to taxes

March 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “A 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?”

That was the question posed on The Post & Mail’s Facebook page by Bobbie Alexander Funk, prompting a long string of comments.

“Has anyone else ever heard of this? He was told that certain areas in the county aren’t covered,” Funk wrote. “What does that mean? I hope this is addressed and made right, because it certainly does not reflect well on Whitley County.”

SENTENCE GIVEN: Kirk receives 8 years

March 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

COMING BACK: Mayor hopes to reinstate housing authority

March 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A return when needed. Columbia City may have its housing authority revived, if Mayor Ryan Daniel gets his wish.

“My goal for this year is to get it restarted,” 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.

“There are state statutes I have to follow as far as who is on it,” he said. “But it could take shape very quickly. I have taken some first steps but it is still (early in the year).”

SHOOTING: Man shoots his wife, turns gun on self

March 2, 2013

CROMWELL — 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 Sheriff’s Department.

The wife was identified as Delana Forsyth, 40, and her husband was Christian Forsyth, also 40, sheriff’s 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 sheriff’s department said.

March 1st

Painful payback: DeKalb ends Eagles’ triumphant season with 1-point defeat in sectional semifinal

March 2, 2013

HUNTERTOWN — All good things must come to an end.

Unfortunately for Columbia City’s 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 Benedict’s season with a group of seniors he’s coached since they were tykes.

Margery Friskney, 85

March 1, 2013

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.

LONG, PUGH PERFORM: Columbia City talent appears on stage

March 1, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Two of Columbia City’s own will appear in the Fort Wayne Civic Theater’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

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.

Saturday’s 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.

SHOWERS REPAIRED: County jail finishes with improvements

March 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

“It has prevented the leaks from going down under the hallway floors or down to the basement,” said Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges. “When water leaks it has to go somewhere. We had water going into the basement from the showers.”

Throughout the years the showers had been routinely painted. Eventually, though, the paint was not sealing the cracks in the floor.

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