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November 27th, 2012

WHITKO PEP BAND: Embraces alumni

November 27, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko High School’s Pep Band sounded louder than usual at Saturday night’s home basketball game.

The additional sound came from the alumni band members who doubled the band’s numbers for alumni night.

Popular songs by Lady Gaga, Maroon Five and The Black Eyed Peas were new to the repertoire, and many alumni remarked at the improvements to the band program since their time at WHS.

Joey Shepherd is a WHS alumnus and in his first year as the band director at Whitko.

DOWNTOWN LIGHTS UP: 'Busco community members gather for holiday event

November 27, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — The town of Churubusco gathered together at the corner of U.S. 33 and Ind. 205 to watch the town’s Christmas tree light up.

Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl organized the affair to promote holiday togetherness for the town.

“We are hoping to make this an annual event,” said Sade-Bartl. “We needed something here to kick off the holiday season. I think this works out just fine.”

Santa made his entrance on a fire truck complete with flashing lights.
Zane Sade, a Churubusco High School graduate, serenaded the crowd with a Christmas carol.

TEAR GAS ENDING: Five-hour stand-off with police from alleged suicide attempt

November 27, 2012

LARWILL – A 41-year-old Larwill-area man was taken into custody Monday evening following a five-hour stand-off with police involving an alleged suicide attempt.
Jeremy Todd Gutherie was charged with pointing a loaded firearm and incarcerated at Whitley County Jail on $100,000 bond. His initial court appearance is set Dec. 3 in Whitley Superior Court.

A detailed report of this incident is on page A3 of today's print edition of The Post & Mail, Whitley County's daily newspaper.

November 26th

COL. CITY MAN DIES: Police investigating Indy hit-and-run

November 26, 2012


INDIANAPOLIS — A 2007 Columbia City High School graduate was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Indianapolis early Saturday morning.

Alex Trabert, 23, died after he was struck by a Toyota Camry on North Shadeland Avenue near 74th Street.

According to Indianapolis media, a 23-year-old woman was arrested on the preliminary charge of failure to stop after an accident causing death.

According to police, the suspect, Morgan Mannix, Kansas City, Miss., fled the area after hitting Trabert, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

PARADING HOLIDAY CHEER

November 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County‘s Lighted Christmas Parade featured floats, reindeer, dogs, music and Santa Friday.

At the end of the parade route, Santa initiated the lighting ceremony at the Courthouse before taking up residence in his house on the Courthouse Square.

Columbia City High School’s Marching Eagles played Christmas carols while children waited in line to see Santa.

NIXLE: EMA eager to use alert system for winter information

November 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With ice-covered roads and snowy conditions expected to come along with winter’s chill, Emergency Management Agency Director Cathy Broxon-Ball said she is pleased to know weather information can be received by local residents in an instant — through the Nixle Community Information Service.

RATE INCREASE: Insurance rates for town employees go up

November 26, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — At a short meeting Wednesday, town council members learned of an inevitable rate increase for insurance.

Council member Mark Conrad explained the Physicians Health Plan (PHP) rate increase and discussed what the change would mean for town employees.

Physicians Health Plan is an insurance group provider that provides town employees with health care coverage.

The proposed PHP increase would be 17 percent. Council President Frank Kessler said in light of the increase, the town would most likely keep the current insurance plan.

REVITILIZATION: Communites pose questions seeking improvement

November 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — As the economy continues to struggle, Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Executive Director David Sewell said revitalization and economic development concerns are growing.

Sewell’s department provides planning, zoning and building services to the county.

HUMANE SHELTER: Looks toward county funding

November 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — While private donors and fundraising efforts have managed to keep the Human Society of Whitley County running, Lindsey Pease, director of operations, said the financial costs continue to climb — forcing the shelter to request $25,000 from county funding for 2013.

“I don’t know how we’re going to operate without additional funding because I don’t really feel like we can eliminate the intake from the county,” said Pease. “It’s hard to say where we’ll end up without their support.”

HOMESTEAD VERIFICATION: Final letter of notification mailed out

November 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — While the fall installment deadline for property taxes sent an influx of people into the Whitley County Auditor’s office last week, approximately 1,700 Homestead Verification sheets have yet to be turned into the office. The deadline is Dec. 31.

Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire recently sent out the final letter of notification Wednesday to those who still need to return the pink sheet.

According to McGuire, the sheet has been mailed out to citizens every year for the past three years.

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