March 4th, 2014
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s female show choir, City Lights, won fifth overall in a field of 13 Saturday at East Noble High Schoolâ€™s choir invitational. Previously they placed second at two consecutive competiitons.
The high school show choirs travel to Bishop Luers Saturday, March 8 and Shelbyville Saturday, March 15. Both choirs will await their invitation to ISSMA State March 22 at Plainfield High School.
City Heat, CCHSâ€™s mixed choir won Grand Champion, Best Vocals and Best Choreography in a field of nine competitors at East Noble. This is their second Grand Champion in three competitions.
Hannah Schaefer won her third Grand Champion in the Solo Competition. Her perfect record is understandable as she â€śwowsâ€ť the judges with her performance of â€śGlitter and be Gayâ€ť from CANDIDE by Leonard Bernstein.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is an excerpt of a historical article published in the Whitley County Historical Societyâ€™s December 2013 edition of The Bulletin. Included is information originally published by The Post & Mail in October 2009.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In 2009, Paul Johnson, of Columbia City who is now deceased, visited The Post & Mail to share an article that had appeared in the American Truck Historical Society, â€śWheels of Timeâ€ť magazine, written by Kiley Miller, about an unusual sight that came through Columbia City 70 years ago, in 1939.
LOS ANGELES â€” Once a small-town girl with aspirations of silver screens and red carpets, Kayla Crance is now living her acting dream.
A 2007 Churubusco High School graduate, Crance will appear on Criminal Minds Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CBS.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A woman who was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine during a traffic stop last year pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Braidon M. Hall, 20, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
A Class B felony carries a maximum sentence of 20 years of incarceration, although a stipulation of the plea agreement Hall signed said the executed portion of her sentence would not exceed eight years.
Hall was arrested June 12, 2013, along with Mitchell Bradley, by Columbia City Police Captain Tony Hively.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” â€śBig enough to deliver, small enough to care.â€ť â€” That is the mantra for Whitko Community School Corporation.
But it is now exemplified, more than ever, through an academic opportunity offered at Whitko High School.
Dual-credit classes are becoming increasingly common in Whitley County high schools. The opportunity to take college-level classes, while attending high school is attractive to many students.
The incentive to earn college credit cuts studentsâ€™ time in post-secondary education as well as save money.
James E. Busz, 74 of Pierceton, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, in his residence.
On May 2, 1939, he was born in Pierceton to Thurman and Nellie (Birtwhistle) Busz.
He was united in marriage to Janice Kay Staley May 6, 1960, in Columbia City. She preceded him in death April 2, 2012.
A lifetime resident of Pierceton, James had worked for Dana/Weatherhead, Syracuse, for 30 years as a quality inspector.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ The Post & Mailâ€™s newest compilations of the past yearâ€™s obituaries and family milestones are now available for purchase at the newspaperâ€™s business office in two separate publications.
Families, friends, genealogists and local historians will be interested in securing copies of these publications.
In Memoriam, is the newspaperâ€™s recap of more than 430 obituaries that appeared in The Post & Mail during 2013. In Memoriam is an 18-page, broadsheet special edition.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Relay for Life of Whitley County, a 24-hour walk-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and patient services, has several fundraising events to support area teams working to generate money for their relay efforts.
All the money raised from fundraisers will go to the Whitley County relay event, slated for June 7 and 8 at Indian Springs Middle School, and will go to support local community members battling cancer.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Several Coesse fifth graders traveled to the Honeywell Center for this yearâ€™s annual competition.
â€śThe students worked very hard, despite the crazy snow, to do well at the competition,â€ť said Laura McDermott, CES principal.
Members of the team included Cameron Barton, Jayden Beard, Hannah Bodrie, Heidi Bolinger, Kirsten Butler, Dakota Godinez, Elaina Halferty, Andy Huston, Logan Inman, Landin Markins, Jessica Mattes, Brinnan More, Eric Nichols, Mike Nodine, Abi Potts, Jeremy Rottman and Josh Sparks.