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November 28th

One shot: two kills

November 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A young girl shot two deer with one bullet Wednesday, a feat many hunters don’t experience in a lifetime.
Kelly Schwenn of Etna-Troy Township walked into the woods with her rifle, and walked out of the woods with two does.
Schwenn and her mom, Wendy, have spent the season in a blind in a field west of Albion.
The eight-year-old Northern Heights Elementary School third-grader put down one game to engage another type of game; two in fact.
Kelly was playing her Nintendo DS, a handheld video game, when her mom tapped her on the shoulder to tell her there was a deer in sight.

November 25th

Santa arrives

November 25, 2011

Adam Gaerte, 3, sits on Santa’s lap early Friday evening at Santa’s Cottage on the Courthouse Square in Columbia City. Santa will take requests each Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. up to and including Christmas Eve. Adam is the son of Adam Gaerte and Maryann Maley, both of Columbia City.

‘Busco senior lauded with ‘Spotlight on Success’

November 25, 2011

Haleigh Gross, left, is honored by Matt Widenhoefer, assistant principal, for being Churubusco High School’s Spotlight on Success at Monday evening’s school board meeting.
Gross, a senior at Churubusco Junior Senior High School, was honored Monday at the Smith-Green Community School board meeting.
“Currently she is ranked third in her class with a cumulative GPA of 11.3 and college GPA of 4.0 She takes some of our most rigorous courses. Aside from being an incredible student, Haleigh excels in extracurricular activities as well,” said Widenhoefer.

Die-hard fans

November 25, 2011

A quintet of dedicated Columbia City Eagles fans display synchronicity and school spirit during Wednesday night’s intra-county basketball contest between Columbia City and Whitko. The Eagles easily dispatched the Wildcats 61-41.

Columbia City wins rivalry game over Whitko

November 25, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — This year’s Columbia City-Whitko rivalry game didn’t come down to a last-second shot like last year.
In fact, Columbia City took the lead 3:30 into the game and never looked back, winning 61-41.
But the loss wasn’t from lack of Wildcat effort, more like bad luck.
Expected Whitko starter Lucky Winters was out of the game with an ACL tear, and Head Coach Rob Irwin isn’t sure of his status.
Logan Irwin’s 20 points was about half of the Wildcats’ offensive output.

November 22nd

Adjustment to mayor's wage proposed

November 23, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY - The first reading of ordinance 2011-13 took place Tuesday night at the Columbia City Common Council meeting.
The ordinance pertains to the 2012 salaries for elected officials.
Only one adjustment is being proposed: a raise of over $7,000 for the office of the mayor of Columbia City.
Mayor Jim Fleck iterated that the raise has nothing to do with an individual, but rather the position itself.
“I see it as compensation for a position,” said Fleck. “You treat it as you would according to any raises or denial of raises.”

Thanksgiving holiday will alter recycling pickup

November 22, 2011

The curbside recycling program for Whitley County will be adjusted due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Whitley Environmental will not be running on Thursday Nov. 24 and will run one day behind. Thursday recycling will be picked up on Friday and Friday recycling will be picked up on Saturday, according to officials.

Area school administrator busted for possessing and dealing drugs

November 22, 2011

FORT WAYNE - A female Fort Wayne Community Schools assistant principal was arrested for dealing and possession of drugs after police found multiple pounds of marijuana, paraphernalia and cocaine in her Millennium Crossing home Monday.

A joint investigation between the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division and the Illinois State Police led to the arrest of Shadwaynn Curry, 41, also known as Shadwynn "Mikki" White.

State Police: Drunk checks Wednesday in Whitley

November 22, 2011

State Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

In Whitley County

Whitley County, IN-The Fort Wayne District of the Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Whitley County during the late evening hours on Wednesday, November 23rd and continuing into the early morning hours of Thursday, November 24th. In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related automobile crashes, the sobriety checkpoint will target the impaired driver and will be utilized in an area identified as having a high number of alcohol related crashes.

Start planning now: Black Friday bargains revealed in Post & Mail

November 22, 2011

Money-saving door-buster sales – and thousands of discounted merchandise items – are revealed in the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of The Post & Mail, Whitley County's news center.

Nearly two dozen pre-printed advertising circulars from area retailers are inserted in The Post & Mail Tuesday and Wednesday, including the hyper-local "Whitley County Thanksgiving Shopping Guide."

In addition, the newspaper's pages are full of local advertising bargains to help your family stretch its household – and gift-giving – budgets for the holidays.

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s tennis team picked up a 4-1 victory over Southside Thursday night, led by...
COLUMBIA CITY — For the Columbia City Lady Eagle soccer team, a time span of about 1:10 made the...
SOUTH WHITLEY — Columbia City traveled to county-rival Whitko Thursday night to top the Wildcats in...

 

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