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May 10th, 2013
Tom Strack, a Whitley County resident, found a body on his property in these woods, located on County Road 800 East, north of Old Trail Road, Wednesday night.
The death is currently being investigated by the Indiana State Police, with the assistance of the Whitley County Coroner and Whitley County Sheriffâs Department.
WHITLEY COUNTY â âThat smell is something you never forget.â
Tom Strack, 64, made a gruesome discovery Wednesday night after he caught wind of an all-too-familiar odor from his past.
Strack, who served his country in Vietnam more than 40 years ago, picked up on the smell of a dead body in his woods Wednesday night.
âIt is its own odor,â Strack said. âI recognized it right away.â
Strack, who lives on County Road 800 East north of Old Trail Road, was walking home from his momâs house on Johnson Road through the trails in his woods.
WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. â Whitley Countyâs Coroner identified the body of a man who was found in a wooded area in Whitley County Wednesday night.
The man has been identified as Dillon Travis Warner, of Fort Wayne.
Coroner Randy Dellinger said the cause and manner of death are uncertain, pending complete autopsy results.
See Friday's Edition of The Post & Mail for a special interview with the property owner, Tom Strack, who stumbled upon a body in his woods Wednesday night.
A summer car show will be held once on month on Monday evenings in order to benefit community food banks.
Each car show participant is asked to bring two or three food items that will be collected and then distributed to the food pantries.
Music will be provided at the show as well as prizes for the cars displayed.
The show will be held in the parking lot of Arbyâs, Columbia City on the following dates: May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16.
COLUMBIA CITY â Beginning Sunday, Millerâs Merry Manor, Columbia City, will host a week-long series of special events meant to highlight and encourage communication and relationships between patients, families, communities and caregivers in the nursing center.
With the theme of âTeam Care: Everyone Pitches In,â the activities are part of National Nursing Home Week, May 12-18, an annual observance sponsored by the American Health Care Association of Washington, DC, and the Indiana Health Care Association.
Eagle Tech Academy freshmen and sophomore students spent part of their school day serving in the community.
Pictured, Lucas Steinke (back) and Davin Lawrence paint an exterior door at The Center for Whitley County Youth.
Columbia Cityâs softball teamâs smallest fan, Marshall Cox, watched the Lady Eagles at a recent game at Morsches Park. Marshall is the grandson of Head Coach Steve Cox.
COLUMBIA CITY â Typically people in Whitley County would not associate 4-H with life inside the city limits.
However, Marley Heritier is breaking the stereotype of 4-H being just for those that live in the country.
She became involved in the 4-H program while growing up within the city limits of Columbia City.
Marley is in her second year of 4-H, and is the daughter of Christian Heritier and Cathy Heritier.
She attends Mary Raber Elementary School where she is a fourth grader. She has one older brother, Julian, who is in his fourth year of the 4-H program.
Columbia Cityâs softball team will hold its senior night Friday at the home game against Central Noble at 5 p.m.
Pictured are the 2013 Lady Eagle seniors. Front row, from left: Mariah Hanauer, Emily Gangwer and Krystin VanHouten. Back row, from left: Natasha Rubrake, Brey Ousley, Claire Kauffman and Hannah Schnorr.