March 17th, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â Gov. Mitch Danielsâ flair for levity and sarcasm drew countless laughs as Indianaâs top elected official poked fun at boycotting House Democrats, the President and even himself Wednesday night as the keynote speaker for Whitley Countyâs annual Lincoln Day Dinner.
âWherever I go, I get asked a lot of questions about Indiana,â said Daniels, adding that he fields numerous inquiries about the stateâs budget surplus. He said he tells people thereâs a reason why Indiana is different from some states whose financial ledgers are in the red.
Thomas C. Jarvis, Sr., 76, of Columbia City, died at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. He was born in Olive Hill, Hazard County, Ky. April 13, 1934, son of Ralph Herbert and Virginia Agnes (Edson) Jarvis.
He attended Olive Hill Kentucky School moving to Allen County and in 1991 he moved to Whitley County. He married Sue C. Ford May 23, 1980 at Lake Chapel, Fort Wayne. He worked at Kroger Warehouse receiving dock, Fort Wayne, for 20 years and Wal-Mart, Columbia City, for eight years as a friendly greeter.
The Columbia City Lady Eagles track and field team will have eight representatives at Saturday’s state indoor finals on the campus of Purdue University. Front row, from left, Megan Deutsch (55-meter dash), Samantha Roush (distance medley relay), Laken Lefever (distance medley relay), Kalisha Goree (55-meter hurdles). Back row: Carlee Hearld (high jump), Samantha Engle (distance medley relay), Renee Menzie (distance medley relay), Corinna Raypole (55-meter hurdles).
Post & Mail photo / Andrew Shultz
Jack E. Fry, 88, of South Whitley, died at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Renaissance Village where he had been a resident since December 2008
He was born June 15, 1922 in Elwood, a son of Clifford Clayton and Ida Marinda (Bowers) Fry. His formative years were spent in Osgood and Greensburg areas. He completed his education in Nebraska School in Jennings County.
On Nov. 7, 1942 he was inducted in the United States Army, serving in the South Pacific on the Island of Kwajalean during World War II. He was honorably discharged Nov. 8, 1945.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force has officially teamed up with local law enforcement.
According to Sherry Sausaman, task force organizer, early this month training was completed for the South Whitley and Churubusco police departments and the Whitley County Sheriffâs Department, with the Columbia City police coming on board by the end of the month.
âWe canât do it alone,â Sausaman said, and the community collaboration now includes such organizations as the Whitley County Salvation Army, Beds and Britches Etc. (BABE), the Lighthouse and the YMCA.
COLUMBIA CITY â Imagine a young girl championing the cause of the bullied and harassed, advocating acts of kindness to uplift her classmates oppressed by their peers.
Now imagine that the very ones she stood for, in retaliation for the bullying, shot her in cold blood as she ate her lunch at school.
COLUMBIA CITY â By the time the Whitley County Board of Commissioners convenes Monday afternoon, at least nine names should be presented to the three-man board for approval.
That list of names will be known as the steering committee for wind energy research.
The Whitley County Plan Commission discussed the formation of the committee at its regular meeting Tuesday night.
The need for the advisory board was born out of a hotly-debated issue on the need, or lack thereof, of wind energy in the county.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Plan Commission ratified the countyâs newest comprehensive plan at its meeting Tuesday night and will take the plan, with one alteration, to the Whitley County Board of Commissioners for approval on Monday.
âThis is a normal course of action for the comprehensive plan,â said Dave Sewell, Executive Director of the countyâs Building and Planning Department.
âWeâve had various input meetings, this is the fourth draft (Draft D) and we have not received any correspondence or written objections to the comprehensive plan.â
COLUMBIA CITY — Coming out as a freshman, Columbia City’s J.T. Biggs wasn’t on the radar for college athletics.
He’ll be the first to admit it.
“My freshman year I wasn’t the greatest at all by any means,” Biggs said. “I was playing at the bottom of the barrel.”
By his senior season, Biggs had changed that helping No. 1 doubles go 7-0 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference and finding a spot at the collegiate level.
Five boys and five girls from the Churubusco track and field team will compete at the indoor state finals Saturday on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette. Front row, from left: Danielle Pippenger (long jump), Peyton Summers (55-meter dash), Heather Monk (shot put), Katie Monk (shot put), Erika Lehner (shot put). Back row: Jeremy Forker (800-meter relay), Alex Zolman (800 relay, long jump), Zack Armstead (800 relay, pole vault), Austin McClure (shot put), Kyle Mathewson (800 relay, long jump, 55-meter dash).
Post & Mail photo / Andrew Shultz