April 11th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Big changes require major considerations.
Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation (WCCS) Superintendent Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor said plans for a new high school have been forming for a time and for major reasons.
â€śI donâ€™t think itâ€™s a surprise to anyone that we are looking at a new high school,â€ť she said. â€śWhen it actually happens is a huge question mark.â€ť
Four time lines were presented to the WCCS Board of School Trustees Monday. Those time lines had different dates for possible construction completion, with the years ranging from 2020-2022.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Even though the situation surrounding the dog-fighting animals ended tragically, the shelter has a long list of success stories.
Linda Hoskins, of South Whitley, adopted Shadow from the shelter. Shadow, who was renamed Gus, is a 1-year-old lab mix that has some pit bull in him.
However, the concern over what is sometimes stereotyped as an aggressive breed did not deter Hoskins from giving Gus a home.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Discussions regarding the care and concern for stray and abandoned animals in Whitley County have been thick with controversy.
When the Whitley County Humane Shelter petitioned the County Commissioners for funding, several letters were submitted to The Post & Mail that spoke of strong opinions both for and against the countyâ€™s financial support.
With the recent charges brought against numerous individuals found to have participated in a dog-fighting ring, the shelter was once again thrust in the spotlight.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” First Church of God was nearly packed with those who came to hear keynote speaker, April Maley, share how she overcame abuse as part of the 5th Annual Light the Way event.
Maley, author of the book, â€śI Will Not Be Silent,â€ť was invited by The Salvation Army of Whitley County and its ministries director, Pat Mossburg.
The evening was organized to help break the circle of violence. Annually, Light the Way aims to help people identify child abuse, educate individuals on the effects of domestic violence, and what to do if a violence situation is suspected.
SUMMITTVILLE, Ind. (AP) â€” The owner of the central Indiana property where dozens of animal carcasses were found stacked inside a barn said the deaths were not preventable and that some of the animals died four months ago.
Daniel Ault told WISH-TV that he became overwhelmed with the amount of animals on the farm about 40 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
Police found the carcasses of between 75 and 100 animals â€” including horses, sheep, cows and chickens â€” when deputies were called to one of the barns Tuesday evening, said Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson.
Susan Kauffman, 67, died April 6, 2013, after four years of living with cancer. Susan was born Jan. 13, 1946, in Indianapolis to Donald Alberty and Betty Robison Alberty. As an infant, she moved with her parents to Columbia City.
She married her high school boyfriend, Robert Kauffman, Aug. 31, 1968, in Goshen. Following their graduation from Purdue University in 1969, Susan and Bob moved to Columbia, Mo. where Bob had a job as a parole officer with the Missouri State Board of Probation and Parole.
Delores Wilhelmina Harber, 80, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born November 17, 1932, in Jefferson Township, she was the daughter of Marion Joseph and Mary Regina (Hinen) Harber.
She lived her entire lifetime in Jefferson Township. She worked at Classic Products, Fort Wayne, and Embroidery Products. She was baptized at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roanoke, but attended St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola, her entire life.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” The county golf match Tuesday was everything it was intended to be.
All three schools were seperated by six strokes, with Columbia Cityâ€™s squad, led by three freshmen, taking the win.
â€śIt turned out to be a real competitive match,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. â€śI didnâ€™t know what to expect, it was only our second night on a golf course.â€ť
Many area golf teams have been forced to practice inside due to weather conditions.
â€śWe put them right into the frying pan,â€ť Thompson said.
FORT WAYNE â€” â€śThe weather may have been hot, but our runners, jumpers and throwers were hotter last night,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said after the Lady Eagles track team beat Homestead Tuesday.
â€śHomestead has twice as many kids on the rosters as we do,â€ť Fahl said. â€śI thought it was going to be close.â€ť
The score wasnâ€™t as close as Fahl thought itâ€™d be. In fact, Columbia City won by 22 points after taking first place in 11 out of 16 events.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A five-run third inning fueled by a grand slam home run helped the visiting Wawasee Lady Warriors hand the Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team an 11-3 loss in the Eagles home opener Tuesday night at Morsches Park.
The first inning saw only one base runner for each squad. The Warriors saw their runner cut down as they were caught off base by the Lady Eagles.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Allie Vodde drew a walk but that was the only offense for the Eagles in the inning.