February 27th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Tura C. Poehler, 93, of Columbia City, died at 1 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where she was admitted on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
She was born Feb. 9, 1919, in Huntington, a daughter of John Henry and Catherine (Swearer) Forst.
Her formative years were spent in Huntington. She completed her education at Huntington High School.
In 1940, she was united in marriage to Earl James Poehler. They made their home in Huntington until 1963 when they moved to Tri Lakes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Madelene Geneva Hively, 91, of Churubusco, formerly of Thorncreek Township, died at 10:12 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born July 19, 1920, in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Grover E. and Estella M. (Shively) Jagger.
Her formative years were spent in the Blue River area. She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1938.
On Sept. 21, 1940, she was united in marriage to Allan Egolf. Mr. Egolf died March 20, 1945, in the European Theater during World War II.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Mobile home assessment notices have been sent out for 2012, according to Whitley County Auditor Jen McGuire. â€śThe assessments were done and turned in by Jan. 15. Everyone should have received their assessment by now,â€ť said McGuire.
The deadline for submitting applications for property tax deductions is March 31, 2012.
Once reviewing the form to ensure the information is correct â€“ owner, make, model, lot number and assessed value â€“ it can be submitted to the auditorâ€™s office.
This is the first time Iâ€™ve written about a person Iâ€™ve not actually interviewed. Sometimes itâ€™s easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.
Thankfully, I know Richard Zollinger is full of grace and Iâ€™m banking on him extending it to me. Either that or I think Iâ€™m officially off the guest list for the best annual Super Bowl Party in the state of Indiana. I told him, â€śIâ€™m writing this article with you or without you.â€ť He kept declining an interview, telling me how there are so many more worthy people in Whitley County than he.
Post & Mail photo / Linda Hoskins
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The Wildcat basketball team played the final five minutes only putting two points on the scoreboard Friday night, falling to Northwood (9-11) 45-39.
With a 33-30 lead to start the fourth quarter, Whitko was nearly scoreless while the Panthers tacked on 15 points in the last eight minutes to take the win.
The score doesnâ€™t adequately display the seven lead changes and three-point margins throughout much of the game.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The seniors â€” along with the rest of the Columbia City basketball team â€” are heading into the tourney having finished their regular season with a win.
The Eagles beat the visiting Fort Wayne Concordia 64-55 on senior night, the final regular season contest of the season for the twelfth graders.
â€śThose guys are all amazing,â€ť said junior Derek Hinen. â€śWe have a special bond with each one of those guys; in a system like Columbia Cityâ€™s I think you get to know each other better than a lot of other systemâ€™s in the state.â€ť
CHURUBUSCO â€” After several strategic planning meetings and public work sessions, the board of the Smith-Green Community School Corporation made the decision to go ahead with renovation and improvement projects for the entire corporation without exceeding $6 million and not raising the tax levy.
Dick Moake, chief executive officer of Moake Park Group architecture firm, said the building needs that were presented over the past few weeks of public work sessions, have stood the test of time.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Beginning Monday, The Post & Mailâ€™s annual special Progress editions will be inserted in the regular daily newspaper. The theme for the 2012 Progress edition is â€śDawn of a New Day.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Investigators are not 100 percent sure of the exact cause, but have pinpointed the location where Saturdayâ€™s fire in South Whitleyâ€™s Kent Theatre originated. The building, located at 220 S. State St., served most recently as the meeting place for Turning Point Church.
Dispatchers at Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department received a call at 11:31 a.m. Saturday reporting the building, built in 1947, was on fire.
Fire crews from Cleveland and Washington townships, as well as Columbia City, responded, working around the clock for much of the weekend to contain the fire.