January 16th, 2015
April 27, 1934 â€” Jan. 14, 2015
Robert E. Hursey, 80, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born April 27, 1934 in Whitley County, he was the son of Maurice Dale and Edna Marie (Davis) Hursey.
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ€” Norwell sank nine three-pointers to send the Lady Wildcats to a 61-44 loss Thursday night at Whitko.
Three of those 3-pointers came in the opening minutes of the game and Norwell never cooled off.
As hot as Norwell was from the field, Whitko was just as cold. The Lady â€™Cats hit three of their eight shots in the opening period and never recovered from the first-quarter deficit.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The new year brings a set of questions and concerns about the economy in general, and in particular the segment of the economy that involves the housing market. A recent United Way of Indiana report rated Whitley County as lacking in affordable housing.
Scott Darley, of Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Real Estate, took a different look at the issue.
WATERLOO â€” The Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad had not beaten the DeKalb Barons in dual meet action since 2009. That came to an end on Wednesday night as the Eagles strung together six pinfall wins on their way to a 45-24 Northeast Hoosier Conference win on the Baronsâ€™ mat.
In the opening bout at 126 pounds, Columbia Cityâ€™s Matt Wright was in control, leading 6-2 when he got reversed and pinned as the Barons took a 6-0 lead. The Eagles knotted the score, 6-6, as Kyle Egolf scored a 32-second first-period pinfall win over Baron senior Susie Fozo at 132 pounds.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The tickets are running out fast for the annual Father-Daughter Dance, hosted by the Columbia City Park Department.
Park Director Mark Green said more than half of the tickets have already been sold.
â€śTheyâ€™re going really quickly,â€ť Green told the City Council Tuesday night.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s girls basketball teams took dominating wins over conference foe Bellmont this week, winning by big numbers in both games.
The Indian Springs 7th grade Lady Eagles remained unbeaten on the season with a 63-0 win over visiting Bellmont.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A donation of downtown property to the cityâ€™s redevelopment commission will come at a cost, officials say. The owner of the two-story building at 213 W. Van Buren Street, in Columbia City, has offered to give the building and land to the city.
The building, approximately 20 feet wide and 75 feet long, is located on the alley on the south side of Van Buren Street, between Chauncey and Line streets. Though in a prime location, the building is leaning and has been deemed unstable.
See Friday's edition of The Post & Mail for a special publication recapping 2014's Whitley County events.