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March 17th, 2013

AIRPLANE CRASH: Aircraft crashes into house near S. Bend airport

March 17, 2013

SOUTH BEND (AP) — Local news media say an aircraft has crashed into a home near South Bend Regional Airport in northern Indiana.

Area media reported the neighborhood, where the plane crashed, was being evacuated because of a gas leak.

Online media reported that the plane was a Lear jet.

A message seeking information was left for a Federal Aviation Administration representative, but no other information has been released.

March 16th


March 16, 2013

MYRTLE BEACH - The Whitley County Dazzlers won its national championship in Myrtle Beach, Fla. The Dazzlers is a special needs cheerleading group coached by Vanessa Bills.

March 15th

Jamin Winebrenner, 29

March 15, 2013

Jamin Micah Winebrenner, 29, a resident of Churubusco, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, March 14, 2013, at his home.
Jamin was born Jan. 30, 1984, in Columbia City, a son of Steven and Cindy (Herendeen) Winebrenner, was educated at Smith-Green Community Schools, and was a lifelong resident of Churubusco.

BANNED: City passes ordinance against strip clubs

March 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — An ordinance approved at Tuesday’s Columbia City Common Council meeting will ban nude or seminude acts for entertainment.

The council unanimously approved the first reading of Ordinance 2013-11, which prohibits unclothed acts in commercial establishments within the city limits.

Fines for violation will be $250 on first offense, $500 on second and the fine for the third offense will not be less than $750 but not more than $2,500.

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said this ordinance was a matter of the city attempting to get ahead of a problem rather than be behind it.

Saturday's Events

March 15, 2013

Fire dept. breakfast-6:30 a.m.
Cleveland Township Fire Department annual breakfast will be Saturday at 6:30 a.m.
Breakfast items will include eggs, pancakes, sausage, milk, coffee, and orange drink. There will be a free will donation.

Self defense seminar-10a.m.
Living Arts will be offering a free self-defense seminar Saturday at 10 a.m. at their location at 124 W. Van Buren St. above the former CC Deli.

Friday Night Events

March 15, 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.

TRUSTEE KING TO PLEAD GUILTY: Caucus scheduled to replace Cleveland Twp. office

March 15, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Cleveland Township’s Trustee has submitted his resignation, effective March 25 — 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 County’s Republican Party is holding a caucus to fill the vacant trustee position for the remainder of the term — 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.

EXAMINING EMOTIONAL EXPRESSIONS: Assessing behaviors in children that may lead to violence

March 15, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is a two-part series on the behavioral patterns of children.

SOUTH WHITLEY – 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.

NONPROFIT: Annual United Way campaign exceeds goal

March 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Coming up with $30,000 additional dollars seemed like a “lofty goal,” but Whitley County’s Executive Director Cindy Baker rose to the challenge.

Live United, the United Way’s 2012 campaign, is complete and the nonprofit stands with a total amount of $197,258 raised — more than $7,000 over the anticipated goal of $190,000 and more than $37,000 over what was raised in 2011.

“We worked hard, but really it was the community that did it. They deserve the pat on the back,” said Baker. “I think this proves that people in Whitley County are invested in this community.”

2013 LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Shelby Smiley

March 15, 2013

Editor’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 — Shelby Smiley is a junior at Whitko High School.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?