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January 10th, 2013

GRUB HUB: South Whitley’s new grocery store

January 10, 2013

South Whitley has a grocery store once again. Whitley Mid Town Market, 101 W. First St., opened for business Wednesday at 10 a.m. The store is owned by Rick and Lisa Rogers of Fort Wayne and now employees 24 South Whitley residents. Pictured is John Gidley, of South Whitley, behind the new meat counter, one of the services offered at the store. Whitley Mid Town Market is now open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

HOOSIER HEALTH: Flu virus spreads across Indiana

January 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Influenza has claimed the lives of 10 people in Indiana. An additional three deaths were reported, up from seven last week.

A weekly health department report stated eight of those who died were older than 50 and two were under 18, according to Indiana State Health Department officials.

Although no deaths have occurred in Whitley County, symptoms such as high fever, fatigue, muscle aches and sore throats are on the rise.

WATER WORKS: South Whitley discusses utility sale

January 10, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY – Talks of water flooded the South Whitley Town Council meeting Tuesday night. Representatives from Indiana American Water presented a proposal to purchase the water utility from South Whitley.

The suggested purchase would allow the town to shove off the burden of capital improvements and infrastructure enhancements. Council President Tony Starkey weighed the options that might be in the town’s favor.

One of the benefits the town might see as a result of the purchase would be an improvement in water quality.

TAKING OFFICE: Former businesswoman set as new treasurer for County

January 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A businesswoman and life-long resident of South Whitley is now the new treasurer for Whitley County.

Laurell Hodges first had an interest in the treasurer position because of her passion for numbers. Her political background was also in place. Hodges has worked with her precinct for the Republican Party and is also vice-chairman of the party. This brought familiarity with what could come in the campaign process.

The fact of her election is something Hodges expects to keep her grounded.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 10, 2013

Here are the headlines in Thursday's Post & Mail:

Pierceton Woods addresses Kimbler escape

Flu virus spreads across Indiana

South Whitley discusses utility sale

Former businesswoman set as new treasurer for County

South Whitley's new grub hub

January 9th

WEATHER UPDATE: Rain may lead to floods

January 9, 2013

Warmer temperatures will bring a 70% chance of rain Thursday and Friday and more rain possible over the weekend. There is a risk of high water in some areas due to the large amounts of rain coupled with the melting snow. Weather officials warn motorists to avoid driving through water that may appear to be to deep. For weather advisories, follow The Post & Mail on twitter at @ThePostandMail.

TRIED AS ADULT: Alleged attempted murderer, Kimbler,17, appears in court

January 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Dakota Kimbler appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for a pre-trial conference.

Kimbler, 17, is being charged as an adult after he hid inside a vehicle and shot a former Whitley County Sheriff’s Reserve Officer.

Kimbler was arrested Dec. 9 for attempted murder and attempted car-jacking. He allegedly escaped from Pierceton Woods Juvenile facility and hid in the back of a car owned by Johnny Couch, who had just finished working his shift at Paragon Medical.

CHANGING CHAIRS: WCSC swears in new members, appoints board president

January 9, 2013

PIERCETON — It was back to school Monday for Whitko Community School students and back to work for the school corporation’s Board of Trustees.

An organizational meeting was held for the purpose of welcoming newly-elected and re-appointed board members. Georgia Tenney and Joe Begley were sworn in as the two new members.

SUPERINTENDENT TALKS SECURITY: WCCS discusses school safety

January 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated School District Board of School Trustees heard from WCCS superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor on Monday regarding the future of school safety in the district.

This discussion came in light of the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. After meeting with local law enforcement, O’Connor said these partnerships will be the engine that drives school safety.

ALLOCATIONS FOR ANIMALS: Council reviews CEDIT, examines humane shelter funds

January 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Council heard the highlights of the County Commissioners plan for the County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) plan during its first meeting of 2013 Tuesday.

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s softball team held a sixth-inning rally and closed out Northrop Saturday...
TOPEKA ­— In a doubly momentous occasion, Churubusco’s Eagle baseball team scored a 14-9 win over...
KENDALLVILLE ­­— Dominating performances by relay teams helped Columbia City’s girls track team...

 

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