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April 29th, 2015
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” When Whitko High School selected Roger Fleetwood as its new boys basketball coach last summer, the Whitko basketball program gained coaching experienced that involved All-Americans, a state championship and an NBA star.
The National Basketball Association announced April 20 that Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams was named the 2015 Sixth Man of the Year. More than a decade ago, Williams was lacing up to play under Coach Fleetwood for South Gwinnett High School in Atlanta, Ga.
SYRACUSE â€” A wanted man is being held at the Whitley County Jail without bond after a foot pursuit and fight with police on Monday.
Officers from several Kosciusko County agencies were involved in a foot pursuit and arrest of a wanted man from Whitley County in the town of Syracuse.
Kosciusko County Drug Task Force units, along with officers from Syracuse, Indiana State Police and the Kosciusko County Sheriffâ€™s Department, attempted to apprehend an individual, identified as Kevin Michael Hall, 39, of Pierceton.
Popular sports for active seniors, heart health advice and a "doggy review" are among the interesting topics in SENIOR LIVING, a special Post & Mail section inserted in Wednesday edition!
The special section in today's newspaper also has local advertising that addresses services and goods catering to Whitley County senior citizens.
The Post & Mail is publishing a special Mother's Day tribute page on Saturday, May 9, on Mother's Day Weekend.
For just $9 you can publish a photo of your Mom, print her name and up to 12 additional words. What a surprise for Mom and a lasting tribute! All for just $9!
Contact The Post & Mail's Classified Department at (260) 244-5153 or stop by the newspaper's Business Office at 927 W. Connexion Way located in Armstrong Business Park in Columbia City. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 6 at 5 p.m.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Whitley County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation by GAI Consultants on the establishment of a regional sewer district at its April meeting.
GAI consultants presented information that they had gathered in hopes of being contracted to provide services in the creation of such a district for those areas not now served by a sewer district.
GAI pointed out to the commissioners that they had been in contact with Indiana Department of Environmental Management officials in determining which approaches would best serve the Commissioners in this endeavor.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A week after his return from Afghanistan, State Senator Jim Banks is taking a break from the world to focus on his family.
Banks returned home from his duty with the U.S. Navy last Tuesday to a welcoming party of his family and friends.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Twenty-three students were on their way to school Monday morning when their school bus collided with a car.
Reports say the bus driver was stopped at the intersection of South Columbia Parkway and Jeffrey Court. The bus driver didnâ€™t see an oncoming car and drove into it. Reports say sun may have been a factor in the crash.
â€śThis is not the kind of thing you ever want to have happen,â€ť said Patricia Oâ€™Connor, superintendent of Whitley County Consolidated Schools. â€śThankfully, none of the children were hurt.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A several-hour long search had a happy ending Monday when an elderly man returned safely to his retirement community.
Donald Beckner, 79, was reported missing at approximately 8:30 a.m. Monday. Family members said they hadnâ€™t seen him since 5 p.m. the night before. Beckner lives in the retirement community on Armstrong Drive.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After an elderly Columbia City man was reported missing this morning, police found him in his home at approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday.
According to police scanner traffic, he was returned home in a vehicle with two Elkhart people and one Illinois person. According to the police scanner, Beckner had a handful of cash.
No further information is available at this time.
Becker was reported missing this morning and police say he hadn't been seen since 5 p.m. Sunday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The ride to school was delayed for several Whitley County Consolidated Schools elementary-school students Monday morning after one of its buses was involved in a crash.
Bus 0101, a Mary Raber Elementary School bus, was involved in a crash with a passenger car just after 7 a.m. Monday, while the bus was picking up children for school in Columbia Shores.
No children were reportedly injured in the crash; however, an ambulance was summoned to the scene for the driver of the passenger car, with reports of a minor head injury, according to police scanner traffic.