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August 6th, 2013

INDUSTRIAL FATAL: SDI accident victim identified

August 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – A Noble County man perished in a fatal industrial accident at Steel Dynamics Inc. late Monday evening.
According to the Whitley County Coroner’s Office of F. Randall Dellinger, the deceased victim was identified as Jeffery A. Flory, age 44, of Albion.
The accident happened Monday night at approximately 10:30 p.m. at Steel Dynamics Inc.'S Whitley County complex, located at 2800 S. 800 E, east of Columbia City.
The complete cause and manner of death is to be determined pending an autopsy, noted the office of the coroner.

August 5th

Raffle winner

August 5, 2013

Columbia City High School’s Choir Parent Organization sold raffle tickets during Old Settlers Days in June.

The winner of the raffle was Dan Behm (right). He is pictured with choir parent Joel Vorndran. Behm won $2,000, but donated $200 back to the show choir’s scholarship fund.

He purchased the winning ticket for $5 from Ace Hardware in Columbia CIty.

Friday flooding

August 5, 2013

Heavy rains flooded the streets of South Whitley Friday evening. Pictured, a truck drives through the intersection of State and Market Streets.

MUELLER TO PRISON FOR THEFT: Former Thorncreek Township man stole from parents’ fund

August 5, 2013

CLAYTON, Mo. — A former Thorncreek Township man was sentenced to five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections July 17 for failure to make restitution of stolen trust monies.

Larry Mueller, 63, was arrested last October for stealing approximately $100,000 from his parents’ trust fund.

His parents are Christian and Juanita Mueller, former Thorncreek Township residents. According to one of their children, Christian was a Thorncreek fire chief for 12 years.

Churubusco man dies in crash on Ind. 205

August 5, 2013

LAOTTO — A Churubusco man died in a car crash in LaOtto Saturday.

Thomas Schultis, 73, was traveling east on Ind. 205 when law enforcement officials say he crossed the center line and was struck by a west-bound truck.

Schultis died at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was flown to a hospital for treatment for a leg injury.

No citations have been issued, but officers indicate the crash remains under investigation.

AUTOS, TRUCKS AND CYCLES: Car show revs up for J.A.

August 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s downtown was the scene for the 12th Annual Junior Achievement Auto, Truck, and Cycle Show Saturday.

Nearly 130 vintage vehicles made their stop around the Courthouse Square as onlookers enjoyed the variety of two- and four-wheeled displays.

Owners from Northern Indiana showed off their vehicles as they stood by answering questions and being photographed.

One veteran of the car show, Joe Kramer from Columbia City, has been attending the event for at least seven years.

WCCS BOARD OPENING: Derbeck running for school board

August 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City resident Leslee Derbeck submitted her name to Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor for consideration for the open Board of Trustees seat.

Derbeck is married to Chad, and the couple has three children — Hannah (16), Zavier (7) and Hartleigh (2).

The Post & Mail had five questions for prospective board members. The following are Derbeck’s answers.

What do you think is the biggest need for WCCS?

WCCS TO CHOOSE TONIGHT: Curless seeking WCCS board seat

August 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City resident Dan Curless submitted his name to Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor for consideration for the open Board of Trustees seat.

Curless is married to Debby, and the couple has two children — Jessica, who lives in Louisville, Ky., and Johnathan, who lives in Fishers.

The Post & Mail had five questions for prospective board members. The following are Curless’ answers.

What do you think is the biggest need for WCCS?

NEW PLACE TO PLAY IN LARWILL: Hoopingardner happy about hoops project

August 5, 2013

LARWILL — Larwill’s Town Council turned an idea into a reality for Richland Township’s residents.

A new basketball court has been constructed and is almost ready for use at the Larwill Community Building.

“When I heard about the council’s idea, I was pleased because of the lack of activities available to the residents in Larwill,” said Darcy Hoopingardner, Larwill Township trustee.

August 2nd

Flooding leaves tenants wet

August 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Whitley County Health Department officials were called out Wednesday to investigate two apartments that had flooded at Park Terrace Apartments.

According to apartment residents, a water line had broken and while crews were working to repair the break, the apartments flooded.

Scott Wagner, the county’s environmental health specialist, was on site to assess what health hazards might be present due to the flooding.

“We did have some people concerned that it was unsafe and unsanitary,” Wagner said.

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