January 7th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â A man was saved early Saturday morning night after being trapped inside a silo on Raber Road for nearly eight hours.
Around 4 p.m. Friday, the man was found buried to his waist in soybeans, he wasn't removed until 12:13 a.m. Saturday.
Firefighters from Jefferson Township, Columbia City and Fort Wayne responded with ladder trucks and local farmers provided grain vacuums to lower the level of grain, allowing rescuers to free the man's legs.
Area students who are interested in serving as single-day pages in the Indiana House of Representatives are encouraged to sign up for the 2012 session.
By serving as a House page, students are given the opportunity to view and participate in the day-to-day activities of the General Assembly.
COLUMBIA CITY â A 4-H Open House is scheduled for all families and young 4-H Members at the 4-H Center (West Room) Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.
The 4-H Open House will last approximately one hour. Information about enrollment, projects and other activities will be available.
This will be a great opportunity for families who are not familiar with the 4-H program or are just starting 4-H to ask questions and gather information, note 4-H organizers.
Enrollment forms will be available. Open enrollment for Mini and Regular 4-H will be starting in February through April 2.
COLUMBIA CITY â Kindergarten Round-up dates have been established in March for Whitley County Consolidated Schools.
Parents are instructed by school officials to call each elementary school office to set up an appointment time for the appropriate date.
School, roundup dates and office phone numbers are:
â¢Coesse Elementary, Thursday, March 15. Call for an appointment 244-3351.
â¢Northern Heights Elementary, Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21. Call for an appointment 691-2371.
â¢Mary Raber Elementary, Thursday, March 22. Call for an appointment 244-5857.
IVY Tech Community College will be holding classes Monday through Wednesday evenings at Columbia City High School beginning Jan. 9 and running through May 2.
â¢Fundamentals of Alge-bra I and II
â¢Introduction to College Writing
â¢Introduction to Psycho-logy
â¢Concepts in Mathemat-ics
There will be no classes held on Jan. 16, (Martin Luther King Day) and April 2â6 (WCCS Spring Break).
For more information, you may contact Barb Knuth, IVY Tech Site Coordinator, 260-244-6136, Ext. 3207.
The Whitley County Genealogy Society will meet Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m.., in the Peabody Public Library.
The program is âShare An Ancestor.â
Ancestors do not need to be famous, just a family member you would like to share.
Anyone is welcome to come to the meetings; you need not be a member.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Last October the Friends of the Eel River Trail obtained a 1,600-foot length of the abandoned railbed of the Eel River Railroad in South Whitley.
This parcel of land was previously owned by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
A gravel path runs along the railbed from Calhoun Street in South Whitley through beautiful quiet woods to the old railroad trestle east of town.
By JOE SPAULDING
for The Post and Mail
DECATUR â One observer at the press table Friday night at the Bellmont gym wryly noted, âthe first team to 30 will win.â
That prediction came true as Columbia City held on to win a 35-29 girls varsity decision over Bellmont in Northeast Hoosier Conference action by shutting down the Bellmont inside game with what Eagle coach Amy Shearer called âgood pressure and a good defensive effort.â
FREMONT â Churubusco girls basketball got down early Friday and was never able to recover, losing to Fremont Lady Eagles 49-31.
The âBusco Lady Eagles kept it close in the first quarter, scoring nine points to Fremontâs 12.
âWe played well in the first quarter,â Churubusco Head Coach Jamie Perlich said. âThen we started struggling defensively.
âWhen we play well on defense the rest falls together. We started getting tired and started standing up instead of moving our feet on defense and our shots stopped falling.â
Jennie V. Weber, 96, North Manchester, died at 1:34 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born Oct. 9, 1915, in Landess, to LaMoine and Ruth (McVicker) Pulley).
On April 7, 1934, she married Milan E. Torpy. He died June 13, 1968.
On June 28, 1977, she married George W. Weber. He died September 8, 1981.